ELIAS MESERET / The Associated PressMar 17, 2019
Preliminary recorder data show Flight 302's erratic movements resemble those of a Lion Air jetliner before each of the Boeing 737 Max 8's went down. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
ROBERT BURNS / Associated Press National Security WriterFeb 2, 2018
The administration says the Kremlin must be persuaded it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even a limited nuclear attack in Europe. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Thor Benson / TruthdigMar 4, 2016
With legendary inventor Elon Musk in the vanguard, innovators are racing to design an all-electric aircraft. One fact that spurs them on: Today's aviation-fuel airplanes are a significant part of the pollution crisis. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 9, 2011
Well, this is awkward. Iran's state-run Press TV reported Thursday that a special Revolutionary Guard "electronic warfare unit" had gained remote control of a U.S. drone and landed it after it had flown more than 100 miles into Iranian airspace. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 8, 2008
The carrier group sent to the Persian Gulf to intimidate and irritate Iran apparently struck a nerve. The U.S. Navy says that five suspected Iranian ships came within "close proximity" of one of a group of three American vessels. The ships turned around and no shots were fired, according to a Navy official and news reports. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 30, 2007
Although the United States and Iran have a testy relationship at best, weaknesses in security protocol currently allow buyers for Tehran to procure valuable aircraft parts from the U.S. military. At least two Democrats in the Senate want to cut off the supply, which would make the Iranian air force effectively irreparable. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 24, 2006
Dutch authorities detained 12 passengers on a flight headed to Mumbai, India, after the plane was turned around under fighter escort. The passengers were reported to have Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 13, 2006
U.S. and European officials have traced major support for the recently foiled aircraft terror plot to Pakistan, though they praised the Pakistani government for its ?vital? role in unraveling the scheme. Investigators said the operation drew financial and logistical support from Karachi and Lahore, and at least 17 of those in British custody are said to have ties to Pakistan. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 10, 2006
Scotland Yard has upset a terrorist plot to explode planes in mid-flight from the UK to the U.S. As part of an operation lasting several months, authorities arrested 18 people and raised the threat level in the UK to critical, the highest possible.
Update: Bush raised America's threat level to red -- the highest. It's a first for America. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 4, 2006
The prominent opposition of Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) to Bush's Dubai Ports deal may have earned him some punishment from the White House: The Pentagon isn't providing him a plane for his planned delegation to Iraq. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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