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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.

Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."

'We knew the ship was doomed': USS Indianapolis survivor recalls four days in shark-filled sea

It was a sweltering July night, about 110 degrees, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The USS Indianapolis had just completed a top-secret mission to deliver the contents of an atomic bomb to Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana Islands. That bomb, called "Little Boy," would later be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

13,325 raids 'mounted on IS by US Navy in a week'

A total of 13,325 air raids and 4,763 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets have been conducted by the US Navy in one week, it was revealed.

Amid Korea tensions, U.S. says fewer troops will take part in war games with South

The U.S. will kick off its annual joint military exercises with South Korea on Monday, but this year's drills will involve far fewer American troops than last year's amid heated tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

As world watches North Korea, another war may be brewing in Asia

Even as the world shudders at the thought of North Korea nuking Guam, there are two other Asian nations that are fairly close to a war.

What’s It Like To Go Supersonic In An F-15E Fighter Jet? Read On.

I am cruising near the speed of sound in an F-15E Strike Eagle over the Atlantic Ocean. My pilot, Michael “Thorny” Brewer, has just taken the aircraft into a tight circle, causing me to pull six G’s – or six times my body weight – in the cramped cockpit. My peripheral vision is greying out and I’m fighting for breath.