February 24, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Women’s Day Celebration: March 8, Leonardtown -

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Full STEAM Ahead at Pax Museum Expo -

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Perfect Pilot Training at St. Mary’s Airport -

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Congress Backs Trump’s Warning Against Huawei

Huawei

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backs President Donald Trump’s warning to European allies against Chinese telecom giant Huawei building their 5G communication network. DefSec Mark Esper tells allies, using Huawei can risk their security ties with the US.

20 Top Hackers- the Good & the Bad

top hackers

Some are collectives, some work for the good, some just invented a simple code, some are very bad: Here’s the list of the 20 top hackers — good and bad — who have changed the cybersecurity landscape forever.

Trump: US Seeks Peace; Holds Big Weapons

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After Iran retaliates the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani with missile strikes on US troops in Iraq, Trump called for peace but threatened “big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast” US missiles if US citizens are harmed. No US or Iraqi troops were harmed in the Iranian attacks, Trump said.

UAE Clears First US Hurdle to Purchase Chinook Helicopters

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The State Dept. has cleared the United Arab Emirates to purchase of 10 Chinook helicopters for $830 million. The purchase must also be approved by Congress, which can still negotiate changes in quantities and cost.

Esper Targets Area No Longer Under Treaty

Esper

A day after the US pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, DefSec Mark Esper said he wants to deploy a ground-based missile able to travel into the previously prohibited range, “sooner rather than later.”

Esper is Sworn in as DefSec

Esper

Mark Esper is sworn in as US Secretary of Defense during an Oval Office ceremony. Esper supports former DefSec Jim Mattis’ National Defense Strategy to maintain preparedness for conflict with capable adversaries like Russia and China.

F-35 Will Miss Readiness Mark

Readiness

Presumptive DefSec Mark Esper says the F-35 won’t hit 80 percent readiness this year, held back by a cockpit part that improves stealth performance.