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Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?

October 30, 2014 • In the News • Original: Daily Beast

Nuclear-capable Russian bombers are flying over the North Sea and the Atlantic. And U.S. Air Force officers are very concerned at what could be a rehearsal of a deadly mission….

Air Force Says Mideast Bombing Worsens Maintenance-Staff Shortage

October 29, 2014 • In the News, Press Releases • Original: Wall Street Journal

The Air Force says the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists is exacerbating its shortage of plane-maintenance experts—a gap that is rekindling tensions with Congress about how to manage the…

CSBA Urges Army to Take on Coastal Defense Mission

October 29, 2014 • In the News • Original: Politico

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made waves earlier this month when he said the Army should consider a new mission: defending coastlines. In a report out today, the Center for Strategic…

Report: Army Should Embrace Anti-Access/Area-Denial Mission

October 29, 2014 • In the News • Original: Army Times

The Army is embracing a more expeditionary identity, but earlier this month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended it return to an old mission on the home front: coastal defense. Now…

Pentagon: US Air War on Islamic State Costing $8.3 Million a Day

October 28, 2014 • In the News • Original: Defense News

The Pentagon has revised its estimate of the cost of the US air war in Iraq and Syria, saying the price tag for the campaign against the Islamic State group…