The military says a US sailor shot and killed two civilian Defense Department employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard before taking his own life. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has reopened following a lockdown.
You laugh—but his proposal for a new military branch really could make America safe again.
‘If He Was on the Battlefield, He Probably Would’ve Been Shot in the Back’—Inside the Toxic Command of Air Force Lt. Gen. Lee Levy
There are good leaders and bad leaders, and then there are leaders whose command climates are so toxic and humiliating that they make deployments seem like a cakewalk. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II was in the third category, according to a recent Inspector General report. The 80-page report was unwavering in its condemnation of Levy, who, as head of the Air Force Sustainment Center based in Tinker Air Force Base, was responsible for nearly 43,000 airmen, multiple supply chain wings and air base wings, and nearly two dozen operating locations both within and outside the continental US.
The US-led coalition combating the Islamic State group said Dec. 3 that several rockets landed outside the Iraqi al-Asad airbase, which houses American troops. No facilities were hit and there were no injuries.
Communications satellite constellations such as those being launched by SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat, and Amazon haven’t proven they can make money so the Pentagon needs to build its own Low Earth Orbit network, says Defense Department Research and Engineering czar Mike Griffin.
When the US Air Force gets its first F-35 Lightning II distributed mission training simulator system at Nellis AFB, Nev., this spring, pilots will have the ability to fly virtually as a group, alongside other aircraft, and practice exchanging information across a network, according to Lockheed Martin officials.
Small companies are struggling to meet the Pentagon’s newish network security rules, and even larger contractors aren’t doing as well as they think they are, a recent department study has found.
That question, on so-called Article 5 intrusions, has intrigued cybersecurity experts since the organization declared cyberspace a domain of warfare in 2016. But a more immediate question may be how NATO and its member nations confront the daily cyber events that never rise to the threshold of armed attacks.
It’s usually never a good idea to play with fire, and that goes double inside a spacecraft 250 miles above Earth. But in the coming weeks, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be told to light a fire inside a miniature wind tunnel, in an effort to understand how fire behaves and spreads in microgravity.