Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House
Armed Services Committee’s readiness subcommittee, stressed the importance of
comprehensive readiness of the military to address cyber threats and attacks.
The US has paused its effort to train moderate Syrian
rebels, instead focusing on providing equipment and weapons to “vetted”
rebel leaders, officials said Oct. 9.
The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board decided to fast
track its study on the service’s airborne laser program because of
industry progress on the capability and to help Air Force Special
Operations Command determine if it is reasonably possible to have a laser-equipped AC-130J in the near future.
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