Greg Poling, the director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses evidence that China has built hardened aircraft shelters on the artificial islands it has constructed in the South China Sea, violating its pledge not to militarize the disputed territories.
With carrier qualifications for operational F-35C Lightning II fighter pilots completed aboard USS George Washington, Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley, USN, the commander of Carrier Strike Group 12 who will soon become the chief of the Navy’s F-35C Fleet Integration Office, discusses next steps to bringing the naval variant of the Joint Strike Fighter into service
Exclusive: In one of his final interviews before retiring from his post on Aug. 11, Gen. Frank Gorenc, USAF, the commander of US Air Forces Europe, discusses how his force has changed in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the mission to fight ebola in Africa and the fight against ISIS; deterring Moscow; US and NATO airpower; F-35 Lightning II fighter in Europe; and more.
Andrew Hunter, the director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses reforms Congress has proposed to the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols legislation.
David Pitchforth, managing director of Boeing Defence UK, discusses Britain’s acquisition of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, growth prospects and creating local jobs.
John Spellar, Labour Member of Parliament for Warley near Birmingham who is the ranking member of the Defence Committee, discusses Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a weaker pound and buying power, deterring Russia and China, Syria strategy and more.
Sean “Stroker” Gustafson, a former member of the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds flight demonstration team…
Russ Bartlett, the former commander of the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team who…
Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, USAF Ret., dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, discusses the US Air Force decision to clear the F-35A Lightning II fighter for limited combat and the new US operation against ISIS in Libya.
Lt. Gen. Jon “Dog” Davis, USMC, the US Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for aviation, discusses what’s next for the F-35B Lightning II fighter, F-35 performance in recent exercises, future operational concepts, electronic warfare, improving readiness, and the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter.