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The US Air Force is in danger because it's too successful

A new report argues that 25 years of aerial success has left the USAF less able to cope with an equal foe or the losses that'd come with a large-scale conflict.

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Celebrating Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday

Company founder was born April 28, 1916.

Hemmings celebrates the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini with an in-depth profile of the man behind the raging bull-badged supercar company.

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Do training and maintenance cuts endanger troops?

Rash Of Deadly Helicopter Crashes Raising Questions

Three times as many servicemen were killed in helicopters in 2015 as in 2014, raising questions about the impact of cuts to maintenance and training budgets.

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Why you shouldn't go joyriding in a USMC fighter

What do you do when your dreams of being a fighter pilot are dashed? Good question. What you shouldn't do, though, is steal a USMC fighter for a joyride.

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Road & Track samples rare 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R

When it comes to rare Ford Mustangs, the original Cobra R is in a class of its own. But even after 20 years, it's still "a total sweetheart."

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Going undercover as an Uber driver

Ever wonder what it's really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it's not as profitable as you might think.

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Google almost bought struggling Tesla in 2013

As Tesla struggled in 2013, the company was so close to being gobbled up by Google that Elon Musk and Larry Page shook on a preliminary deal.

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Motor Trend visits West Point cadets with Rolls-Royce Wraith, Dodge Challenger

With the help of a persistent cadet, Motor Trend took some time after the New York Auto Show to visit the mechanical engineering students at West Point.

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Road & Track goes inside Lamborghini's Sant'Agata engine factory

Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of Lamborghini's V12 engine factory? Here's your chance to find out.

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Car and Driver makes a funny over Tesla dealer fight

'It Is The Dealership's Position That We Would Like Some Of The Money'

Looking for a more satirical take on the battle between direct sales and dealerships? This "letter" to Tesla from Car and Driver should make you happy then.

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The ins and outs of life in the US Navy's Blue Angels

Ever wonder what it's like to be a part of the Blue Angels? This article will at least give you something of an idea about life in the blue-and-yellow uniform.

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Neglected roads draining US economy

America's crumbling roads and freeways aren't just bad for the individual, they're costing our nation's economy money. A lot of money.

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Launching a fighter jet off an aircraft carrier is one wild ride

Among the many crazy things the US military does, launching fighter jets off aircraft carriers is near the top. Here's everything that goes into it.

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What happens to Renault-Nissan after Ghosn is gone?

With the punishing set of responsibilities that come with command of three automakers, 60-year-old Carlos Ghosn is arguably the hardest working man in the auto industry. While his capabilities can hardly be doubted, it's quite clear that he can't do this job forever. And that's probably going to be bad news for the Renault-Nissan Alliance he so successfully helms.

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Russia's favorite car has a Lada problems, here's what's being done to save it

Lada is not well, and it's brought in a Swedish-American GM vet to try and fix things. It's not exactly going smoothly, though.

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Here's the story with the Chicken Tax

Quiz America's auto enthusiasts about the vehicles they most want to see in the US market, and for every one that doesn't respond with a French hot hatchback or some diesel-powered offering, there'd be at least three that ask for some small, imported pickup truck. That won't happen, though, and we have the Chicken Tax to thank.

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Ecclestone dismissive of young F1 fans, small teams in wide-ranging interview

Octogenarian billionaire, briber and Bond villain caricature Bernie Ecclestone is not popular with the fans of the sport he oversees with an iron fist, and somehow, we don't think that's set to change after the 84-year-old gave a pretty wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific.

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What went wrong with the Navy's LCS program?

Alongside the F-35 Lightning II fighter, there's hardly a single military program that has been subject to as much criticism as the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship. The controversial program has resulted in two classes of small surface combatants (shown above, Freedom-class at left and Independence-class at right) along with millions of dollars in budget overruns and production problems.

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The doomed marriage of propeller and jet power

Sitting comfortably in 2014, it's easy to think there was a clear delineation between propeller-powered aircraft and jet-powered flight, largely because of the seemingly light-switch like change in the flying landscape following the dawning of jet aircraft. You simply don't hear as much about prop-driven planes as you do about jets after 1949.

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Inside Japan's controversial push to become a drone superpower

Japan is surging ahead with plans to seriously increase its drone fleet in the face of its ongoing territorial disputes with China and a typically difficult North Korea. The country, which until recently had an exceptionally restrictive section of its constitution that limited any belligerence, will increase its investment in UAVs by 300 percent.

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