Carter Meets With OIR Coalition Counterparts

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with defense ministers from the “core” countries contributing to the campaign against ISIS on Wednesday, calling it a “very strong, free-flowing working session.” Carter said the group talked about the situation on the ground in...

More Than Just a Terrorist Group

The biggest change in Operation Inherent Resolve, from an air perspective, is that ISIS is no longer just looked at as a terrorist group, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Tuesday. Speaking at a discussion with all...

China Expansion

China will transition from a regional to a global military power within the next decade, an Asian security analyst said Wednesday. Speaking at an AFA Mitchell Institute breakfast on Capitol Hill, Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and...

Cold War 2.0

The United States and China are in the midst of a cold war, a former Pentagon official said Wednesday at an AFA Mitchell Institute breakfast. “Call it Cold War 2.0 or Cold War with Chinese Characteristics,” Joseph Bosco, now a...

Synchronized Space Effects

US Strategic Command’s space component—Joint Functional Component Command for Space—recently concluded an exercise that allowed the command to practice delivering synchronized space effects through a contested environment. Global Lightning 16 ran from April 23 to April 28, but was in...

Total Force Joins African Lion 16

More than 30 Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve airmen took part in a joint exercise that brought together more than 700 service members from 11 different countries in the Kingdom of Morocco from April 17 to 27. The Total Force—drawn...