There has been increasing pressure from the Trump administration that allies should take back their foreign fighters from Islamic State. The United Kingdom must ensure its laws are adequate to sentence those who have committed the crime of treason, rather than stripping them of British citizenship.
Since 1991, U.S. warships and U.S. and British submarines have launched around 2,300 of the $1.4 million Tomahawk missiles into combat—but not one from a ground-based launcher. That changed this August because the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty has gone up in smoke.
A propaganda campaign against Cathay Pacific blended the trivial, conspiratorial and patently false to portray Cathay having a systemic safety problem while the mere presence of foreign employees created an anti-China mindset in the company.
The world's largest all-electric ferry, named E-ferry Ellen, made its first trip early this morning, connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Ærø and Als, in southern Denmark. The ship, capable of carrying 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system.
U.S. nonfinancial corporate debt continues to rise. Credit protections for investors of high yield bonds are at record weak levels. Sophisticated investors, as well as ordinary citizens, stand to be adversely affected when a global recession arrives.
Speculation rages on whether the engine that exploded was for a nuclear-powered cruise missile or some other weapon-related reactor. One of the possible weapons in the frame is the Poseidon mega-torpedo, which is being tested in the region, my analysis of information from public sources shows.
Both sides of the space economy now see the necessity and are ready to engage again in a more fulsome discussion about the Space Force. Government policy must be readdressed as it will have profound implications for the direction a Space Force in defending America and its ally's interests.
Hogg and Paul Loo, in line to be the next CEO, abruptly exit after mainland Chinese aviation regulator CAAC issued an unusual safety notice to the airline, whose staffers have raised the ire of the Chinese government for supporting the wave of protests.
Alaka'i and ZeroAvia are attempting to bring the first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft to market, promising better range than battery electric hopefuls, low operating costs and zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Here's the total revenue airlines earn for the top 10 routes in the world over the last year. While 5 of the top 10 involve London Heathrow, and 3 New York, none come close to earning the revenue of New York JFK - London for British Airways.
Hidden behind the distraction of the recent spate of tactical missile tests is a greater development with strategic implications: the Hermit Kingdom appears to have modified an older sub to launch ballistic missiles, improving the lethality and survivability of its nuclear arsenal.
Planes are built to move. Making sure almost 600 737 MAX planes aren't damaged from their prolonged grounding has become the mission of a small army of maintenance staff. Among their chief weapons: yellow vinyl tape, copious amounts of lubricants and in some situations, wet wipes.
A new report puts the global airline industry’s full-year 2019 lost revenue due to the Boeing 737 MAX grounding at about $4.1 billion, including $600 million for three U. S. airlines that fly the aircraft.
Some observers have warned that the survival of the world’s biggest warships will be at risk in an era of long-range, precision-guided anti-ship missiles and hypersonic weapons. But you can't strike what you can't see. Here's why it's surprisingly difficult to find and track U.S. carriers.
The necessary and proportionate decision made by judges in the case of RXG, Britain's youngest terrorist, was to reduce the risk of him obtaining celebrity status among extremists and terrorists by revealing his identity. Such a decision allows for fair rehabilitation, but not without constraints.
The Army is developing new long-range land-based missiles to give ground forces more means to strike distant targets and to target enemy missile batteries so that more air power can come into play. The death of the INF treaty takes the shackles off the effort.
With INF officially dead, if the Trump administration pulls out of the last remaining bilateral arms control treaty with Russia, New START, the last load-bearing strand of the nuclear safety net will be severed. That leaves us with deterrence. Here's why that's a recipe for rising nuclear danger.
A new report by the U.S. military's Inspector General has warned that DOD risks "compromising missions and national security," as it continues to buy tens of millions of dollars of Chinese technology with known cybersecurity risks.
Trump reportedly took offense that Ed Bastian didn't show up to a White House meeting that the CEOs of American, United, FedEx and Qatar Airways attended. Now Bastian has offered an explanation to Delta employees: he wouldn't move his vacation.
The four largest U.S. carriers racked up $22.7 billion from baggage fees, sales of mileage points and other forms of ancillary revenue in 2018, which accounted for roughly two-thirds of their total passenger revenue growth.
