The Buzz

Is It Time to Get Rid of States?

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College—and it’s driving progressives nuts.

The renewed calls to abandon the “antiquated” and “undemocratic” Electoral College were to be expected. But in a column for The Washington Post’s “In Theory” blog, author Lawrence R. Samuel goes even further, suggesting we get rid of states altogether.

The U.S. Military Has a Plan to Take Over a Potential Enemies Greatest Weapon

A number of government agencies are working with industry to develop an emerging technology designed to take over the signal or an attacking enemy drone, enforcing perimeter security at sensitive U.S. sites and Forward Operating Bases in high-risk combat zones.

 “We go after the drone signal, not the frequency,” Johnathan Hunter, CEO, Department 13 International, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

What the Syrian Kurds Want

Many of us in the leadership of the Democratic Society Movement (DSM), the umbrella group for secular parties in Rojava, have been asked by policymakers, both in the United States and Europe, what the election of Donald Trump means for Syria and the Kurds.

The Syrian Kurds strongly admire the American people and they truly respect their democratic process.

U.S. Air Force: Stealth F-22 Raptor is an “Aerial Quarterback”

As a fifth-generation stealth fighter, the F-22 is specifically engineered for air supremacy and air dominance missions, meaning its radar-evading technology is designed to elude and destroy enemy air defenses. The aircraft is also configured to function as the world’s premier air-to-air fighter able to “dogfight” and readily destroy enemy aircraft.

Raytheon Has Big Plans to Make the F/A-18 Even More Lethal

Raytheon is being awarded a $9.6 million Navy contract to provide engineering technical services and field services for the AN/APG-65/65(V)/73/79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, associated systems, and support equipment in support of the F/A-18, EA-18G, and AV-8B aircraft.

Many Navy aircraft use AESA radars because of their superior ability to thwart jamming attempts and reduce the possibility of detection by the signal’s receiver.