This Iranian Commander Kept Secret That Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Had Violated Iran Airspace

The power of stealth demonstrated.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

Israel has praised the Lockheed Martin F-35 as a “game-changer”.

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander Brigadier General Farzad Ismaili, who had been in office since 2010, has been fired by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after he kept secret that Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighters had violated Iran’s airspace, the Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida reported on Saturday.… read the full article

Russia vs. America: Su-35s Attack F-15s and F-16s (Who Wins?)

A what-if worth exploring.

by TNI Staff | The National Interest

While many were indeed designed and planned for ahead of the imposition of sanctions, Russia is clearly making a big effort to modernize its armed forces, especially its air force, and moving past older Soviet platforms.read the full article

China Fears A Soviet-Style Collapse in Hong Kong

Hungarians revolted in 1956 and lost. But the cause of freedom won in the long-run.

by Grant Newsham | The National Interest

Two weeks have passed since the initial massive street protests in Hong Kong. It was gripping, but such events tend to quickly fade from outside observers’ collective memories.… read the full article

Zoot Sims & Bob Brookmeyer Octet – Bee Kay

Zoot Sims and Bob Brookmeyer Octet – Bee Kay (1958)

Personnel: Harry Edison (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Al Cohn (tenor sax, baritone sax), Hank Jones (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Eddie Jones (bass), Charlie Persip (drums), Bill Potts (arrange)

from the album ‘STRETCHING OUT’ (United Artists Records) … read the full article

Navy-Killers: Russia is Deploying New Anti-Ship Missiles in Crimea

How will America and NATO respond?

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

During the Cold War, when the Crimean peninsula was part of the Soviet Union, Russia built an elaborate coastal defense system of underground anti-ship missile launchers.

That system lapsed after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the independence of Ukraine, which owned Crimea.… read the full article