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Russia's Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge from the Shadows

(Source: Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty; posted Dec 16, 2016) By Aleksandr Gostev and Robert CoalsonOn December 9, the Kremlin marked the Day of Heroes of the Fatherland with a lavish event attended by "more than 300 military personnel and civil...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

India and AgustaWestland: Make Evidence Public

The arrest of former Indian Air Force chief S P Tyagi by the Central Bureau of Investigation on corruption charges marks an unfortunate new low for the country. This is the first time a service chief, serving or retired, is arrested on any charge. Fo...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

AVIC Leads China’s Drive to Become Aerospace Powerhouse

As China continues to refine its aviation dreams, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) remains at the forefront. The company leads that nation’s drive to become a major aerospace power. As such, it has been subject to numerous changes thro...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

Unanswered Questions About the F-35’s Six-Day Flight to Israel

After a six-day ferry flight from the United States – as long as it took Israel to win the 1967 war -- the first two Lockheed F-35Is for the Israeli Air Force finally arrived at Nevatim air base, in southern Israel, six hours late. Many contradicto...
by Defense news alert on Dec 16, 2016

The Lesson of Aleppo: War Crimes Are Worth It

Although fighting has resumed in Aleppo, the Syrian regime, backed by Russia and Iran, has registered a military victory there. The scandal is that the world is standing by as civilians are murdered, says Rainer Sollich.Ali Larijani was one of the fi...
by Defense news alert on Dec 15, 2016

Exploring Disney World Florida

The biggest advantage of taking a holiday to Florida is going to visit the theme parks and what they have to offer, Disney World is the absolute freedom you get. There are countless things to do and see in Florida, from the most gorgeous beaches and...
by The Crazy Kitchen on Dec 12, 2016

How To Get The Best Photos Of Your Pup With Santa

How To Get The Best Photos Of Your Pup With Santa I bet a local vet or pet store near you is doing photos with Santa right about now. These are fun images of your pet to have that totally enhance the holiday mood. There are a few things to keep in mi...
by Wiggleless on Dec 9, 2016

With Turkey, NATO is Betraying its Principles

(Source: Deutsche Welle German Radio; issued Dec 06, 2016) By Max HofmannIn early fall some journalists in Brussels started hearing stories about high-ranking Turkish NATO military officials being summarily suspended, asked to hand in their passports...
by Defense news alert on Dec 7, 2016

Navair Projects F-35 to Need 50 Maintenance Hours per Flight Hour

PARIS --- Four years into their operational career, F-35 fighters are expected to require between 41.75 and 50.1 maintenance man-hours (MMH) per flight hours, or about three times as many as most fighter aircraft currently operated by Western air for...
by Defense news alert on Dec 5, 2016

Holiday Hazards for Dogs

Holiday Hazards for Dogs: We’ve all heard the horrors of little ones being in harm’s way, from minor tummy aches to more serious visits to the ER, due to unforeseen accidents. This year, let’s be mindful of our precious pups as we wrap our tree...
by Wiggleless on Dec 2, 2016

Exploring Cancun Way through Yucatan

SOURCEA little slice of paradise cocooned in a beautiful peninsula, Yucatan is a region in south-east Mexico that juts out into the Gulf of Mexico, a natural boundary between it and the Caribbean Sea. A popular tourist destination and relocation spot...
by The Crazy Kitchen on Sep 5, 2016

Su-34 Duckling: Tass Reports on Russia’s Best Bomber

Sukhoi Su-34 Plane Nicknamed ‘Duckling:’ Russian Aerospace Force’s Best BomberWhile the Russian air force is gradually reviving its military capabilities, it still takes a fairly laid-back view to operational niceties and procedures, as visible...
by Defense news alert on Aug 31, 2016

Seize Your Flavor at the Wingstop Flavor Invasion

 Wingstop's 14 flavors are here to take over your taste buds On a mission to serve flavor to the world, Wingstop is ready to invade your senses with their 14 unique flavors. Whether you enjoy a spicy heat, crave for that extra zing, or hunger...
by The Food Alphabet on Aug 31, 2016

A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem?

In a move to streamline defence procurement and push the Make in India initiative, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has constituted a nine-member committee under the chairmanship of Vivek Rae, former Director General (Acquisition) – DG (Acq). The comm...
by Defense news alert on Aug 30, 2016

Sights and Sounds of the Greek, Zante Islands!

Greece is one of the top destinations in the Mediterranean, in part because so many of the Greek islands, as well as the cities and beaches of the mainland, offer different holidays to different types of holiday goers. Zante is the perfect holiday de...
by The Crazy Kitchen on Aug 30, 2016

How Performance Bonds Can Reform Defense Acquisition

The Unconsidered Option: How performance bonds could change the way we buy weapons (excerpt)(Source: Project On Government Oversight; issued Aug 22, 2016) By Dan GrazierThe United Arab Emirates demanded that Lockheed Martin post a $2 billion performa...
by Defense news alert on Aug 24, 2016

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

Two important developments took place in Japan in August – release of annual defence white paper ‘Defence of Japan 2016’, and the appointment of right-wing leader Tomomi Inada as the new defence minister following the cabinet reshuffle. Looking...
by Defense news alert on Aug 23, 2016

Applebee's brings excitement to their 2nd branch in the metro, Eastwood City!

Applebee's, that familiar Apple shape signage finally lands in bustling Eastwood City in Libis! Thank God!  Applebee's finally opens in Eastwood City!  Applebee's, your neighborhood family restaurant, famous for their American comfort food brings...
by The Food Alphabet on Aug 12, 2016

Shakey's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks + Pasta Festival

It's Shakey's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks + Pasta Festival Shakey’s New Starter is a Cheesy Treat Shakey's adds Mozzarella Cheese Sticks to its ever dependable menu Shakey's presents their latest offering, the Shakey's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks! ...
by The Food Alphabet on Aug 9, 2016

Enjoy happy hour with Casa Italia’s spiked sweets, gourmet fare

When the sun has set and the workday is done, nothing beats chilling with best buds and loved ones over dinner and drinks. There’s no better place to kick back and relax than at Casa Italia, where “happy hour” lasts all night long and ismad...
by The Food Alphabet on Aug 6, 2016


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