Stealthy F-22 Fighter Makes Combat Debut in Syria
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the F-22’s combat debut in Syria, America’s next generation fighters and what future threats U.S. air-power may face.
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Killing JFK’s Vision of NASA and American Technological and Military Superiority
Ever hear someone speak, then scratch your head wondering “is this guy serious”? President Obama seems to fit this category quite nicely lately (ok, maybe not just lately, but you get what I’m saying). If it’s not chastising the Supreme Court in front of Congress; it’s his recent plans to cut NASA’s budget. NASA has been defending itself and its budget for quite a long | Read More »
A Second Stimulus Conservatives Could Get Behind
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile. I believe there’s a way to do this, for both parties to meet in the middle to get this country back on track economically. Probably with less than 2000 pages of bill too, not to brag or anything. The Democrats have been making some noise for quite some time about a “Second Stimulus”, which of course has no | Read More »
Barack Obama’s First Military Decision Is Now Proven to be a Bad Decision
It has been almost 90 days since General McChrystal asked Barack Obama for more troops. No decision has been made. The General still waits as our soldiers keep dying.But that might actually be a better alternative to any decision Obama might make.As awful as that sounds, new information is proving Barack Obama’s got his first major military decision disastrously wrong and the repercussions to our | Read More »
Airplanes that should be eliminated – and an airplane that should not
A Friday, September 25 article from Roll Call indicates that the Senate Defense spending bill has eliminated two Gulfstreams for Congressional Member use. Considering the massive and utterly unsustainable budget deficits that this government is now running, this is good – these aircraft are a waste of taxpayer dollars for the benefit of those like Nancy Pelosi who clearly do not deserve it. This report | Read More »
The F-22 – Why Does This Surprise You, General?
There’s a nice little piece over in today’s Wall Street Journal authored by General Merrill McPeak, expressing his dismay at the premature termination of the build-out of the originally-planned fleet of the F-22 Raptor – the kick-*ss air-superiority fighter pictured above. The piece is rather good, so I’ll let you go read the whole thing via the link. I’ll just note a couple of things | Read More »
To General Merrill McPeak: Why Pelosi’s Congress Buys 8 New Planes, But the F-22 Program Must Be Cut!
We live in times that are beyond satire: American life IS a living daily satire! Without a trace of shame or irony, our Congressional Democrat majority decides it must spend half of a billion dollars on a new fleet of luxury airplanes. Just a few weeks earlier, these wise leaders had decided that the Air Force does not need a full fleet of cutting edge | Read More »
The dogfight over the F-22A Raptor
Although it has yet to see combat in the air, the F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter is the object of an intense dogfight on Capitol Hill. The debate has made for some strange bedfellows. On one side, there are the antis – the Pentagon, Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Sen. John McCain among them – who want to wrap the program up and | Read More »
Former AF Secretary Michael Wynne, find him a Senate or House seat pronto!
From DOD Buzz: The F-22 Decision in Perspective On December 3, 2008 (only four days from the anniversary of Pearl Harbor), President-elect Obama argued that as President he “would maintain the strongest military on earth.” The decisions announced last week by Secretary Gates undercut the President’s strategic objective. Instead, the decisions re-enforce the ability of the ability of the US to manage occupation, not to | Read More »