Is Climate the Worst Casualty of War?

by Stacy Bannerman https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/07/31/climate-worst-casualty-war How do you clear a room of climate activists? Start talking about war. It’s not just environmentalists that leave; it’s pretty much everyone. Mission accomplished by the Bush Administration, which sent the military and their families to war and the rest of the country to an amusement park. The military-civilian divide … Continue reading Is Climate the Worst Casualty of War?

“No significant improvement” on the reliability of F-35s

Efforts to improve the reliability of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 are “stagnant,” undercut by problems such as aircraft sitting idle over the last year awaiting spare parts from the contractor, according to the Pentagon’s testing office. The availability of the fighter jet for missions when needed -- a key metric -- remains “around 50 percent, a … Continue reading “No significant improvement” on the reliability of F-35s