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Swiss govt announces bid for 36 F-35A fighter jets and Patriot missiles from US despite political pushback at home

Lockheed Martin beat other contenders for the contract, including the multinational Eurofighter built by Italy’s Leonardo, the Rafale from French company Dassault, and the Super Hornet from US manufacturer Boeing. In its statement on Wednesday, the Swiss government also revealed it had decided to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system …

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Pentagon announces carrying out strikes on Iraq-Syria border ‘at Biden’s direction’

“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement on Sunday. “The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are …

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