June 23, 2024

US Ramping Up Evacuation Efforts

Evacuation Efforts

Biden faces global pressure to extend Afghanistan evacuation efforts as Taliban warns: extending the deadline means “extending the occupation … [which] will provoke a reaction.”

No Punishment – But No Protest in Uniform

Protest in Uniform

ArmySec Ryan McCarthy: “We don’t want to punish our soldiers … we want to just make sure everybody understands, we don’t want to protest in uniform.”

Senate Committee Seeks Cyberspace Office at State

Following former SecState Rex Tillerson’s streamlining the agency, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks to reestablish a cyberspace office at State Department.

Pentagon Says Weapon Program Costs are Falling

Hornet

DoD’s Selected Acquisitions Reports (SARs) are out for Dec. 2013 – Dec. 2014 and show some details of the Pentagon’s report of declining weapon costs.

UCLASS Funding Restricted

Funding restrictions for the planned Navy UCLASS program are specified in the 2015 compromise defense bill over design and mission concerns.

DoD Defends Troubled F-35 Rollout

F-35 top test pilot UK

F-35 complexities involve millions of lines of code, an integrated stealth design that includes advanced sensors, radars and electronic warfare capability.

Tougher Tests for X-47B; Repriced JSF Could Win S. Korea

UCAS X-47B Cat Launch

Increasingly complicated testing aboard carriers defines 2014 for the X-47B and increasing foreign sales of the JSF could reduce the jets’ costs.