Both leading presidential candidates are expected to
increase defense spending, though neither has detailed their plans, a
group of budget experts agreed during a panel discussion Monday.
The Air Force is pressing to upgrade the valor award
for fallen TSgt. John Chapman from an Air Force Cross to a Medal of
Honor after new video shows he continued fighting alone after a Navy
SEAL team he was with left him on an Afghan mountainside.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Monday with Indian
Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to further increase the partnership
between the two militaries after the US designated India as a “major
defense partner” earlier this summer.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday urged Turkey and
US-backed rebels in Syria to not engage each other and keep the focus on
defeating ISIS, but Turkish forces continue to push beyond the recently
claimed city of Jarablus.
The use of overseas contingency operations funds to
meet non-war needs hinders effective planning and budgetary discipline,
former Pentagon comptroller Robert Hale said Monday.
The Air Force’s 27th Special Operations Wing, out of Cannon AFB, N.M., stepped up its training profile last month by executing a full mission exercise in the remote mountains of Utah and Colorado, according to an Aug. 26 release.
The Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II strike fighter arrived at Luke AFB, Ariz., on Friday, less than a month after the service declared its latest generation aircraft was ready for combat.
The V-280 Valor tiltrotor, Bell Helicopter’s entry in the Army’s Joint Multi-Role helicopter development program, will make use of 360 degree image sensors similar to those on the F-35, Scout Warrior reported.
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