Defence

Army drops use of term ‘Negro’ in document

WASHINGTON –  The Army has dropped the term “Negro” from a policy document that called the word an acceptable alternative to “Black” or “African American.” The term appeared in a lengthy document called Army Command Policy, covering personnel standards and policies. A section on equal opportunity policy defined “Black” or “African American” as “a person having origins in any of ... Read More »

Dogfight between Congress, Air Force could delay F-35 program

  Congress and Air Force officials are engaged in a virtual dogfight over the delayed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which could in turn push back the introduction of the F-35 fighter planes. The military wants to mothball the plane, affectionately known as the “Warthog,” and says it needs the maintenance crews for the new plane. But lawmakers spared ... Read More »

US officials say ISIS leader survived airstrike, audio tape emerges

  The head of the Islamic State survived a recent airstrike that prompted rumors about his death, two U.S. officials told News channel  – as a new audio tape emerged of him claiming the terror network would fight to the last man. The statement from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was released Thursday on social media networks. In it, he says his fighters ... Read More »

Hagel orders nuke force overhaul, cites ‘systematic problems’

  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered major changes in the management of America’s nuclear arsenal, and billions in additional spending, to fix “systematic problems” in the wake of a series of embarrassing nuclear missteps.  In announcing the top-to-bottom changes, the secretary also shed light on how deep the problems really were. He described how three Air Force bases ... Read More »

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