Editorial: Speed Kills

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein often begins talks with a description of what a really bad day might look like for the United States—from the perspective of a service chief. As he tells it, the first call comes from US Northern ...

Q&A: The Business-Case Approach

An exclusive interview with Matthew Donovan, Undersecretary of the Air Force. Matthew P. Donovan has been the Undersecretary of the Air Force since August 2013, and was Acting Secretary from June to October of this year. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel ...

Letters

You Say You Want a Revolution The article, “The Counter-Revolution in Military Affairs,” authored by perceptive John T. Correll in the July/August issue [p. 52] and [USAF Chief of Staff] Gen. David L. Goldfein’s “Questions & Answers: Halt Force Readiness” in the September issue [p. ...

Editorial: Playing the Numbers

The Air Force plans to radically shift funding priorities in its next budget to pay for future network connectivity to support its vision of multi-domain command and control (MDC2). For example, it might surrender some of its most heavily worn B-1 bombers, and possibly retire ...

Q&A: A New Way to Build Fighters

Roper explains ways to accelerate acquisition at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., last March. Photo: A1C Caitlin Russell Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is the point man within the Air Force for accelerating acquisition ...

Letters

FAMILY FIGHT The inimitable John Correll has succinctly stated the challenge facing the Nation’s Armed Forces [“The Counter-Revolution in Military Affairs,” July-August, p. 52]. Correll’s article could be summarized in the words of the great strategist, Pogo, who said, “We have met the enemy, and ...

Editorial: Matching Up Against the Threat

This month marks 18 years since the United States launched its first counterstrikes after 9/11. The generation of recruits now joining the Air Force was born after that worst-ever terrorist attack on US soil; America has been at war for their entire lives. In that ...

Q&A: Toward a Seamless Pacific

Gen. Charles Brown Jr. discusses PACAF mission readiness with airmen at JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in February. Photo: A1C Caitlin Russell Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. spoke with Editorial Director John A. Tirpak on Sept. 3 about the challenges of operating in ...