Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
|U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of him telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for." Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on Tuesday on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson's husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, when Trump called. Wilson said she and others heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.|
|In yet another early morning tweet Trump said ... "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" Trump wrote without specifying what proof he had. No 'proof' has been forthcoming.|
Wilson stood by her account, telling CNN on Wednesday that "the president evidently is lying, because what I said is true." Wilson said she and others in the car with Johnson heard Trump. Wilson said, "He doesn't even know how to sympathize with people. We're grieving. This is a grieving community. ... It's disgraceful for him to even tweet about this. And as I say, this gentleman has a brain disorder and he needs to be checked out."
Saturday, October 14, 2017
|The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), often called The Boneyard, is a United States Air Force aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility in Tucson, Arizona. |
AMARG takes care of more than 4,400 aircraft, which makes it the largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world.
The hard soil makes it possible to move aircraft around without having to pave the storage areas.
|AMARG was established in 1946 as the 4105th Army Air Force Unit to house B-29 and C-47 aircraft. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was chosen because of Tucson's low humidity, infrequent rainfall, alkaline soil and high altitude of 2,550 feet, reducing rust and corrosion.|
Friday, October 6, 2017
|The US State Department has approved the sale of a anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion. Saudi Arabia is expected to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars. Lockheed Martin Co is the prime contractor for the THAAD system, with Raytheon Co playing an important role in the system's deployment.|
Friday, September 29, 2017
|Silveria’s forceful denunciation has been heard far beyond the walls of the academy in Colorado, introducing the veteran officer to a national audience.|
He said his speech was intended to show the cadets that they were all united “as an institution protecting these values.” In his 32-year career, Silveria has nearly 4,000 hours of flight time, including combat missions over Iraq and the Balkans, making him one of the Air Force’s most experienced pilots
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
|The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defence policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military. Senators passed the legislation by an 89-8 vote on Monday. The measure authorizes $700 billion in military spending for the budget year that begins 1 October. Approved by the Armed Services Committee by a 27-0 vote in late June, the overall Senate bill provides $640 billion for core Pentagon operations, such as buying weapons and paying troops, and another $60 billion for wartime missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. |
Trump's budget request sought $603 billion for basic functions and $65 billion for overseas missions. The bill includes $8.5 billion to strengthen US. missile and defence systems.
Friday, September 22, 2017
|North Korean retaliation was all but inevitable after U.S. President Donald Trump name-called its leader, Kim Jong Un. And so Kim “Rocket Man” fired back with — dotard. Delivered in Korean and later translated into English as “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”|
The last word had many running to the dictionary.
|According to the Merriam-Webster’s website, “Dotard, which comes from the Middle English word ‘doten’ (meaning ‘to dote’), initially had the meaning of ‘imbecile’ when it began being used in the 14th century.”|
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
|A U.S. Air Force chaplain who ministers to thousands of men and women at an Ohio base is asserting that Christians in the U.S. Armed Forces “serve Satan” and are “grossly in error” if they support service members' right to practice other faiths. |
Captain Sonny Hernandez, an Air Force Reserve chaplain for the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, criticized Christian service members who rely on the Constitution “and not Christ.”
|“Christian service members who openly profess and support the rights of Muslims, Buddhists, and all other anti-Christian worldviews to practice their religions are grossly in error, and deceived. Counterfeit Christians in the Armed forces will appeal to the Constitution, and not Christ means they have no accountability for their souls (Heb. 13:17)". |
A retired Air Force officer says Hernandez is evidence of the trickle-down effect of President Donald Trump's relationship with the far fringes of the Christian right.
‘I , _____ , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.’
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Lockheed Chief Financial Officer Bruce Tanner boasted that his company’s profits are likely to increase.
|The plane’s operational software remains a serious weakness and may not be compatible with the Royal Navy ships. Even Britain’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, may be unable to receive transmissions from the planes. These technical faults compelled the US Department of Defense (DoD) to spend nearly $4 billion to modernize the fighter jets. Lockheed Martin made almost $89 million in profit at the expense of British taxpayers in just three months by repairing the jets.|
Friday, September 8, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
|The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss an international response. Meanwhile, President Trump has warned that America may stop trading with any country that does business with the North.|
Seismologists' equipment started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea has conducted nuclear tests before. The US Geological Survey put the tremor at 6.3 magnitude. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said there was no doubt this was North Korea's sixth nuclear test.