Stephen E. Arnold: Steve Ballmer Does Good — USAFacts

USAFacts Centralizes Access to Data on Government Spending Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recent project was inspired by his wife, Connie, who wished him to practice more philanthropy. Wouldn’t it help to know what our government is already doing  with its (our) money, he wondered? Out of this question has sprung USAFacts, a website that …

DefDog: Hackers Hit Classified US Defense Communications Network, Mangle Secret USAF Drone Operations

Classified U.S. Defense Network Outage Hits Air Force’s Secret Drone Operations The Air Force is investigating the connection between the failure of its classified network, dubbed SIPRNet, at Creech Air Force Base and a series of high-profile airstrikes that went terribly wrong in September this year.  

Chuck Spinney: USAF Killing the A-10 Proven Solution for Close Air Support (CAS)?

Why Is the U.S. Air Force Dismantling Some of Its Stored A-10s? Old Warthogs should remain flyable by JAMES STEVENSON, War is Boring, 3 August 2016 The U.S. Marine Corps, tired of waiting for the continuously-delayed F-35B, has gone to the Arizona boneyard to retrieve some of its preserved, first-edition F-18 Hornets to fulfill its …

Mongoose: General Breedlove, USAF (Ret) Conspired Against Barack Obama on Ukraine & Russia

This is precisely the kind of mis-behavior that the FBI should be uncovering as it happens. Hacked Emails Reveal NATO General Plotting Against Obama on Russia Policy Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate …

Phantom Phixer: Lockheed Martin Erases USAF Database of 100,000 Investigations — Some If Not Many Focused on Lockheed

Wait for it — Lockhood, the biggest source of fraud, waste, and abuse, is allowed to manage the database of all investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse….and then deletes the database with no backup? Database corruption erases 100,000 Air Force investigation records  Inspector General’s case tracking system data back to 2004 lost. The database of …

Chuck Spinney: Analysis of Kunduz Hospital Bombing — Is the USAF Incapable of Doing Close Air Support (CAS)?

The author, a long time friend, is a retired Marine Lt. Colonel and, as a junior officer, served as forward artillery observer in heavy combat in Viet Nam. Key questions unasked in the news about the US attack on Kunduz Hospital By David Evans, Fabius Maximus Website, 22 Oct 2015 10 Hard Questions Below the …

Chuck Spinney: Maj Paul J. Tremblay, USMC Produces Original Expansion on Ideas of Col John Boyd, USAF — BRAVO ZULU!

EXTRACT from Spinney’s long comment: Attached below is a masters thesis written by Major Paul J. Tremblay,** USMC as part of his study in the Command and Staff College of the U.S. Marine Corps.  In my opinion, Tremblay has produced precisely the kind idea expansion that Colonel Boyd was trying to inspire with his Discourse. …

Winslow Wheeler: USAF Lies About the A-10 — Is This Treason? Should the USAF Be Abolished and the US Army GIven Air Support Mission?

Last Thursday, USA Today published an article titled “A-10 Warplane Tops List for Friendly Fire Deaths.”  It purported to use data provided by sources inside the Air Force to substantiate the article and its title.  In fact, the article performed no significant, even rudimentary, analysis of the data the Air Force sources provided, let alone …