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Gen. Brown, head of Pacific Air Forces, tapped to become chief of staff | Air Force Times

Gen. Charles Q. Brown is set to become the first black person to hold a chief of staff position in any of the military branches. Currently the commander of Pacific Air Forces, Brown is an experienced F-16 combat pilot and will step into the role this summer when Gen. Dave Goldfein retires. “I am truly honored and humbled by the ... Read More »

Taliban-US agreement: How the world reacted | Al Jazeera

If all goes according to the peace agreement signed in the capital of Qatari, all U.S. and NATO troops will have withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 14 months. The treaty was signed by Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad following a successful seven-day period of reduced violence. Four main points were detailed ... Read More »

Army won’t follow Marine Corps lead and rename Confederate bases | Army Times

Fort Bragg, Home of The Airborne and Special Operations Forces, main gate.

The recent demand from the Marine Corps commandant for his subordinates to remove all Confederate-related paraphernalia from Marine bases has sparked a heated debate. The Army decided to share their opinion on the debate, with a spokesperson stating that no Army street or installation named after a Confederate general or affiliate will be changed. There are ten Army installations currently ... Read More »

US says Chinese warship fired military laser at US aircraft | CNN

Many of us may remember being told as children not to point laser pointers up in the air because it could blind an aircraft pilot. Accused of doing the same thing in 2018, a Chinese warship fired a military-grade laser at a U.S. aircraft. A US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft was hit by the beam, an action the Navy has ... Read More »

US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan | AP News

After the seven days of deescalated violence, the Taliban and the U.S. have signed a war-ending peace deal. There is a possibility for all U.S. troops to be withdrawn within the next 14 months. The only way for the peace to last, however, is for both sides to maintain their end of the deal. President Trump commented that he expects ... Read More »

Responding to Covid-19–A once-in-a-century pandemic? | New England Journal of Medicine

The long-term goal of preventing and controlling mass outbreaks has always been at the forefront of government. With the deadly coronavirus spreading quickly, now is the time to act. Currently the virus has a mortality rate of around 1%, much higher than the flu. Healthy adults have also died after infection, not just those with health concerns and the elderly. ... Read More »

Syria war: Alarm after 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib | BBC

Turkish forces retaliated against the Syrian government following an attack that left 33 soldiers dead. Numerous government targets were hit that resulted in neutralizing 309 troops. Russia claims the Turks were fighting along side terror and rebel organizations during the attack. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin have both agreed that the fighting has escalated to a measure ... Read More »

If coronavirus spreads within the US, here’s how daily life might change | CNN

U.S. officials have warned that it isn’t a matter of if the coronavirus will spread to the U.S. but when. When it does, it will impact everything from schools, businesses, and healthcare. CNN has comprised a list of what life might look like during an outbreak. First, it is likely that some schools and social events will shut down, such ... Read More »

US military adopts ‘ethical’ AI guidelines | DW

The Pentagon has released a guideline for service members to follow when operating technology systems that utilize Artificial Intelligence. As more AI is integrated into more aspects of the military, officials are working to ensure the public trusts the ability of the systems. Robots and drones are some of the more common systems that sometimes use AI. The released guidelines ... Read More »

All ‘confederate-related paraphernalia’ should be removed from Marine bases, commandant directs | Marine Times

A recent memo to Gen. Gary Thomas has called for numerous reforms and attention to be brought to certain issues in the Marine Corps. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has called for immediate action pertaining to the removal of all Confederate-related items from Marine Corps installations and directives on a new proposal for maternity leave and gender integration. The debate ... Read More »