In the upcoming defense review, the Air Force could face a “perfect storm” of pressures.
Vol. 87, No. 12
The Air Force and Navy will share the load. Even stealth aircraft will need protection.
A new Fleet Viability Board is keeping tabs on the oldest air fleet in USAF history.
ANG F-16s, equipped with an aerial reconnaissance system, provide a unique and important USAF capability.
Complex combinations of aircraft, sensors, and data links bring dramatic change in combat employment.
No pilot had ever survived an OV-10 ditching, but unless Steve Bennett tried it, his backseater would
Air Force control of the mission has never been—and is not today—totally secure.
In Iraq, a new type of expeditionary medic provides care around the clock.
The thunderous collapse of the Soviet Union can be traced to the invasion of Afghanistan 25 years ago.
Nearly 50 years ago, a big red aircraft made an unexpected landing in the Amazon.
To quote Hugh Knerr, “Sometimes it is necessary to violently rock the boat to dislodge the rats.”
Defense Program Needs Funds; More Druyun Fallout; a European Tanker? ….
Roche Resigns Air Force Secretary James G. Roche announced his resignation Nov. 16. Roche said his plans called for him to depart Jan. 20 or sooner, depending on whether a successor was confirmed. Roche, who became SECAF on June 1,...
Smarter Is Better “In this century, we are shifting away from the tendency to equate sheer numbers of things—tanks, troops, bombs, etc.—with capability. If a commander has a smart bomb that is so precise that it can do the work...
SBP Reform Approved; Other Defense Bill Pluses; Boost to Retiree COLA; Employer Tax Credits ....
“United States Objectives and, Programs for National Security” Paul H. Nitze Report to the President, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1950 FULL TEXT VERSION This once-classified paper was a major milestone—perhaps the major milestone—in postwar US defense planning. Better known as...