Eight Republicans Join Democrats to Pass Senate Measure to Limit President Trump's War Powers Against Iran
The 55-45 vote marked a rare bipartisan effort to curb Trump's powers and underscored lawmakers' concerns that U.S. tensions with Iran could escalate into a full-fledged war.
A federal judge on Feb. 13 ordered a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract, which was awarded to Microsoft, in response to a suit filed by Amazon. Shares of Microsoft fell on the news, while Amazon’s stock was down slightly. A court notice announcing the injunction was filed on Feb. 13, but wasn’t public. It’s unclear why the documents were sealed.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced 16 general officer assignments, while U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond announced a new vice commander for the Space and Missile Systems Center.
A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft taking 21 middle and high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics for an educational flight made an emergency landing at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Feb. 13.
The indictment accuses Huawei of building its empire on the backs of other companies, including six U.S. firms, by copying intellectual property and then selling it in products around the world. From as early as 2000, the Department of Justice said the company stole source code for internet routers, misappropriated robotic technology, and stole proprietary information about cellular antennas.
Despite defense contractors’ glittering demonstrations, difficult realities are challenging the military’s race to network everything.
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Martin says he is working closely with Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord as the service takes the lead on counter-drone technology.
Sigmatech, a professional services firm headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., has won a five-year $74 million contract to provide expert support staff to the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, the company announced Feb. 12.
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A Columbus, Ga., man considered to be the last surviving Flying Tiger, died Feb. 6. Frank Losonsky, who joined the First American Volunteer Group in May 1941, passed away from natural causes at the age of 99. The Flying Tigers initially consisted of 311 members who were tasked with protecting China from the Japanese forces. Structured similarly to the Eagle Squadrons in the Royal Air Force who fought during the Battle of Britain, the Flying Tigers were organized within the Chinese air force and flew under the Republic of China flag.