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Zelenskyy tells US Congress: ‘We need you now’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on March 16 as he called on the US Congress to do more to help Ukraine fight Russia, but acknowledged the exclusion zone aerial that he sought to “close”. heaven” above his country may not happen.

NATO launches analyzes to harden its eastern flank
NATO military planners have begun to assess options for bolstering the defensive capabilities of vulnerable alliance members following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said March 16.

Here’s everything the US is sending to the Ukrainian military
The package includes anti-tank weapons, unmanned drones, small arms and ammunition among other crucial defense equipment.

Some Afghan evacuees return home after months of waiting for US entry
Evacuees say they must return, despite the risk of Taliban reprisals, to support their loved ones.

Business

Aerospace companies urge Colorado senators to fight to keep Space Command
More than a dozen aerospace companies across the state have rallied to say Colorado should be the permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command.

Leonardo jet trainer crashes in Italian Alps, killing one
An M-346 jet trainer on a test flight by manufacturer Leonardo crashed in northern Italy, killing one of the two pilots on board.

Pentagon taps LMI for AI data deal
Under a new agreement, LMI will provide a range of data management and analytics services to help advance artificial intelligence across the Department of Defense.

Washington will supply Egypt with F-15 jets, US general says
“I think we have good news in that we are going to provide them with F-15s, which has been a long and difficult job,” said General Frank McKenzie, head of the United States Central Command, during a meeting. congressional hearing.

Defense

Congress wants new $200 million program to beef up AI at combatant commands
U.S. lawmakers this month introduced a new program to increase the adoption of artificial intelligence in combatant commands, one of the latest efforts to boost a technology that officials say offers an advantage over global competitors like Russia and China.

Navy officer accused of taking bribes to provide visas to Afghan refugees
As the Taliban closed in on Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2021, military personnel, veterans and good Samaritans from around the world rushed to evacuate as many Afghan citizens as possible.

Full weapons testers report highlights F-35 availability and software issues
Lagging availability rates, outbreaks of new software glitches, and a stubborn number of open gaps plagued the troubled and delayed F-35 fighter repeatedly in 2021, according to a newly revealed version of the Pentagon’s weapons tester report. .

The US Space Force is preparing to decommission its old command and control system
By the end of this year, Space Force hopes to have fully transitioned from its old space catalog system to a modernized command and control capability – a major step in the making.

Veterans

Q&A with VA Secretary Denis McDonough on Veteran Homelessness in Los Angeles
After touring the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in West Los Angeles last October and meeting veterans living in tents right outside its doors, VA Secretary Denis McDonough decided to focus the agency’s resources on combating veteran homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area, where the problem is at its worst.

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