Identify the Aircraft
1. This aircraft was used for both military and civilian applications
2. Identify the Soviet aircraft that was shot down over Laos.
** Jeremy Clarkson will be dropped from Amazon Prime as the streaming giant confirms it won’t commission any more seasons of The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm after both series end. The second season of Clarkson’s Farm documenting his efforts to run the Oxfordshire Farm he bought in 2008 is due to launch on February 10 on Prime Video. People are mad at him for insulting the former prince Harry and his shrewish, attention-addicted mixed-race wife – who is aggrieved continually that she is part negro. Clarkson also owns the Diddly Squat farm shop on Chipping Norton Road, Chadlington where he sells candles that smell like his balls.
** Periodically a teletype machine in the Oakland offices of Bird & Sons, Inc., springs to life with a signal from the riverside construction compound outside Bangkok that is serving as office headquarters for the emergency American airlift to Cambodia.
The machine types out a name. The Oakland office of Bird & Sons in the Leamington Hotel contacts the man, informs him he has been recommended for a job by Bangkok, and tells him to submit a résumé The résumé is forwarded to Bangkok for action. The Oakland office rarely sees the recruits. More about Bird Air here.
** Project Aquiline was one of the most unusual—and complicated—technical espionage efforts of the Cold War. The project envisioned a fleet of 12 bird-shaped drones, powered by nuclear energy, that could stay aloft for up to a month. The drone, which was supposed to act as a robotic spy plane and courier for secret payloads, was never completed. The CIA recently declassified and posted documents pertaining to Project Aquiline.
The CIA planned Aquiline to be the first uncrewed intelligence collection platform. The program’s mission was to “develop, attain, and maintain an operational capability to conduct covert reconnaissance in denied areas.”
** Are feelings more important than the truth?
What if the Confederate States of America successfully separated from the Union?
Another war between the United States and the Confederate States was certainly a distinct possibility, although the Republicans would probably have been annihilated as a political force in the face of a successful secession of the southern States. Negative feelings between the two may very well have. permeated their subsequent actions, eventually leading to another war between the two. On the other hand, the United States and the Confederate States may have pursued policies of reconciliation with one another, neither wanting a repeat of the bloodiest war in American history.