By Taylor Marvin
Slate’s photo choice for a story about Iran’s nuclear program is… ironic.
After decades of service the F-14 was retired by the US Navy in 2006, making the aircraft’s only current operator… the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.
Slate isn’t alone: a recent issue of TIME featured this gem:
Look, I get that not every photo editor can be expected to be familiar with the huge array of American military aircraft, and editorial mix ups happen. But it’s still entertaining.