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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.

Search for a missing submarine is stymied by new challenges: 20-foot waves and 50 mph winds

An international team of searchers trying to locate a vanished Argentine sub and its 44 crew members is being stymied by a new challenge: an uncooperative ocean.

Spending less on nuclear weapons could actually make us safer

The United States plans to spend $1.7 trillion over the next three decades to replace its nuclear arsenal. This is a lot of money, more annually than the country spends on the entire State Department. Even so, if we thought this level of spending were required to ensure U.S. national security, we would support it. It is not. The nation can spend much less and still be safe. In fact, safer.

Iraqi forces retake last town under ISIS control

Iraqi forces wrested back the final piece of the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate, the country's military said on Friday, reclaiming the small town of Rawa near the border with Syria.

Russian veto ends U.N. probe of chemical weapons use in Syria

Russia blocked a U.S.-written resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that would have extended an international investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria, angering diplomats who said Moscow was making it difficult to prevent future attacks.

China's envoy seeks breakthrough in nuclear stand-off

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea on Friday amid rising international pressure for Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons programme.

NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

NATO's secretary-general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey's founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as "enemies."