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Pentagon Unsure If It Could Beat Russia In A Conventional Conflict 

The Daily Beast reports that a series of classified war gaming exercises ran by the Defense Department have clearly shown that the U.S. is ill-prepared for a sustained military engagement with Russia. Such a situation is not that hard to believe as our forces have been mired in counter-terror and counter-insurgency… » 8/14/15 7:41pm 8/14/15 7:41pm

M1A2 Abrams Goes "Boom!" During Operation Speed And Power In Bulgaria

BALTOPS May Have Ended But Tensions Around The Baltic Sea Have Not

The USS Vicksburg, many of the ships seen here, and an expanded flotilla of allied ships from the region took part in BALTOPS ‘15, which ended on Saturday. The elaborate exercise, which reinforced strong NATO and allied bonds, has led to increased tensions with Russia as historically neutral parties in the region may… » 6/21/15 2:15pm 6/21/15 2:15pm

Watch This Dutch F-16 Pilot Try To Kill An American F-15 In Mock Combat

Dutch F-16AMs and American F-15Cs had at it last April during the Florida and Oregon Air National Guard’s composite deployment to the region as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The awesome video below gives us an in-the-cockpit look at what it is like to spar with an Eagles high over the North Sea. » 6/04/15 1:54pm 6/04/15 1:54pm

Here's Why Dynamic Mongoose Is NATO's Biggest Anti-Sub Exercise Ever

We tend to go on and on about random exercises here on Foxtrot Alpha, but this time, it’s different. Operation Dynamic Mongoose is the biggest anti-submarine exercise NATO has ever conducted, and it reflects both deep-seated fears and the effort to catch up on years of management mistakes. » 5/14/15 5:29pm 5/14/15 5:29pm

This Is The Best Military Aviation Shot You Have Seen For A Long Time

One of Europe’s top aviation photographers, Frank Crebas, was along for the ride in a F-16BM as Dutch F-16s intercepted a pair of B-52H Stratofortresses during Exercise Polar Growl. The result was this amazing image of an F-16 over a B-52 with its shadow perfectly aligned on the big bomber’s spine. » 4/08/15 9:52am 4/08/15 9:52am

This Fighter Pilot Class Grad Video Will Make You Feel Unaccomplished

Euro-NATO's Joint Jet Pilot Training is conducted by the 80th Flying Training Wing primarily located at Sheppard AFB, in Wichita Falls, TX. This joint operation is co-funded and staffed with instructors from participating NATO nations, and is known to build the best multi-national fighter pilots in the world. » 9/08/14 7:53pm 9/08/14 7:53pm