Thornberry: ‘We Are Not Rolling Back’ ISIS

New House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Thursday the US efforts to degrade and defeat ISIS in the Middle East have not been effective. “We are not rolling them back,” Thornberry said at a Defense...

Pentagon: F-35 LRIP is “Major Endeavor”

Due to the concurrency between F-35 production and development, modification requirements for low rate initial production airframes is becoming a “major endeavor” as the Joint Program Office pushes to provide enough Block 3F operational test aircraft for the initial operational...

Too Big to Fail?

The F-35 program, despite cost overruns and schedule delays, cannot fail, said House Armed Service Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) on Thursday. There is no “option of saying ‘OK, never mind, we don’t need this plane anymore,’” he told...

Budget Restraints Hampering Agility

The United States cannot have productive conversations about how to proceed with strong armed forces unless sequestration is rolled back, said new House Armed Services Committee Chair Rep. Mac Thornberry on Thursday. Whether it is “on the personnel side …...

Cochran Reshuffles Senate Appropriators

With the Senate now under Republican control, the leadership of its Appropriations Committee has announced a reshuffle of its powerful subcommittee chairs. “I am optimistic about working with this team and appreciative of the leadership they will provide the committee,”...

AFIMSC Headquarters Finds Home in San Antonio

JB San Antonio, Texas, will serve as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters, officials announced. The decision was based in part on the fact that almost 50 percent of the center’s subordinate unit...