On Jan. 7, someone strolled into a supply room at Camp Eggers, a coalition base near the U.S. embassy in downtown Kabul, pocketed two sets of car keys and walked out undetected. Sometime over the next 24 hours, the thieves drove away with two black-painted, armored Toyota Land Cruisers belonging to the U.S. Army’s 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, a unit that escorts coalition personnel around Kabul.
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Against the backdrop of the escalating Libyan civil war, in mid-March the United Nations approved military action to protect civilians from dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s army and air force. An aerial coalition featuring some of the world’s most modern combat aircraft rapidly assembled at Mediterranean air bases and aboard aircraft carriers. The air fleet eventually included French Rafales, British and Italian Typhoons, Swedish Gripens and the Emirates’ F-16E/Fs.
When China’s stealth-fighter prototype took to the air two weeks ago, it intensified what was already a heated debate in Washington over which, and how many, new fighter planes to buy.