Obama: ISIL Doesn’t Threaten US Existence

The US must remake the international system built after World War II and acknowledge that “we’re threatened less by evil empires and more by failing states,” President Barack Obama said Jan. 12 in his last State of the Union address....

Obama Praises Coalition Approach to Global Issues

American foreign policy must be focused on the threat from ISIS and al Qaeda, President Obama said Jan. 12 in his last State of the Union address, but it can’t stop there. Even without the self-proclaimed Islamic State, instability will...

GOP Criticizes Obama Address

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday night criticized President Obama’s last State of the Union address, saying he failed to explain the US policy for defeating ISIS. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, in her televised response to the speech, said that while...

Iran Detains Navy Boats, Crews

Iranian authorities on Jan. 12 detained 10 US sailors and two riverine patrol boats after the boats drifted into Iranian waters. A US defense official speaking on background said the US military lost contact with the craft while they were...

Pratt to Deliver Final C-17 Engine

Pratt & Whitney on Jan. 12 marked the end of production of the F117 engine, which powers the C-17 Globemaster III, with a ceremony preceding delivery of the final power plant to the Air Force this month. The engine is...

Tired Tankers’ Final Rest

Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., recently retired its last legacy HC-130 King search and rescue support aircraft, the unit announced. The unit’s six heavily used HC-130P/N airframes were grounded last year due to corrosion...

New Spec Ops Group in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 193rd Special Operations Wing this month stood up the 193rd Air Operations Group in State College, Pa., as well as three new squadrons—the 193rd Air Communications Squadron, the 193rd Air Intelligence Squadron, and the 193rd...

Red Flag Returns to Nellis

The latest Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., is set to kick off Jan. 25 with more than 80 aircraft from dozens of units across the US Air Force, US Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Australian Air Force....