Air Force Col. Todd Canterbury has been nominated to take over the F-35 Integration Office at the Pentagon. Canterbury, currently the chief of the operations division at the F-35 Integration Office, would receive the rank of brigadier general if confirmed. He would replace Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, who now heads to a position in Air Combat Command, Air Force spokesman Col. Patrick Ryder said Thursday.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.