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Clapper, Kerry Plane Delays A Non-Story; Air Force Just Being Careful

Posted by Colin Clark on


PENTAGON: When the the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, was delayed by a day-and-a-half on his mission to secure the release of the two American hostages in North Korea because his plane wasn’t ready to fly, it sounded like a pretty good story. Combine it with recent problems with Secretary of State John Kerry’s aircraft and… Keep reading →

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SpaceX’s Big Chance: First EELV Competition In 10 Years

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


[UPDATED with SpaceX comment] WASHINGTON: For the first time in a decade, the Air Force has opened its primary space launch program to competition. That’s something startup rocket company SpaceX and Congress have pushed for vigorously. It’s also a long-anticipated blow for the United Space Alliance — formed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin – which has… Keep reading →

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