The Pentagon on Friday called a Chinese jet’s encounter with a U.S. anti-submarine warfare aircraft an “aggressive” and “dangerous” act and said it has protested the action with Beijing.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that the incident took place Tuesday in international airspace.
China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.
Four Russian strategic bombers conducted practice bombing runs near Alaska on Monday and two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft came within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday.
Thirty-four Air Force officers allegedly cheated or turned a blind eye to cheating on a proficiency exam for intercontinental launch officers at an Air Force Base in Montana, and now the scandal has doubled in size, CNN reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Air Force has suspended security clearances for 34 officers and is re-testing the entire force overseeing America’s nuclear-armed missiles after uncovering widespread cheating on a key proficiency exam.
The recent budget deal proposed in Congress provides modest relief for a Department of Defense (DOD) that still faces hundreds of billions in unfunded costs and a shrinking, less prepared military.
“Get on the bus,” he screams. He stomps his feet and cups his hands around his mouth. “You get on the bus now.”
It’s a twilight zone scene, watching the 30-month-old boy ordering his father onto a school bus. The tarmac tamper tantrum is greeted with laughter from the crowd; tears well in his mother Heather’s eyes. If it was any place else she probably would have scolded him, but Elijah Vibar and his twin sister Laila are waiting to see their father, United States Air Force mechanic Mark Vibar, for the first time in four months.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) pushed senior military officials Wednesday for specifics about the actual impact of full sequestration.