The Air Force has decided to give control of most of the service’s combat search and rescue forces back to Air Combat Command, where they were about two years ago. In October 2003, USAF moved the bulk of CSAR assets—people and equipment—from ACC to Air Force Special Operations Command. (We wrote about the switch in August 2003.) The ACC commander at the time, Gen. Hal Hornburg, admitted that ACC had done “a less than adequate job” of budgeting for CSAR. What has changed
Gen. Mark A. Milley handed over his responsibilities as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—the nation’s top military officer—to Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. on a gray Sept. 29 morning, marking a milestone in a turbulent era of U.S. defense policy.