Could a U.S. Fighter Jet Get Shot Down in Syria?

February 14, 2018 6:15 pm nationalinterest.org
Could a U.S. Fighter Jet Get Shot Down in Syria?

With the recent downings of an Israeli-owned Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa and a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, the question of exactly how dangerous the air environment over Syria is arises. For the myriad forces flying over Syria, it is clear that the airspace might not be as permissive as some might have believed. “We constantly assess,” Lt. Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command told reporters. “In…

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