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It’s important to read this: NATO commanders requested the sophisticated surveillance aircraft after concluding that they were running out of military targets in Libya after four months of bombing and missile strikes against Kadafi’s military forces and command facilities, U.S. and NATO officials said. ….“It’s getting more difficult to find stuff to blow up,” said […]

Boeing vs. EADS II: No Mas

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In Robert Farley
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On February 24, 2011
In a little over an hour, we’ll find out whether our next generation of in-flight tanker will be a decent plane built by decent, hard-working Americans, or a somewhat better plane built on the backs of exploited, unionized Europeans (along with a few decent, hard-working Alabamans thrown in for show).  Intrade says Boeing, and that’s […]
Spencer, noting the recent research indicating that civilian deaths in Afghanistan generate hostility towards the United States: Additionally, some in the military consider a preoccupation with civilian casualties to be a media-driven phenomenon. Last December, the Air Force’s intel chief, Lieutenant General David Deptula, told Danger Room’s Noah Shachtman that “there appears to be an […]

Tanker Stuff

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On February 25, 2010

Let me recommend the excellent work of Amy Butler at Ares on the new Air Force tanker contract bid situation. Long story short, Northrup-Grumman/EADS/Airbus is claiming that the new requirements are t

Petraeus Mocks Air Force

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On August 26, 2009

This isn’t that unusual; I’ve heard many Army officers make similar jokes in the past. I think the AFA whining reveals a certain insecurity, though: A soldier is trudging through the muck

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