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Ex-intel analyst says seeing a US drone kill a child pushed him to leak military documents that he faces 11 years behind bars over

Men look at wall graffiti depicting a U.S. drone along a street in Sanaa, Yemen, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi Daniel Hale, a former intel analyst, faces 11 years in prison for leaking docs on US drone strikes. Hale wrote an 11-page letter to the court explaining why he leaked the docs, offering gruesome details. "I came to believe that the policy of drone assassination was being used to mislead the public," Hale wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. "War ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Drones, Pakistan, War On Terror, US Air Force, Trump

The Marine Corps just beat the Navy and Air Force to the latest F-35 milestone

US Marine Corps F-35Cs with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, June 30, 2021. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 said in early July that its F-35C jets reached full operational capability. That means the Corps' F-35Cs are ready for full operations before the Air Force's and Navy's F-35s. But the Corps' F-35B, the sibling to the F-35C, is not yet fully ready for combat. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Navy, Trends, Afghanistan, Marine Corps, Marines, Air Force, US Navy, US Air Force, Hill, US Marine Corps, Corps, FOC, VMFA, Worley, U.S. Navy, Eielson

Here's what could make the Air Force's new jets 'sixth-generation' fighters

An F-22 and an F-35. Air Force Militaries and defense manufacturers alike have touted the impending arrival of "sixth-generation" fighter jets. Fighter generations aren't official labels but rather industry terms associated with aircraft capabilities. Here's what capabilities sixth-generation fighters could have, based on what their predecessors have been designed to do. See more stories on Insider's business page. In recent months, just about every headline associated with a n...
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Wales heatwave solves mystery of plane's fate from 1944

The mystery surrounding the 1944 US Air Force aircraft was hidden in Snowdonia's waters, until now.
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Changes in China's military flights around Taiwan may mean Chinese pilots are learning new tactics

A J-16 fighter jet during an air show in China's northeastern Jilin province, October 17, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images Observers point to increased presence of early-warning and electronic-warfare aircraft in combination with China's fighter-bombers. A strategy inspired by the US military connects and shares information between the latest combat platforms and older warplanes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recent air force sorties by the People's Liberation ...
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3 times the US military brought back 'obsolete' weapons to take on new enemies

The USS New Jersey with all guns blazing. US Navy The US military regularly sends old hardware to its storage depots and boneyards. But the Pentagon has also brought back old gear and designs to counter new and emerging threats. See more stories on Insider's business page. 1. Battleships Once thought to be the cornerstone of naval power, the advent of naval aviation and the rise of the aircraft carrier in WWII was the beginning of the end for the large-gunned ships of the line.Though ...
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One of the Air Force's biggest planes has helped pull off every major special ops mission since Vietnam

An MC-130P Combat Shadow, top, an MC-130J Commando II, center, and an MC-130H Combat Talon II off the coast of Okinawa, January 26, 2015. US Air Force/Senior Airman Maeson Elleman Since the mid-1960s, the Air Force has used the MC-130 to support special-operations missions all over the world. The Air Force is now rolling out the MC-130J model, and it will remain important as special operators adapt to new challenges. "The MC-130 is a very versatile and flexible aircraft," a former Air Forc...
Tags: Australia, China, Iraq, Southeast Asia, US, International, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, Alaska, Marine Corps, Vietnam, Air Force, Mc-130, US Army, Gulf of Mexico

Fifteen Percent of US Air Force F-35s Don't Have Working Engines

Areyoukiddingme shares a report from The Drive: Atotal of 46 F-35 stealth fighters are currently without functioning engines due to an ongoing problem with the heat-protective coating on their turbine rotor blades becoming worn out faster than was expected. With the engine maintenance center now facing a backlog on repair work, frontline F-35 fleets have been hit, with the U.S. Air Force's fleet facing the most significant availability shortfall. At a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on A...
Tags: Navy, Tech, Air Force, US Air Force, Don, U S Navy, U S Air Force, U S Marine Corps, Joint Program Office, Eric T Fick

US Air Force to send dozens of F-22 fighter jets to the Pacific

The United States Air Force is sending more than two dozen F-22 stealth fighters to an exercise in the western Pacific this month, an unusually large deployment of the powerful jets that analysts say sends a strong message to a possible adversary in China.
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US Air Force to send dozens of F-22 fighter jets to the Pacific amid tensions with China

