July 20, 2019

China Lake at Epicenter of Quakes

China Lake

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was identified as the epicenter of the two major July 4 and 5 earthquakes and many more smaller quakes. The base remains “not mission capable” and closed to all but essential personnel. Water and power had been restored to most of the base by Tuesday.

Troops at US Border Following ‘Legal Order’

US Border

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford rebuffed criticism from retired generals about deployment of active-duty troops to the southwest US border to face a caravan of migrants, saying military leaders are following a “legal order” from President Donald Trump.

Trump Budget Ramps Up Defense Spending

Donald Trump budget

President Donald Trump said he will propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense and infrastructure.

Modern Warfare Could Leave F-35s Behind

F-35 JSF assembly line

Cost overruns, scheduling delays, & performance failures haven’t done it, but modern warfare may reduce the need for all 2,443 F-35s the US ordered.