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SR-71B Blackbird aerial reconnaissance aircraft photographed over snow capped mountains in 1995.

Return of the Blackbird: Mach 6 Spy Plane May Soon Be Ready to Fly

The fabled SR-71 Blackbird high-speed reconnaissance plane has been officially out of service since 1990, even though it might still be the fastest airplane in the sky – fast enough to outrun a North Korean missile in 1981. Judging by recent comments from a Lockheed Martin executive, the Blackbird’s long-rumored, even faster successor might be closer to going operational than anyone thought.

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U.S. Has Bombed More Afghan Jihadists in 2017 Than Any Year Since 2012

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has intensified the American air war against the resilient Taliban and growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan, dropping 3,328 bombs on the jihadists so far in 2017, more than during any other full year since 2012, military figures reveal.

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U.S. Military: Afghanistan Airstrikes in 2017 Already Exceed Last Two Years

President Donald Trump’s administration has ramped up the American air war in Afghanistan, dropping 1,634 bombs on terrorists so far this year, a figure that represents an increase of more than 65 percent from the 545 airstrikes launched during the same period in 2016, military data shows.

SUB-ORBITAL SPACE - JULY 19: Tropospheric (lowest point in the atmosphere) point of view of Lake Doirani 15000 metres above earth, on July 19, 2012 in Sub-Orbital Space. A GREEK engineer has built his own high altitude balloons capable of photographing earth at the stratospheric layer - five times higher …

U.S. Military Warns ‘Space Is Now a Warfighting Domain’

The U.S. Air Force considers “maintaining space superiority” one of its “core missions,” high-ranking American military officials told lawmakers Wednesday, warning that “space is now a warfighting domain.”

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EXCLUSIVE: First Liberty Institute Seeks Justice for Air Force Colonel Targeted for His Faith

First Liberty Institute, a national law firm committed to protecting religious liberty, is taking up the case of Air Force Col. Michael Madrid. He has been targeted by his commanding officer for reprimand involving a closed investigation that cleared the colonel of false claims by a court-marshaled soldier that Madrid had made disparaging remarks about his homosexuality.

Mystery Surrounds Death of Female Air Force Lt. on Anti-Islamic State Mission in UAE

Mystery Surrounds Death of Female Air Force Lt. on Anti-Islamic State Mission in UAE

A 25-year-old U.S. Air Force lieutenant died Monday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from a “non-combat related injury” sustained while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led mission against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, according to the Pentagon.