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:::::::::::The Air Force finished an upgrade project for the A-10 Thunderbolt II so it can remain in operation through 2030: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/air-force-completes-a-10-thunderbolt-re-winging-to/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:56, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::According to the Acting Army Secretary, the military will test hypersonic missiles in FY 2020: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/23/acting-army-secretary-ryan-mccarthy-army-to-test-hypersonic-missiles-in-fiscal-year-2020/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:43, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::The Army wants to use AI to get an advantage over Russia and China: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/army-ai-task-force-carnegie-mellon-partner-deploy-/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:21, 13 September 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::More on the Army's AI development: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/16/army-artificial-intelligence-task-force-combat-ai-/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:30, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
Obviously not an upgrade, but the Army was unable to meet its recruiting goal for the first time in over a decade: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/21/army-misses-recruiting-goal-first-time-over-decade/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:59, 21 September 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::The Pentagon canceled a missile defense project because of cost and difficulty: [https://www.apnews.com/b6d01e01f2a44031a86c7780c835d60a 1],[https://thehill.com/policy/defense/458336-pentagon-cancels-contract-for-billion-dollar-missile-kill-vehicle 2],[https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3023823/pentagon-cancels-us1-billion-kill-vehicle-meant 3],[https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/missile-defense-drama-defense-department-just-killed-its-new-kill-vehicle-75371 4],[https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/08/22/pentagon-cancels-billion-dollar-missile-defense-project.html 5],[https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2019/08/21/dod-tanks-redesigned-kill-vehicle-program-for-homeland-defense-interceptor/ 6] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:15, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::It's worrying that the Navy is firing officers even for just one mistake that they make as it could discourage risk-taking and encourage an overly-cautious approach to making decisions: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/3-ship-commanders-fired-in-2-days-raising-questions-about-navys-zero-error-tolerance-culture] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 20:36, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::The Army is on track to meet its 2019 recruiting goal: [https://www.apnews.com/780596df0af7440db81980b3f3b9a566] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:43, 17 September 2019 (EDT)
Congress is about to send Trump its first on-time Pentagon spending bill in 10 years: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-prepares-to-send-trump-the-first-on-time-pentagon-budget-bill-in-10-years] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:39, 26 September 2018 (EDT)
:::::::::::::More on China's using of students to steal sensitive information: [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/china-academic-espionage-deploys-students-us-acces/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 16:11, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
::::::::::::::The U.S. government is concerned about a proposed undersea cable between the U.S. and China supported by Big Tech companies and a Chinese company: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/trans-pacific-tensions-threaten-u-s-data-link-to-china-11566991801 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/national-security-concerns-threaten-undersea-cable-to-china-wsj-idUSKCN1VI1I9 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 09:12, 28 August 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::The U.S. could be behind China on artificial intelligence: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/30/pentagon-sprinting-to-catch-up-with-china-on-artificial-intelligence/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 20:40, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
A Chinese company, COSCO, may take over the company that runs America's largest container port -- something the Treasury Department is investigating because of national security concerns: [http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/05/29/long-beach-trump-tech-tariff-threatens-china-take-over-of-u-s-biggest-container-port/] This is something to watch. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:27, 29 May 2018 (EDT)
::::::::::::::Acting OMB administrator Vought is asking for a delay in the Trump Administration's Huawei restrictions: [https://www.wsj.com/articles/acting-budget-chief-seeks-reprieve-on-huawei-ban-11560108418 1],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/trump-acting-budget-chief-asks-for-delay-on-huawei-restrictions-idUSKCN1TA0T1 2],[https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/447676-trumps-acting-budget-chief-pushes-for-delay-in-huawei-ban 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:34, 9 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::The U.S. may begin approving licenses to resume Huawei sales in two weeks: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-blacklist-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-firms-may-get-nod-to-restart-huawei-sales-in-two-four-weeks-official-idUSKCN1U90ON] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:36, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
:::::::::::::::An update on the Huawei situation: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-huawei-tech/u-s-firms-see-little-clarity-on-huawei-as-u-s-china-talks-resume-idUSKCN1UP02A 1],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-shows-resilience-in-the-face-of-u-s-blacklisting-11564473991 2],[https://thehill.com/policy/technology/technology/455283-huawei-sales-jump-despite-us-sanctions 3],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-ross/u-s-could-decide-on-licenses-for-companies-to-sell-to-huawei-by-next-week-ross-idUSKCN1UP2A9 4],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-plans-to-give-huawei-more-time-to-work-with-u-s-customers-11566065899 5],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-license-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-set-to-give-huawei-another-90-days-to-buy-from-american-suppliers-sources-idUSKCN1V701U 6],[https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/23/huawei-mike-pompeo-appears-to-be-contradicting-president-donald-trump-on-the-chinese-firm.html 7],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa/after-blacklisting-u-s-receives-130-plus-license-requests-to-sell-to-huawei-sources-idUSKCN1VH2K0 8],[https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-prosecutors-probe-huawei-on-new-allegations-of-technology-theft-11567102622 9],[https://www.apnews.com/e79cdf51aca4468699139c39a1105685 10] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 00:47, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Here's an interesting article on how China's investment in the U.S. threatens the latter's sovereignty: [https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/item/29348-under-the-guise-of-investment-china-undermines-u-s-sovereignty] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 19:56, 22 June 2018 (EDT)
:Interesting article (which might possibly be good to add) on how the Trump Administration is taking steps to reform Islam: [http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/06/donald-trump-reform-islam-bin-salman/] I would add it, if it weren't (at least my takeaway) so speculative. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:48, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
:On second thought, I added it. --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 22:50, 7 August 2018 (EDT)
::The Census Bureau ended a partnership with CAIR after Tucker Carlson discussed its attacks on Trump and its ties to Hamas: [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/census-bureau-abruptly-ends-just-announced-partnership-with-muslim-advocacy-group-cair 1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/3/cair-census-bureau-partnership-ends-after-tucker-c/ 2],[https://www.apnews.com/91216fcd8f174eb8a4e3260825870634 3] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 08:00, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
== Space force ==
Interesting op-ed on how the State Department is hurting American interests on rare-earth metals: [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-state-department-puts-china-first-on-rare-earth-metals] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 14:36, 7 August 2019 (EDT)
:The Pentagon is reportedly negotiating with Australia regarding a potential rare earths plant to make the U.S. less dependent on China: [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-rareearths-australia/pentagon-in-talks-with-australia-on-rare-earths-plant-official-idUSKCN1VH1UY1],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/pentagon-looks-down-under-to-cut-china-out-of-its-technologically-critical-rare-earth-supply-chain 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:06, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
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