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Russia blames Israel for downed plane in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 11:39 am

The Russian Defense Ministry said a Syrian missile shot down a Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board late Monday. Russia blamed Israel for the “intentional provocation.” The ministry said a Syrian surface-to-air missile accidentally struck the Russian Il-20 aircraft while engaging four Israeli fighter jets in the Syrian coastal province of Latakia late Monday. All 15 Russians on board the aircraft died in the strike.

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WWII’s winners and losers

Books | A moral appraisal of the 20th century’s greatest conflict
by Victor Davis Hanson
Posted 9/08/18, 01:09 pm

If you read only one new book on the greatest conflict of the last century, Victor Davis Hanson’s The Second World Wars—plural—should be it. It made our 2017 Books of the Year short list in the History category because Hanson’s expertise about both ancient Greece and modern war allowed him present a comprehensive look at wars against Germany and Japan on land, at sea, and in the air that were largely distinct.

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U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/04/18, 11:09 am

An apparent insider attack in Afghanistan has killed one American service member while wounding another. The attack came Monday, one day after U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller assumed command of NATO Operation Resolute Support. Miller called the service member’s death “a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.” He was the sixth U.S. soldier to die in Afghanistan this year and the second in two months to be killed by an Afghan security member. The American wounded in the attack is in stable condition. The Pentagon did not provide any other details.

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