June 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

MD Sites on List of Locations Where Agent Orange Was Stored, Tested

Agent Orange

A new list released by the Defense Department shows locations outside Vietnam where herbicides like Agent Orange were tested and stored. Five sites in Maryland were on the list.

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DoD F-35 Report: Hundreds of Deficiencies, 13 ‘Must-Fix’ Problems

DoD F-35 Report

A DoD annual report says the F-35 has hundreds of unresolved deficiencies and new problems are being discovered regularly. There’s a long list of issues that should be resolved, including 13 described as Category 1 “must-fix” items.

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UK Welcomes Huawei 5G

Huawei

The United Kingdom gives Huawei the go-ahead to build parts of the country’s 5G network, at a crucial time in the broader fight for tech supremacy between the US and China.

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Two Known Dead in E-11A Crash

Reports coming out of the Monday crash of a US Air Force E-11A surveillance aircraft in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan indicate two service members were killed in the crash and that no other individuals were aboard the aircraft.

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Navy Culture Shift = Re-Up Rate Increase

Navy Culture Shift = Re-Up Rate Increase

Officials believe that a change in Navy culture is the reason the service’s reenlistment rates have gone up.

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Bracing for Budget Battles on the Homefront

Budget Battles

DefSec Mark Esper has begun preparations for what will likely be a messy battle for the 2021 defense budget.

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More Troops Need Medical Eval from Iran Missile Strike

More American troops are leaving Iraq for a medical evaluation after Iran missile strike of the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8, 2020.

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Parallels to ’09 Crash of 737Max Predecessor Found

737

A review of the recent crashes to a 2009 crash of the predecessor to Boeing’s 737 Max finds parallels are striking, and also finds design issues and safety assessments noted in a review of the 2009 crash were downplayed or eliminated from the final report.

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It’s Camo for Space Force Uniforms

Space Force

US Space Force unveils its new uniforms. The new military branch will wear the same camouflage look as other branches.

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Government Cyber Warnings Continue

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Hackers and weak cyber security concerns prompted cyber warnings from Homeland Security (about Firefox) and now from the National Security Agency. The NSA and Microsoft announced the vulnerability in the ubiquitous Windows 10, which, could open the pathway for malicious software, such as ransomware, to reach your computer.

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