The Army is developing a microwave weapon in the mountains of New Mexico. Task and Purpose reports the microwave weapon has 1 billion times more power than your kitchen microwave, and can instantly destroy IEDs in a combat zone.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has big plans to "annihilate ISIS." Last Friday he announced a new strategy to thwart them which include completely surrounding and attacking ISIS strongholds to avoid transplanting the problem elsewhere. Its unclear how this plan will affect deployments to Iraq and Syria. ISIS claims responsibility for the blast in Manchester, England that killed 22 and injured dozens more following an Ariana Grande concert.
JBLM Clear Zone
JBLM and community leaders signed a plan that will solve the clutter at North Clear Zone at McChord Field. The FAA (Federal Aviation Association) requires a 3,000 by 3,000 foot clear safety zone for aircraft to arrive and depart, and JBLM is going to need about 20 years and roughly 30 million dollars to get this zone up to standard, making it safer for both McChord and the surrounding community.
This weekend is Memorial Day, where we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Check out this post for details on the events and observances for Memorial Day near you.
Flynn Pleads Fifth
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment Rights and will not speak to the Senate regarding his communications with Russia during his time as Advisor. Flynn previously sought immunity in turn for his cooperation into the Russian investigation, but was turned down.