A Look Back: A-10 Saboteur Now Northrop-Grumman Board Member

This article first appeared at the Arizona Daily Independent.It is shared here with permission. This month, President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about the F-35 was making headlines at about the same time the plane’s biggest cheerleader, General Mark Welsh, was making headlines of his own. “The F-35 program and cost is out of control,” Trump tweeted [...]

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Open Letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees

Hon. Senators and Representatives, Among the most solemn of your many duties is the oversight you provide of our Armed Services on behalf of the American people. It's no secret that without effective oversight and consistent auditing, agencies with the size, political power, and budgetary authority of the services are at constant risk of becoming breeding grounds [...]

Cashing In: Welsh Buries Snout in Defense Feeding Trough

Well, that escalated quickly. Barely five months removed from his role as Air Force Chief of Staff, retired Gen. Mark Welsh has reportedly accepted a board membership with Northrop-Grumman, the nation's third largest defense contractor. There he'll fatten his personal holdings by hocking galactically priced gadgets for a company that grosses nearly $30B in annual weapon [...]

I Don’t Even Know Where to Begin With This Green Dot Bullshit

We learned recently that Mad Dog Mattis will be our next Secretary of Defense. Thanks be to God for that. Our military services need a super-charged cattle prod to the ass. They're totally lost. Here we review Exhibit 69, wherein a cluster of idiots at Edwards Air Force Base have conspired to concoct a competitor [...]

Debbie James, Please Just Go Away Already

In typical Debbie James style, the outgoing Secretary of the Air Force has started saying a mercilessly long-winded goodbye. With two months or so left of work to do, she's already started making the media rounds to shore up her image and manicure her legacy, first appearing on the Daily Show and later granting access [...]

Combatant commanders, entire force unable to complete mission due to pilot shortage

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speak during their "State of the Air Force" press conference in the Pentagon, Aug. 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) It’s no surprise the Air Force is reaching critical mass as it relates to [...]