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An RAF Typhoon intercepts Russia's Tu-160 supersonic nuclear-capable bomber.

UK, France scramble fighter jets to meet 2 Russian nuclear bombers in ‘act of aggression’

Ultimately the Russian bombers turned away and the European jets returned home. The Russian bombers did not appear to enter UK airspace.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 ships as U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018 on Sept. 17.

One picture shows why Beijing’s ‘carrier killer’ missiles won’t win the South China Sea in a fight

The US military recently pulled together Valiant Shield 18, which assembled a formidable armada: the US's forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, 15 surface ships, and 160 aircraft — a force that China sorely lacks.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships in St Petersburg in July 2018.

Putin backs off Russia’s threats against Israel, and calls Syria downing a Russian plane a ‘tragic’ accident

Russian President Vladimir Putin backed off Russian Defense Ministry threats to take "countermeasures" against Israel after Syrian air defenses shot down a Russian military plane over the Mediterranean.
The US Air Force wants more fighters, bombers, and basically everything.

The US Air Force plans a massive expansion to take on Russia and China

The US Air Force set out to return to Cold War numbers by growing nearly 25% and taking on hundreds more planes to form an additional 74 squadrons. This is a crucial part of the US's pivot to counter Russia and China.

US F-22s came face-to-face with Russia’s top fighter near Alaska and were at a major disadvantage

If a fight were to start during an intercept like the one this week, the Russian pilot would have the huge advantage of having the F-22 in sight. What's more, the Russian Su-35 can maneuver better than the F-22.
Naval Station Norfolk with 9 flat top carriers.

30 ships ordered to flee US Navy’s biggest base in Virginia as Hurricane Florence closes in

"Our ships can better weather storms of this magnitude when they are underway," said US Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Christopher Grady said in a release.

A Russian tank recently fell off its trailer after a parade — and these embarrassing videos show that’s happening a lot

All these tank fails raise an obvious questions: What's going on with the Russian military?
The U.S. military, together with our allies and partners, has the capability to achieve this objective quickly, precisely, decisively, and in ways that control escalation.

Trump is on the verge of a new Syria strike — but it has nothing to do with saving Syrians

When the US strikes Syria, it picks locations unlikely to harm Russians, therefore preventing escalation between the world's greatest nuclear powers. But the strikes still send a message to Moscow, that the US won't be muscled out of Syria, and norms against chemical weapons use are worth upholding.
Aircraft from the Freedom Fighters of Carrier Air Wing 7 fly in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Harry S. Truman.

The US Navy just sent Russia and China powerful messages with aircraft-carrier shows of force

Exercises including strong US allies and F-35C stealth jet fighters no doubt raised eyebrows in Moscow and Beijing.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships in St Petersburg in July 2018.

Trump drew a red line on Syria — but Russia looks set for massive retaliation this time

Even with Russian ships in the Mediterranean, the US, with its impressive airpower, could most likely land a few clean shots on noncritical targets and again embarrass Syria and Russia with a flashy display of missiles streaking across the sky, should Syria cross President Donald Trump's line.