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The Army’s highest-ranking public affairs officer and top spokesperson has been suspended from her duties after 97 percent of respondents to a command climate survey for her office reported “workplace hostility.” Brig. Gen. Amy E. Johnston took over as the service’s chief of public affairs in April 2019, according to her official biography. In that role, […],
WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats are discussing whether to pair new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system with aid for the Palestinians after $1 billon for the system was cut from a stopgap spending patch that passed the House on Tuesday. Sen. Chris Murphy, a progressive Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he wants […],

GI Bill for Our Afghan Allies? - Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:10:57 +0000

It is time to consider what more we can do to help those Afghans who helped us through 20 years of war. As Congress debates legislation to support newly arrived refugees, why not create a “GI Bill for Afghan Allies” to give those men and women who bravely served alongside our military, humanitarian, and development […],

Big Changes to US Hypersonic Weapons Program - Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:07:42 +0000

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian is unsatisfied with existing hypersonic weapons programs and isn’t sure whether the weapons under development will meet the service’s needs, he said on Monday. Although the Air Force’s work on hypersonic weapons is progressing, it’s not moving fast enough, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told reporters at the Air […],
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – American Defense News (ADN) – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – provides our readers the PDB: Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – PAUL’S DAILY BRIEFING. Get Your Best Daily Defense and Foreign Affairs Intelligence Here in One Brief. Today’s EXTENDED CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical national security […],
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – American Defense News (ADN) – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – provides our readers the PDB: Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – PAUL’S DAILY BRIEFING. Get Your Best Daily Defense and Foreign Affairs Intelligence Here in One Brief. Today’s EXTENDED CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical national security […],
ANALYSIS – In his first speech to the United Nations as president, Joe Biden gave a remarkable speech. Not remarkable as in Reaganesque in vision backed by realism and strength, but remarkable in being a weak, vacuous, Jimmy Carter-like presentation full of smoke, unicorns, and rainbows. Biden repeatedly emphasized that the U.S. did not seek a new cold […],
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – American Defense News (ADN) – in collaboration with the Center for American Defense Studies (CADS) – provides our readers the PDB: Not the President’s Daily Brief, but almost as good – PAUL’S DAILY BRIEFING. Get Your Best Daily Defense and Foreign Affairs Intelligence Here in One Brief. Today’s EXTENDED CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical national security […],
WASHINGTON ― The new federal vaccine requirement announced by President Joe Biden has fueled questions from employers, including defense contractors, about how the mandate will work and whether they could lose employees as a result. To slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Biden announced this month sweeping new orders that require employers with more than 100 […],

Air Force Secretary Pleads With Congress… - Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:10:30 +0000

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on Monday used his first public speech to send a message to Congress: The aircraft in your district are not exempt from the retirements the Air Force must do to free up funds for next-generation planes, drones and weapons. “I have one request of the Congress: help us […],