April 22, 2019

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

Naval Academy Falling Apart

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A Naval Audit Service’s report says the US Naval Academy had decaying walls, plumbing issues, and condemned offices and balconies, determining the college’s infrastructure has degraded to the point of threatening its ability to train midshipmen.

Supersonic Plane Enters Production

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Lockheed Martin’s experimental supersonic plane has officially entered production. Earlier this year, NASA awarded the company a contract to develop an aircraft capable of reaching supersonic speed without creating the sonic boom that comes with breaking the sound barrier.

Congress Wants Details of Afghan Strategy

Appearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee this week, DefSec James Mattis described the US’ Afghanistan strategy as “R4+S” — “regionalize, realign, reinforce, reconcile, and sustain.”

DoD Gets Staffing Boost as Senate Confirms

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Republicans and Democrats broke their stalemate this week and confirmed eight Pentagon appointees including the Navy Secretary and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.

Viterito Named to Journal Editorial Board

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A professor at the College of Southern Maryland has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Environment Pollution and Climate Change. Dr. Arthur Viterito, a professor of geography at CSM since 2002, has been named an executive editor of the newly launched publication.

Climate Change Talk Fills the House

“I’ve seen enough evidence.” It’s no hoax, climate scientist John Walsh tells to a packed Auerbach Auditorium at The Patuxent Partnership and SMCM Center for the Study of Democracy event.

What Happens In the Arctic Doesn’t Stay In the Arctic

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“The Arctic and Climate Change” will be the topic of the next program sponsored Oct. 27 by the St. Mary’s College Center for the Study of Democracy and The Patuxent Partnership.

Few Details Released About US Force to Iraq

A small, aggressive, intelligence-gathering, expeditionary US force focused on capturing and killing ISIL leaders, is heading to Iraq.

WHO: Climate Change Kills Tens of Thousands

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The World Health Organization estimates climate change already causes tens of thousands of deaths annually, and millions die fnrom air pollution-related diseases.