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Flying America’s Lethal A-10 Warthog

Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by pilots as a “flying tank” in the sky -- able to hover over ground war and provide life-saving close air support in high-threat combat environments.

Is It Time for U.S. Aircraft Carriers to Visit Taiwan?

A senior U.S. Congressman is calling for the Pentagon to allow U.S. Navy aircraft carriers to visit Taiwan after China denied USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) permission to make a port call in Hong Kong.

The People’s Republic of China denied permission for the carrier to make its long-scheduled visit to the former British colony following the vessel’s operations in the South China Sea—which Beijing claims as its own.

America's Missile Defense Disaster (And Music to Russia and China's Ears)

The ballistic missile threat to U.S. allies and the homeland is skyrocketing. Russia is deploying a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying ten or more warheads. It also has a new ballistic missile submarine and missile. China is believed to be adding warheads to its existing ICBMs and is deploying a newer missile in both road and rail mobile configurations. Beijing has deployed almost a thousand theater ballistic missiles, including one type that is believed capable of attacking U.S. aircraft carriers.

This Is Great Britian's Master Plan to Crush ISIS

COALITION AIR BASE, Persian Gulf Region—Framed by a matted khaki sky, a Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone armed with four Hellfire missiles and two GBU-12 laser-guided bombs takes off from this undisclosed location.

The unmanned aircraft is on its way to Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition air war against the Islamic State, the terrorist army also known as ISIS.

There is a 16.1 percent chance the Reaper will not return with the same number of rockets and bombs with which it took off, according to RAF data.

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