US Air Force Can’t Seem to Decide Which Programs It’s Funding and Pursuing
- The Undecided States Air Force (USAF) is organizing an industry day on April 2-3 at Hill AFB, UT, to discuss high resolution display systems for A-10 aircraft… that the service say they’re going to retire. But then the Air Force had a last-minute change of heart on the CRH announced right during the FY15 budget rollout, and there’s support for maintaining A-10s in the Senate. Caveat venditor: “the Government will not reimburse any costs associated with this Industry Day.”
- Congress is pushing back against the administration’s wobbly budget submission, in the words of congressman Peter Visclosky [D-IN] “I think it’s impossible for us to go to the floor with a placeholder for $79 billion.”
Defining Cyber Space
- Air Forces Journal: cyberspace: what is it, where is it and who cares?.
- NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence describes the current international state of affairs in the cyber realm as a pandemonium [PDF].
- After months of negotiation the Philippines and the US have drafted an agreement to let American troops use Filipino bases.
- A UN panel concluded that North Korea uses its embassies, foreign shell firms and reflagged vessels to facilitate illegal arms procurement: Radio Free Asia | The Guardian.
- China scholar Jonathan Fenby offers good food for thought on China’s built-in resistance to reform and how that will limit the country’s ability to cope with its many serious internal challenges.
- Jerusalem Online: rockets still fired after reported ceasefire.
- WSJ: U.S. Balks at Ukraine Military-Aid Request.
- A panel hosted by London-based Chatham House discussed the international response to the current situation in Ukraine. Video below: