RAND Study Claims USAF Suffering from “Identity Crisis”
Korea Experts: Denuclearization Pact Shouldn’t Jeopardize Military Presence
Strike Pace Continues to Increase in Somalia
Rolls-Royce Will Build F130 in Indianapolis if it wins B-52 Re-Engining
Iraqi Air Force Graduates First Expert Maintainers
After Putin’s Warning, Russian TV Lists Nuclear Targets in U.S.
Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. Reuters
DARPA’s Fred Kennedy Tapped to Lead Space Development Agency
In a memo to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin designated Kennedy as his choice to become the first director of the Space Development Agency. Space News
Pentagon Reviewing Potential Conflicts of Interests in Cloud Bid
An unexpected twist in an ongoing legal battle over a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract has thrust a former Defense Department official’s connections to frontrunner Amazon.com Inc. into the spotlight. Bloomberg
US Bomber Grounded at Wings Over Wairarapa Following Mechanical Issues.
A USAF B-52 Stratofortress bomber, failed to show at a New Zealand airshow after it was grounded by mechanical problems. It would have been the first time the bomber flew in New Zealand airspace. TVNZ
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Deptula vs. Harrison: A No-Holds-Barred Debate on Space Force
USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula (Ret.), dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and CSIS Director Todd Harrison get real on the Space Force and more. Listen to the podcast here: Defense and Aerospace Report