Russia Suggests Mechanism to Prevent Incidents Between Syrian, US Air Forces
Aug23

Russia Suggests Mechanism to Prevent Incidents Between Syrian, US Air Forces

The Russian Defense Ministry has proposed to establish a mechanism to prevent incidents between the Syrian and US air forces operating in the Arab republic, media reported today. According to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing a source in the military and diplomatic circles, the increased activity of the Syrian Air Force and its Su-24M2 aircraft led to the Russian Defense Ministry’s initiative to establish a mechanism which...

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Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes
Aug23

Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes

The Nigerian air force has claimed to have killed at least three senior commanders of Boko Haram in a series of airstrikes. It claims the group’s elusive leader, who has a bounty on his head, has been fatally wounded in the raids which were launched on Friday. Government planes attacked Boko Haram fighters in the village of Taye, inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State. “Their leader, so called ‘Abubakar...

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US Air Force head ‘concerned’ about no-first-use nuke idea
Aug05

US Air Force head ‘concerned’ about no-first-use nuke idea

The head of the US Air Force on Thursday said she would be “concerned” if President Barack Obama were to formally declare a “no-first-use” policy for America’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. US media reports have in recent weeks said Obama is weighing an overhaul of long-standing nuclear policy, including by pledging to never conduct the first strike in a nuclear conflict. “I would be concerned about...

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