Tag Archives: Air force

When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Prepare for battle over 'Don't ask, Don't tell'

Despite a campaign promise of ending “don’t ask, don’t tell,” President Obama appears to be in no hurry to end a policy that has rendered gays as second-class citizens within the U.S. military. It’s easy to understand Obama’s caution. This … Continue reading

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