The Iraq Air Force is slowly reclaiming control of the country's airspace – the last bit of Iraqi national sovereignty to be returned as the Americans pull out.
Rescue teams are searching for nine people missing in Thursday's Coast Guard crash, in which a search plane collided with a Marine Corps helicopter that was conducting training off the California coast.
China's second-ranking PLA officer is visiting the US this week as the two powers try to put relations on a more cordial footing. But mutual suspicion is likely to remain strong as China expands its naval presence in the Pacific.
Israel does have the capability to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, but such an operation would be very complex and costly, politically.
The funeral of Assaf Ramon, a young fighter pilot and son of Israel’s first astronaut, has delayed Netanyahu’s talk with Mitchell until Tuesday.
The service is putting more pilots behind a joystick to fly the unmanned planes crucial to today's wars.