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BTS - What's in a Name?

This is a procrastination post while I’m filing my taxes.

Some of this information is already widely known and nothing special, but I just wanted a place to organize these fun little bits of information. 1,184 more words

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Iraqi Victories Remain Fragile As U.S. Reduces Troops


From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. 73 more words

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Iraqi Victories Remain Fragile As U.S. Reduces Troops


From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. 73 more words

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Middle East military force: Act now, beg forgiveness later?

A debate that permeated a congressional panel at Munich Security Conference is the same question that often permeates Washington: whether an administration should seek congressional authorization for… http://bit.ly/2sBSqTI

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Navy to Build 12th San Antonio-Class Amphib

Megan Eckstein, USNI News
The Navy signed a $1.4 billion contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding for the LPD-29 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.The ship will be the 13th in a class that has varied in planned size over the years but as of just a few years ago was meant to stop at 11.With a hot production line often delivering ships on time or early, the Navy and lawmakers added the future Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28) and then LPD-29 to the plans to help bridge the production line between the San Antonio-class LPDs and the LPD-based LX(R)s that will replace the aging dock landing ships (LSD-41/49). http://bit.ly/2Fcub1g

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Navy to Build 12th San Antonio-Class Amphib

Megan Eckstein, USNI News
The Navy signed a $1.4 billion contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding for the LPD-29 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.The ship will be the 13th in a class that has varied in planned size over the years but as of just a few years ago was meant to stop at 11.With a hot production line often delivering ships on time or early, the Navy and lawmakers added the future Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28) and then LPD-29 to the plans to help bridge the production line between the San Antonio-class LPDs and the LPD-based LX(R)s that will replace the aging dock landing ships (LSD-41/49). http://bit.ly/2Fcub1g

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The Air Force's 'Small Launch' Program

Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews
WASHINGTON It’s been widely reported that the U.S. military views its satellites in space as prime targets of enemy aggression. But opinions diverge over how to deter and defeat potential attacks.One school of thought is that satellites could be made less attractive targets if the military were able to launch new ones into orbit at will, within minutes or hours of an attack. 37 more words

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