Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The F-35B Could Take Its Place.

Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The F-35B Could Take Its Place.Would this work?  Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The United States Air Force recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a program called the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit—or ATTACK—to fit new wings onto the venerable close air support jet. Once the Air Force selects a vendor, there would be a contracting period followed by five years of firm orders plus options for two more years of production.


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Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The F-35B Could Take Its Place.

Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The F-35B Could Take Its Place.Would this work?  Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The United States Air Force recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a program called the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit—or ATTACK—to fit new wings onto the venerable close air support jet. Once the Air Force selects a vendor, there would be a contracting period followed by five years of firm orders plus options for two more years of production.


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Read the rest of the story...Russia Wants to Arm Its New Husky-Class Submarines with Hypersonic Missiles
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U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil prices

U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil pricesBy Amanda Cooper and Ayenat Mersie NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Global oil markets have been roiled by a surprising divergence between the world's major benchmarks, Brent crude and its U.S. counterpart, which in recent days have traded at odds with one another, wrongfooting investors betting on the exact opposite. Graphic - Brent soars, others lag: https://reut.rs/2JmAsvJ Traders worldwide have been struggling to make sense of where oil prices are headed, juggling countervailing signals from major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on the path for future OPEC supply, against renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis.


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U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil prices

U.S. and Brent crude part ways, leaving market flummoxed over oil pricesBy Amanda Cooper and Ayenat Mersie NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Global oil markets have been roiled by a surprising divergence between the world's major benchmarks, Brent crude and its U.S. counterpart, which in recent days have traded at odds with one another, wrongfooting investors betting on the exact opposite. Graphic - Brent soars, others lag: https://reut.rs/2JmAsvJ Traders worldwide have been struggling to make sense of where oil prices are headed, juggling countervailing signals from major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on the path for future OPEC supply, against renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis.


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Trump's Decision to Kill the Iran Deal Will Make Things Worse

Trump's Decision to Kill the Iran Deal Will Make Things WorseIn announcing his intent to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) President Trump argued that Iran's "bloody ambitions have grown only more brazen" under the Iran deal. Trump cited a 40% increase in Iranian military spending as evidence of Iran’s supposedly worsening behavior and later claimed Iran is “trying to take over the Middle East by whatever means necessary.


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EPA's science advisers vote to review plan to restrict research

EPA's science advisers vote to review plan to restrict researchBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The board of scientists that advises the Environmental Protection Agency, including members recently appointed by Administrator Scott Pruitt, voted unanimously on Thursday to review the agency's proposal to limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, saying the policy requires more scrutiny from the scientific community. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) voted to back the recommendation of a smaller workgroup, which found that the agency should have sought the expert advice of the board before undertaking a policy that would significantly change how the agency uses scientific research. "Although the proposed rule cites several valuable publications that support enhanced transparency, the precise design of the rule appears to have been developed without a public process for soliciting input from the scientific community," said the group's memo, which the board backed unanimously.


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Read the rest of the story...MSNBC, Joy Reid Silent On Alleged Hacking As Blog Scandal Resurfaces
Read the rest of the story...MSNBC, Joy Reid Silent On Alleged Hacking As Blog Scandal Resurfaces