Iran’s missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing US troops were the first stage of a major regional operation aimed at expelling US forces from the Middle East, the Iranian commander responsible for the attack said Jan. 9.
A source told Military Times that the Iraqi military base in Kirkuk that was attacked with rockets on Dec. 27, 2019 is bracing for more attacks, but the source would not elaborate any further due to operational security concerns.
As America's adversaries become more sophisticated, US combat troops heading to the war zone may have to get used to leaving behind their phones, laptops and even personal gaming devices, military experts say.
The Air Force is looking to integrate a warhead, fuze and other technologies into the Stand-in Attack Weapon, a new missile intended to thwart anti-access/area-denial targets, according to a notice the service published today.
According to a request for information updated Jan. 8, the military branch wants to pinpoint “Public Persona Cyber Data Sources,” or services that can provide a wide range of data and information on specific individuals, in a way that’s collected legally from the internet, and with a high degree of certainty. The Air Force was mandated by an executive order in 2011 and follow-on policy in 2012 to build and maintain a related capability to monitor insider threats.
The Air Force relieved the commander of a pilot training school earlier last week over "a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the service told Task & Purpose on Jan. 8. Col. Derek Stuart, the commander of the 14th Operations Group at Columbus AFB, Miss., was relieved on Jan. 2 by 19th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, according to Jennifer Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Air Education and Training Command.
In some cases, the shell companies helped contractors obscure that they were making US military equipment abroad, the Government Accountability Office said, posing a risk to national security and quality control. More often, they were used to win contracts meant for companies owned by disabled veterans or minorities, it said.
Visitors to the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., can experience “The Vietnam War: 1945-1975” now through May 31. The traveling exhibition, put together by the New-York Historical Society with help from NWWIMM, explores “the pivotal struggles felt both on the war front and the home front” and “examines how the divisive war challenged democracy, citizenship, patriotism, and the foundations of American life as well as the connections between the conflict and its confounding cousin, World War I,” according to the exhibition’s web page.