Next month, the Marine Corps may reveal its plans for sending the V-22 Osprey on its first overseas deployment, reports Megan Scully of CongressDaily. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway told defense reporters last week that it’s his “fervent desire” to get the Osprey into the war on terror. Conway calls it a “marvelous” aircraft that will “prove itself rapidly.” The Marine Corps director of aviation plans, Col. Glenn Walters, told Scully that the V-22 “is more survivable than anything we’ve got over there now.”
A majority of panelists convened by the Atlantic Council to assess the situation in Ukraine believe that Russia will have enough forces—and recent practice in Belarus—to invade Ukraine within a month. A senior Air Force official concurred, saying the service expects the conflict soon.