McCain calls for more defense spending to counter cyber threats

The Senate Armed Services Committee took up the issue of maintaining American military superiority in a quickly globalizing world filled with new technological threats this week at a hearing on “The Future of Warfare.” The hearing, chaired by U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), is aimed at determining the best places to direct military spending to counter those threats. Read More »

Heritage Foundation report shows drop in U.S. military power

The conservative Heritage Foundation think-tank has published its 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength, a yearly accounting of America’s ability to project force around the globe. The report also saw rising threat levels for various American foes — as well as  perceived foes — including Russia, the Middle East, and North Korea. The overall threat level was marked as “Elevated.” Read More »

Indiana Michigan Power incorporates solar power plants into grid

First Solar, Inc. recently joined Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) to break ground on the Twin Branch Solar Facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. The project is expected to generate 2.6 megawatts (MW) of power. The Mishawaka facility will be the first of three plants First Solar is building for I&M with others planned for New Carlisle, Indiana and Watervliet, Indiana. Read More »

Senator McCain urges change in American strategy in Middle East

Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen.John McCain (R-AZ), recently delivered an impassioned opening statement as he chaired a hearing on U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Specifically, Sen. McCain called on the Obama administration to take solid military action in the region instead of relying on diplomatic solutions and to address Russia's role in the regional conflict. Read More »