MiG-31 interceptor practice in 32,808 feet of stratosphere .

MiG-31 interceptor practice in  32,808 feet of stratosphere .

Russian Air Force MiG-31 supersonic interceptors were used in simulated air battles in the upper atmosphere over Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East, Pacific Fleet press service said Thursday. Read more “MiG-31 pilots practiced simulated aerial combat in the stratosphere, where the second crew acted as targets,” Pacific Fleet Air Force said in a statement, as cited by Interfax news agency. “The combat training mainly focused on practicing techniques of air combat using both offensive and defensive combat maneuvers at high altitudes,” according to the statement. The aircrew of the MiG-31…

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A U.S. commando died in Yeman – First casuality in Trums Era

A U.S. commando died in Yeman – First casuality in Trums Era

By Mohammed Ghobari and Phil Stewart | SANAA/WASHINGTON A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded carrying out a deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, in the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump. The U.S. military said it killed 14 militants in a raid on a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes. Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed. Two more U.S….

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Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump’s wall

Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump’s wall

By Luke Baker | JERUSALEM When Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tweet in support of President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the Mexican border, the Israeli prime minister can barely have expected it would be retweeted 40,000 times and cause a backlash at home and abroad. Already under arguably the greatest pressure he has faced in his 11 years as prime minister, with police questioning him in two criminal probes into abuse of office, aligning himself with Trump may further undermine his standing. The tweet, sent from his personal…

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