Faced with a global security environment that is
“complex, dynamic, and volatile,” the commander of US Strategic Command
stressed the need for resiliency and flexibility in “delivering
effective deterrence and assurance.”
Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Robin Rand said his command needs a “minimum of 100” B-21s, but indicated strongly that it should have more of the Long-Range Strike Bombers to perform all of its missions.
US Central Command boss Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday
he has seen Iraqi government leaders gain an “increasing level of
confidence” each of the five times he’s visited there in the past four
To ensure that they remain ready to perform their
critical mission as part of the strategic nuclear deterrent force, the
land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and the strategic bomber
force must be modernized, the Air Force Global Strike Command boss said
The Cold War playbook does not work for the threat Russia now poses, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin said Thursday.
The head of US Central Command said Wednesday the US
meets the challenges in “this very complex and often troublesome area”
with posture and presence, aimed primarily at making the region “more
capable of solving its own problems.”
There are 222 F-35A maintainers at Hill AFB, Utah, now,
and 150 more are in the pipeline, handily beating requirements for
initial operational capability for the new fighter, Lt. Col. Steven
Anderson, 388th Maintenance Group deputy commander, told reporters in a
The Air Force will declare initial operational capability of the F-35A as early as Monday, meeting a goal set three years ago.
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