Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley confirmed Feb. 26 that Army officials are considering postponing or curtailing exercises in South Korea amid concerns over the spreading coronavirus.
It’s important not to duplicate the work being performed by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the fledgling Space Force is created, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Preparations are underway to officially transition Florida’s Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to the U.S. Space Force. There is still no firm date for the actual name change but it could happen sometime in March, said Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess, commander of the 45th Space Wing and director of the Eastern Range.
AFA 2020: Not only will the Space Force’s new positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) constellation, called NTS-3, provide jam-resistant capabilities to troops on the battlefield, the satellites will be able to rapidly redeploy to provide coverage where it’s most needed, says Bill Gattle, president of L3Harris Space Systems.
The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander of the U.S. military’s special forces in Africa.
The White House demanded the ouster of Pentagon policy chief John Rood last week after the former industry executive opposed the administration on plans to pull U.S. troops from Syria and its policy toward Chinese tech giant Huawei, six current and former Trump administration officials tell POLITICO.
Americans, so we are told, don’t care about foreign policy. Every poll shows it is a low voter priority. But Americans do care about U.S. troops and their ability to safeguard our country, prevent war, and preserve our way of life. That matters. In that spirit, every American should pay attention to the Feb. 28, announcement of a peace deal with the Taliban that the Trump administration is expected to sign. It might not create peace, wrote Tara Sonenshine, former U.S.undersecretary of State for public diplomacy in Defense One.
The Air Force is leveraging emerging technologies and new legislation to accelerate acquisition decisions and streamline sustainment. Read more here.
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