Category Archives: Aircraft

Aircraft carrier Nimitz staying in Mideast as Iran raises uranium enrichment levels, seizes South Korean ship

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, a double-barreled challenge to the West that further raised Mideast tensions. Both decisions appeared aimed at increasing Tehran’s leverage in the […]

Aircraft carrier Nimitz staying in Mideast as Iran raises uranium enrichment levels, seizes South Korean ship

aircraft-carrier-nimitz-staying-in-mideast-as-iran-raises-uranium-enrichment-levels,-seizes-south-korean-ship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, a double-barreled challenge to the West that further raised Mideast tensions. Both decisions appeared aimed at increasing Tehran’s leverage in the […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

Civilian aircraft crashes at Barksdale; two confirmed dead

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A civilian light aircraft crashed on the east side of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana Wednesday morning, the base said in a release. Barksdale spokesman Master Sgt. David Dobrydney confirmed in a follow-up email that two unidentified people died in the crash. No further details about the type of aircraft or the crash victims […]

Here’s how bad the military’s aircraft readiness has gotten

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For years, the military’s critics have raised alarms about its aircraft readiness, and whether concerning numbers of airplanes and helicopters have not been ready to fly. A new report from the Government Accountability Office released Thursday shows just how bad the problem has gotten — not just in the Air Force, but also in the […]