The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon’s endangered weapons list. Here are photos of the A-10 taken by military, staff and wire photographers throughout the years.
America commemorates the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with solemn ceremonies in Washington, New York and Shanksville, PA.
On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans across the country are paying tribute to those who lost their lives. Powerful images from memorial services in Shanksville, Pa., Arlington, Va., New York City and elsewhere around the nation show how raw emotions still are, but also how the nation has moved forward but not forgotten.
Spy games: Pentagon to set up Defense Clandestine Service to focus on North Korea, Iran, China and regions in Africa
Don’t sound the alarm buttons just yet over the shake up at the Pentagon. This week, a senior defense official said that a reorganization was coming to the Defense Intelligence Agency with the creation of the Defense Clandestine Service. The new service will expand the agency’s espionage operation beyond war zones and step up its engagement in human intelligence — an arena dominated for years by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun’s military affairs reporter, writes “that the officers — some military, some civilian — will work alongside CIA counterparts in places such as Africa, where al-Qaida has grown more active, and Asia, where Chinese military expansion and North Korean and Iranian weapons ambitions are drawing increasing U.S. concern.”
Here’s a look at some hotspots that the Pentagon’s new spy agency will likely keep an eye on. We’ll continue to look at intelligence and military trends in upcoming posts on The Darkroom.