What the Hell, IAVA?

If there is one thing the veteran population won't abide, it's bullshit. With its decisions and actions the past few weeks, Paul Rieckhoff's Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has erected a towering monument of bullshit in its own name, and is now in reputational free-fall with the population it claims to represent. It's [...]

Kadena Airmen on Perpetual Lockdown After Commander Makes Temporary Restrictions Permanent

There are 10,000 people assigned to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. One of them, a civilian, is implicated in the homicide of a Japanese civilian. As a result, all 10,000 members of the base will now have their liberties permanently infringed as a political demonstration to shore up support for continued US basing on the island. [...]

Video: Anti-American Radical Assails Airman During Incirlik Open House

Photo: local Turkish officials detain a pair of men who confronted an NCO on Incirlik Air Base and attempted to put a bag over his head. For the better part of the past year, Incirlik Air Base has been on lockdown. Officials have focused intensely on force protection as the base has undertaken a key role in operations [...]

Latest F-35 Talking Points Abuse Airpower History

Remember, ladies and gentlemen: when you ask the Air Force a question about the F-35, you're not going to get a candid answer ... you're going to get a scripted one. We know this because F-35 discussions are governed not by unguarded insights or unvarnished opinions, but by strictly controlled flows of information and message discipline [...]

Air Force veteran suing after he was accused of being associated with ISIS

  U.S. Air Force veteran Sadiq Long After being held in a Turkish deportation center and having his reputation smeared, a 10 -year veteran of the U.S. Air Force has filed a lawsuit. Saadiq Long, 46, an Oklahoma-born Muslim American was able to return to the United States after he was detained with [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Foreign Policy, Military|4 Comments

Redacted: Air Force FOIA Smokescreen Obscures Decision to Suppress A-10 Documentary

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A Welsh III. Photo: Department of Defense. Back in September, JQP brought you a documentary detailing the exploits of the A-10 and battlefield airmen in Afghanistan. It was a video produced by an Air Force Combat Camera videographer that [...]

Six Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing Identified

Brig. Gen. David Julazadeh, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, pays his respects during a fallen comrade ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec 23, 2015. The ceremony was held in honor of the six Airmen who lost their lives in an improvised explosive device attack near the base Dec. 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo [...]