US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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Yemen asks Saudis for $1B to save currency, prevent 'famine'

Yemen's prime minister on Tuesday called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from "complete collapse."
14 hours 37 min ago

Harsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSD

Despite pleas from congressmen, veterans and the country’s largest veterans service organization asking for research into medical marijuana, the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t initiate a study into the drug’s effects on post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Secretary David Shulkin wrote in a letter to House Democrats.
14 hours 48 min ago

Couple planning another honor flight to DC just for women

A Nebraska couple who have planned several honor flights to Washington for war veterans have planned a new trip just for women.
15 hours 25 min ago

Snow and ice coat South, closing freeways, runways, schools

Ice and snow turned travel treacherous across the South, shutting down interstates in Louisiana, causing highway crashes in Kentucky and closing airport runways in Texas as snow turned the red clay white and prompted schools to close across the region.
15 hours 29 min ago

Dunford: Changes needed to make troop rotations in Europe more effective

The general said he favors a U.S. military posture that utilizes rotational forces, even as the Pentagon studies alternative basing strategies to assure allies along Russia’s western border.
15 hours 34 min ago

Does the hypersonic SR-72 aircraft — 'Son of Blackbird' — already exist?

For years, Lockheed Martin has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has ever seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War reconnaissance craft that the U.S. Air Force retired almost three decades ago. Lockheed officials have said the hypersonic SR-72 — dubbed the "Son of Blackbird" by one trade journal — could fly by 2030.
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