May 25, 2019

US Warns of Sabotage in Persian Gulf

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US warns sailors that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf.

Carriers Need Lethal UAV and More to Stay Relevant

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Newly released study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments finds US carriers need new lethal unmanned aircraft and a new fighter to stay relevant.

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.

Navy Flight Instructors Offered New Career Path, Shoreside

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A new billet would allow Navy pilots and naval flight officers to remain in the Navy outside the traditional career path and normal sea/shore rotation. The changes address readiness and retention and allow officers to remain in the Navy later in their careers.

VA to Review Benefit Denials to Sexual Assault Victims

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An IG report found VA officials improperly denied benefits to thousands of military sexual assault victims. The department will review all denied military sexual trauma claims from October 2016 forward.

Expect More Unpredictability in US Military Operations

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Unpredictability is being programmed into the military operations, including changes to what had been standard deployment times.

Arlington Cemetery Reaching Capacity

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At the current rate of 7,000 people a year buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the national cemetery will be filled up to the very edges within 25 years.

Trump Considering Space Force in DoD

Big Pricetag for Space Force

President Trump, honoring Army for its football team and praising all five branches of the military, suggests discussions are ongoing about a sixth branch — a space force.

Self-Driving Cars in Terrorists’ Future Also

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The future is bright for self-driving cars, but credible reports out of Finland show terrorist groups considering how autonomous vehicles can replace suicide bombers and conduct ramming attacks.

Boeing Loses Canada Hornet Deal to Australia

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Canada dashes Boeing’s hopes for a buy of 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets, instead seeking an interim buy of used F/A-18 Hornets from Australia.