The first three Singaporean weapons instructors graduated from the Singaporean Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, earlier this month.
Iranian boats for the second consecutive day harassed
US Navy ships in the Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, prompting a US Navy ship
to fire warning shots into the water.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J.
Selva on Thursday called on the Defense Department to regain its lost
position of leadership in research and development.
One of the Defense Department’s top priorities is the
development of technology that enables the “partnership of humans and
machines to speed the making of decisions,” said Air Force Gen. Paul
Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, on Thursday.
While Afghan forces are able to handle the bulk of
ongoing missions targeting ISIS and the Taliban, there are still about
20 percent that involve US forces, including one earlier this week that
resulted in the death of a US Army Green Beret.
US and NATO advisers responded to Wednesday's terror
attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul to help Afghan
troops end the siege, but did not actively take part in the assault.
USAF jets will be taking to the skies over Bulgaria in
September to assist the NATO partner with air policing for the first
North Korea launched another ballistic missile into the
Sea of Japan Tuesday. US Strategic Command tracked what it assessed to
be a KN-11 missile launched by a submarine off the coast of Sinpo, North
Korea, at 3:29 p.m. Central Daylight Time, for about 300 miles, according to a USSTRATCOM release.
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