A U.S. Central Command official confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that warning pamphlets were dropped on Islamic State targets 45 minutes before bombing sorties in order “to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The Air Force is nearing completion of plans for the next generation land-based strategic nuclear missiles that could be deployed on difficult-to-locate mobile launchers or in tunnels.
The Pentagon announced last week it is developing a new strategic bomber that will carry both nuclear and conventional weapons, as both China and Russia are engaged in similar stealth bomber programs. The U.S. bomber, currently named Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, eventually will be called the B-3 when the first aircraft are deployed in the mid-2020s.
Republican lawmakers criticized President Obama Wednesday for promising to veto the defense policy bill that would authorize about $612 billion in defense funding for fiscal year 2016.
The Pentagon and U.S. Cyber Command have blocked the use of telecommunications equipment produced by the global Chinese company Huawei Technologies over cyber spying fears, according to congressional testimony last week.
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work this week outlined the Pentagon’s plan for deterrence against cyberattacks from nation states such as China, Russia and North Korea.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military needs to improve its ability to deter attacks on its computer networks, and is working to make it more costly for U.S. adversaries, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
If it weren’t for the large sample size, you would think that the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly have been accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 27% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 49% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey. Agreement with, “Overall my quality of life is good or excellent,” dropped from 91% agreement in 2009 to 56% in 2014, and President Obama’s personal approval rating was an eye-catching 15%.
After initially refusing to provide details, the Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a Chinese jet made an unsafe pass near a U.S. RC-135 surveillance jet last week.
The Pentagon is facing sharp scrutiny from lawmakers for reportedly punishing U.S. soldiers who tried to prevent the sexual abuse of children in Afghanistan, according to a letter sent Monday to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey.