• More bomber operations mean 'the chess pieces are moving,' US Air Force's top officer says

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The increasing activity of US Air Force bombers is part of a concerted effort to show that those planes can fly whenever and wherever they want, the Air Force's top officer said last week.
    "That's the capability of global air power... and the ability to operate from and be prepared to go any place, anywhere, any time," Gen. Charles Brown, Air Force chief of staff, told reporters on Wednesday.
    Brown's comments came in response to a question about this month's deployment of B-1B bombers to Norway, the first time US bombers have operated from that country.
    "Will it...
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  • How US special-operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory

    How US special-operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    An Iraqi T-55 main battle tank burns after an attack by the 1st British Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm, February 1991.
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    As the threat from the Soviet Union declined in the early 1990s, a new challenge for the US arose in the Middle East.
    The first Gulf War was a textbook conventional war, but it featured an array special-operations missions that helped secure victory.
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    Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, the US military shifted its focus from Russia to the...
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