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A U.S. F-15C Eagle conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 3, 2019. The Eagle’s air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight any current enemy aircraft.

F-35s and F-15s just obliterated an entire Iraqi island to root out ISIS fighters

Months after Trump said ISIS was defeated, F-35s and F-15s dropped 80,000 pounds of munitions on a tiny Iraqi island to destroy ISIS fighters.
A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 12, 2019.

The US and UK militaries are struggling to get their story straight on the mysterious Iran threat

Hours after a general said the threat from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria hadn't risen, US Central Command issued an unusual rebuke.

Trump just radically upended US Syria policy despite repeated warnings that doing so could be disastrous

"We've made significant progress recently in the campaign ... but the job is not yet done," a State Department spokesman said Tuesday afternoon.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, August 24, 2016.

The B-52 bomber is leaving the Middle East after a record-breaking run against ISIS

The last B-52 bomber left US Central Command's area of responsibility on April 7 after being the go-to bomber for operations against ISIS and the Taliban.
A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks on after an coalition airstrike in Raqqa, June 16, 2017.

Here’s how the US-led coalition decides when and where to hit ISIS targets in Iraq

Coalition airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria are at record levels — here's how US personnel and their Iraqi partners decide when and where to strike.

The US-led bombing campaign against ISIS set a record in August

Every month of 2017 has seen more bombs dropped on ISIS in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other month in the three-year campaign.

US aircraft are striking stranded ISIS fighters if they try to take a leak

US aircraft are reportedly targeting ISIS fighters from a convoy stranded in Syria.

US Special Operations Command chief claims ‘60,000 to 70,000’ ISIS fighters have been killed

US military officials have announced ISIS death counts several times, but the metric has always been a dubious one.

The US shoots down a pro-regime drone in another escalation of its involvement in Syria

The drone was the same kind that reportedly dropped a munition near coalition forces on June 8 and was then shot down.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the US’s ‘annihilation campaign’ against ISIS

The US-led coalition's shift to an "annihilation campaign" against ISIS comes in response to the terror group's capabilities and tenacity.