Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby refused
to call the apparent intrusion of Russian forces into Ukraine an “invasion,”
but suggested it was a reaction to Ukraine’s recent gains against the Russian
The President has directed the Pentagon to intensify its analysis of options for degrading the capabilities
of the ISIS extremists inside Syria, but whatever those options are, “they
won’t be just military,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
The Massachusetts Air National Guard on Friday
identified the pilot who died when his F-15C crashed Wednesday in the mountains
of western Virginia as Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr.
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