Space Force Gets Some Relief

Air Force Space Command expects to receive funding to restore several activities that the command had to curtail earlier this year due to the budget sequester, according to AFSPC boss Gen. William Shelton. Earlier this month, Congress authorized the Air...

Dempsey Details Airpower Options in Syria

The US military is prepared to conduct either “limited standoff strikes” or establish a no-fly zone over Syria, said Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. They are among the military options for dealing with Syria available to the White...

Open Borders

US military equipment is once again starting to flow freely across Afghanistan’s borders following a series of “high-level” discussions aimed at curbing escalating tensions between US and Afghan officials, said Maj. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of the 9th Air and...

Competing Missions

The population at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, is expected to rise to 30,000 people—up from 26,000 today—before the NATO combat mission ends in the country in 2014, said British Group Capt. Jamie Johnston, Kandahar’s deputy commander for support. Today, slightly more...

MILSATCOM Pivot to the Pacific

The United States should make greater cooperation in the realm of military satellite communications a component of its strategic pivot to the Pacific region in order to forge closer ties with allies there, said Todd Harrison, senior fellow for defense...