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An Air Force T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, crashed on Friday afternoon during a training flight, service officials announced.
- "One instructor pilot was on board, and safely ejected," according to an Air Force statement. "The pilot is conscious, was not seriously injured and is being evaluated by Air Force medical personnel."
- The plane went down at 1:48 p.m. local time about 50 miles west of Enid, Oklahoma. Emergency response personnel from Vance Air Force Base will launch an aircraft mishap investigation.
- Friday marked the second T-38 crash since May 23, when two pilots safely ejected from a Talon over Mississippi.
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But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
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The legendary former Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven said at an event on Wednesday that China's technical and national defense capabilities were quickly approaching — and sometimes surpassing — those of the US, representing what he called a "holy s---" moment for the US.
McRaven, who was the head of Special Operations Command during the 2011 operation on the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound, said at the Council on Foreign Relations event that "we need to make sure that the American public knows that now is the time to do something" about China's rapid increases in research and developments in technology that threaten US national security.