Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investigations are imminent, to determine whether the Capitol Police were undermanned and unprepared for the threat posed by two days of rallies against the results of the 2020 election, but the answer as to why troops posted blocks away were unable to respond to the siege is as simple—or as complicated—as a morass of bureaucracy. Simply put, the National Guard only shows up when they’ve been invited, and the Capitol Police did not extend that invitation until after the breach, according to a source with knowledge of the process, who was not authorized to speak about it on the record.
An Air National Guard lieutenant colonel who serves as a Republican in Congress is calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after his supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol, disrupting a vote to affirm Joe Biden as the next commander in chief.
The public now knows what many in the national security community suspected: That early warning system was the Space Based Infrared System, a constellation of satellites that surveils Earth’s surface 24/7 to detect missiles. Rarely has the Defense Department offered such a high profile example of the system’s capabilities and its direct impact on the American warfighter.
The satellites are part of the Blackjack program, an effort led by DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to deploy a constellation of small satellites in low-Earth orbit.
New details are emerging on how the 18th member of the Intelligence Community will be set up as the Space Force continues to entrench itself as the newest service of the military.
Reports claim that the drone-launched Azarakhsh missile successfully brought down an aerial target.
With the second battery now bound for the U.S., the Israeli-made missile defense system must prove it works with American command networks. “We have a very detailed plan to do the integration,” Rafael’s Pini Yungman said.
Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences recently identified pint-sized antibodies, or "nanobodies," that could protect against COVID-19. At least one of these nanobodies—produced by a llama named Cormac—also appears to work well in either liquid or aerosol form, suggesting it could also help protect a person's lungs from infections.