Cites Need For Air Superiority, "Short-Term Economic
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM) denounced Monday the decision by US Defense Secretary
Robert Gates to end funding for the F-22 Raptor, calling the plane
"the next-generation fighter aircraft that would have assured US
air superiority for years to come."
Republican Senators Want Resolution On Tanker Deal
Ashton Carter, President Obama's nominee to become the
Pentagon's next acquisition chief, saw his nomination stalled last
week after two Republican senators raised concerns about the
stalled KC-X contract deal for a new Air Force tanker.
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.06.09 1500 EDT (DEVELOPING
STORY): Saying he would have made the same budget cuts
regardless of the state of the economy, on Monday Defense Secretary
Robert Gates recommended the Pentagon cut all further funding for
production of the F-22A Raptor, and halting development of the
controversial VH-71 presidential helicopter replacement.
In Europe Sunday, President Barack Obama strongly criticized
Saturday night's failed missile launch by North Korea. The
three-stage rocket -- ostensibly an attempt to place a satellite
into orbit -- failed to achieve orbit and fell back into the
Pacific Ocean without incident, according to the US military.
Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!
Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great
deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a
considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to.
That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat,
time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In
US Beefing Up Surveillance Of Northern Border With
Building upon the success of conducting US-Mexico border
surveillance with Predator UAVs, the US Customs and Border
Protection has announced plans to utilize one of the unmanned
aircraft to patrol the border between Michigan and Ontario,