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  • Sub Force Experimenting with Anti-Fatigue Measures to Mimic Natural Light
    A group of Navy researchers is studying whether blue-blocking glasses or blue-emitting light might be effective countermeasures against fatigue and poor sleep that often plague submariners starved of natural light. Submariners underway don’t get daily exposure to sunrise and sunset, and the constant exposure to artificial light can wreak havoc on their circadian rhythm, the […]
  • Report to Congress on Precision-Guided Weapons
    The following is the June 11, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, Precision-Guided Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress. From the report Over the years, the U.S. military has become reliant on precision-guided munitions (PGMs) to execute military operations. PGMs are used in ground, air, and naval operations. Defined by the Department of Defense (DOD) as […]
  • MDA: U.S. Aircraft Carriers Now at Risk from Hypersonic Missiles
    U.S. aircraft carriers are already facing risks from hypersonic weapons that are now entering the inventory of American adversaries and the Navy has developed early defenses for the threat, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said last week before the Senate. “It’s important that we have that capability now because the hypersonic threat […]
  • Philippines Again Pauses Withdrawal From Visiting U.S. Forces Agreement
    For a second time, the Philippine government has paused plans to terminate part of its Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S. After meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s secretary of foreign affairs in a video posted to Twitter on Monday announced the government’s decision to halt plans to withdraw from the Philippines-United States […]