Meryl Streep calls out Donald Trump at Golden Globes
Monday, January 09
Meryl Streep used her platform at the Golden Globes to send a loud-and-clear message to president-elect Donald Trump. Read More
Iraq forces in Mosul punch to Tigris for first time
forces battling jihadists in Mosul reached the Tigris River that
divides the city Sunday, a key step and a first since the launch of a
huge operation in mid-October. The Islamic State group was on the back
foot in Mosul after a week of significant gains for Iraqi forces but
pressed a deadly campaign of bombings in Baghdad, where two more attacks
killed 18 people. Elite Counter-Terrorism Forces (CTS) took control of
the eastern end of the southernmost bridge in Mosul, a morale-booster in
a 12-week-old operation that has encountered many difficulties.
Why Did America Stop Building the Best Fighter Jet Ever?
the late 1990s, the United States was at a post–Cold War apex as an
aviation juggernaut. Not only did it have the largest fleet of combat
aircraft in the world, it was also producing the only fifth-generation
fighter in existence: the F-22 Raptor. By 2009, the U.S. government had
turned against the fighter, and only 187 were produced. What happened to
the F-22 program, and why? There’s little doubt the F-22 Raptor is the
greatest air superiority fighter of its time. The problem was that the
fighter’s development went on for so long that its primary adversary,
the Soviet air force, went out of business. The F-22 also collided with
current events, as the economic demands of wars in Iraq and
The National Interest
Arguing about whether the F-35 can dogfight misses a really big point
WASHINGTON — According to some reports, America's fifth-generation stealth aircraft doesn't...
Why 2017 is the wrong year for Trump to mess with China
Donald Trump has taken a hard line on China, but an upcoming political
transition means Chinese President Xi Jinping could be easily provoked.
President-elect Donald Trump has recently recruited a couple of China
hawks onto his trade team, potentially provoking the nation yet
again at a less than ideal time.