Navy EP-3 Aries II and its crew were endangered July 19 when the signals
intelligence-collection aircraft was “aggressively shadowed” by a
Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker in international
airspace over the Caribbean Sea, US Southern Command said July 21.
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continued to increase in the Persian Gulf as a US Navy amphibious ship
shot down an Iranian drone, and as the US reportedly prepares to deploy
hundreds of personnel to Saudi Arabia.
––Rachel S. Cohen
select group of Senate and House lawmakers in the coming months will
convene to hammer out a policy bill that dictates how the Pentagon
conducts business in fiscal 2020, but defense experts differ on just how
difficult they believe the road ahead may be.
Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are formalizing a program to
educate female service members about the Veterans Health Administration
support services available to them before their transition into civilian
life or Reserve or Guard status.
Senate Armed Services Committee on July 18 approved the nominations of
Army Secretary Mark Esper to be defense secretary and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark
Milley to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, setting up a Senate
floor vote for Esper within a week.
––John A. Tirpak
Brig. Gen. David
Gaedecke will be the Air Force’s new electromagnetic spectrum
superiority director starting in August, a service spokesman confirmed
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