March 28, 2017

Ives Recounts Academy’s First Female Class

Ives

Life for the first female class at the US Naval Academy was not easy. Barbara Ives recounts her time there.

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

A White House spokesman said Monday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to Asia.

N. Korea Missile Launches Raise New Alarms

Missile Launches

North Korea fired several ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the US. These launchings Monday raise new alarms about the threat to North Korea’s neighbors.

Flynn Resigns; GOP Reluctant to Investigate

Flynn

Senate Republicans may not want an investigation of Flynn’s ties between Russia and Trump’s team, but the topic is unlikely to go away.

Can NSA & CYBERCOM Divorce?

cyber command

Discussion of separating the NSA and Cyber Command includes severing the ‘dual-hat’ leadership. Questions remain about what CYBERCOM would look like as an independent organization.

VX-1: Squadron That ‘Does It First’

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX)

The Air Test and Evaluation Squadron works between development of new weapon systems and their introduction into the Fleet, VX-1 is the squadron that “does it first.”

New US Challenge: Dealing With N. Korea

North Korea missile launch

North Korea’s latest nuclear test was the biggest recorded detonation since the country began underground testing in 2006. Analysts say this is a key step toward developing missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Fuel Burn Cut Would Extend F-35 Flight Life

Promising testing of technology that would reduce fuel burn would lengthen the flying life of the Joint Strike Fighter.

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.

Infrastructure Moves Up on HASC Budget List

After years of shifting infrastructure dollars to acquisitions, the House Armed Services Committee looks ready to pony up for bricks and mortar.