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US Air Force Training for Battle Against High-Tech Enemies

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Via Raw Story:

With operations in Afghanistan ending in 2014, the United States Air Force is turning its eye toward preparing its pilots for battle against enemies with sophisticated air combat capabilities. Could this be another indication that the United States is gearing up for war with Iran or North Korea?

In day and night time battles, they faced off against US pilots flying F-15 and F-16 fighter jets painted in camouflage resembling the patterns on Russian warplanes.

The red team pilots are part of dedicated “aggressor” squadrons that work full-time at emulating tactics of potential enemies, based on the latest intelligence analysis from spy agencies.

Commanders are also increasingly adding simulated underground targets to red flag scenarios, officials said, training pilots on techniques that might be required if the United States moves to take out buried nuclear sites in North Korea or Iran.

“Underground targets are becoming more of a factor, especially with Iran, North Korea scenarios,” Thompson said.

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USAF Legal Office: Family Members Could Be Prosecuted For Accessing WikiLeaks

WL_Hour_Glass_BottomWho ever thought nothing bad could come from reading has never been part of the US Air Force. Or related to someone who is. A recent document from the Air Force Material Command issued that “if a family member of an Air Force employee accesses WikiLeaks on a home computer, the family member may be subject to prosecution for espionage under U.S. Code Title 18 Section 793.” Via Raw Story:

Almost anyone in the United States, and especially soldiers or the families of US Air Force members, could be under the threat of prosecution by the military, according to a recent “guidance” document issued by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) public affairs office.

The advisory took on new significance Monday as Julian Assange, founder of the secrets peddling website, was in a British court to argue against his extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for questioning in relation to allegations of sexual assault and impropriety.

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