July 19, 2018

Netanyahu Calls on Nations to Follow Trump’s Lead on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on “responsible” nations to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and impose sanctions on Iran.

Israel, US to Sign 10-Year Defense Deal

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This is the largest and longest such agreement between the two nations. No details yet on the agreement’s impact on Qatar’s and Kuwait’s ability to clear long-awaited fighter sales from the US.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

Orlando Shooter Worked For Counterterrorism Firm

Discovery that the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre worked for a counterterrorism firm calls into question how wisely security dollars are being spent.

State Officials Don’t Know if Cyber Plan In Place

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80 percent of state elected and appointed officials and staff don’t know if their state has an emergency cyber plan in place.

Academy Returns Celestial Navigation Classes

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Nearly 20 yrs since celestial navigation was deemed outdated, the Naval Academy will reinstate brief lessons on the tool impervious to cyber attack, the sexton.

F-35 Ejection Debate: Helmets or Pilot Height?

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Debate continues over whether the heavier helmet or the size of the pilot is at issue with neck injuries risks associated with the F-35 ejection seat.

No Defense Against Some Cyber Espionage

Hack the Air Force

Newly detected malware affecting institutional computer networks worldwide is a form of cyber espionage that can’t always be removed.

Sensitive F-35 Documents Intercepted

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Contractor charged with attempting to ship thousands of pages of sensitive documents to Iran relating to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s engine.

Tougher Tests for X-47B; Repriced JSF Could Win S. Korea

UCAS X-47B Cat Launch

Increasingly complicated testing aboard carriers defines 2014 for the X-47B and increasing foreign sales of the JSF could reduce the jets’ costs.