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Confessions of a drone veteran: Why using them is more dangerous than the government is telling you

Exclusive: I served as an Air Force imagery analyst. Here's what the government won't say about its drone program

Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

The Air Force’s newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. […]

Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to the Middle East. The Australian contingent will move to the United […]

Two Cheers for Obama: Nobody Makes the Best Out of Bad Situation Like He Does

7 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

(U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines) An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for Poland, September 5, 2014, from Aviano Air Base, Italy.  This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. I t took President Barack Obama a...Show More Summary

Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

11 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

Tim Cook Speaks on Privacy in New Interview: 'We Try Not to Collect Data'

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with Charlie Rose in a two part-interview, and the second segment of the show is airing tonight. In the second half of the interview, Cook focuses on the driving force behind Apple, his own personal values, and...Show More Summary

MSNBC Discusses Atheist Airman Who Doesn’t Want to Swear an Oath to God

Monica Miller, the attorney who works for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, appeared on MSNBC today to talk about the Air Force service member who may be rejected from re-enlistment because he doesn't want to sign an oath with the words "So Help Me God":

Gen Heithold: I Want a Directed Energy Weapon for Special Forces in 2017 Budget

The head of Air Force Special Operations Command says he is in the market for a directed energy beam weapon and plans to look at acquisitions possibilities as part of the 2017 defense budget.Such a weapon could be used to knock out communications...Show More Summary

US Air Force Expects to Have Awarded LRS-B Nuclear Bomber Contract by Spring/Summer 2015

The Air Force plans to award a contract to build its new bomber to a single vendor by next spring or summer as part of its ongoing effort to engineer a stealthy long range bomber that can evade advanced air defenses, service leaders said Sept. Show More Summary

?Is The Military Developing Banned Laser Tech To Blind Enemy Soldiers?

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Until the mid-1990s, the U.S. Air Force funded research on how to destroy human eyeballs at a distance with lasers. There were at least 10 such programs with names like BOSS, Nighthawk and Y-Blue. An international treaty banned these weapons, but, according to one report, the research has continued. Read more...

Congress Should Vote and Say No to Obama's New War

President Obama's war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is modeled on the U.S. war against Serbia in 1999 to essentially detach its province of Kosovo--in which the United States acted as the air force for the Kosovo Liberation Army group. Show More Summary

French Aviation Goes On Strike Again, Air France Forced To Cancel Half Of Its Flights

It's Monday morning and once again, the French are on strike. This time, it's Air France. Pilots for Air France have forced the country's national carrier to scrap half of its flights on Monday, reports the AFP. Should the strike continue into Tuesday, the Airline expects to cancel as much as 60% of its scheduled service. Show More Summary

The Third and Final Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Beige Collection

This weekend we attended the official celebration of the third and final Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 collection, the collaboration with Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci, in Madrid. On the day of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 final… The Third and Final Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Beige Collection is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.

US: Arab states to join air raids on IS group

Officials say several Arab countries have offered to use air forces against the group calling itself the Islamic State.

"David was most alive and enthusiastic in his humanitarian roles."

Said his brother, Mike Haines.David Haines worked for the Royal Mail, then joined the Royal Air Force. He later worked with the United Nations in the Balkans, where "he helped whoever needed help, regardless of race, creed or religion,"...Show More Summary

Of The 17,891 Deaths From Terrorism Last Year, 19 Were American. Let Iraqis Fight ISIS.

The reality of the war against terrorism is that since 2001, the U.S. has weakened groups like Al-Qaeda, but "hasn't wiped any out" according to a recent Washington Post article. Retired Air Force General Charles F. Wald is quoted as...Show More Summary

Ex-NSA director Michael Hayden: ISIS airstrikes are like 'casual sex'

Here's a comparison you probably haven't heard yet about the United States' airstrikes on ISIS holdings in the Middle East: "The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex," retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden told U.S. Show More Summary

General Motors recalls nearly 3,000 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

Faulty air bags and parking brake cables halt sales General Motors has been forced to recall nearly 3,000 Chevrolet Corvettes, after the giant US car manufacturer said that the vehicles may have air bag defects or brake faults.…

RETIRED GENERAL: The President's ISIS Strategy Is Like 'Casual Sex'

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden compared President Obama's plan to begin bombing ISIS militants in Syria to "casual sex" in an interview with U.S. News & World Report on Thursday. "The reliance on air power has all of theShow More Summary

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