"The time is growing short and fewer options are available," writes New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "Using federal troops to help create hospital beds is one we should try."
The fragile peace deal taking shape in Afghanistan could spell the end of an era of for the U.S. military, one marked by efforts at nation-building and winning hearts and minds. It appears that the Pentagon is also intent on ending a research program from that era—to fund social science for the military.
Russian maritime reconnaissance aircraft are really interested in an ongoing U.S. submarine exercise near Alaska known as ICEX—the spy planes were intercepted three times last week by U.S. and Canadian aircraft, according to the U.S. military. On March 14, North American Aerospace Defense Command said F-22s, KC-135 Stratotankers, and E-3 Sentry aircraft intercepted two pairs of Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska.
As the Defense Department scrambles to find equipment for those who can work from home, Pentagon leaders tell personnel: ‘No hand-shaking, no high-fives,” and clean your workstations.
What do you get when you combine a Special Operations AC-130W Stinger II gunship with the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon recon plane and a patrol coastal ship? A big boom and a spray of debris. A joint exercise launched March 8 and 9 in the Persian Gulf involving the Cyclone-class Monsoon and the two aircraft was designed to see how well a surface patrol ship and a long-range spy plane could select targets in the Persian Gulf for a Special Operations Command Central gunship to blast to bits.
The Space Force should be expanded to include most Defense Department space operational and acquisition organizations, including those of the Army and Navy, says a study released today by the RAND Corporation’s Project Air Force.
“Launch providers should understand that mission success is not measured by the cost of adequate mission assurance, but the price of inadequate mission assurance,” writes former Air Force Space Command boss retired USAF Gen. Lance Lord, founder and chairman of L2 Aerospace LLC and a member of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s board.
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U.S. troops will soon see a new question on routine workplace surveys: one asking whether respondents have ever "experienced or witnessed extremist activity in the workplace [or] reported such activity."
The clip shows all the work being done by the Raptor's huge control surfaces and thrust vectoring nozzles to make the maneuvers happen.