It's an alarming headline: "U.S. F-22s came face-to-face with Russia's top fighter near Alaska and were at a major disadvantage."
After all, that Business Insider title would make you think that the U.S. F-22 air superiority fighter is highly vulnerable to the Russian Su-35 fighter in air combat. And were that true, it would also mean the U.S. has lost the keystone of its longstanding combined arms war-fighting doctrine: establishing air superiority in the battlespace. Fortunately, the headline is disingenuous. Absent exposure to a hardened web of S-400 air defense systems and a lot of Russian luck, F-22 would annihilate the Su-35 in conflict.