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 and civilian leaders broke ground on a KC-46A sustainment facility at Tinker AFB, Okla., Tuesday.
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
Though Turkey falls within US European Command’s area of responsibility, US Central Command boss Gen. Joseph Votel said the fallout from the attempted coup there is “something to be very, very concerned about.”
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
Air Force Global Strike Command is changing the career
path for its strategic missile control officers to keep more of them in
that field to provide the future leaders, Gen. Robin Rand said Thursday.
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.
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