The Defense Department on Tuesday identified two airmen killed in an Oct. 11 crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Russian aircraft on Oct. 10 again flew within 20 miles of US combat aircraft over Syria, an incident that occurred at the same time US and Russian officials were meeting for the second time to establish safety protocols to avoid any incidents.
The zeal to streamline defense contracting shouldn’t treat oversight as necessarily bad, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall writes in his 2015 report on acquisition system performance.
After years of preaching a mantra of “leave it alone” —
avoiding program changes to reduce uncertainty and lower cost — the
Pentagon’s top weapons buyer thinks the pendulum may have swung too far
toward risk avoidance.
Iraqi forces are set to move to retake the
ISIS-controlled city of Ramadi, and face a tough fight as the up to
1,000 terrorist fighters have been able to establish themselves in the
critical urban area.
Coalition strikes on high-value ISIS targets have
killed 70 senior and mid-level leaders since May, a rate of one leader
killed every two days, the spokesman for the US-led coalition said.
Air Force C-17s on Oct. 11 airdropped more than 50 tons of ammunition to a newly vetted group of moderate Syrian rebels, the first step in the US's changing approach to training and equipping fighters.
Massachusetts Air National Guard alert F-15Cs practiced intercepting slow moving, low altitude threats simulated by light aircraft flown by the Civil Air Patrol, over New Hampshire, Oct. 8.
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