The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office is developing several new computer programs for the U.S. military’s air operations center running the bombing campaign against the Islamic State, one of its largest efforts since launching two years ago.
Making the transition to civilian life and work comes with several factors worthy of consideration: to what extent does military service matter to a prospective employer? Is there a culture of veteran hiring?
Obama officials interpreted three episodes involving fighter jets in the last month as a warning to stay out of the Baltics, but said that would not happen.
If you want to buy a secondhand fighter jet, Albania’s the place to go right now.
By John Ubaldi
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The media coverage of November’s midterm election and the Ebola crisis, have effectively drowned out any and all other issues. Perhaps more importantly, it has diluted virtually all discussion regarding the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS.
Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Fort Greeley in…
By Kerry Givens
Since the end of the Cold War, the Russian and Chinese defense industries have lagged far behind in the race for the acquisitions of advanced technology in the global markets. With the acquisition of sophisticated 5th generation radar defense systems, coupled with hypersonic surface to air missile technology and 5th generation fighter aircraft technology the Russian Federation and Chinese Defense Ministries have propelled its global reach.
By William Tucker
Over the past few months the U.S. military has placed numerous assets across the Persian Gulf region. Among the deployments are the regular positioning of two aircraft carriers, a doubling of minesweeping vessels, new missile systems, and now the deployment of F-22 and F-15C fighter aircraft to the Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The announcement of the F-22 deployment set off a firestorm of speculation.
By William Tucker
This has become an endless topic on which speculation is rife. Indeed, it’s been discussed here before. But will Israel really launch a military strike against Iran in the near future? Essentially, the answer is no. There are many reasons why Israel would refrain hitting Iran’s nuclear facilities such as military limitations and political considerations, but perhaps the main reason why is the lack of an existential threat.