One week after Iranian rockets damaged military bases in Iraq hosting US troops, the Democratic candidates vying to replace President Donald Trump attacked his foreign policy plans as short-sighted and laid out their own vision of what the next commander in chief needs to do to make America safer.
The Pentagon will soon stand up a counter-unmanned aerial system office that will be headed by the Army, said the Defense Department’s top weapons buyer Jan. 14. Following the Dubai Airshow in November, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord visited numerous locations across the Middle East, including US military installations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A set of small, uninhabited Pacific islands, very close to China, may be the destination of some of America’s most sophisticated and controversial future weapons: hypersonic missiles that remain nimble even at five times the speed of sound. On Jan. 10, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said the still-in-development weapons would likely change the future of war.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is worried about possibly reducing the US military’s presence in Africa, following reports that the Pentagon is contemplating a drawdown of US troops on the continent to better focus on countering aggression from Russia and China. Spearheaded by Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), the lawmakers said in a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper that cutting back US troops in Africa was antithetical to the National Security Strategy Congress backs.
Amazon Web Services will ask a federal court to block the Pentagon and Microsoft from beginning work on the Defense Department’s controversial enterprise cloud, according to a Jan. 13 court filing. The joint status report—filed by DOD, Microsoft, and AWS in the Court of Federal Claims—lays out a timeline for the next few weeks of Amazon’s court challenge of the DOD’s award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud to Microsoft.
Air Force investigators raided the Oklahoma City offices of a major military landlord Tuesday morning, seizing computers and other material, in what the company said was part of an investigation into asbestos contamination.
NATO plans to develop an enterprise-wide architecture for its future air command and control capabilities and is now soliciting information from members' industries about their latest technologies.
Iran said Jan. 14 that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash.
Civil Air Patrol members are conducting damage assessment in support of various federal, state, and local agencies as part of the response to a series of earthquakes off the southern coast of Puerto Rico since Dec. 28. The Federal Emergency Management Agency requested support from CAP for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks struck the island.
The blessing of what's being called "the official Bible for the new US Space Force" at the Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 12 is drawing an outpouring of criticism on social media and condemnation from a prominent religious freedom advocacy group.