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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.

US Open Skies Treaty Withdrawal Endangers the World

If you were at Edwards Air Force Base in California on March 28 of this year, you might have caught a glimpse of a curious sight ndash; a fully marked but unarmed Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M jet flying overhead taking pictures.

Stealth Fighter Jets: Have They Lost Their Advantage?

What if I told you that America’s era of stealth domination was coming to an end? You might say that I was being hyperbolic. Or better yet, you would proudly state that the United States has poured tens of billions of dollars into developing fifth-generation stealth fighter jets, such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

What a Hypothetical War with Iran Might Look Like

In 2002, the U.S. military conducted a simulated war with Iran. Iran won.

Esper Presses Hard For New Civilian Casualty Policy

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is working on a broad new policy to reduce civilian casualties caused by the US and the allies to whom it sells arms.

Intelligence Suggests Imminent Launch Of China's New Amphibious Assault Carrier

While recent events have focused military thinking on the Persian Gulf, a small corner of the defense community have been looking in an entirely different direction: towards China.

Five Reasons The Air Force's Digital Century Series Is Doomed To Failure

The Air Force has embarked on a revolutionary approach to aircraft, satellite and software development that it hopes will greatly compress the time required to bring major advances into the active force.