A damaged car, claimed to belong to Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, is seen near Baghdad International Airport, Iraq January 3, 2020 in this still image taken from video. (Ahmad Al Mukhtar/REUTERS)
(Reuters) - Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran's Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase leading to a Cham Wings Airbus A320, destined for Baghdad.
Capt. Andrew "Dojo Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Heart of Texas Airshow April 7, 2019. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
U.S. artillery units hone their gunnery skills during an exercise near Dona Ana, New Mexico, April 28, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard/Sgt. Brittany Johnson)
In war games simulating a high-end fight against Russia or China, the U.S. often loses, two experienced military war-gamers have revealed.
"In our games, when we fight Russia and China, 'blue' gets its ass handed to it," David Ochmanek, a RAND warfare analyst, explained at the Center for a New American Security on Thursday, Breaking Defense first reported. U.S. forces are typically color-coded blue in these simulations.
"We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary," he said.