Air Force

Cold War Spy Plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War and outlived its successor.
But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft from the sky.
The planes can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia, and quickly send …
Russian Treaty Inspectors Visit
 
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Air Force officials say Russian inspectors visited Montana this month to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities have been demolished as part of a 2011 arms-control treaty. Malmstrom Air Force Base officials say the inspectors spent 12 hours on April 9 viewing the faci…
Hagel Orders Renewed Focus on Military Ethics
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering military leaders to put a renewed emphasis on moral behavior across the force following a series of ethical lapses that have included cheating scandals among the Navy and Air Force's nuclear missions.

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