Photo of the Day: Thunderbirds perform the "Calypso Pass"
Afghanistan / Pakistan: U.S. military could begin awarding troops for "courageous restraint" (not taking action)
Gas attack targets third girls' school in Kunduz - at least 30 school girls poisoned in the attack, which was similar to the one that had been used at Khodeja-ul-Kubra and Fatima-tu-Zahara girls' schools in Kunduz last month.
Lebanon: Hezbollah prepared for war - "Allah willing, you will see the end of Israel"
Taiwan: US government isn't releasing much-needed F-16 fighters to Taiwan - While the threat from China increases, the Obama administration maintains a hold on the fighters. Taiwan's F-5 fleet is set to retire in 2014, and its Mirage fighters have high maintenance and have chronically low availability rates.
Republished with permission of the Victory Institute