The US Air Force Is Preparing for a Great Power War Against Russia and China
Opinion

The US Air Force Is Preparing for a Great Power War Against Russia and China

In September, at the Air Force Association’s annual Space & Cyber ​​Conference, Heather Wilson — Donald Trump’s Secretary of the U.S. Air Force — presented the Trump administration’s new roadmap for the U.S. Air Force: the historic expansion of the already, by far, largest air force in the world. Wilson identified the perceived context of the…

Why India’s Air Force Is Dying
Military

Why India’s Air Force Is Dying

To observers of India’s defense environment, the country’s procurement process is a deeply bureaucratized labyrinth of incompetence and ineffectiveness. A 27-point internal memo prepared in 2017 by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre presented a sweeping denunciation of the tangled web of failures in Defence Ministry weapons-buying procedures and outputs. Most striking to note…