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U.S. Space Force has lifted off, now the journey begins

A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans to create a Space Force as a new...

Former U.S. Air Force adviser Stopher joins international space security think...

Stopher will be a senior fellow at the Prague Security Studies Institute's space security program WASHINGTON — Former principal assistant to the secretary of the...

Protesters greet Breeders' Cup patrons at Santa Anita

(Editor’s note: Contains language that may offend some readers) Anti-horse racing activists greet BreedersÕ Cup patrons at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California,...

The Air Force’s Secret X-37B Spaceplane Has Finally Landed

Photo credit: U.S. Air ForceFrom Popular MechanicsAfter spending a record 780 days in orbit, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-5 (OTV-5) has...

Former SDA boss Fred Kennedy answers the questions we’ve waited months...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — It came as a shock when Fred Kennedy resigned as director of the Space Development Agency less than five months...

Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary

The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 airmen. WASHINGTON — The Senate...

30 Years in Space: a look at SpaceNews’ legacy

On July 20, 1989, the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, stood on the steps of the...

Air Force nominee Barrett calls for assertive U.S. posture on space,...

Barrett voiced strong support for the Trump administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force. WASHINGTON — Former U.S. ambassador Barbara Barrett, the president’s nominee to...

Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

(Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is the latest in a series of notable advisers to quit, be fired or otherwise change...

White House sends Air Force secretary pick Barrett’s nomination to the...

The Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a joint confirmation hearing on Thursday Sept. 12 for Barrett and for Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary nominee. WASHINGTON —...

Air Force changes message on Space Force amid criticism it stifled...

Air Force Brig. Gen. Ed Thomas: There was uncertainty in the past about who should be engaging the press about space issues. "That time...

Heal or divide? Grieving El Paso residents brace for Trump's visit

EL PASO, Texas — Tokens of heartbreak and turmoil piled up Tuesday at a makeshift memorial along an elevated roadway that looks down on...

Trump pick for Pentagon post calls sexual assault claim 'completely false'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Air Force general picked by President Donald Trump to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer on Tuesday vehemently denied...

In Senate hearing, Hyten denies accusations of sexual misconduct, receives powerful...

SASC Chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the committee conducted its own probe and concluded the allegations were “unproven.” WASHINGTON — Air Force Gen. John...

Trump pick for Pentagon post calls sexual assault claim 'completely false'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Air Force general picked by President Donald Trump to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer on Tuesday vehemently denied...

Trump nominee for Pentagon post denies sexual assault accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer categorically denied sexual assault allegations against him at...

Sexual misconduct allegations dominate Pentagon nominee confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a...

Space Development Agency looking to recover from tough start

Defense officials say they support the SDA. But to former Air Force secretary Heather Wilson, it's not clear that the SDA "can or should...

Pentagon nominee argues for diplomatic approach to Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that the...

Space Force legislative talks at impasse over personnel issues, cost concerns

The House and Senate voted in support of a space service to be nested inside the Air Force, but much still remains unresolved. WASHINGTON —...

Shakeup in U.S. Navy leadership adds to Pentagon churn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprise shakeup in the U.S. Navy’s leadership this week added to some of the biggest churn in memory at top...

Bahrain's first coronavirus case detected – BNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain, the state news agency said on Monday, citing the health...
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