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April 16, 2019 | Other News

American F-35s Deployed to the Middle East

The Jerusalem Post: The United States Air Force (USAF) has sent several F-35 fighter jets to the Middle East, marking the first operational deployment of the American stealth fighters to the region. According to an official USAF press release, an unspecified number of F-35As Lightning IIs landed at the al-Dhafra Air Base in the United… read more

April 16, 2019 | Other News

Ukraine holds large air defense exercises

Famagusta Gazette – The troops of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in eastern Ukraine have held a large-scale air defense exercises, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said last night. The Saturday drills involved fighter aircraft as well as military units, which have in their arsenal such anti-aircraft missile systems as Buk-M1, OSA-AKM, Strela-10 and others, the ministry… read more

April 15, 2019 | Other News

North Korean Leader: Third US Summit Depends on Whether US Can Make ’Bold Decision’

The Diplomat: In a speech last week to the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), North Korea’s analog of a parliament, Kim Jong Un outlined his view on the state of ongoing talks between the United States and his country and a range of other issues. The speech marked Kim’s first public comments on the diplomatic process… read more

April 15, 2019 | Other News

The Navy’s Newest Nemesis: Hypersonic Weapons

CIMSEC: In January 2019, Chinese Communist Party leaders announced that the newest iteration of their DF-17 missile system was being designed to overwhelm and sink U.S. aircraft carriers and surface combatants stationed in the West Pacific. According to official statements from the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), a targeted salvo of eight hypersonic glide vehicles… read more

April 15, 2019 | Other News

Satellite Images Show Possible Iranian Missile Factory in Syria Destroyed

The Jerusalem Post: Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI) on Sunday showed the complete destruction of a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf District, allegedly struck by Israel on Saturday. “The main industrial structures were completely destroyed, including the main hangar and the adjacent three production hangers and… read more

April 12, 2019 | Other News

USAF Secretary Gives Ominous Warning That Show Of Force Needed To Deter Space Attacks

The Drive: Outgoing Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson says the United States may need to conduct a show of force to deter opponents, such as Russia and China, from attacking U.S. military satellites in space. But it wasn’t entirely clear whether this would involve demonstrating the ability to attack an adversary’s own space… read more

April 12, 2019 | Other News

Trump, South Korea’s Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful U.S. summit with Kim in Hanoi, said… read more

April 12, 2019 | Other News

Army’s only space brigade gets new home at Fort Carson

KRDO: COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – The fact that this year’s Space Symposium at the Broadmoor is the biggest symposium yet is proof of just how important space has become, both to our economy and our military. More evidence of that military importance came Thursday afternoon just a few miles away at Fort Carson, as a… read more

April 10, 2019 | Other News

Shanahan: China Is Deploying Directed Energy Weapons

Breaking Defense – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on April 9 bluntly asserted that China’s PLA is “deploying directed energy (DE) weapons,” adding that “Russia is doing many of the same things.”  In perhaps the strongest rhetoric yet from a Trump administration official about counterspace threats to US satellite systems, Shanahan said: “Both China and… read more

April 10, 2019 | Other News

Shanahan Touts Unity in Space-Force Pitch, But Disagreements Clearly Remain

Government Executive – This was supposed to be a week in which Pentagon leaders would “share our thinking and lay out our unified, whole-of-government plan to ensure U.S. leadership” in space. But less than an hour after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan uttered those words, It became clear that deep disagreements remain about how to… read more

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