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India Faces Questions Over Its Handling Of A Militant Attack

As Indian forces worked for a fourth day to secure an air force base raided by Pakistan-based militants, the government faced growing questions Tuesday about its response to the attack, which left at least seven troops dead and 20 wounded.

January 6, 2016
World News, Cold War, Russia, Air Space, Arctic, Tin City, Alaska, Air Force

Intent Of Russian Military Aircraft Near U.S. Shores Remains Unclear

Russian fighter jets deliberately provoke Cold War tensions by flying unannounced and unwelcome through U.S. airspace.

April 7, 2015

Failing Programs Kept Alive By Lawmakers

Members of Congress whose states or districts benefited from missile defense spending fought doggedly to protect three of the programs long after their shortcomings became obvious.

April 7, 2015
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Mortgaging The Pentagon

The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program’s $1.5-trillion tab.

March 12, 2015

US F-35 Fighter Jets Cleared To Fly After Engine Fire

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. fleet of troubled F-35 fighters has been cleared to fly again but investigators are still uncertain what caused an engine fire on one of the aircraft, the Pentagon said Tuesday. U.S. Navy and Air Force aviation authorities lifted a ban on flights after having grounded the costly plane and left […]

July 15, 2014

Military’s Pricey F-35 Fighter Jet Catches Fire During Takeoff In Florida

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times A fire broke out on a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after an attempted takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The radar-evading, supersonic fighter jet, a nearly $400 billion weapons program under development for more than a decade, experienced the emergency on the ground Monday at 10:15 a.m. […]

June 24, 2014

Veteran Stunt Pilot Dies In Crash At California Air Force Base

Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times Officials have confirmed veteran stunt pilot Eddie Andreini was killed when his plane slammed into the tarmac and burst into flames Sunday during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. Andreini’s vintage Stearman biplane crashed while performing an aerial trick during the two-day Thunder Over Solano show, […]

May 5, 2014

U.S. Sending Aircraft, More Troops To Aid Search For Kony In Africa

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday that it is stepping up the search for fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony in Central Africa, deploying 150 Air Force special operations troops and four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda to help with the manhunt. The aircraft — V-22 Ospreys that can […]

March 24, 2014

Cheating Inquiry Finds ‘Systemic Problems’ In U.S. Nuclear Force

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been implicated in a widening cheating investigation, a sign of deep cultural and command problems in the nuclear force, the leader of the Air Force said Thursday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a […]

January 31, 2014