The F-35B Just Went to War for the Very First Time
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Middle East

And settled an old grudge in Afghanistan.

Early in the morning of September 27, 2018 F-35B stealth fighters of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 took off from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex in the Arabian Sea, taking advantage of its short-takeoff characteristics to lift from its 257-meter long deck.

Though the Pentagon did not detail its flight path, the jets likely flew east, skirting around Iran’s south-eastern coastline, then north...

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