Update: I split of the news about the Russian/Georgian war.


Rebels in Darfur claim to have shot down a Chinese made Drone. All parties in this conflict are under a UN arms embargo and the Drone is seen as an evidence that China is supplying arms to the Sudanese government.

The war in Dafur is mainly about the control of oil fields. And of course the Chinese are very interested in getting this oil. While the Western governments changed their policies in Africa the Chinese are happy to fill the void.

The USAF is about to change the 174th Air Wing into an all-drone Air Wing. Consisting completely of MQ-9 Reapers. The Reaper is much cheaper than the F16s currently used by the 174th Air Wing and if a Reaper crashes no pilot is lost.