May 25, 2024

Do Military Cuts Cause Helicopter Crashes?

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Are the mounting number of military helicopter crashes the result of budget cuts? Most of the crashes are at home base training exercises, reports Stars and Stripes. Forces reports troops are on target with readiness training, but a number of results of budget cuts have led to reduced flight time for the troops in line to deploy next.

The F-35 will finally premier at the world’s largest air show, two years late, reports The Fiscal Times. The Marines will send a pair to the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Farnborough International Airshow outside London.

The Pentagon’s top operational tester describes “hundreds of unresolved deficiencies” in F-35 software and a concern about the ability to safely and effectively test th software, reports Breaking Defense.

The Aviationist presents footage of Russian TU-22M3 long range bombers conducting air strikes in Syria. Military.com presents Marine Corps films from 1930s-1970s to be preserved.

A sonar vehicle that helped search for the missing Malaysia Flight 370 has been lost after striking an underwater volcano in the southern Indian Ocean, reports CNN. CNN also has video of a German WWI submarine U-31 found off England’s coast .

The US decommissioned its last battleship in 1992, but Real Clear Defense showcases five Legendary Battleships from history.

The NTSB findings are still out on what caused the May 2015 wreck of Amtrack 188, the worst rail disaster in decades, reports the New York Times in a step-by-step story of the accident and its ongoing investigation.

President Obama bans solitary confinement for federal juvenile inmates, reports The Hill.  The president says solitary confinement is too prevalent in the nation’s criminal justice system and is linked with mental trauma that makes it difficult for prisoners to rehabilitate.

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