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Improving Aviation Readiness is ”Most Challenging” for Marine Corps, Commandant Says

The Marine Corps is working to address severe aviation readiness problems that have been blamed for multiple crashes and emergencies, the service”s commandant said Jan. 25. Readiness is below steady-state requirements across the board, according to the Marines” 2018 aviation plan. Last week, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said roughly 80 percent

NORAD’s Next Evolution

Air defense was focused on the Russians. Then it was terrorists. Now it is both. NORAD’s mission fundamentally shifted after Sept. 11, 2001, to address the threat of asymmetric terrorist attacks aimed at North America. But now North American Aerospace Defense Command is changing its focus once again, re-emphasizing advanced threats from outside the homeland.