An RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft last week arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam, its new home. Touching down on Jan. 7, it is the second of three Global Hawks that Andersen’s 36th Wing is bedding down to enhance US airborne intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance capability in the Western Pacific. Andersen received its first Global Hawk back in September. The third one is expected soon. (Andersen photo caption by SSgt. Jamie Powell)
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.