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Air Force's newest fighter gets first female pilot

<b>(CNN) —</b> The F-35 is the Air Force's newest fighter plane, and the service says it needs some of its most experienced aviators in the cockpit of the jet.<p>One of them is Lt. Col. Christine Mau, who flew combat missions in the F-15 Strike Eagle in Afghanistan. In May, she became the first woman to fly …

Military

Vladimir Putin on sanctions: They won't end soon

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin shrugged off repeated questions about the impact of Western sanctions on his nation during a nationally broadcast annual Q&A session.<p>"Sanctions are sanctions," he said. "As far as sanctions are concerned .... (they're) about the need to constrain our …

Russia

To fight the Taliban, Pakistani military turns to unorthodox but simple tactics

KHARIAN, Pakistan — Pakistan’s army is finally making significant gains in its campaign against Islamist militants, and some of the success can be traced back to unlikely sources: paintballs and bird calls.<p>Here, tucked in a forest, Pakistan’s military has built a sprawling base to train soldiers in …

Terrorism

What's left of the French left? | France

Last month a majority of the French electorate (66 percent) voted for the right wing - the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy and other centre-right parties - in the second round of regional elections.<p>While this vote does not necessarily represent a turning …

Political Science

ISIS is losing. Watch how and why it's happening.

After ISIS's seemingly unstoppable nine-month rise, the group is being turned back in Iraq. The Iraqi army, along with Shia militias and an international air power coalition, is retaking territory.<p>ISIS's successes relied in part on Arab Sunni support in western Iraq. But ISIS made a mistake in …

Analysis: Here is how to beat ISIL in Iraq

In the past months the government has done well to push ISIL away from Baghdad and secure Babylon and Diyala provinces as well as large parts of Salahuddin. The major operations ahead are in Anbar and Nineveh, with Mosul being the most challenging of all.<p>So far, the various elements involved in the …

Middle East

Will Israel sell arms to the Ukraine in the aftermath of the S-300 deal? - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>Israel seems to be reassessing its position on the sale of locally made UASs to the Ukraine, this after …

Russian missiles to Iran: Major hindrance but no game-changer

Iran’s apparently imminent acquisition of S-300 missiles is a significant development, disturbing on several levels, but it is not a game changer. If …