Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:02
The Obama administration wants $534 billion for DoD's base budget in 2016 — $36 billion more than spending caps allow, plus another $51 billion for the overseas contingency operations account.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 08:01
Among its Sahelian partners, American military strategists are confronted with partners that frequently “misfire” by enacting brutal tactics against their own citizens, which galvanize insurgencies and regional terrorist threats that they are poorly suited to respond to quickly.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 07:39
The US government has donated two Cessna 208B Caravan light aircraft to the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) Air Wing to support the Ugandan contingent battling Al Shabaab militants in Somalia.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 07:24
Arms imports by African countries have increased by 45 percent between 2005 and 2014 says a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Algeria, Morocco and Sudan were the largest importers of arms on the African continent between 2010 and 2014. Africa accounted for 9 percent of total global arms imports between 2010 and 2014.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 06:46
Six members from the Uzbekistan air force visited Columbus Air Force Base March 3 – 5, to see the 14th Flying Training Wing mission firsthand and to learn how they could structure their own pilot training program. Their visit included most of the aspects Columbus AFB has that directly contribute to producing pilots, which included the tower and radar approach control and aerospace physiology and the flying squadrons.
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 07:03
U.N. sanctions monitors said on Friday they are concerned that if a United Nations Security Council committee approves a request by Libya's government for weapons, tanks and jets, some of the equipment could be diverted to militias supporting them.
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 06:43
Turkmen military reservists are heading off to training exercises for the first mass mobilisation since the country attained independence in 1991. Authorities summoned 200 reservists from Ashgabat and each of the country's five provinces, making about 1,200 in all, other sources at the Defence Ministry told Central Asia Online.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:36
The House Committee on Armed Services hearing regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request.
Lt Gen Christopher C. Bogdan, USAF
Program Executive Officer
F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
Secretary Sean J. Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA)
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:18
United States embassy officials in Addis Ababa have confirmed that the Ethiopian government has received a single Lockheed C-130E Hercules transport aircraft from the United States for tactical airlift of troops and equipment to support Ethiopian participation in AU and UN peacekeeping operations.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 06:43
NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense.