DOD Leaders Urge AUMF Support

Senior defense leaders testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday urging support of President Obama’s proposed war authorization language for Operation Inherent Resolve. Secretary of State John Kerry said ISIS’s momentum in Iraq and Syria has diminished since OIR...

Iran’s Influence in the ISIS Fight

Although there is a “general consensus” between the US and its Middle East allies that any military forces countering ISIS is a “positive thing,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said Iran’s regional activities in places such...

Search Continues for Missing Marines, Soldiers

The search continued Wednesday afternoon for seven marines special operators and four Army aircrew members who were on board a Louisiana Army National Guard UH-60 when it crashed off the Florida coast near Eglin Air Force Base. Two UH-60s, assigned...

Russia Officially Backs Out of CFE Agreement

Russia declared this week it will no longer participate in a Vienna-based consultative on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), making good on a 2007 promise to eventually pull out of the conventional weapons agreement. Russian diplomats...

Carter, UK Defense Minister Outline Priorities

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his British counterpart Secretary Michael Fallon briefed the press on the two countries’ efforts in the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria following their meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Fallon said British forces...

Don’t Sweat It

The Air Force Research Laboratory working in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati has developed a sensor that “looks and wears like a high-tech Band-Aid” to track the body’s biomarkers. The sweat sensor prototype, which collects sweat that can be...

Hanscom’s Cyber Campaign Plan

Officials at the Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., are working with industry to incorporate cybersecurity into the engineering process. “This year, Dr. William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, has approved LCMC to execute...