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Wes O'Donnell

A veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force, Professor Wes O’Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran’s issues and leadership. But Wes’ best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey.

Homecoming: A PTSD Awareness Story

In recognition of PTSD awareness day on June 27, I created this special video. I wanted to express the pain and confusion that many warriors feel after returning home.

White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy' penalty

The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a "heavy price" if it carried out another chemical attack this year.

Ex-US spy chief calls for diplomatic mission in return for halt in NK tests

With North Korea bent on pursuing its nuclear program, Washington needs to offer setting up diplomatic representation in each other's country and demand a halt in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests in return, former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday.

Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor's delight

On Monday, Raytheon said that it had bolted a laser to a U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter and zapped an unmanned target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Mattis: After Raqqa, the Syrian battlefield will only get more complicated

As the fight against the Islamic State moves beyond its de facto capital in Raqqa, the Pentagon is readying itself for an increasingly complex battlefield in northern Syria, where U.S.-backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets will likely all be fighting near one another.

China Weaponized N. Korea. Will It Now Disarm It?

“The two sides reaffirm their commitment to achieving the goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization and maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” the United States and China stated on Friday.