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Douglas Ernst

Douglas  Ernst

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Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams celebrates with teammate Demetrius Wilson (85) after Williams scored on a 23-yard reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Arkansas running back strikes 'hands up, don't shoot' pose after TD

A football player for the University of Arkansas made a political statement during Friday's game against the Missouri Tigers when he struck the "hands up, don't shoot" pose used by protesters since the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Published November 28, 2014

China's Shenyang-J-31 stealth fighter jet (also called FC-31). (Image: United States Naval Institute)

China’s new stealth fighter jet sought by Pakistan

Pakistani officials are aware of China's new stealth fighter jet, and they like what they see. Talks have started between Pakistan and China to work out a deal for up to 40 of the planes, which debuted Nov. 11 at the Zhuhai Airshow. Published November 26, 2014

Capt. Richard Olson, 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 pilot, gets off an A-10 Warthog after his flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2011. (USAF) ** FILE **

Air Force adds A-10 Thunderbolt to Islamic State airstrike arsenal

The A-10 Thunderbolts II's fate may be uncertain as politicians and Pentagon brass conduct budget battles in Washington, but its immediate future is known — the popular fighter jet will conduct airstrikes on the Islamic State group. Published November 26, 2014

U.S. Special Operations forces engage in a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province, Oct. 29, 2009. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Afghanistan lifts night raid ban against Taliban

A ban on night raids in Afghanistan has been lifted by Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, forbid Afghan National Army Special Forces units from conducting the raids in 2013. Published November 25, 2014