The United States is incapable of producing any results other than destruction and further fragmentation across large parts of the planet, argues Tom Engelhardt, author of A Nation Unmade by War. Since 1991, the US has been engaged in a misguided and destructive exercise of triumphalism that has cost nearly $6 trillion.
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Citing concerns over crashes and an environmental impact statement showing the health dangers posed by noise pollution, citizens of Burlington voted to cancel the basing of 18 F-35 fighter bombers near their city.
The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away -- or so the Internet assures me. Although I've had a lifelong interest in history, I know next to nothing about Mosul's, nor do I have more than a glancing sense of what it looks like, or more accurately what it looked like when all its buildings, including those in its "Old City," were still standing.
US Air Force crew chiefs with the 772nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit observe the start-up procedures of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, November 7, 2011. (Photo: Senior Airman David Carbajal / US Air Force)
A curious sight was observed in the skies above Area 51 in Nevada, on November 8, the day Donald Trump was elected President, by vacationing air traffic controller Phil Drake. According to Drake, the photographs below all taken by him, show a Russian-built Su-27P fighter jet taking on a US Air Force F-16 engaged in a mock dogfight training mission.
The moment a US F-16 was caught in a mock dogfight with a Russian SU-27 fighter