It's another aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying airplane parts for needed maintenance due to Western sanctions over its nuclear program.
The attacks were a response to an Iranian drone incursion. Israeli officials are concerned that Iran is establishing a permanent presence in Syria that could turn its aim toward Israel.
If Russia was involved, it may be a sign of Vladimir Putin’s determination to assert the prerogatives of his nation's sphere of influence in Syria.
“Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel,” Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said, vowing that his country would do “whatever is necessary" in defense.
The Pentagon has announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development, raising concerns about the potential for more war.
In today’s climate of budget-busting “defense” appropriations, isn’t it finally time for Americans to apply a little logic to our disastrous pattern of war-making?
In his first State of the Union address, the president ranges far: national unity, immigration, the drug crisis, North Korea, the culture wars and other issues, including the MS-13 gang.
The vast majority of senior American military officers are refighting the Vietnam War through the books they read, the scholarship they publish and the policies they continue to pursue in the Greater Middle East.