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Business Insider › Politics › 6 hours ago
This week, The Washington Post released a collection of over 2,000 pages of notes from interviews with more than 400 officials directly involved in the war in Afghanistan. They paint a grim picture of how officials kept reassuring the public of...
Business Insider › Automobile › 7 hours ago
US military commanders and their NATO counterparts have spent the past five years focused on rebuilding their ability to deploy to and move around Europe. Those capabilities have atrophied since the Cold War, and despite the progress, there's still a...
Business Insider › Politics › 9 hours ago
The Saudi government has been analyzing what it believes to be the social media activity of 2nd Lt. Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, who shot and killed three US sailors Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The analysis, The Washington Post reports...
Business Insider › Finance › 10 hours ago
Saudi Aramco's $1.88 trillion IPO could end up weakening Saudi Arabia, rather than strengthen or invigorating it. Attacks on Saudi oil facilities this year showed its vulnerability to military strike. It will be even more sensitive now that Aramco has...
Business Insider › Politics › 10 hours ago
2020 Democrats have signaled they're willing to punish Israel over controversial issues such as Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. If a Democrat is elected next year, it could mean the US finally adopts a policy toward Israel with financial...
Business Insider › 10 hours ago
The US Army's Syrian Logistics Cell recently helped conduct the withdrawal of US forces from several bases in Syria. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), the Syrian Logistics Cell...
Business Insider › Politics › 12 hours ago
Saudi Aramco became the most valuable company in the world on its opening day of trading on Wednesday, leaving US giants like Apple and Alphabet in the dust. Though the process was fraught, it looks like another in a series of wins, after Saudi's...
Business Insider › Politics › 20 hours ago
President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sign an executive order which will classify Judaism as a race or nationality instead of just a religion. Three administration officials told The Times that the order will threaten to withhold federal funding...
Business Insider › 21 hours ago
Three sailors killed on Friday during a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola were posthumously given the Wings of Gold on Tuesday. The designation usually signifies graduation from aviation training, as an emblem of their achievement and induction...
Business Insider › 1 day ago
The Pentagon has ordered a pause on operational training for all Saudi military personnel training in the US in the wake of the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting. The move will limit training for all 852 Saudi students training at US military...
Business Insider › Politics › 1 day ago
Roughly 300 Saudi military aviation students at Naval Air Stations Pensacola, Whiting Field, and Mayport have been grounded for a safety stand-down and operational pause in the wake of last week's shooting in Pensacola, Reuters reports. The stand-down...
Business Insider › Politics › 1 day ago
Genaro Garcia Luna, who was Mexico's public-security secretary between 2006 and 2012, was arrested in Texas on Monday. Garcia Luna, the architect of Mexico's campaign against organized crime in the late 2000s, is the latest Mexican official accused of...
Business Insider › 1 day ago
Col. Charles McGee, a retired Air Force pilot and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, celebrated his 100th birthday by piloting a private jet on Friday. McGee flew 409 combat missions in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He retired in 1973. On...
Business Insider › Politics › 1 day ago
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that the Saudi national who killed three US sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday was able to purchase a firearm through a "loophole" in federal gun laws, Navy Times reported. Legally, foreign nationals...
Business Insider › 1 day ago
The US Navy tweeted Tuesday morning that it had seven of its 11 aircraft carriers out to sea. Less than two months ago, the service had that many flattops stuck pierside or in the yard for maintenance, malfunctions, and other issues. Four of the...
Business Insider › Automobile › 1 day ago
As cities become increasingly connected, governments must prepare for a rising risk of cyberattacks, according to three smart city experts from the public and private sector. When it comes to cybersecurity, "your weakest link is your people," according...
Business Insider › 1 day ago
US Navy missions in disputed waters may get more public attention but flyovers have important role to play, senior military officials say. US warplanes — including bombers, U-2s, and RQ-4 Global Hawk drones — regularly conduct "freedom of...
Business Insider › Lifestyle › 1 day ago
A military plane flying from Chile to Antarctica disappeared with 38 people on board Monday, with authorities saying it most likely crashed somewhere in the Southern Ocean. The plane was flying in 17 crew and 21 passengers from the southern city of...
Business Insider › Politics › 1 day ago
Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, found himself in the spotlight for his critical statements on America's war in Afghanistan. His statements prompted an extensive Washington Post...
Business Insider › Politics › 2 days ago
In its protest over the lucrative JEDI contract, Amazon claims that its cloud is better than Microsoft's cloud. While Amazon has basically argued that the main reason it lost this contract is because of President Trump, it lists several areas where it...
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