Last night, IDF forces uncovered a large weapons cache in the house of a wanted terrorist in Kafr Qalil, a village in the Samaria region. The weapons were confiscated and transferred to investigative security forces. The IDF forces discovered a shotgun, a pistol, various parts of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment at the site. The IDF will continue to operate day and night in order to keep the citizens of Israel safe. The weapons discovered by IDF forces Related posts: IDF & ISA Uncover Hamas Terrorist Assets in Hebron In Response to Rocket Fire From the Gaza Strip, IAF Targets Several Terror Activity Sites and Smuggling Tunnels Firearms Uncovered in Palestinian House Near Hebron
Today we’re introducing a new series: the IDF Tour Guide. Each week, a professional tour guide will take you to a different museum or heritage site that deals with IDF history and heroism. To kick off the series, we’re going to the unique Air Force Museum near Be’er Sheva. The Air Force Museum is the only museum in Israel where the entire staff is made up of soldiers on active duty, including tour guides who speak five different languages – Hebrew, English, Spanish, French and Russian. The logistic workers, plane mechanics, administrators and photographers are all soldiers as well. Now, to introduce your personal tour guide: Cpl. Rom Aloni, 20 years-old, serves as a guide in the museum as part of his regular army service. Cpl. Rom Aloni next to the MiG-23 and the MiG-21 airplanes (from left to right) The Air Force Museum was established in 1977 and officially opened in 1991 near the Hatzerim airbase. It holds one of the largest airplane collections in the world and takes visitors on a fascinating tour of Israeli aviation history. More than 140 aircraft and anti-aircraft exhibits such as missile launchers and missiles are on display.
They aren’t on the frontlines of battle, and no one talks about them much. But their work is perhaps even more meaningful than that of our combat soldiers. Meet the Education & Youth Corps. Hover over each point to learn more. Related posts: 4 Inspiring People Who Made Aliyah to Serve in the IDF Rare Glimpse into the Ultimate Martial Arts: Krav Maga Instructors’ Course IDF Tour Guide: The Air Force Museum
The Unstoppable Force vs. The Immovable Object — Noah Feldman, Foreign Policy Could the United States really go to war with China? Are we on the brink of a new Cold War? The question isn’t as outlandish as it seemed only a few years ago. The United States is still the sole reigning superpower, but it is being challenged by the rising power of China, just as ancient Rome was challenged by Carthage, and Britain was challenged by Germany in the years before World War I. Should we therefore think of the United States and China as we once did about the United States and the Soviet Union, two gladiators doomed to an increasingly globalized combat until one side fades? Or are we entering a new period of diversified global economic cooperation in which the very idea of old-fashioned imperial power politics has become obsolete? Should we see the United States and China as more like France and Germany after World War II, adversaries wise enough to draw together in an increasingly close circle of cooperation that subsumes neighbors and substitutes economic exchange for geopolitical confrontation? Read more …. My Comment : To begin …. I doubt very much that we will ever see such a conflict in our lifetime. But if such a possibility does rear it’s ugly head …. in today’s climate I doubt very much that the U.S. would go to war against China. There is zero political will in Washington to even fathom such a possibility. On the flip side …. I cannot same about the Chinese …. and this is my biggest worry.
Accused American spy Ryan Fogle, following his detention in Moscow. © Photo Russian Federal Security Service ‘Unprecedented’ CIA Moscow Chief Leak Puzzles Ex-Spies — RIA Novosti WASHINGTON, May 17 (By Carl Schreck for RIA Novosti) – Russia’s decision to publicly identify a purported top US spy in the country is an “unprecedented” move in relations between Moscow and Washington with no clear indication of how the United States will react, former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers and security experts told RIA Novosti on Friday. “Certainly throughout the Cold War, and even after that, there was a practice of not naming the head of the [spy agencies] in the respective countries,” said Peter Earnest, who operated intelligence collection and covert operations in Europe and the Middle East during a 35-year career with the CIA. Read more …. My Comment: What is there to be puzzled about …. the Russians are sending a message to the U.S. because they know that the U.S. is not going to retaliate. In short …. they are going out of their way to humiliate the U.S., and they are making a point of advertising what they are doing to the rest of the world.