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75 Percent of the Fighter and Attack Aircraft in the U.S. Marine Corps Can't Fly

James Hasik Security, What to do about it?  About 75 percent of the fighter and attack aircraft in the US Marine Corps—AV-8B Harriers, F-18A+/B/C Hornets, and EA-6B Prowlers—are out of service. The Marines are loving their F-35Bs soShow More Summary

Why Ontario Is Dominant in Canadian Politics

The province is not only Canada's most populous; it has an ability to swing elections between Quebec and the west.

A lunar journey: Mankind's missions around the Moon

Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX is planning to send two unnamed tourists around the Moon in 2018.

After Shock Arrest of Samsung Heir, the Indictment

Following a three-month investigation, South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement, and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye. The indictment of Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of the ailing Samsung...

One County Saw a 27% Drop in Assaults After It Helped Enforce Immigration Law

Josh Siegel Politics, “What changes now is a belief that Trump will keep his word and we will finally see the federal government deporting the illegal aliens we have handed over to them...”  In July 2007, the elected board of a growing...Show More Summary

Largest post-coup bid trial opens with 330 suspects

Charges for those allegedly involved in failed July military coup range from murder to trying to overthrow government.

The Underdog Candidate in France’s Elections: Obama

Quixotic French internet campaign tries to recruit a foreign head of state

What to Expect to Hear in Tonight’s Address to Congress

Will the speech be more classic State of the Union or classic Trump?

The U.S. Army Is Ready to Go to 'War' With What Could Be a Big Weakness

Kris Osborn Security, The dependency of its weapons of software improvments.  The Army has established a new “Software Solarium” program to discuss and address the growing dependence of tanks, infantry carriers, radios, artillery and...Show More Summary

Leak-Shopping and the Politicization of Intelligence

Paul R. Pillar Intelligence Media Presidency, United States Consistency has not been a hallmark of the Trump Administration’s posture regarding the divulging to the press and the public of information that had been the stuff of behind-closed-doors...Show More Summary

Mom of Slain Indian Man Hopes Other Son Leaves US

The mother of an Indian engineer shot to death in a Kansas bar is not just grieving for her son but worried about his younger brother. He, too, is working in the US, and his mother, Parvatha Vardhini, wants him to come home for his own safety. “I will not...

This Is How A Resistance Movement Succeeds

One of the key aspects of democracy is participation and debate, including disagreement. For a healthy democratic system to survive, a diverse range of opinions must be heard. Being on the outside of popular opinion is just as important as being on the inside. Show More Summary

Bannon’s Vision of the World Isn’t What Makes America Great

Tearing down a system that, for all its missteps, helped produce decades of peace among the great powers, spread democracy, and share unparalleled progress is not the way to put Americans first.

As ISIS squeezed, "desperate" civilians flee Mosul

An estimated 8,000 people have streamed out of terror group's last urban bastion in Iraq, and that's just the tip of the iceberg

The U.S. Navy's Most Powerful Weapon (Designed to Destroy Whole Countries) Is Getting a Big Upgrade

Kris Osborn Security, The Trident D5 missile is getting some added punch.  The Trident II D5, first fired in the 1990s, is an upgraded version of the 1970s-era Trident I nuclear weapon; the Trident II D5s were initially engineered to...Show More Summary

Bahamas' Swimming Pigs Dying, Probably Because of Tourists

The Washington Post calls the untimely demise of some of the famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas—the friendly feral animals who live on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, aka "Pig Beach" —a "mysterious wave of death." But some say the reason may not be so mysterious after...

Friends and family mourn for slain Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Hundreds of family and friends join funeral of slain engineer in his hometown amid growing fears of hate crimes in US.

Is ICE becoming the new Abu Ghraib? I wish Gen. Kelly would show more sense

ICE and associated agencies are racking up headlines that damage the American image around the globe.

The free market fix for personnel system: This just might be the lever that does it

“Up or Out Has to Go,” Lt. James McLaughlin, U.S. Navy, writes in the February issue of the resurgent “Proceedings.”

Erdogan’s Turkey: Towards a New Sultanate?

William Baulch Security, Middle East One thing’s for sure: few stand to benefit from the Turkish president’s lust for power. Expanding the constitutional powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have profound consequences for the future of the country’s democratic institutions. Show More Summary

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