This is some pretty gruesome stuff: Governors united across party lines to protest the potential loss of their pet C-130s and other planes. Members of Congress lined up behind the potent lobbying pre
Well, now I’m well and truly fucked. Thank you, Anton Scalia. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a shocking decision, declared the U.S. Air Force unconstitutional earlier today. In a 5-4 decision, the
I’ve heard of inter-service conflict, but… In 1987, while flying off the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, a Lt. j.g. Timothy W. Dorsey fired a missile at an Air Force F-4 reconnaissance je
This originally posted over at Duck of Minerva; had intended to post here, then simply forgot. Context is “Virtual APSA” in which many who had intended to present at APSA did audio or vi
Just a couple thoughts on the 60 Minutes F-22 expose. I listened in on a conference call by Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Adam Kinzinger yesterday, and they seem to be taking this pretty seriously, and mo
An anonymous Air Force pilot decides to whine: As if twelve years wasn’t enough of boring meaningless holes in the sky while our most demanding combat skills atrophied and we prematurely aged our in
My WPR column this week builds on Sunday’s Libya post: One of the crucial military questions that emerged from the campaign involves the effectiveness of airpower. With one long ground war windi
As a mild-mannered atheist and a harsh critic of the Air Force, you might expect me to be up in arms regarding the use of Christian just war theory in a USAF PowerPoint presentation to missile jocks.