The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State dropped 5,075 bombs during operations in August, the highest total of any month since the three-year campaign against the terrorist group began.
The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.
The future of airpower depends on “increased lethality,” the chief of staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, told an audience at a lecture hosted by the Air Force Association in Washington, D.C., on July 28.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced its intention to begin treating U.S. coalition jets flown west of the Euphrates River in Syria as air targets.
The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, commemorated four historic anniversaries on Monday.
The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.
The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy its F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets to battle the Islamic State in the Middle East within the next few years to give the American-led coalition a new edge over the terrorist group.
The top officer in the U.S. Air Force warned Thursday that if Congress again fails to pass a budget that fully funds the military, the service will face significant challenges in protecting the American homeland and sustaining ongoing missions.
President Donald Trump will name Heather Wilson, a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico, to the position of secretary of the U.S. Air Force, the White House announced Monday.