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Patriots Among Us While we all enjoyed our President's Day off on Monday, today is actually George Washington's birthday. All hail to our first commander-in-chief. President's Day was first consolidated to combine Washington and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays, which was a ...
Putin’s Nuke Threat Endangers Some Of America’s Coolest Technology (From Fox News) Russian President Vladimir Putin is working on a nasty, new nuclear anti-satellite weapon. Leaders in Congress were briefed last week in a highly secret session, but exactly what is Putin targeting? It is likely that he wants to threaten ...
Threats To U.S. Elections Are Creating A New Kind Of National Security Challenge (From Forbes) In the old days, national security was all about military challenges. Not anymore. Pandemics and climate changes are now viewed as part of the panoply of threats to the nation. But Washington has been slow to recognize what may be the biggest non-milit ...
Army Rethink Of Aviation Priorities Is A Big Boost For Boeing (From Forbes) On February 8, the Army disclosed that it will end development of a manned recon helicopter and place greater emphasis on unmanned systems. Funding intended for the canceled program is being reallocated in a fashion designed to support other missions a ...
America’s B-1 Bomber Teaches Iran A Firepower Lesson (From Fox News) On Friday, strikes by U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers demolished 85 aimpoints at four Iran proxy militia target areas in Syria and three in Iraq. And they did it launching from Texas. The White House has promised a multi-layered campaign against the militia ...
The U.S. Commercial Ship Industry Has Collapsed. Fallout For National Security Could Follow. (From Forbes) Last month, legislators from both chambers of Congress sent President Biden a letter expressing alarm at the decline of the commercial shipbuilding and shipping industry. They have a point: the industry barely exists beyond domestic routes reserved fro ...
Amazon’s Kuiper Orbital Internet System Will Include Important National Security Features (From Forbes) Amazon has begun launching a 3,200-satellite system into low earth orbit that will provide high-speed, low-latency internet service around the globe. The system is called Kuiper, and even though it is a commercial venture, it offers big benefits for mi ...
Boeing Products Bulk Large In Latest Foreign Military Sales Report (From Forbes) Boeing's defense and space business is in recovery mode after suffering a series of setbacks due to fixed-price development contracts. It is not alone. The business has embarked on a path to sustained profitability that includes increased sales to fore ...
How Submarine-Launched Systems Can Overwhelm Chinese Warships In The Taiwan Strait (From Forbes) The danger of a Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan is the central driver of U.S. defense strategy. China's military advantages in the region are growing, and it is not clear that most U.S. warfighting systems will be able to operate near Taiwan in th ...
Air Force’s Sentinel ICBM Program Is Struggling, Potentially Impacting Nuclear Deterrence (From Forbes) Bloomberg News reports that the Air Force's effort to replace its aging ICBM force is facing substantial cost growth and multiyear delays. Called Sentinel, the program involves developing a new missile to replace Minuteman III and replacing a vast infr ...
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