Russia's released a series of photos documenting the slow return trip to the Zvezdochka shipyard for a pair of its Akula II-class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara. The question is, why are we seeing them at all?
Roman ruins. Byzantine villages. The relics of the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols and Ottomans. Syria has some of the most remarkable cultural history in the world. With the threat of ISIS attacks ever-present, there are "Monuments Men" coming in to save the country's rich history.
The U.S. Air Force and its allies have been regularly dropping humanitarian aid packages in support of towns and communities besieged by ISIS. On August 31st a USAF photographer captured this stunning image of Capt. Erica Stooksbury, of the the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepping her C-17 Globemaster for a relief mission over Amirli, Iraq.