Dunford Takes Command in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford assumed command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan during a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday. Dunford is expected to oversee the phased completion of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014....

Space Not Immune from Terrestrial Challenges

Air Force Space Command said it informed the service’s budget executive that there would be significant cuts and reductions to the command’s operations should budget sequestration take effect on March 1. Among them, AFSPC is bracing for a reduction in...

Obama Praises Panetta in Farewell Ceremony

President Obama thanked soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his nearly 50 years of public service, including the last 19 months leading the Pentagon, during Panetta’s farewell ceremony. “As our nation’s 23rd Secretary of Defense, every action Leon Panetta has...

Reserve RED HORSE Unit Coming to Beale

Air Force Reserve Command will stand up the 583rd RED HORSE Squadron at Beale AFB, Calif., in March, announced command officials. The mobile, heavy-construction civil engineering unit will be AFRC’s sixth such squadron and its first on the West Coast,...

Brennan Vows Dialog on CIA Strikes

In his confirmation hearing last week to be CIA director, John Brennan pledged that, if confirmed for the post, he would engage in a conversation with Congress about the agency’s use of remotely piloted aircraft to carry out targeted killings...

Brennan Wants to Counter Falsehoods on CIA Strikes

When asked about CIA remotely piloted aircraft strikes against terrorists outside of war zones, John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be the next CIA director, told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the White House has a stringent set...

Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Testing

Boeing’s Phantom Eye remotely piloted aircraft completed a new round of taxi testing as the company prepares it for its second flight, announced company officials. During the Feb. 6 taxi test at Edwards AFB, Calif., the Phantom Eye demonstrator successfully...