US to send F-35s to MidEast to fight ISIS in ‘not too distant future’

The deployment could take place in “not so distant future,” General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, the outgoing head of the Air Combat Command, told journalists on Friday in Washington, DC. He also stressed that the Air Force is already discussing the first deployment of the new aircraft to the Central Command.

Memo on stopping leaks at State Dept leaked, showing Trump faces battle to turn off tap

“If the Department is going to be able to influence policy deliberations, we need to have a reputation for engaging responsibly in those deliberations,” says the four-page memo, titled ‘SBU: Protecting Privileged Information,’ from State Department acting legal adviser Richard Visek to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, sent out on February 20.