May 2022

Vol. 105, No. 5

New capabilities are required—now—to combat long- range precision missiles being tested by adversaries. The Department of the Air Force is rolling out plans to beef up missile warning and tracking as China, North Korea, Russia, and even Iran develop, build, test, and field new long-range missiles. Air Force Magazine digs into the topic in its May issue.

Q&A: Semper Supra

In this Q&A with Air Force Magazine, Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond reflects on what it means to be the first Chief of Space Operations and the Space Force’s very first member, as well as the future of the new service and of space itself.

OSD Sends New Defense Strategy to Hill

“We built into this ’23 budget the best information that we had at the time we built the budget,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks told reporters in March. “As in any year, we’re going to be working that as we get closer to the reality, and even in execution, we’ll have to work on that.”

Air Force, Space Force Unfunded Priorities

The UPL, which was obtained by Air Force Magazine but not released by the department, lists eight priorities the service wants but couldn’t afford in its 2023 budget request, released in late March. The F-35 is fifth on that list.


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