Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce on Friday a comprehensive overhaul of the Pentagon's nuclear weapons programs, after scandals in the Air Force and Navy this year prompted scrutiny.
The troops will stay at the Langley Transit Center, which was developed in a secluded area at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia.
Drastic weather, rising seas and changing storm patterns are all 'threat multipliers' that can affect national security, the Pentagon said.
As the U.S. and its partners have intensified their airstrikes, they have hit a variety of targets around Mosul and many of Iraq's other major cities.
The Air Force risks spending about $8.8 billion on 46 MQ-9 Reaper drones that it may not need, the Pentagon’s inspector general said. In a summary of a report posted late Wednesday, the IG said that officials did not receive appropriate approval for an increase in quantity. The Air Force also failed to perform a […]
By Christian Davenport |
Air Force |
October 2, 2014
The U.S. carried out 11 strikes each in Iraq and Syria, and Britain launched its first two in Iraq.
The Islamic State once traveled frequently in long columns of vehicles waving their trademark black flag, massing forces before attacking towns, military bases and other targets.
The pace of U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have increased rapidly, especially since President Obama called for the first ones in Syria on Sept. 23.
The United States has likely spent between $780 million and $930 million in its campaign against the Islamic State so far, according to an independent assessment released Monday.
The targets were smaller refineries used to provide fuel for the Islamic State and finance their operations, Pentagon officials said