Amidst the blue skies, a link from past to future. The sheltering wings of the protector...
The flames of hatred scorch the skies... Igniting Gaia's funeral pyre.
That shows up in the opening of the Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies trailer that plays if you don't press anything at the title screen.
About the other thing; Yuktobania is a union of republics, similar to the United Kingdom. The UK has a Prime Minister who controls the armed forces and acts as a Presidential figure. Same with Yuktobania. There is no President of Yuktobania.