40-year-old A-10 Thunderbolts get new wings as Air Force continues to look for a permanent replacement
Maintainers have installed new wings to the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt, effectively breathing new life into a platform that is having trouble finding a suitable successor. The 571st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron swapped wings on 162 A-10s at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, as part of the A-10 Enhanced Wing... Read more
President Trump wants to buy Greenland for its resources & military position
dpa U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in buying the entire island of Greenland “with varying degrees of seriousness,” The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The WSJ cited unnamed advisers as saying that the president asked White House counsels to “look into the idea” of purchasing the... Read more
Security expert: U.S. will move more soldiers to South Pacific to counter Chinese activity
Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Concerns about Chinese efforts to build influence in the South Pacific will likely spur more exercises like one involving the U.S. Army in Fiji this month, according to a regional security expert. One hundred and fifty troops from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry... Read more
U.S. adding to its missile defense system by buying ‘iron dome’
The U.S. Army is taking a step in the right direction when it comes to shooting down a cruise missile by purchasing the proven American-Israeli Iron Dome system. A joint development between America’s Raytheon and Israel’s Rafael, the missile defense system -which is partially built in the United States-... Read more
Race to the finish: U.S. in dead heat with China as both develop cloud-computing network
As the Pentagon prepares for a joint cloud-computing network with either Amazon or Microsoft, the DoD is vigilantly watching the Chinese military, who are creating a cloud system of their own. Not bound by the same restraints and considerations as a joint venture between a military force and free-market... Read more
U.K. releases seized Iranian tanker despite U.S. demands not to
An Iranian oil tanker seized by British Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar in July has been released, despite protests by the U.S. government. Suspected of violating E.U. sanctions regarding oil shipments to Syria, the ship -known as Grace 1- was seized by the U.K. and detained in... Read more
Florida official: “Bad things can happen” during 2020 election if U.S. doesn’t do more
Anthony Man Sun Sentinel Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci said Wednesday that a determined effort to hack elections — if it’s undertaken by the military of a significant foreign adversary — could prove successful. Antonacci said in an interview he was acknowledging the obvious reality, even though it’s... Read more
Most C-130 Hercules back in the air after they were grounded for inspections
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force has resumed flights of almost three-quarters of the transport planes that the service grounded last week after maintainers discovered unusual cracks in the wing joints of an Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, an Air Mobility Command spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ninety-one... Read more
Military officials warn Congress that Russia & China could soon take over as the dominate powers in Africa
As China and Russia increase their respective influences in Africa, the United States is watching with a keen eye- and for good reason. The two traditional adversaries are setting up shop across the continent, creating issues for the United States, which has been operating in Africa for some time.... Read more
China blocks two U.S. Navy ships from docking in Hong Kong, blames U.S. for protests
dpa, Hamburg, Germany The Chinese government has denied requests for two US Navy ships to visit Hong Kong, a US State Department official said Tuesday, as tensions escalated in the region. The two ships are the USS Green Bay, a transport ship, and the USS Lake Erie, a cruiser.... Read more
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