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

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    B-52 bombers in formation after missions over the Baltic Sea, October 23, 2019.
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    The US Air Force's bomber fleet has been busy, flying frequent missions to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
    Those flights are to "make sure the chess pieces are moving on a regular basis," the Air Force chief of staff said.
    The Air Force has to be "thoughtful" about the messages it sends to adversaries, Gen. Charles Brown said.
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    The increasing activity of US Air Force bombers is part of a concerted effort to show that...
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  • How US special-operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory

    9 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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