The United States Air Force is sending more than two dozen F-22 stealth fighters to an exercise in the western Pacific this month, an unusually large deployment of the powerful jets that analysts say sends a strong message to a possible adversary in China.
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US Air Force to send dozens of F-22 fighter jets to the Pacific amid tensions with China

The United States Air Force is sending more than two dozen F-22 stealth fighters to an exercise in the western Pacific this month, an unusually large deployment of the powerful jets that analysts say sends a strong message to a possible adversary in China.
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George W. Bush says the consequences of Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal will be 'unbelievably bad' and it 'breaks my heart'

Then-President George W. Bush participates in a video teleconference with Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2008. Jim Watson/Getty Images George W. Bush ripped into Joe Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Bush warned the pullout endangered women, girls, and people who worked with foreign troops. "They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal...
Tags: Politics, News, Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia, White House, Angela Merkel, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Nato, Washington Dc

Viral video of Taliban executing 22 Afghan commandos as they surrendered ignites more criticism of Biden's withdrawal

Afghan special force commando unit officers and soldiers attend a graduation ceremony at the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2021. Haroon Sabawoon/Getty Images 22 Afghan commandos were apparently massacred by the Taliban while surrendering in June. CNN obtained video of the brutal incident, which raises more concerns about Afghanistan's future. "This is horrible-yet it's the reality of announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan," Rep. Kinzinger tweeted. Se...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Mitch McConnell, Red Cross, Biden, US Air Force, Faryab province

Ige to extend COVID precautions through summer, real estate booms, tax collections soar, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige to maintain COVID guidelines as isle businesses grow frustrated. Gov. David Ige is holding strong to his target of fully vaccinating 70% of Hawaii residents before dropping the majority of the state’s COVID-related safety restrictions, including indoor mask mandates. Ige plans to extend his emergency proclamation suspending various laws and mandating safety protocols, which is set to expire Aug. 6. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Hawaii News Now. State Tax C...
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China is working overtime to build a modern military. Here's how its armed forces compare to the US's

A Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard at a ceremony in Beijing. REUTERS/Roman Pilipey Amid rising tensions with the US, China is continuing its drive to build a modern fighting force by 2027. The US military still ahead in several important areas, but the Chinese military has its own advantages. Here's how those forces stack up in total manpower, military expenditure, and land, sea and air capabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is pushing ahea...
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The AC-130 gunship has been backing up special operators for 55 years, and it's still popping up in new countries

An AC-130U gunship launches flares near Hurlburt Field, Florida, August 20, 2008. US Air Force Since the mid-1960s, AC-130 gunships have provided close air support for troops all over the world. The AC-130's utility and effectiveness created a dynasty that's now on its sixth version. "The sheer number of weapons options it brought to the battlefield was wild," a former Air Force combat controller told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you were to ask spec...
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As Richard Branson prepares to beat Jeff Bezos to space, Blue Origin claims the flight won't go high enough to count

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California, February 19, 2016. Virgin Galactic is set to fly founder Richard Branson to an altitude of 55 miles on Sunday. Competitor Blue Origin plans to launch its founder, Jeff Bezos, to space on July 20. Blue Origin says Virgin Galactic's plane won't reach space because it doesn't pass the Kármán line 62 miles up. See more stories ...
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What the Air Force's latest graphic reveals about the new B-21 stealth bomber

A rendering of the B-21 stealth bomber. Northrup Grumman The Air Force's latest rendering shows the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber at Edwards Air Force Base. The bomber will be thoroughly tested at Edwards AFB before delivery to operational units. The overall shape of the B-21 seems to be unchanged since a 2020 rendering, with a few details worth a mention. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Air Force published on July 6, 2021 a new rendering of the B-21 Raider ste...
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Court finds US Air Force 60% responsible for Sutherland Springs, Texas, shooting

A federal judge found the Air Force 60% responsible for the mass shooting at a Texas church because the FBI wasn't alerted the shooter...
Tags: Texas, Fbi, Air Force, US Air Force, SUTHERLAND SPRINGS Texas

Federal Judge Faults US Air Force Over Gunman's History for Texas Church Attack That Killed More Than Two Dozen People

Federal judge faults US Air Force over gunman's history for Texas church attack that killed more than two dozen people.
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Spending $2 trillion on new nuclear weapons is a risk to more than just your wallet

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile during a test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, August 2, 2017. US Air Force The US is pursuing the modernization of all three legs of the nuclear triad, at an estimated cost of $1.7 trillion over 30 years. Simultaneous modernization exceeds what's needed for an effective nuclear deterrent and is an unnecessarily costly and risky way to achieve our deterrence requirements. Bill Perry is a former US secretary of defen...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, China, Defense, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Nuclear Weapons, Jerry Brown, Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force

