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Here are the new leaders of Space Force and US Strategic Command
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Here are the new leaders of Space Force and US Strategic Command

Senate lawmakers confirmed the next leaders of U.S. Space Force and U.S. Strategic Command on Thursday during wrap-up work ahead of the October recess. Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman will serve as the second-ever chief of space operations and Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton will take over U.S. Strategic Command after the chamber unanimously approved the nominations. Both are expected to formally be sworn into the new roles in coming days. The moves were noncontroversial and came amid a flurry of military confirmations finalized late Thursday afternoon. Both men had hearings on their nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier in September and received strong support from the lawmakers there.   Source: Military Times
US nuclear bombers fly over the Middle East in a show of force. Tensions between Washington and Tehran intensify
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US nuclear bombers fly over the Middle East in a show of force. Tensions between Washington and Tehran intensify

The United States Armed Forces revealed this Monday that it has sent two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to fly over territories in the Middle East, in what they consider a show of force exercise, given the growing tensions between Washington and Iran. 'AP News' reports that the two bombers left the Fairford airbase, in the United Kingdom, and flew over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea, as part of military exercises that had the participation of aircraft from the Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Israeli forces will also have been present at the exercises, although it has not been officially confirmed by Washington. Israel, for its part, claimed that three F-16 jets had joined the multinational air mission, having accompanied the US bombers “along the skies of I...