September 19, 2017

Troops More Vulnerable to Data Breach Fallout?

New Normal on the Internet cyber

Active-duty service members are among the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax data breach and might be more vulnerable to its potential fallout.

War Authorizations Will Not Be Repealed

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A bipartisan rejection of Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to repeal the war authorizations leading to US entry into Afghanistan and Iraq returns the Senate to consideration of other provisions in the defense authorization bill.

Another Helo Goes Down in Pacific

Army UH-60 Black Hawk

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean during a nighttime training mission off Hawaii.

Is US Really Ready to ‘Fight Tonight’?

Ready to Fight Tonight

The US national security adviser says the US is taking action to resolve the nuclear threat from North Korea without resorting to military action, adding that the administration is prepared to deal militarily if necessary. Despite some challenges, the bomber fleet is ready, an Air Force official said. 

Corps Orders Aircraft Safety Reviews

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Marines order all aviation units to stand down for safety reviews; 19 Marines have died in two aircraft crashes since July 10.

Iranian Drone Buzzes F/A-18 Preparing for Carrier Landing

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An unarmed Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, despite repeated radio calls to stay clear. This was the 13th unsafe and unprofessional interaction between the US and Iranian maritime forces in 2017.

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ to N. Korea

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The US is ready to use force if needed to stop North Korea’s weapons ballistic missile and nuclear programs, says President Trump, warning North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” the likes of which this world has never seen if it threatens the US.

History Made Aboard the USS Ford

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The USS Gerald R. Ford made history last week with the successful landing and launching of aircraft from VX-23 using the Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System.

Mattis Orders Greater Flexibility for Ready and Lethal Forces

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DefSec Mattis directs the services, the National Guard Bureau, and combatant commanders to identify changes needed to give each branch increased flexibility to organize, train, and equip more ready and lethal forces.

Navy Surveillance Plane Evades Chinese Fighter Jets

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A Navy EP-3 surveillance plane flying in international waters in the East China Sea is surprised from behind by two Chinese fighter jets and forced to take evasive action.