Monthly Archives: August 2019

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

By Duncan Idaho – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 22, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite, designated Magellan, for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on August 22 at 9:06 EDT. This mission marked the ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, August 22, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert Cousy. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 8/22/19 All Times EDT 11:4 AM Receive intelligence briefing – Oval Office 4:30 PM Present the Presidential Medal of Freedom ...

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Intel Director: Intel Sharing, AI/Machine Learning, Open-Source Intel to be Top Priorities

By David Vergun – Within a decade, China and Russia’s militaries will be using data visualization, artificial intelligence, machine learning and possibly quantum encryption and communications, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said. These tools are used to collect, analyze and secure data accurately and at high speeds. Both China and Russia realize that “whoever can leverage the data ...

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Planned Parenthood Just Defunded Itself – A Victory for the Unborn

By Amalia White – As of Monday, Planned Parenthood is falsely claiming that it was “forced out” of the federal Title X family planning program. This program offers birth control and other various health services to low-income women. Planned Parenthood has announced the decision of rejecting federal funds for family planning for low-income women. This comes on the bases of ...

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Army to Take Industry Approach on Capability Upgrades

By David Vergun – While automakers and other industries are good at streamlining their processes to incorporate the latest technologies and roll out new models in a relatively short time to stay ahead of the competition, the Army traditionally has been slow to identify and field new capabilities, Acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy said. McCarthy spoke at the Foundation ...

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ICE: Enhanced cooperation results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala

By R. Mitchell – GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Tuesday announced the monthlong results of a more streamlined removal process for Guatemalan adults and families arriving at the U.S. border. “We are discouraging all citizens in Central America from embarking on the dangerous, often expensive, journey to the U.S. thinking ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force

By Duncan Idaho – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Aug. 20, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite, nicknamed Magellan, for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is planned for Aug. 22 at Space Launch Complex-37 ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will travel to Lousiville, Kentucky, to speak at the American Veterans 75th National Convention and to attend fundraising events. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 8/21/19 All Times EDT 11:15 AM Depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews – South Lawn/Marine One 11:25 AM ...

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Unsealed Warrant for Iranian Oil Tanker ‘Grace’ Reveals Money Laundering, Fraud and More

By R. Mitchell – DENVER – A warrant unsealed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Aug. 16 to seize the oil tanker Grace 1, the petroleum aboard it, and $995,000, reveals the investigative work by special agents based in Colorado. The tanker, cargo and cash are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic ...

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Epstein’s Death Ruled a Suicide Despite Contrary Evidence

By Amalia White – As of Friday, Jeffrey Epstein’s death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the medical examiner working on the case. On August 10, Epstein was found lifeless in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center with a bedsheet around his neck. He was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving several underage girls. This ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence then welcome President Klaus Iohannis of Romania for a series of meetings. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 8/20/19 All Times EDT 12:45 PM Lunch with the Vice President – Private Dining Room 2:00 PM Participate in the arrival ...

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Border Patrol Nabs Nearly 200 Illegal Aleins in Remote Southwest New Mexico

By R. Mitchell – ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents working in Antelope Wells, New Mexico apprehended another large group of illegal aliens early August 18. The 194 illegal aliens in this group and like many others before was comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. Large group at Antelope Wells. At approximately 3 a.m. ...

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New Orleans Border Patrol Arrests 15 Illegal Aliens Caught Using Fake Documents

By R. Mitchell – NEW ORLEANS —U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) New Orleans agents arrested 15 illegal aliens, including one unaccompanied minor, who were suspected of using fraudulent documents at the Gulf Coast Safety Council (GCSC) in St. Rose, La., Wednesday morning. USBP agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, and Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Investigations special agents encountered ...

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Astrobotic Selects United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch its First Mission to the Moon

By Duncan Idaho – Pittsburgh, Penn., and Centennial, Colo., Aug. 19, 2019 – Astrobotic announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the moon in 2021. Astrobotic Peregrine Lander “We are so excited to sign with ULA and fly Peregrine on Vulcan Centaur. This ...

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DOD Conducts Test of Previously Banned Ground Launch Cruise Missile

By R. Mitchell – On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California. The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from ...

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