January 2010

Vol. 93, No. 1


This secret 1960s study left its stamp on US nuclear forces for the next 40 years.

Drifting in Space

“The Secretary of the Air Force is hereby designated as the DOD executive agent for space and in that role shall … exercise DOD-wide responsibilities for planning and programming of space systems and acquisition.”—Department of Defense Directive 5101.2, June 3,...

Air Force World

Air Force Seeks Undersecretary The Senate in late December pondered the nomination of Erin C. Conaton to be undersecretary of the Air Force, a crucial service leadership position that had been vacant since August 2007. She had served as majority...


Leakers Beware “I have been appalled by the amount of leaking that has been going on in this process. … And frankly, if I found out with high confidence anybody who was leaking in the Department of Defense, who that...

C-123 Provider

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Gates and the B-2 “Hear, hear” for Robert Dudney’s editorial [“The Real B-2 Mistakes,” November 2009, p. 2] correcting Secretary Gates’ flawed logic on why each B-2 ended up costing $2 billion. The basic business principle Congress and some in...


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AFA National Report

Veterans Day in Texas At the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, AFA was front and center during a Veterans Day ceremony that recognized World War II WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots. US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) asked AFA...