Kendall: China Has Potential to Strike Earth From Space

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall has spoken frequently about coming of age and serving in the military during the Cold War. On Sept. 20, he reached back to that era to talk about the capabilities that China—and potentially the Space Force—might use in the future.

Blinken Faces Congressional Panels over Afghanistan Withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sept. 13 and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sept. 14, testifying for nearly a combined nine hours about the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan that ended with scenes of chaos in ...

Whiteman B-2s Integrate with Norwegian F-35s

A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2s integrated with Norwegian F-35s over the North Sea on Sept. 8 as part of a recent Bomber Task Force deployment. The mission was “designed to test escort procedures, stand-off weapon employment, and the suppression and destruction of air ...

Air Force Innovation Hub Hears Pitches for ‘Flightline of the Future’

The Air Force's technology innovation hub has asked technology companies, industry partners, academia, and others to "revolutionize" flight line operations. The effort—a “sequel” to AFWERX's 2020 base of the future initiative—is aimed at addressing challenges such as airfield maintenance and repair; aircraft maintenance operations; and ...