Thousands of former detainees will receive back pay in $17.3 million settlement : NPR

A detainee worker moves a cart of trays containing chicken fajita meals during a 2019 media tour of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP A detainee worker moves a cart of trays containing chicken fajita meals during a 2019 media […]

With NASA astronauts launching on SpaceX rockets, a tradition returns: flowers. : NPR

Before each mission with NASA astronauts, the Shelton family sends a bouquet of roses to the Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. James Blair/NASA hide caption toggle caption James Blair/NASA Before each mission with NASA astronauts, the Shelton family sends a bouquet of roses to the Mission Control Center at the […]

Are America’s Endless Wars Partly the Result of Our All-Volunteer Military?

How did the United States become embroiled in “endless wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq which, when they ended, left many wondering if they were worth it? Much has been written about the Global War on Terrorism, foreign policy misadventures, and American hubris. However, a contributing factor to these wars which has been overlooked is a […]

Space Force Plans Up To $2.3B In COMSATCOM Contracts – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

SpaceX plans to put some 40,000 Starlink satellites in Low Earth Orbit. WASHINGTON: Beginning next month, the Space Force intends to issue a series of solicitations for commercial satellite communications bandwidth, equipment and services — with up to $2.3 billion in awards to be issued between 2022 and 2023. The acquisition plan, outlined today in […]

Turkey Pressing US for F-16 Fighters After F-35 Plan Killed

The United States is discussing Turkey’s request to buy F-16 fighters after a deal for more advanced F-35s was scrapped due to Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system, officials said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on October 17 that Ankara wants to buy the cheaper F-16s using the $1.4 billion it allotted for the […]

NAACP calls on professional athletes to not sign with Texas sports teams : NPR

The NAACP urges professional athletes to reconsider signing with teams in Texas in light of the state’s voting and abortion laws. Roger Steinman/AP hide caption toggle caption Roger Steinman/AP The NAACP urges professional athletes to reconsider signing with teams in Texas in light of the state’s voting and abortion laws. Roger Steinman/AP The NAACP is […]