July 17, 2019

Air Force Investigates Navy’s Cyber Intrusion

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The Air Force is investigating the Navy’s cyber intrusion into its network after a Navy prosecutor’s decision to embed hidden tracking software into emails sent to defense attorneys involved in a war-crimes case of a Navy SEAL.

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War Crime Pardons May Mark Memorial Day

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President Donald Trump could take the occasion of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend to pardon multiple former US service members accused or convicted of war crimes.

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New FAA Rules for Recreational Drones

FAA Rules

Recreational drone users will face new FAA regulations that will go into effect this summer.

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Tensions Escalating in Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate. Over the weekend, the FAA warned that current tensions in the Persian Gulf area could pose a threat to air travel in that region.

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McSally to Introduce Military Sexual Assault Bill

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Sen. Martha McSally seeks legislation to reform how the military handles sexual assault claims, including making sexual harassment a stand-alone offense under the military’s criminal justice system.

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US Warns of Sabotage in Persian Gulf

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US warns sailors that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf.

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US Downplays N. Korean Missile Tests

N. Korean Missile Tests

President Donald Trump is downplaying a series of recent missile tests by North Korea, saying he doesn’t consider the launches a setback amid stalled nuclear talks. South Korea believes they are in protest of the failed summit.

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Shanahan Is Trump Choice for DefSec

Shanahan

President Donald Trump has made his choice for the next secretary of defense — Patrick Shanahan, who has held the position in an acting capacity since January.

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Charges Dropped Against Fitzgerald CO

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Former Fitzgerald CO Cmdr. Bryce Benson gives an 18-page rebuttal of charges against him regarding the 2017 collision with a merchant vessel that killed seven sailors. The Navy also dropped all criminal charges against Lt. Natalie Combs.

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Central Control Elusive for Navy’s Unmanned Systems

UAS Squadron

The increasingly diverse portfolio of the Navy’s unmanned systems is creating a jumble of control systems and creating problems for a force that hopes robot ships, aircraft, and submarines will help it regain a significant advantage over rivals China and Russia.

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