July 21, 2019

US to Stop War Games With So. Korea

War Games on Hold After Korean Summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement Tuesday agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And the military exercises on the peninsula have been put on hold.

Navy to Scrap Old for New Hornets

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The Navy will scrap almost 140 older Hornets and accelerate the transition to newer Super Hornets, expecting to recoup more than $850 million across five years of maintenance savings.

Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Paid Prioritization at AT&T

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With the approaching net neutrality repeal, AT&T is readying prioritization plans, which the company says are based upon life and safety imperatives and not fast versus slow lanes of internet service for customers. Proponents of net neutrality fear its repeal will hinder equal access to the internet.

Unauthorized “Fire and Fury” Spreading Malware

Hackers are using unauthorized PDF versions of the controversial book “Fire and Fury” to spread malware.

Navy Officers Face Criminal Charges for Pacific Collisions

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Five Navy officers and a chief petty officer have been recommended for possible criminal charges in connection with the separate collisions of the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald.

Drones Sending Sensitive US Data to China’s Cloud

ICE intelligence suggests small drones by Chinese firm Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) and purchased in the US were likely downloading sensitive US infrastructure data to the Chinese government’s cloud.

US Aircraft Carrier Heads to Yemen

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Arms are likely headed to Yemen despite a UN embargo, the USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed there too.

US Slow to Fit Weaponry to Stealth Fighters

Europe leads the US in developing weaponry to fit stealth fighters. Current weapons are too large.

F-35 A No-Show at Farnborough Show

Airworthy? Check. Britain bound? No. The F-35 will stay home until safety concerns are satisfied.

F-35 Fire ‘Isolated Incident,’ DoD Says

Redesign or part replacement not contemplated in securing airworthiness of F-35s.