This is at once obscure, and important.
Iraq has "rediscovered" at least a squadron of operational fighter aircraft, squirreled away in Serbia.
They are MiG-21's and 23's, which haven't been first-line fighters for at least 30-35 years, so they aren't much threat to anyone except the Iranians, who have some equally decrepit warbirds (and have a hard time maintaining them).
The curious thing is that we conquered Serbia during President Clinton's administration, and after these fighters were flown there for "safekeeping". You'd think that a conquering military would have it's Air Force look into all the air assets of the conquered nation, wouldn't you?
Well, that would have been the USAF's Chief of Staff General Merril McPeak's bailiwick, except he was so busy trying to de-militarize USAF uniforms at the time, and have the entire force skinny down to his Jack the Beanstalk shape that he couldn't be bothered to check up such vital stuff as enemy air assets.
So, now that we are leaving Iraq, we thought we were leaving them without an offensive airpower capability.
Their generals must be chuckling over their tea at the US' sloppy oversight.
What else do they have squirreled away? Some WMD's, maybe?
H/T to the Denizens of Argghhh!