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Sat Nov 7, 2015, 05:46 AM

US deploys F-15s to Syria, targeting Russian jets

The US will send a squadron of F-15C fighter jets to Turkey’s Incirlik air base, the US Defense Department (DOD) announced on Friday. The nature of the US war planes, which are specifically designed for dogfighting with other highly advanced fighter jets, indicates that the deployment carries a significance far beyond what its small scale would suggest.

The F-15 line of combat jets was developed in response to the unveiling in 1967 of the Soviet Union’s MiG-25 “Foxbat” interceptor.

Because they are designed for air-to-air combat against other major powers, the US has, until now, seen no need to deploy the F-15C model to its Middle Eastern and Central Asian war theaters, where the opposing forces have no warplanes.

The sudden deployment, coming less than two months after Russia began sending its own SU-30 fighters to its new airbase at Latakia, makes clear that the jets have been deployed in response to Moscow’s air campaign.

Read more: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/07/syri-n07.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 06:26 AM

1. That's so cool..

Go USA Air Force. Your so awesome. With then A10 finally blasting some jihadist, you have my complete support. 👍

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/20/us-deploys-a10s-to-turkey-to-strike-isis-targets-in-syria.html

Please turn your awesome cannon on some more jihadist.

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Sat Nov 7, 2015, 06:27 AM

2. Oh great.

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