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Today’s Expanded Edition PDB includes a variety of critical issues such as – Man who fatally stabbed Pentagon officer had troubled past. Afghan Air Force struggles to stay aloft as US leaves and Taliban advances. US airstrikes in Afghanistan could be a sign of what comes next.
Turkey, slamming US, says it won’t shoulder new Afghan migration.
After latest flight test failure, US Air Force hopes to keep first hypersonic missile on track for production.
Can we spot illegal fishing fleets from space?
Downed airmen may have to get themselves to safe areas.
Sailor accused of starting USS Bonhomme Richard fire identified in warrant. A federal search warrant affidavit unsealed this week has identified the sailor suspected of starting the 2020 fire aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard as Seaman Apprentice Ryan Sawyer Mays, a SEAL training washout who some shipmates said “hates” the Navy.
Can we spot illegal fishing fleets from space? The Defense Innovation Unit is offering prizes for using satellite-mounted radar to fight a growing national-security problem.
Man who fatally stabbed Pentagon officer had troubled past. Investigators are examining Austin William Lanz’s background, including his criminal history, jail records, financial information and any online accounts, in search of a motive.
Senators highlight national security threats from China during rare public hearing.The Senate Intelligence Committee held a rare public hearing Wednesday afternoon to stress increasing threats posed by China to U.S. national security, with one top senator describing the situation as a “horror show.”
Biden administration approves first arms sale to Taiwan. The Biden administration has approved its first arms sale to Taiwan, a move sure to stoke Beijing’s ire.
China reportedly converted civilian ferries for amphibious assault operations. China has converted civilian ferries for use in military amphibious operations, potentially enabling the country to significantly surge its amphibious assault capabilities in a contingency like a Taiwan invasion, according to a new report.
Exercise in the Caucasus returns Green Berets to resistance roots. The Army is wrapping up a groundbreaking multinational exercise in the Caucasus nation of Georgia this week that featured a combined airborne operation and the largest special operations exercise ever hosted by the country.
US, Afghan airstrikes pummel Taliban positions in southern Afghanistan. The United Nations and Human Rights Watch asked both sides to take care to prevent civilian casualties as the fighting rages on.
US airstrikes in Afghanistan could be a sign of what comes next. American forces have stepped up a bombing campaign, but the White House and the Pentagon insist these are the final days of combat support.
Afghan Air Force struggles to stay aloft as US leaves and Taliban advances. Mechanics who have long worked with U.S. contractors now use texts and Zoom calls to get help fixing helicopters; “what should we do next?”
Turkey, slamming US, says it won’t shoulder new Afghan migration. Turkey says it does not have the capacity to shoulder another migration crisis.
After latest flight test failure, US Air Force hopes to keep first hypersonic missile on track for production. The U.S. Air Force is in the process of determining the root cause of last week’s failed hypersonic missile test, but the program still has time to push through flight testing and begin production of the new, cutting-edge weapon by the end of fiscal 2022,
Kelly: Downed airmen may have to get themselves to safe areas. The combat search-and-rescue mission will be extremely challenging in a fight against a peer adversary, and the focus may have to shift to downed Airmen finding their own way to safety, Air Combat Command boss Gen. Mark D. Kelly said Aug.
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