David Martin speaks with troops who were there as an Iranian ballistic missile attack rained down on Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, part of six days that saw the U.S. and Iran go to the brink of war.
The Biden administration is taking heat from fellow Democrats as lawmakers pressure the White House to provide a legal justification for an airstrike launched Feb. 25 against Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria.
Air Force Basic Military Training has survived—something that was by no means certain when the pandemic hit.
In response to a Trump administration executive order, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, is getting ready to test its infrastructure against a simulated electromagnetic pulse attack.
The Defense Department announced a new $125 million military aid package for Ukraine that includes patrol boats and counter-artillery radars.
U.S. spending in Afghanistan included billions of dollars wasted on vehicles and buildings that were later abandoned, according to a watchdog report issued March 1. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said that of $7.8 billion in spending since 2008, only $343.2 million was spent on buildings and vehicles that were “maintained in good condition” and only $1.2 billion went to vehicles and buildings that were put to their intended use.
Northrop Grumman’s next cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station will carry a Space Development Agency payload to collect data for the development of missile-tracking sensors. The experiment known as Persistent Infrared Payload is scheduled to launch in July on the NG-16 Cygnus cargo mission on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Va.
“While it may seem like a long time ago—especially in the aftermath of the Iraq War of the 2000s—Desert Storm is worthy of study, as it was the last major regional conflict in which the U.S. military was involved,” writes retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. “The role of airpower was particularly decisive.”
Savannah Guthrie speaks exclusively with the nation’s highest-ranking woman in uniform, Air Mobility Command boss Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, who talks about her inspiring career in the Air Force. “Frankly, it’s quite lonely,” she says, calling for more women to rise in the ranks.