US Sending More Troops to Syria

The US is building up its presence inside Syria, sending 200 more special operations troops to continue assisting in the advance to ISIS’s self-proclaimed capital. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he requested the additional troops as part of a new...

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Remain in Mosul

Iraqi forces and US-led coalition airpower have wiped out thousands of ISIS fighters inside Mosul, though a substantial force remains inside the city poised to prolong the fight, the top US official in the fight said. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend,...

Vermont F-16s Off to Fight ISIS

Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys have deployed to the fight against ISIS. F-16s and about 300 airmen from the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing arrived Dec. 10 at an unmanned base in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent...

Trump Criticizes F-35 Cost

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday took aim at the F-35 and Lockheed Martin, blasting it in a tweet that caused the company’s stock to drop. “The F-35 program and cost is out of control,” Trump tweeted. “Billions of dollars can...

Continuing Resolution Keeps the Government Open

President Obama on Friday signed a continuing resolution to keep the government open through April, shortly after Senate approval. The Senate approved the bill by 63-36 vote on Friday after Democratic senators, led by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), stopped delaying...

USAF Approves Lockheed GPS Ground Control System

The Air Force has approved Lockheed Martin’s design for an upgrade to the existing GPS ground control system, which will now enter risk reduction, the company announced Monday. This upgrade is being performed under a $96 million contract approved in...

Trump Selects Retired Marine General for Homeland Security

President-elect Donald Trump formally announced Monday that he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly served as commander of US Southern Command for more than three years until his retirement in...

First Israeli F-35s Delivered

The first two Israeli F-35s landed inside that country on Monday, welcomed by an entourage of both Israeli officials and US Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The two jets, the first of 50 planned to be purchased by Israel, “present another...