Why The Air Force Still Flies U.S. F-15s After Nearly Fifty Years (Even with F-35s in The Air)

There just aren’t enough F-22s to go around.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key Point: In a world still dominated by fourth-generation fighters, the F-15 is an aging—but still formidable—fighter.

For nearly three decades, the F-15 Eagle fighter was considered the undisputed king of the skies.… Continues

Russia’s Invasion Of Imperial Japan Created Modern East Asia

With both Russia and Japan increasingly wary of Chinese power in the Asia-Pacific, four sparsely populated outposts at the edge of the Sea of Okhotsk remain in many ways the biggest impediment to a rapprochement between Moscow and Tokyo that could reshape Asian geopolitics.


Here’s How Lockheed Martin’s YF-22 Killed Northrop Grumman’s YF-23 Stealth Fighter

It never stood a chance.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: History seems to have validated the Air Force’s 1991 decisions.

The U.S. Air Force came very close to buying a rocket ship.

In 1991, the Air Force selected Lockheed’s YF-22 fighter over Northrop’s YF-23 as the basis for the service’s new air-superiority fighter.… Continues

Gwyneth Paltrow, 47, wears nothing but bikini bottoms in steamy sauna photo: ‘How are you aging backwards?’

By Erin Donnelly | Yahoo Celebrity

Gwyneth Paltrow raised eyebrows with her stripped-down sauna photo. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Instagram may be too hot to handle.

The 47-year-old actress and lifestyle guru caused some temperatures to spike this weekend when she shared a photo of her lounging in an at-home sauna while wearing nothing but a pair of bikini bottoms.… Continues

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The literary legend is now part of the Legends in 3D line of busts! The Cthulhu Legends in 3D 1:2 Scale Bust stands about 10-inches tall and depicts the tentacled monstrosity as he is described in the works of H.P.… Continues

Could Russia’s S-500 Air Defense System Be A Real F-35 ‘Silver Bullet’?

It was recently tested in Syria.

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

Key point: Unsurprisingly, the S-500 is being branded as a silver bullet against stealth fighters in general and the F-35 in particular.

Russia’s next-generation air and missile defense system is on the verge of entering serial production, according to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.… Continues

59 Photos Capture The Art Of Cool – Jeepers creepers! A frowning Brigitte Bardot surrounded by a group of leering men in Rome. (1960)

The French model, actress, and singer was the original blonde bombshell began her days in the arts as a dancer. From a very young age, Brigitte was an aspiring ballerina and very dedicated to her craft. At the age of seven she was enrolled at the Cours Hattemer private school and only attended three days a week, the other three days she spent in dance lessons at Madame Bourget’s dance studio.… Continues