Watchdog report: Navy risking troops’ lives by pushing the F-35C into combat

Last month, the United States Navy declared that the carrier-based variant of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter, known as the F-35C, was ready to commence combat operations. Now, a new report from the non-profit, bipartisan Project on Government Oversight (POGO) says that decision contradicts the Navy’s own data regarding the platform. According to POGO, “The […]

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A major Army National Guard facility is practically underwater thanks to the Midwest’s insane flooding

Offutt Air Force Base wasn’t the only U.S. military installation engulfed by the floodwaters that have spread across the Midwest. Camp Ashland, a major regional Army National Guard education and training facility that sits on the banks of the Platte River in eastern Nebraska, has been rendered non-operational after being deluged by rising floodwaters, Nebraska […]

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Marine commandant: deploying troops to US-Mexico border poses  ‘unacceptable risk’ to Corps

WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” In two internal memos, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the “unplanned/unbudgeted” deployment along the […]

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