Britain has formed a new cyber warfare unit to fight Russia "above and below the threshold of conventional conflict." Part of the remit of the new unit is taking on Russia across the social media platforms where it has peddled political interference.
Believe it or not, our lives are completely intertwined and dependent upon space systems in ways you might not think. If we were to go a day without space, we would be forced to revert to a lifestyle fashioned before the 1980s, when we first began to commercially exploit the space domain.
The EASA, along with several other agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority and International Air Transport Association (IATA), has launched a “Not on my flight” campaign targeting unruly passengers.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released its 2019 risk review report with key credit risks to banks. Given that this is the regulator that has to take banks into receivership when they fail, its analysis and warnings are very important to market participants, regulators, and legislators.
With the risks of a no-deal Brexit rising, a falling pound and consumer uncertainty, European airlines are bracing for a shock. But a growing low-cost competitor, Wizz Air, is well-positioned to make the most of a bad situation, and posing problems for Ryanair and Lufthansa.
Yesterday, after the Senate failed to override President Trump’s vetoes of three resolutions that would have blocked U. S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), tweetedthe following “I wonder why Donald Trump vetoed our historic legislation to end U. S. involvement in the bruta...
The offense is winning again, and Washington is scrambling to respond. Here's what an effective defense against hypersonic missiles could require, and why defense contractors like Raytheon say it could be a bigger opportunity than developing the high-speed missiles themselves.
For all the complaints from Air France and its European peers about unfair competition from Gulf carriers and Norwegian, long-haul performance is relatively solid. The trouble is in short- and medium-haul flying. Airlines need to make step changes, and the A220 promises to enable that.
As the U.S. prepares to launch its Space Command, France has announced plans to do the same. And despite warnings against arming military satellites, France has also announced plans to do exactly that.
Investors sank American Airlines shares 8% after management held to a November target for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service while Southwest moved its forecast to January. The airline is facing operational struggles, but the selloff may be overdone.
Boeing unexpectedly won't bid for a contract to replace the aging Minuteman III over fairness concerns, leaving Northrop Grumman as the only option. Here's why moving forward with a single bidder would be acceptable and the serious risks if congressional skeptics use this to derail the effort.
While the short-term is clouded by trade wars and declining air freight, airlines are looking at long-term opportunity with their current freighters aging. Likely 777 freighter buyers also have 737 MAXs or 777Xs on order. Could freighter sales become compensation for other aircraft program delays?
Over the past four months, Boeing has assembled about 180 737 MAXs that it can’t deliver to customers while the plane is grounded by safety regulators. Now those planes are building up in three locations where Boeing is storing them, satellite images from Planet Labs show.
Both American’s and Southwest’s profits were boosted, in a somewhat perverse way, by the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. Southwest also dropped the 737 MAX from its schedule until January, becoming the first U.S. airline to do so, and said it would halt service from Newark Airport.
Just as Facebook announces progress in removing terrorists and their content from its platforms, terrorist recruitment and propaganda news from the Middle East shows just how badly such measures are needed.
As it falls deep into the red due to the grounding of the 737 MAX, CEO Dennis Muilenburg says if the plane's reentry to service is further delayed, a temporary stoppage to 737 production could be preferable to slowing the line.
The new secretary of defense needs to find savings to fund programs that align with the new great power strategy and to meet the requirements of the recent budget deal. Expect him to do it through the same grueling 'night court' reviews that he carried out for the Army.
The incident underscores the continuing controversy over whether the 'emotional support' designation is valid or whether it is a scam to enable pets to fly for free that that jeopardizes the safety of other passengers and cabin crew.
An agreement sets the table for two of the highest budgets for the Pentagon and related work on nuclear warheads at the DoE since WWII. It will allow the Pentagon to spend too much and put our future security at risk by hyping challenges that are not amenable to traditional military solutions.
JetBlue President Joanna Geraghty claims the airline isn't worried about Delta’s plan to build a competing hub at Boston Logan, saying that JetBlue is pursuing a strategy that's winning big with local customers.
The airline is seeking an injunction to prevent its pilots from striking after union members voted to strike rather than accept the airline's proposed pay increase. Meanwhile the British pilots union is also threatening action against Ryanair.