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President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

President Trump did it again on Twitter late last week.<p>"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted Friday morning.<p>Once again, a Trump tweet set off a media frenzy, this time making everyone wonder whether he was …

Donald Trump

How do Navy ships operate?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether it's an aircraft carrier or any other warship, a United States Navy vessel never sleeps on the open sea thanks to a complex orchestra of people and systems tracking its course.<p>A deadly collision Saturday between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan's coast raises …

Rowing

EPA chief exaggerates growth of coal jobs by tens of thousands

Coal mining jobs increased by only a few hundred during first three months of 2017.<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made …

Fossil Fuels

Trumpcare 2.0 is a death bill

It’s time to fight for the system we want.<p><i>This post originally appeared on In These Times.</i><p>New figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that, if passed into law, the so-called “Trumpcare” bill would spike the number of people without health insurance by 23 million in 2026. While the GOP …

Trump Calls Democrats 'Obstructionists,' But He's Only Nominated 11 Ambassadors

President Trump took to Twitter on Monday to complain about Democratic "OBSTRUCTIONISTS," blaming the Senate for being slow to approve his nominees, including his ambassadors.<p>A spokesman for the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee threw it right back, saying Trump should be …

Donald Trump

Playing two hours of video games a week makes you more employable, Glasgow academics find

Playing two hours of video games a week could make you more employable, a study has found.<p>The Glasgow University research suggests that playing games such as Minecraft and Lara Croft can help young people to develop key skills.<p>Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest …

Angelina Jolie

F-35 Stealth Fighters Coming to Miramar Sooner than Expected

Miramar Marine Corps Air Station will begin converting its jet squadrons to the stealthy F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, triggering major …

QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

<b>EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --</b><p>Three QF-16s descended on Edwards recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.<p>The QF-16 …

Aviation

Blighty's buying another 17 F-35s, confirms the American government

All F-35Bs for the Navy – but, oddly, isn't set in stoneThe UK will buy a grand total of 17 F-35B fighter jets between 2020 and 2022 – and acquiring …

Aviation

F-35 cannon finally gets a test in flight at 3,300 rounds per minute

The Navy and General Dynamics this month tested the onboard 25mm Equalizer cannon of the nation’s newest generation of fighter, the F-35, while in …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

U.S. Air Force Working to Update 'Brain' of F-35 to Combat Russian and Chinese Stealth Fighters

<i>The Air Force is accelerating development of a special, high-tech, on-board threat library for the F-35 designed to precisely identify enemy aircraft</i> …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Earlier this month, the world reflected on the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe — when Hitler's Nazi army finally surrendered on what is now known as "Victor in Europe Day."<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed some of the most ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

Why the U.S. Military Won't Ever Build Another F-22 Raptor

<i>One recently retired Air Force official with direct knowledge about the service’s efforts to repair two damaged Raptors said that they faced severe</i> …

New Officer Takes Charge of Pentagon's F-35 Program

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter assumed command of the F-35 Lightning II program on May 25, the Department of Defense announced. He replaces Air Force …

A Highly-Modified Boeing 757 Pivotal To Enhance The F-22 Raptor 5th Generation Stealth Aircraft

The Flying Test Bed routinely flies with real F-22 Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in order to gain an early look at F-22 …

Aviation

F-22 and F-35: How the Air Force Is Working to Stay Ahead of China's J-20 and Russia's PAK-FA

<i>For example, either of the aircraft could use stealth technology to penetrate enemy airspace and destroy air defense systems. Once a safe air</i> …

What Makes the F-22 and F-35 Stealth

While pilots of advanced fifth-generation fighters like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter often claim the spotlight, …

Military

Israel Is Testing An Air-To-Air Variant Of Its Dolphin-Nosed Stunner Missile

Stunner's small frame, blistering speed, dual mode seeker, high maneuverability and hit-to-kill concept could make it the air combat missile to …

Report: U-2 spy planes deployed to Okinawa

June 2 (UPI) -- A group of U-2 spy planes from U.S. Forces Korea are being temporarily deployed to Okinawa, Japan, according to a Japanese news …

Lockheed pitches new F-22 mods to boost the life of its stealth coating

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has proposed doing additional maintenance work on F-22s in the hopes of lengthening the life of the fighter's low …

Trump reveals that his trade deficit fetish is nonsense

Ever since President Trump put a bulls-eye on free trade and declared the “trade deficit” to be the end-all and be-all of our economic strength, a wide array of economists, businesspeople and informed commentators have tried to explain why this is economic nonsense.<p>The Cato Institute tried in vain …

Economics

Trump's proposed military budget appears to be very much like the 'Obama approach'

"I think that the budget that the administration will propose is roughly 3% more than what President Obama had suggested for this year," Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a Washington Examiner report. "It's roughly a 5% increase over current year …

Here's what the Saudi military is buying from the US

While in Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump signed a deal that will provide Saudi Arabia over $110 billion in weapons, marking what is the largest weapons deal in American history.<p>According to a report by ynetnews.com, the package includes four frigates based on the Littoral Combat Ship, 115 …

Mattis personally intervened in Trump's budget request to get more bombs to drop on ISIS

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis personally intervened in Trump's budget request to get more bombs to drop on ISIS, Defense News reports.<p>Mattis requested about $3.5 billion more in "preferred munitions" for the 2018 Pentagon budget, John Roth, acting undersecretary of defense and chief financial …

Trump's $668 Billion Defense Budget Still Doesn't Match His Campaign Promises

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is here and he isn’t being stingy with the defense spending. The controversial plan calls for $668 billion in …

US military testing 'bolt-on' laser weapons for B-52 bombers

Air Force scientists test anti-missile defensive lasers for larger fighter jets.<p>The US Air Force's long-standing ambition to outfit its fleet of …

2017 Investor's Guide to the Top 10 Fighter Jets in the World

Only a handful of companies make fighter jets -- and fewer still are worth investing in.<p>In the 21st century, there are fighter jets, and then there …