Putin Warns of Payback for Turkey Downing Russian Warplane

This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows smoke from a Russian warplane after crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Haberturk TV via AP)

The downing of a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet on Tuesday posed the threat of more dogfights over Syria and dashed French hopes of a "grand coalition" with the U.S. and Russia to combat the Islamic State. Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately called the incident over the eastern Turkish-Syrian border a "... more

Air Force Drone Crashes in Afghanistan

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in May 2014. Photo: John Bainter/U.S. Air Force

KABUL, Afghanistan — An armed U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in a remote area near Bagram Air Field Tuesday night, military officials said. The $14 million remotely piloted aircraft went down at about 7:10 p.m., according to an Air Force statement issued Wednesday. “There is no indication of injuries or damage to civilian property as... more

AF Researchers Look to Up Energy Security Through Microgrids

Natural Power Concepts personnel and Lt. Col. Scott Fitzner, of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, inspect the spoke wheel medium wind power system. (Courtesy photo/Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence. Under the terms of a recent five-year, $20 million cooper... more

Despite Warnings about West, 007 Finds His Way into Iran Ad

daniel craig spectre omega advertjpg 25 Nov 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ¬タヤ Even amid warnings about Western infiltration, the famed fictional British spy James Bond still found a way to get into Iran. An ad hawking Omega watches appeared in the daily newspaper Shargh on Tuesday, featuring actor Daniel Craig wearing one of the timepieces while in character as 007. While the ads hav... more

Obama, Hollande Pledge Solidarity against ISIS

President Obama and French President Hollande of France walks off stage at the end of their news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON -- Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying America would not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism. To this point, Obama said, Russia is an "outlier" in the fight. "We cannot succumb to... more

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