In response to a question from military personnel at MacDill AFB, Fla., Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed concern about weapons entering Iraq from Iran. Saying weapons from Iran “of recent vintage” did not “just walk” into Iraq, Rumsfeld questioned the commitment of Tehran to keeping arms out of the country. “They were brought in. With what degree of complicity or lack of complicity of the government is something that one can’t know with certainty at this stage.”
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.