Kerry: ISIS has Committed Genocide

ISIS is responsible for genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria, the State Department formally declared on Thursday, calling for a global response to end the terror group. “Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in...

Republican Budget Approved by House Committee

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican budget proposal for Fiscal 2017 on March 16 that uses $23 billion in overseas contingency operations funding for base funding requirements, prohibits the closing of Guantanamo Bay, and repeals Obamacare. Speaker of the...

Resignation, Call for Investigation at ULA

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling for an investigation, after a ULA executive said the company declined to bid on a request for GPS launch services to avoid a “cost shoot out.” ULA CEO Tory Bruno said in a written...

Responsible Behavior in Space

The Pentagon is working with the State Department to develop global norms for space, but industry should develop de facto norms first, the Air Force’s deputy undersecretary for space said Thursday at an AFA breakfast. As industry proliferates and develops...

Funding Full Military Might

The Defense Department’s request to quadruple its funding for European reassurance is needed, because without it the US would not be able to put the “full might of the US military behind NATO in event of a crisis,” Defense Secretary...

ROTC Cadets Can Go Reserve

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets can now join the Reserves after graduation, as opposed to only being able to enter the Active Duty, the Air Force announced March 16. College students who are scheduled to be commissioned in...

AFMC’s Strategic Plan Focuses on Third Offset

Air Force Materiel Command on March 16 released its vision to help the Air Force develop and procure aircraft and other equipment under the Defense Department’s “Third Offset” strategy, which uses new technology to counter capabilities developed by adversaries. The...

WASPs May Need “Act of Congress”

Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy has voiced his support for an effort to allow Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery. “I support your legislation,” Murphy told Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), who authored...