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Syria's civil war: Opposition condemns Aleppo onslaught

Syrian National Coalition condemns air strikes by government forces on city's rebel-held areas as death toll mounts.

Russia says Syrian army planning offensives on Deir al-Zor, Raqqa: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian Army is planning offensives against the cities of Deir al-Zor and Raqqa with the support of the Russian Air Force, RIA news agency quoted Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, as saying on Friday.

There's a Republican fundraising scandal, if you count 'scandal' as 'somebody filmed us fundraising'

The National Republican Congressional Committee is very put out by 60 Minutes' ability to sneak a hidden camera into their super-secret lawmaker fundraising suites. Oh, there will be consequences. The "60 Minutes" piece, which airedShow More Summary

It’s Time For America’s Air Force to Overhaul its Drone War Strategy

Dan Goure Air Force, Air Power, National Security, Defense, Terrorism, Drone Wat, United States, Middle East It is time for the Air Force to rethink not only its acquisition strategy for acquiring new UASs but its concept of operations. For some 20 years, the U.S. Show More Summary

SpaceX wins an $82.7-million Air Force contract to launch a GPS satellite

SpaceX has won a $82.7-million contract to launch a government GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force, marking the end to the monopoly in the national security launch market. The Hawthorne company is scheduled to launch the GPS III satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket in May 2018 from Cape Canaveral...

Iran Purchased Russian S-300 to Boost National Security - Defense Minister

Iran has purchased Russian S-300 air defense systems to safeguard the country's national security, deliveries of these systems have been partially completed, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Wednesday.

Revealed: America’s Lethal Stealth Drones of Tomorrow

Kris Osborn Defense, National Security, Stealth, Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, Air Power, Navy, Air Force, Unmanned, Drones, United States, Russia, China The drones of tomorrow will be stealthier, faster, more computerized,...Show More Summary

Sentences to ponder

The Naval Academy has risen to 9th on the list of national liberal arts colleges, tied with Davidson and Claremont McKenna. Meanwhile, West Point ranks 22nd, just behind Grinnell, Colby and Colgate, and the Air Force Academy is 29th, tied with Scripps and Barnard. That is from Nick Anderson. The post Sentences to ponder appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Australia Is Yet Again The World's Biggest Game Of Thrones Pirate

In keeping with our nation’s convict history, Australia was once again the country with the most illegal downloads of the latest episode of “Game of Thrones”. The first episode of the show’s sixth season was only aired at lunch time on Monday, yet more than a million people have pirated the episode in less than 24 hours. More »      

Two single people in their nineties went on the cutest blind date

It's springtime, which means pollen and love are in the air. The latter is especially true for two singletons in our nation's capitol. Miriam Steiner, 93, and Harold Sharlin, 90, met for a blind first date after being set up by Sharlin's granddaughter Jenny. Show More Summary

Revealed: Flying America’s Mighty B-2 Stealth Bomber

Kris Osborn Defense, National Security, military, Air Force, B-2, Bomber, Stealth, Spirit, Long Range Strike, United States, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia “It is really an awesome bombing platform and it is just a marvel of technology.” AirShow More Summary

Libby asbestos disaster far from over, millions have no clue of the danger

Reporter Andrew Schneider has written a sequel to his 2004 book "An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal." The new book covers the unsuccessful criminal trial against W.R. Grace, and the legacy of a deadly form of asbestos from Libby that fills millions of attics across the U.S.

Exposed: U.S. Air Force’s War to Destroy America’s Space Industry

Dan Goure Space, Satellites, Defense, National Security, Pentagon, Space- Launch, Defense Industry, United States, Russia The U.S. Air Force wants to devastate what little remains of the U.S. rocket motor industrial base by selling off its stash of surplus Minuteman boosters. The U.S. Show More Summary

The Real Reason the U.S. Air Force Won't Build New F-22 Raptors

James Hasik Security, Simple: cost.  Almost every defense-industrial publication this month has covered the language in the House version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization bill which directs the Pentagon “to conduct a comprehensive...Show More Summary

NATO Aircraft Allegedly Escorted Russian Jets On Baltic Last Week

According to the Lithuania’s National Defense Ministry, several NATO fighter jets based on the Baltic Sea air bases, were allegedly scrambled while intercepting the Russian warplanes.

Has EPA Gone Too Far on Ozone?

We think so. EPA’s latest round of rulemaking setting a National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone lowers the tolerance level from 75 to 70 parts per billion (ppb). Though...

Los Angeles and Bakersfield top list of worst air pollution in the nation

Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted. Bakersfield tops the list for having the most unhealthy days from airborne particles spewed by highway traffic,...

Air Force Updates Doctrine on Cyberspace Operations

Within living memory, even a passing mention of cyber weapons or U.S. offensive activities in cyberspace was deemed sufficient to justify national security classification. Now, although the Obama Administration generally neither claims...Show More Summary

This Hilarious, Epic Film About 'Air Farting' Perfectly Spoofs Inspirational Sports Ads

Never again will you be able to complain about an unsexy client that doesn't inspire you. The proof in the pudding: For one such El Salvador brand, Ogilvy & Mather created a moving sports "documentary" about Jorge Chávez, national champion for a most curious sport indeed. read more

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