Retired Army Colonel Van Barfoot is one of only five native Americans to have been awarded the Medal of Honor, which he received for destroying three German machine gun positions, one tank and one artillery tube during the Anzio breakout. For that alone his name ought to have been famous, taught in history books, [...]
When the USAF acquisition directorate chose Brazil’s Super Tucano to outfit the Afghan air force over rival Hawker-Beechcraft’s AT-6 offering, howls could be heard from Wichita all the way to Sandy Eggo.
I guess somebody heard them:
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it would set aside a contract awarded late last year to [...]
Leon Panetta is a Democrat who served in the White House budget office. In Congress he chaired the House Budget Committee. And he led the intelligence and military operations that led to DevGru popping Osama bin Laden.
In short, he is the perfect man for these lean times:
“No budget can be balanced on [...]
Four to one odds against the Australian SAS. Don’t count them out.
These men, and those like them, are the last of the strength of the West.
Arma virumque cano.
We remember that, as a young lieutenant, Timothy Dorsey shot down a USAF RF-4C Phantom during a training exercise, an act that was deemed both deliberate and illogical by the mishap board. The event ended his flying career, but did not derail his forward progress in the Navy. His nomination for flag rank rests [...]
In 2005, responding to various provocations, Congress wrote the Stolen Valor Act, which made it illegal to “to wear, buy, sell, barter, trade, or manufacture ‘any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such [...]
USAF wants its B-1 and B-52 replacement bomber, now known as the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), to have supersonic dash capability, all-aspect stealth, electronic intelligence gathering and attack capability – including cyber warfare. It wants the manned platform to be a networked part of the sensor grid, and is evaluating various non-kinetic attack options, [...]
About a fourth of US government employees are military veterans. Fourteen percent of guardsmen and reserves have active duty jobs. Federal law makes it illegal for any employer to discriminate against these troops when their government recalls them to active duty.
Would it therefore surprise you to learn who the biggest offender against that [...]
The CSIS’ Edward Luttwak argues that the Joint Chiefs – weary of two regional wars, and disinclined to engage in a third – presented President Obama and his predecessor with an overly inflated force estimate for attacking Iran’s nuclear weapons program:
While the plan was never publicly disclosed, its magnitude was widely known, and [...]
Ten thousand US troops station in Europe will be coming home, according to the WSJ:
The Pentagon will pull some 10,000 troops out of Europe in a broad reorganization that will shrink the number of Army and Air Force personnel stationed in Germany and close a number of bases.
The changes represent new details [...]