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Pentagon outlines Tenant Bill of Rights for troops, families

Pentagon outlines Tenant Bill of Rights for troops, families

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March 7 (UPI) -- All four military branches of the U.S. Department of Defense put together a joint Tenant Bill of Rights designed to prevent substandard housing and clarify rights for service members and their families. The document was released on Wednesday night, one day before a hearing Thursday for the service chiefs before the Senate Armed Services Committee amid reports of housing problems. "It is intended to increase the accountability of privatized housing companies by putting more oversight authority in the hands of local military leaders," according to a Pentagon statement released Wednesday night. "All three service secretaries have seen firsthand and reviewed problems in housing units, and the Tenant Bill of Rights is intended to help remedy them by both protecting and empowe...
Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms.In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a "privacy-focused platform."Facebook owns Messenger and Whatsapp, but message encryption limits its ability make money through targeted adverts.The social media giant has come under fire for a series of privacy scandals."Facebook and Instagram have helped people connect with friends, communities, and interests in the digital equivalent of a town square," said the billionaire founder. "But people increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room." Facebook revamps its privacy controls WhatsAp...
Bolton outlines shift in Africa strategy for military, civilian aid

Bolton outlines shift in Africa strategy for military, civilian aid

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Dec. 14 (UPI) -- National Security Advisor John Bolton said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation that the U.S. has to readjust it's strategy for Africa regarding military and civilian aid with Chinese and Russian encroachment on the continent. "ISIS, al-Qaida, and their affiliates all operate and recruit on the African continent, plotting attacks against American citizens and targets. Any sound U.S. strategy toward Africa must address this serious threat in a comprehensive way," Bolton said during the speech on Thursday. "In 2017, China established a military base in Djibouti that is only miles from our U.S. base, Camp Lemonnier, which supports critical U.S. operations to counter violent terrorist organizations in East Africa," Bolton warned. Camp Lemonnier is the primary U.S. bases...
Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

Navy outlines 30-year plan for ship repair, upgrades at Congressional hearing

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Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Navy leaders told Congress on Tuesday that time and stable budgets will be required to sort out vessel maintenance delays and backlogs at the nation's public shipyards, and outlined a 30-year vessel repair and upgrade plan they will issue next spring. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition James Geurts testified that the 30-year plan would let them have a baseline over what will be required in shipyard capacity for both existing and future ships -- one which they do not have at the moment. "We have not laid out the planning horizons," Geurts told senators, adding that shortages of skilled shipyard workers are one of the branch's major issues. "Our biggest in velocity is the work force... over 50 percent of shipyard workers have less than...
Report outlines problems U.S. will likely face from climate change

Report outlines problems U.S. will likely face from climate change

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Climate change will have a far-reaching affect on the U.S. if more is not done to combat it, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The report, released Friday and mandated by a 1990 law, outlined a number of challenges the U.S. could face if global climate change is left unmitigated. It also said climate change is already affecting the country. "The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country. ... Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality," the report said in its summary findings. Some effects may be felt so...