August 21, 2013  

UAV drivers | Nukes | CSAR

The US Air Force cannot keep up with the growing demand for unmanned aircraft operators, partially due to a lack of volunteers. In a paper published by the Brookings Institution, Col. Bradley Hoagland argues the Air Force “must immediately take a new approach and reevaluate the personnel programs that most effectively contribute to this vital mission.”

The Washington Post editorial today argues for making the security of nuclear materials a top priority.

Three retired Air Force generals — Michael Moseley, John Corley and William Looney, a former USAF chief of staff, Air Combat Command boss and Air Education and Training Command chief — write in Defense News that the service needs to continue the combat search-and-rescue mission and buy new helicopters to replace aging aircraft.

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“Nor ought we to believe that there is much difference between man and man, but to think that the superiority lies with him who is reared in the severest school.” — Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Contributed by Maj. Scott Cuomo, who completed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, then directed the Infantry Officer Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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