May 22, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

DoD Seeks Hand in EU Arms Development

Pentagon leaders want Congress to lay the domestic groundwork for Washington to have a hand in the European Union’s emerging weapons development efforts. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has shown that America’s military prowess remains the backbone of transatlantic deterrence.

Hypersonic Weapons Worry Congress

Concerned with a gap in the military’s ability to detect low-flying hypersonic weapons, lawmakers want the Pentagon to deliver a progress report by the end of November on its efforts to use radar to detect the weapons that can travel in excess of five times the speed of sound, covering vast distances in minutes.

Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Unveil ‘Super Delta’

The F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities for the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds held in 2020 and 2021.

DoD Budget Hostage to Confederates

Trump is sticking with his threat to veto the $740B funding bill if it requires bases named for Confederates must change their names. The Democrats have some Republican allies who want the names changed. But some Democrats don’t know if the fight is worth having right now if it delays passage of the bill. Other Democrats say, yes, of course it is.