May 2010

Vol. 93, No. 5

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Major Commands

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Behind the Taiwan Arms Sales

Adm. Robert F. Willard, the chief of United States Pacific Command, came to Congress on March 25 with a blunt warning: China’s rapid military buildup is affecting the regional balance of power. “Of particular concern,” he added, “is that elements...

Air Force World

Conaton Sworn In Erin C. Conaton has officially become undersecretary of the Air Force. She was sworn in March 15, 11 days after the Senate confirmed her to fill the service’s No. 2 civilian post. The undersecretary position had been...

Verbatim

A Day Without Space “We actually have wargames where we have considered a day without space—in other words, intellectually trying to make sure that we understand what the puts and takes are and what the consequences [are] of losing [capability]....

Letters

Nuclear Deterrents It appears that Deputy Defense Secretary [William J.] Lynn III is as confused concerning the Air Force’s “Top Job” as many others in Washington [“Verbatim: Top Job for Air Force,” April, p. 43]. The “Top Job” to be...

AFA National Report

The Wall That Heals A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C, will travel to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., next month, but the Eglin Chapter (Fla.) has already begun pitching in to help with expenses incurred by...