Daily Report

Jan. 30, 2017

Trump Reorganizes National Security Council

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Saturday reorganizing the National Security Council. The move elevates the position of Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, a former Breitbart executive, giving him a seat on the principals committee. It also demotes...

US Service Member Killed in Yemen Raid

One US service member was killed and three others were wounded in an early morning surprise attack on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen. President Donald Trump called the raid—the first known military operation he authorized since taking office—a...

Boeing Awarded $2.1 Billion Lot 3 Tanker Contract

The Air Force awarded Boeing the third low-rate initial production lot contract for 15 KC-46A tankers and spare parts, the company announced late Friday. The $2.1 billion contract follows the first two lots, which were awarded in August 2016 for...

Mattis Sworn in as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary James Mattis made his first public appearance in office Friday, when he was ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon. “On behalf of your department, those serving today have been tested and you can...

Preventing War in Space

Space faring nations must agree to “international norms” that “deter bad behavior” in space before the domain is forever ruined, said Gen. John Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, during a speech at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and...

Doherty Tapped to Lead 19th AF

Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced the assignment of Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty as commander of 19th Air Force at JBSA-Randolph, Texas. Doherty currently serves as commander of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas. He will replace...