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D.C. Guard Commander Says ‘Unusual’ Restrictions Prevented Swift Response To Capitol Riot
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D.C. Guard Commander Says ‘Unusual’ Restrictions Prevented Swift Response To Capitol Riot

D.C. Guard Commander Says ‘Unusual’ Restrictions Prevented Swift Response To Capitol Riot“Unusual” restrictions placed on the commander of the D.C. National Guard prevented him from responding to the besieged Capitol on Jan. 6 more quickly, he told Senate lawmakers during a high-profile hearing on Wednesday. A Jan. 5 letter from the secretary of the Army — under whose authority the D.C. National Guard operates — required Maj. Gen. William Walker to submit a “concept of operation” before deploying what is known as a quick reaction force.“I found that requirement to be unusual, as was the requirement to seek approval to move Guardsmen supporting the Metropolitan Police Department to move from one traffic control point to another,” Walker said. “The memo was unusual in that it requi...
AI-Powered Drones Emerge as R&D Priority for Boeing
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AI-Powered Drones Emerge as R&D Priority for Boeing

AI-Powered Drones Emerge as R&D Priority for BoeingNew technology that allows military drones to fly alongside manned warplanes has emerged as a rare area of corporate investment for Boeing’s defense business amid company-wide cost-cutting initiatives designed to stabilize its commercial jetliner division.The company announced Tuesday that a new drone equipped with the technology under development for the Australian military flew for the first time last week. Executives see these “loyal wingman” drones as an untapped market with lots of potential.“The outlook for this market is very promising and we've got investment aligned to support that market outlook,” Jerad Hayes, Boeing’s senior director of autonomous aviation and technology, said on a conference call with reporters. Hayes declined ...
In Depth – Space Force
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In Depth – Space Force

In Depth - Space Force The United States of America will soon have a separate Space Command, that will better organise and advance the military's vast operations in space. The Space Command is expected to improve the US military’s technological advances in space. Today in IN DEPTH we go into the details of what is the US Space Command ... what was the need to create it. Anchor - Teena Jha
Why Invest in Hypersonic Technology?
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Why Invest in Hypersonic Technology?

Why Invest in Hypersonic Technology?A recent study that criticizes U.S. investment in hypersonic weapons misses the opportunity such technologies present for something beyond missiles: dual-use hypersonic aircraft that can solve critical national security challenges today and shrink the world of tomorrow.The Union of Concerned Scientists report challenged the value of hypersonic weapons and sparked a public discussion on the utility of recent research and development. As Pentagon officials and others have observed, the study relied on flawed assumptions and broad arguments based on a narrowly-scoped problem definition. Like other critics, I believe it is imperative that the Defense Department continue investing in hypersonic technologies, including weapons, to remain competitive ...