There’s a smartphone app for that. And that. And lots of things. Well, in the United States Congress, there’s probably a caucus for that issue. And that one, too. And most things. More
Starting a new tradition here at Intercepts, we’ll be pulling a photo from the archives every Friday. If you have any suggestions email email@example.com.
From the Navy’s website:
In 1900, John Holland sold the Navy its first viable submarine, USS Holland (SS-1). This submarine was originally named Holland VI and was not developed under Navy contract. Holland VI was designed and built by its namesake using his own funds. USS Holland had the “amazing speed” of seven knots surfaced, made possible by her 45-horsepower internal combustion engine. She also had an endurance of several hours submerged when running on rechargeable storage batteries. More
Political pundits expect the economy and jobs will be the determining issues when voters cast their ballots in November.
Defense and national security issues are not expected to sway remaining undecided voters.
Yet, defense spending has made it into President Barack Obama’s stump speech. And the president is telling voters Romney wants to raise taxes to inflate the Pentagon’s budget. More
Airmen from the Air Force Reserve’s 931st Air Refueling Group, out of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., flew Academy cadets, including members of the Air Force Academy falconry team, to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Air Force vs. University of Michigan football game.
Boeing is being tight-lipped about moving its Air Force One and E-4B “Doomsday Plane” maintenance operations from Wichita to San Antonio, but it’s clear something is afoot.
During a week-long media tour that made stops at several Boeing aircraft repair and upgrade facilities – including San Antonio – officials were hesitant to discuss the move, which will impact about 2,100 people in Kansas.
A clue (see photo above) about the pending move emerged during a tour of the C-17 and KC-135 maintenance depot hangar. I presume they meant transition, not “transistion.”
The sign was on the door to the “Boom Shop,” where KC-135 refueling booms are repaired. Officials at the work site said the group could not tour that area due to “export control” restrictions. More
One state considered key to the defense industrial base is in the national spotlight as the presidential campaign hits the autumn homestretch.
Political pundits and defense firms’ government relations shops are no doubt closely examining the data behind a Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll that shows President Barack Obama has a sizeable lead in Ohio (as well as Pennsylvania and Florida). More
About 40 Taiwanese fishing vessels sped into disputed waters in the East China sea, part of an ongoing row over the ownership of uninhabited islands in the region. The Japanese Coast Guard used water cannons to deter the approaching vessels. The Japanese government said that all of the fishing boats had been turned away.
President Obama delivered remarks Sept. 25 to the U.N. General Assembly centered on recent violence in the middle east, as well as the ongoing effort to stem the development of a nuclear program in Iran.
A picture, it has long been said, is worth a thousand words. But in the rough-and-tumble realm of U.S. presidential politics, a few words from a former president-turned-political kingmaker is valued much more.
Be sure to check out the official Defense News Show Scout coverage of the Modern Day Marine conference at scenic Quantico, Va, starting today. From tasers to tanks, vests to vehicles, Defense News and Marine Corps Times staffers will be feeding updates of the show all day Tuesday through Thursday.