More Air Force Articles

  • The U.S. is about to give $100 million worth of cargo planes to a country that may not need them

    Department of Defense officials are giving two cargo planes worth more than $100 million to Afghanistan's air force, even though they may not be needed.

  • Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The Pentagon's press...

  • Air Force's James aimed 'deep' at nuke corps ills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago she had no inkling a nuclear crisis was brewing. But once it erupted in the form of exam-cheating by dozens of missile launch officers, she quickly announced conclusions that no Air Force leader before...

  • Scott AFB lands 320-worker cyber-security effort

    MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — The addition of two cybersecurity squadrons to an Air Force base in southwestern Illinois will bring 320 new jobs within two years and a $16 million investment in the site, members of Illinois' congressional delegation announced. Scott Air Force Base near Mascoutah,...

  • Mission incomprehensible: Obama's vision for military blunts its warfighting skills

    “What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?” – Madeline Albright, 1993, as she argued for sending U.S. troops to Bosnia There's an undertone to Albright's quip, one that suggests a sharp distinction between how progressives and...

  • Someone said something you don't like? They should definitely be fired

    For a disturbing number of Americans, free speech is a hallowed and protected right so long as everyone subscribes to the “correct” beliefs.

  • Two nuclear bombs nearly detonated in North Carolina in 1961, declassified report shows

    Nuclear devastation worse than Hiroshima nearly happened in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1961, when an Air Force bomber broke in half, letting two nuclear bombs drop. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said in a newly declassified government report, "By the slightest margin of chance, literally the...



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