No Nuclear Iran

President Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vowed at Monday night’s pre-election debate to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but highlighted differences in their approaches. Romney called Iran “the greatest national security threat” to the United States...

Standing with an Ally

A Romney Administration would unequivocally support Israel in dealing with threats to its existence, said Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in Monday’s foreign policy debate with President Obama. “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel,”...

A Critical Opportunity for American Leadership

The Obama Administration has failed to act decisively in the past year in support of Syrian opposition forces seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the final debate with President Obama...

Driven by Strategy

President Obama hammered Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during Monday night’s presidential debate for championing a budget plan that includes “$2 trillion on military spending that our military is not asking for.” The nation cannot afford such wasteful spending at...

Message to Beijing

China is “an adversary, but also a potential partner,” said President Obama during Monday night’s presidential debate. “China can be a partner, but we’re also sending a very clear signal that America is a Pacific power, that we are going...

Dealing with the Russian Bear

President Obama accused GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of wanting to interact with Russia in an antagonistic Cold War-like manner. “The Cold War’s been over for 20 years, but Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to...

Air Force Launches Quest for Combat Rescue Helicopter

The Air Force issued the request for proposals to industry for the new combat rescue helicopter that it wants to replace its aging HH-60G Pave Hawks, announced service officials on Oct. 22. This signals “the official launch of this high...

Works Like a CHAMP

The non-explosive missile known as CHAMP completed a flight test over the Utah desert, successfully knocking out electronic targets with its high-powered-microwave-emitting payload while causing no collateral damage, announced contractor Boeing. “Today we turned science fiction into science fact,” said...

Better Together

A crew of Defense Department and Lockheed Martin personnel last week conducted the first joint acceptance flight for a C-5M transport that rolled off of the company’s aircraft modification line in Marietta, Ga., announced the company. The flight occurred on...

First F-35A AMRAAM Shot

AF-1, an F-35A test aircraft, completed the first in-flight release of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile from the Air Force’s variant of the F-35 strike fighter, announced Lockheed Martin, the aircraft’s prime contractor, on Oct 22. Pilot Maj. Matthew...

US Open to Burmese Participation in Cobra Gold

The United States is considering a request from the Thai government to permit a small team of Burmese military officers to attend the next Cobra Gold exercise as observers, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. The Thais, in consultation with...

New Analysis Notes High Rates of PTSD in Vets

Nearly 30 percent of the 834,463 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans treated at Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reports The Daily Beast, citing new VA analysis. Veterans advocates said these data support what they’ve...