The Pentagon says US troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of August, well ahead of Biden's September 11 deadline

A US Air Force transport plane lands at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on July 1, 2021. Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images Biden said in April that US troops would be out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The AP reported Saturday that the military plans to pull troops out by the end of August instead. Around 1,000 troops are to stay to guard the US Embassy in Kabul, CNN reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon has said that US troops will be out of Afghanistan...
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The Air Force wants to give some A-10s, F-22s, and F-35s new homes

Aircraft and visitors at the 2014 Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, November 12, 2014. US Air Force The US Air Force wants to move some A-10s and HH-60 helicopters to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Some F-35s and F-22s are also being moved to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The service says the moves will allow it to centralize close air support and rescue operations and to enhance training for those fifth-generation jets. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Almost as soon as the US military left its biggest airbase in Afghanistan, looters rolled in

A US Air Force transport plane lands at the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on July 1, 2021.. Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images Bagram, the biggest airbase in Afghanistan, was ransacked within hours of the US withdrawal. Afghan officials said the US didn't coordinate the withdrawal with them, though the US military denies this. Looters stole laptops and gas canisters. It's not a good sign for the future of Afghanistan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Within hours of the US w...
Tags: Politics, News, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, New York Times, Associated Press, Biden, Times, US Air Force, Miller

Air Force special operators face a 'particularly hard' transition after Middle East wars, top general says

A US Air Force Special Operations Forces airman gathers his parachute after a training jump in Romania, May 13, 2021. Staff Sgt. Brandon Nelson Air Force Special Operations Command is has had two decades of success against terrorist groups. That has set AFSOC up for a "particularly hard" transition to a new era of competition, its commander says. "If it were easy, somebody else would would be able to do it," Lt. Gen. James Slife, AFSOC commander, said in February. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Congress, China, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Romania, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, Jordan, Air Force

The Netherlands is selling F-16s to a private company that provides 'aggressor' training for US pilots

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 fighter jets in Lithuanian airspace during an exercise, April 25, 2017. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Draken International is about to expand its fleet of fighter jets already used for Combat Air Force/Contracted Air Support in the US. The Dutch government has approved the sale 12 ex-Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s to Draken. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Dutch Parliament was informed on June the 29th 2021 that an interdepartmental Defense Ma...
Tags: Navy, US, Trends, Ministry Of Defence, Netherlands, Army, Air Force, JTAC, US Air Force, Reuters, Kingsley, Nellis Air Force Base, Falcons, Dutch Parliament, David Cenciotti, ATAC

The A-10 is feared for its attacks on the ground, but it can hold its own in a dogfight too

A US Air Force A-10 receives fuel from a US Air Force KC-10 above the US Central Command area of responsibility, January 17, 2020. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider Since the late 1970s, the A-10 has earned a reputation as a fearsome ground-attack aircraft. While the Warthog isn't designed for air-to-air combat, some of its features give it an edge if it has to go up against another aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. Everybody knows the A-10 can bring the pa...
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Your Best Self At Work – #MindfulSocial

Are you a fan of strengths tests? I have to say that up until now they haven’t been my first choice when working with clients. Not because I don’t believe in their usefulness, but because too many organizations have people do the tests, then categorize the individual to a type and don’t help them learn what to do next. There is so much more we can be doing to support our people.  Combine it with emotional intelligence and resilience training for one. That’s what I love about “Your Best Self at ...
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The US captured one of its most important military outposts from an enemy who didn't even know it was at war

US officers plant the American flag on Guam eight minutes after Marines and soldiers landed on the island, July 20, 1944. US Army In June 1898, the US Navy sailed to Guam to capture the island from the Spanish. The Spanish, who didn't know they were fighting the US, surrendered the island without a fight. Guam is still a US territory, and it now hosts some of the US's most important military bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. In eight months of fighting in 1898...
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Democrats take aim at the US's new $264 billion ICBM amid search for cash to boost the military

An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM is launched during a test at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, August 2, 2017. US Air Force The Biden administration's 2022 budget has sparked new debate about military funding. The GBSD, a replacement for the US's current ICBM's, has attracted particular scrutiny. Pausing the GBSD could save $37 billion "without any deterioration of our nuclear deterrence," Rep. John Garamendi told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
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