SASC Advances Chaudhary to Lead Air Force Installations

May 9, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted 15-7 to advance Ravi Chaudhary’s nomination to become assistant Air Force secretary for energy, installations and the environment.

Some Republicans went after Chaudhary in his confirmation hearing about a 2021 op-ed in Foreign Policy News encouraging the use of artificial intelligence to identify extremism in the military.

At the hearing, Chaudhary walked back his comments.

“I would not use that technology in any way to interfere with the constitutional rights of our military members,” he pledged at the hearing.

He still must be confirmed by the full Senate.

Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman

May 9, 2022

Recent News

House Appropriators Advance Defense Bill on Party-Line Vote

House Appropriators Advance Defense Bill on Party-Line Vote

The House Appropriations Committee approved an $833 billion defense spending bill for next fiscal year. It includes the 19.5% pay raise for junior enlisted troops the House is set to include in its version of the defense authorization bill. The spending bill passed on...

Snap of the Week

Snap of the Week

The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard, and enabler units from across the U.S. and Canada participate in a training exercise at Fort Johnson, Louisiana June 13. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman

Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

USA Today reported on Defense Health Agency data showing that suicide was the top cause of death among active duty Army personnel from 2014 to 2019. Accidents were the number-two cause with 814 deaths, and there were 96 combat fatalities, according to the article. The...

House Begins NDAA Debate with a Partisan Focus

House Begins NDAA Debate with a Partisan Focus

House Republicans agreed to a package of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that Democrats say include conservative “poison pills” that threaten the bipartisan support for the bill, which passed out of committee by a vote of 57 to 1. The House Rules...

PAST STORIES