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FAA proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.

SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago operated 65 unauthorized flights between March 2012 and December 2014 in some of the nation’s most congested airspace, the FAA said in a statement. Continue Reading

Could the Allies Pull off a Secret D-Day Invasion of Normandy Today?

The Madness of Chinese Communism, Seen Through China’s Propaganda Posters

SHANGHAI, CHINA—Shanghai is China’s financial capital. The former Western concession today shows little sign of the many bitter political battles fought over the last century. Tourists throng the Bund along the Huangpu River while global corporations fill the skyscrapers in Pudong, across the water.

Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, also has come to look like a normal city. Continue Reading

Will New Background Investigations Office End the Logjam?

Heading up the Joint Chiefs of Staff: 5 Notable Chairmen

By The Associated Press

A "joint board" bringing together top leaders of the U.S. military was established in 1903 during President Theodore Roosevelt's administration. It gained members after World War I but remained largely advisory. The joint board was eclipsed during World War II by a "unified high command" that became known as the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The National Security Act of 1947 formally established its official role in military matters.

World War II and PLUTO: the Pipeline under the Ocean

State Defense Forces: Challenges and Opportunities of Recruiting and Retention

By Deano L. McNeil
Alumnus, Master of Public Administration at AMU

State defense forces (SDF) are volunteer military forces that U.S. states and commonwealths are authorized to maintain without federal obligations (or funding). Find out more about SDFs and what can be done to keep these modern-day militias ready and strong.

5 Reasons Military Spouses Should Apply for MyCAA School Funding