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November 20, 2017
 

Headlines – November 20, 2017

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U.S. pursues quiet troop buildup in Somalia –
The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to more than 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds of additional special operations personnel to advise local forces in pockets of Islamic militants around the country, according to current and former senior military officials.
 
STRATCOM head would push back on illegal nuclear launch order –
The head of U.S. Strategic Command on Saturday said he would refuse to execute an order from President Donald Trump to launch a nuclear weapon if he believed its use was illegal.
 
 

Business

Do you have the AI solutions the intelligence community needs? –
U.S. intelligence agencies are looking for the next best thing in analytics, particularly when it comes to artificial intelligence and similar solutions.
 
Ambassador to NATO unsure if U.S. will impose sanctions on Turkey for S-400 buy –
On Nov. 17, the U.S. ambassador to NATO stopped short of saying that that the United States will impose sanctions on Turkey if it goes through with its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, but said Turkey understands “all of the ramifications” of its decisions.
 
Navy’s advanced warning aircraft to get datalink boost –
North Star Scientific Corp. has been awarded a $14 million Navy contract to design a datalink power amplifier for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye radar aircraft.
 
CACI will support real-time surveillance of U.S. borders –
CACI has been awarded a $34.5 million DHS task order to support U.S. border surveillance.
 
 

Defense

The Air Force is throwing money at pilots to stay. Fewer and fewer are interested –
Despite offering fat retention bonuses to entice pilots to stay in the Air Force, the percentage of eligible pilots accepting them is plummeting.
 
DOD eyes a change to GI Bill transferability –
The Pentagon is weighing a policy change that would limit certain service members from transferring their education benefits to dependents, a Defense Department official said in a written statement this week.
 
Japanese tug boat collides with destroyer Benfold –
A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and collided with the guided-missile destroyer Benfold during a routine towing exercise Nov. 18.
 
B-52s fighting ISIS soon will carry more smart bombs –
The U.S. Air Force B-52 squadron fighting Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East soon will be the first to field a key upgrade that will allow the venerable “BUFF” to carry eight additional smart weapons.
 
 

Veterans

Separate housing for veterans in jail becomes a national trend –
What began as a simple idea in Middlesex, Mass., is now a trend being adopted quickly by county jails across the country: the creation of separate housing units solely for veterans.
 
Veterans Court helps vets get their lives back on track –
In an office outside Judge Andrew Dimlich’s chambers on the bottom floor of the Raleigh County Judicial Annex, nine men and women in professional attire sit at a boardroom table.




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Headlines – June 22, 2018

News Ex-soldier who shot up Afghan village may seek clemency from president, lawyer says – Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes....
 
 

News Briefs – June 22, 2018

Appeals court tosses veterans’ lawsuits over burn pits Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court ruled June 20. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S....
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman photograph NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope OTIS (far left) and SCE (mid picture) featured in Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach highbay. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Northrop Grumman has successfully power...