F-35 to Control Armed Attack Drones

Drones could help fighter jets with reconnaissance, weapons transport, electronic warfare and targeting; the F-35 might control Predators, Reapers, Global Hawks or small swarms of mini-attack drones.

The Air Force Chief Scientist said F-35 pilots will be able to control a small group of drones flying nearby from the aircraft cockpit in the air, performing sensing, reconnaissance and targeting functions.

If Syria Were a Bar Fight

Author’s Note: I doubt any problem in history ever had a lone culprit. Sometimes one of the best tools is to approach the problem from not only a different angle, but a different lens, to truly comprehend the breadth, depth, and context of the issue at hand. Consider this an attempt at a comedic low-brow approach to understand a very serious high-brow, multi-faceted problem rooted in clashing ideologies.

Pentagon's Operational Test and Evaluation Office Determined To Minimize F-35 Successes

The definition of a critic is someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. This description could readily be applied to the Defense Operational Test and Evaluation office. DOT&E is often described, erroneously, as the Pentagon’s weapons testers.  In reality, they test nothing. Rather, they are the green eyeshade people, like the goblins at Gringott’s in the Harry Potter series, who assess the progress of various major defense programs in meeting test requirements largely determined by the program offices and the services.

Biden's Baltic Bombast

In his just-completed trip to the Baltic republics, Vice President Joe Biden reassured his hosts that the U.S. commitment to their security through NATO was rock solid. And any worries they might have because of comments that Donald Trump had made during the ongoing presidential campaign Biden dismissed as completely unwarranted. “I want to make it absolutely clear to all the people in Baltic states, we have pledged our sacred honor, the United States of America . . .