Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government Accountability Office has ruled the Federal Communications Commission's order allowing Ligado to deploy a terrestrial network within the low band is not a rule subject to the Congressional Review Act, dealing a blow to opponents of the FCC's decision who argue the network will imperil GPS signals.
The Pentagon is in the early stages of replacing the troubled Lockheed Martin F-35’s autonomous logistics system with a new, cloud-based network, and hopes to get it up and running by the end of 2022.
"In creating the Space Force, Congress and the president laid out a great blank canvas on which the service’s founders could color their future," writes retired Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, dean of AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. "Let’s let them do just that—without tying their hands behind their backs."
The U.N. Security Council on Aug. 14 resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from only the Dominican Republic but vowing further action to prevent Tehran’s sale and export of conventional weapons.
Those pushing fake news campaigns in Europe and elsewhere often have different goals when it comes to influencing the way people feel about U.S. forces and their NATO allies. Those efforts frequently center around vilifying the powerful, decades-old alliance that serves as a major counterbalance to Russia in Europe and elsewhere.
Fans of the video game “Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege” will recognize a new gadget the Air Force is using to help base security forces scout out threats and inspect vehicles without putting themselves at risk. The best part: you can absolutely chuck it!
Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Aug. 14.
Maj. Gen. Christopher E. Craige assumed command of the Air Force Personnel Center from Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Toth during an Aug. 12 ceremony.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system on Aug. 13, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal judge, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said “only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent.”
V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, marks the end of World War II, one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in history. When President Harry S. Truman announced on Aug. 14, 1945, that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, war-weary citizens around the world erupted in celebration.