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Hot Mic Catches What Marine Whispers To Trump At White House Event

3:39 PM 07/20/2018<p>President Donald Trump hosted some of America’s most powerful business leaders at the White House Thursday for the Pledge to …

Donald Trump

Trump Just Canceled His Meeting With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Jung Yeon-je / AFP / Getty Images<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his planned meeting with Kim Jong Un for next month, blaming …

North Korea

Marc Thiessen: Trump could shut down Russia critics in an instant if he did this with our troops

WASHINGTON -- If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce he is moving out most U.S. forces currently stationed in Germany and sending them to Poland.<p>The Polish government …

Opinion

What Happens if an Aircraft Carrier is Sunk?

Are carriers too big to fail? How expendable are carriers?

Military

Estimated 5,000 to 7,000 service members to march in Trump's military parade: Source

Between 5,000 to 7,000 service members could march in President Donald Trump's military parade, according to a U.S. defense official familiar with …

Donald Trump

Dan Coats: Once the Senate’s ‘Mister Rogers,’ he’s now an outspoken voice of reason on Russian interference

The Kremlin was no fan of Daniel Coats.<p>It was March 2014, and relations between the United States and Russia were nose-diving. Russian military forces had just taken over Crimea, an operation that Moscow quickly followed up by illegally annexing a portion of Ukraine in a geopolitical power grab …

Donald Trump

Todd Starnes: Air Force surrenders to demand to replace Bible with generic 'book of faith' on POW/MIA table

The commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming has agreed to replace a Bible on a POW/MIA table with a generic “book of faith,” the Military Religious Freedom Foundation revealed this week. The MRFF is a militant organization that has fought against Nativity scenes, Bible studies and any …

Military

US releases $200 million in defensive aid to Ukraine as Moscow seeks better ties

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a move likely to irk Moscow, the Pentagon has released $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine just days after the Russian Ministry of Defense said it was ready to work with the US Department of Defense on a range of security issues following a meeting between President …

Russia

Dan Coats’s Intelligence Gap

One of the heroes of Helsinki Week in Washington has been Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. After Donald Trump publicly sided with Vladimir Putin on the question of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Coats struck back, releasing a brief statement: Russia did, in fact, meddle.<p>…

Donald Trump

Coats faces greater scrutiny as fallout from Russia summit spreads

Trump is said to be exasperated with his national intelligence director, but a direct challenge could lead to a congressional firestorm.<p>As the fallout from his Russia summit spills into the weekend and spreads among his staff, President Donald Trump is retreating to the site of his most …

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Boeing 797 Doubts And 4 Other Things You May Have Missed At Farnborough

<b>Boeing</b> (BA) beat <b>Airbus</b> (EADSY) in the race for commercial aircraft orders at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow as customers continued to load up on …

Aviation

Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired …

Military

As Trump continues to defend his Putin bromance, Mattis just signaled the US will continue arming one of Moscow’s biggest foes

The Pentagon on Friday announced it's giving $200 million to Ukraine to bolster its defenses as its conflict with pro-Russian separatists rages on.<p>This move comes as President Donald Trump continues to defend his controversial relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the two world …

Russia

Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is delaying release of a report by the nonpartisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by military base, according to Defense Department officials.<p>The report relied on surveys of troops and data from 2014 that have underpinned several previous …

Politics

In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure protecting birds

<b>Washington</b> • In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and …

Washington State

Julia Roberts And Sam Esmail’s ‘Homecoming’ Gets Premiere Date & Teaser Trailer – Comic-Con

Amazon Studios used its big Comic-Con presentation today to unveil the premiere date for <i>Homecoming</i>, its psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts …

Chamber of Commerce

Hundreds in Georgia mourn Jewish soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz was killed in action July 12 in Paktiya province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Department of Defense)<p>(JTA) — Hundreds of …

Jewish Culture

DARPA’s latest endeavor is a tiny robotics challenge called the SHRIMP Olympics

With an invention history that can claim a pioneering role in the development of the internet, Siri, GPS and other world-changing inventions, the …

Robotics

Air Force to Finally Get Hypersonic Weapons?

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom — Raytheon is nearing an agreement with the Defense Department to build a new weapon that can travel at speeds greater …

Military

Where rich people go for financial advice and how to give your kids a head start

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! We made it. Here are your top stories in personal finance.<p>Personal Finance130,000 veterans are about to get a hefty …

Business

Trump in damage control after 'biggest mistake of presidency'

It was a week of backflips and backlash which culminated in Donald Trump inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House much to the …

Donald Trump

Putin is probably still smirking about Helsinki. He shouldn’t be.

Vladi­mir Putin is probably still smirking about the chaos created by President Trump’s European tour, which has led thoughtful people on both sides of the Atlantic to conclude that not just NATO but the whole post-World War II liberal order led by the United States is doomed.<p>They may be proved …

Opinion

Why Trump advisers stay, even when he flouts their advice

Washington<p>The look on Dan Coats’s face said it all. President Trump’s director of national intelligence had just been told on live television that …

Donald Trump

What’s Your Ideal Caffeine Fix? An Algorithm Can Tell You

A mathematical model the Army developed to calculate the ideal dose of caffeine to keep soldiers alert could soon benefit drowsy civilians<p>If you need to wake up, caffeine can help. But for the optimal jolt, how much and when?<p>The U.S. Army and the Department of Defense have developed an algorithm to …

U.S. Army

Sanctions law behind Putin's request to Trump for former U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities," including a U.S. ambassador to Russia, is just the latest effort in a years-long campaign to undermine …

Donald Trump

Space Policy and History Forum

<b>Note: This is an academic event for members of the space policy and space history communities.</b><p>On June 18, President Trump directed the Department of …

U.S. Government

74 years after dying in battle, World War II soldier buried at Riverside National Cemetery

Relatives and brothers-in-arms gave a full military burial Friday, July 20, to a soldier who died trying to liberate Europe from Nazis before any of …

U.S. Army

A Tale Of 2 Segments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the …

Investing

Rocket Report: Small sat space race goes global, SpaceX nearing demo flight

Also, Russia's Dmitry Rogozin makes some more fuzzy promises.<p>Welcome to Edition 1.09 of the Rocket Report! This week, we have several stories about …

Space Travel

These Pictures Show The 845-Year-Old Mosque Just Recaptured From ISIS

Iraqi forces have recaptured the Grand Mosque of Mosul from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the caliphate three years ago.<p>Erik De …

U.S. Government