Category Archives: U.S. Air Force

SECDEF Mattis Unveils New 'Lethal' National Defense Strategy Focused on Great Power Competition

SECDEF Mattis Unveils New ‘Lethal’ National Defense Strategy Focused on Great Power Competition

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks to Airmen during a town hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Jan. 16, 2018. US Air Force Photo

THE PENTAGON — During Friday morning’s rollout of his new National Defense Strategy, Defense Secretary James Mattis summed up the document succinctly. “Everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military. We cannot expect success fighting tomorrow’s conflicts with yesterday’s weapons or equipment.” Read More

Strategic Capabilities Office Director Roper Tapped to Lead Air Force Acquisition Office

Strategic Capabilities Office Director Roper Tapped to Lead Air Force Acquisition Office

DOD Strategic Capabilities Office Director Dr. William Roper (center) observes a test flight of the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, also known as the hoverbike. The JTARV may one day make it possible for Soldiers on the battlefield to order resupply and then receive those supplies rapidly from an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle. US Army photo.

The White House announced its intention to nominate current Strategic Capabilities Office Director William Roper to serve as the next Air Force acquisition chief. Read More

Report: Current Budget Fight Hints at Long-Term Battle Between Pentagon and Budget Hawks

Report: Current Budget Fight Hints at Long-Term Battle Between Pentagon and Budget Hawks

A United States Marine Corps helicopter is seen flying through this scene of the full Moon and the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 from Arlington National Cemetery. NASA PHOTO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense budget is still being hammered out on Capitol Hill, a more significant fight for the long-term vision of military spending is occurring behind the scenes, pitting West Wing number crunchers against Pentagon leaders, according to a new analysis on Pentagon spending.

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