E6B does the Navy version of the USAF E4B AKA Looking glass or TACAMO TAke Charge And Move Out. It's not an AEW it's a command platform. Originally the aim was to give that duty to the E10 but that was killed.Just move all these big AWACS platforms to the 787 hull.. Problem solved!
E6B does the Navy version of the USAF E4B AKA Looking glass or TACAMO TAke Charge And Move Out. It's not an AEW it's a command platform. Originally the aim was to give that duty to the E10 but that was killed.
In the Event of Doomsday these were the birds where the last of the US Command and control would be housed.
Former head of U.S. Pacific Command, retired Adm. Samuel Locklear, told VOA that the White House should not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in order to deter the growing nuclear threat from the latter.
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“Certainly there are many elements of national and coalition power that range from diplomatic to economic,” Locklear said, “but at the base of all of those would be military power that the U.S. and its allies must continue to consider, particularly when there remains a significant threat such as from what we see in North Korea.”
Thornberry and his Senate counterpart,
“The administration put out a proposal that was, I guess, totally offset within the domestic discretionary budget,” Thornberry said, including cuts to the
“This is a conversation,” Thornberry said, in which there’ll be lots of back and forth about the numbers. “My personal view is, you could make a case we ought to spend more on some domestic discretionary programs. But that should in no way limit our ability to have
What about Trump’s proposed $1.3 billion cut to the Coast Guard, which would among other things cancel one “ship that sails,” a National Security Cutter already under contract?
“I don’t know how much this is a real proposal,” Thornberry said. “Obviously, the Coast Guard plays a significant role in protecting the country, so I don’t think we ought to be foolhardy about reducing it, just as I said last week the State Department plays an important role (and) we shouldn’t be foolhardy in reducing that.”
However, Thornberry was cool to suggestions that the Coast Guard’s
In particular, Thornberry said, the budget must protect the Pentagon’s top-priority program, the
Thornberry also touched on the air and land legs of the nuclear triad, agreeing with the proposition that the US could accelerate the
“You’re not going to get rid of a Russian capability by not having a capability of your own — there were too many negatives in that, but y’all know what I’m saying,” Thornberry continued. “They’re not going to stand down out of the goodness of their heart. (Back in 1987), the landmark INF treaty was possible only because we went through the political difficulties of deploying GLCMs (Ground Launched Cruise Missiles) and Pershing IIs (ballistic missiles).
Closer to home, Thornberry and Strategic Forces subcommittee chairman
“There is no good news,” said Rogers, speaking to reporters alongside Thornberry.” The Air Force is still not moving forward. (It’s) talking about sending out another request for proposals. It’s such as a disappointment. These are
“And think how long we’ve been messing with this,” Thornberry added.
“The Air Force is just certain they’re going to be sued, and they don’t want to be sued, so they’re not going to do anything,” Rogers said.
Congress might address some of these nuclear issues in the forthcoming supplemental spending bill for 2017, which the White House will reportedly submit next week. Thornberry’s bet is the entire supplemental will count as emergency war spending —
Given the pressure to pass the supplemental quickly, however, most of Congress’s chances to make changes will come in the regular bills for 2018. The House Budget committee has begun that laborious annual process. Last week, Thornberry and “virtually every Republican on the committee” signed a Views & Estimates letter to Budget chair Diane Black that called Trump’s $54 billion increase inadequate. (Thornberry toured Black around decrepit Army facilities just this week). The resulting $603 billion budget would be just 3.2 percent above Obama’s plans, and “that level of funding will not accomplish the Administration’s goals,” the letter says. “Instead, we fear it would unintentionally lock in a slow fix to
The rest of the letter is a litany of global threats and US shortfalls. While it doesn’t recommend a specific figure, Thornberry and McCain have repeatedly proposed a