Posts Tagged ‘Aviation Calendar’

AFSOC to “Borrow” from Army to Create AC-27J Gunship Force

December 14, 2008

Air Force Special Operations Command is slated to receive two of seven C-27J aircraft bought with fiscal year 2009 dollars originally intended for the Army to build gunship versions of the aircraft, Inside the Air Force has learned.

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When Will Obama Reveal National Security Strategy?

December 12, 2008
Aviation Calendar 2009

Aviation Calendar 2009

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Pentagon observers disagree on how soon President-elect Barack Obama’s team will develop its new national security strategy and whether his administration will have time to conduct a new, sweeping national security review before completing the Pentagon’s 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, reports Inside Defense.

By law, Obama is required to submit a comprehensive national security strategy report within 150 days of taking office. A Defense Department briefing slide reviewed by Inside the Pentagon suggests the new team might develop high-level planning guidance next spring, followed by a new national security strategy next summer. In early 2010, the Obama team’s first QDR report would be issued, along with a National Defense Strategy and National Military Strategy, according to the slide.

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Pentagon Re-Visits 2006 Israel-Hezbollah Conflict

December 12, 2008
Aviation Calendar 2009

Aviation Calendar 2009

Our military Aviation Calendar 2009 features 13 images of US and allied military aircraft in action. Buy the Aviation Calendar 2009 exclusively at the PatriArt Gallery for only $ 19.99. Worldwide delivery available.

The 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah is receiving renewed attention from defense planners and thinkers who see it as an important example of what the U.S. military might face in the future, reports Inside Defense.

The attention goes all the way to the top: Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses the increasing capabilities of non-state actors in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs.

In his essay, titled “A Balanced Strategy: Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age,” Gates writes, “militias, insurgent groups, other nonstate actors, and developing-world militaries are increasingly acquiring more technology, lethality, and sophistication — as illustrated by the losses and propaganda victory that Hezbollah was able to inflict on Israel in 2006.”

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