The Trump administration reportedly will roll out a new Buy American campaign next month aimed at growing overseas sales of US-made weapons systems. The White House is expected to ease export rules.
The North Carolina National Guard will keep its Apache helicopters after all. The other three National Guard units keeping their Apache battalions as part of the Army's Aviation Restructuring Initiative are in Utah, South Carolina and a unit split between Texas and Mississippi.
Data collection, flying taxis and home surveillance are among the leading developments for commercial unmanned flight in 2018.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after its monthlong mission supplying the International Space Station.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is predicting a fourth continuing resolution to keep the government running, noting he is optimistic regarding progress on a budget caps deal. "My personal concern in this area is our Air Force is as small as it's ever been, half our Navy planes can't fly, only about ten of our Army combat brigade teams are combat-ready," he said.
The US government's authority to pay bills expires in one week, and lawmakers are trying to form a deal that attracts enough votes to pass the fourth stopgap spending bill to face a vote since September. Republicans don't know whether Democrats will back a spending measure without first getting a deal on immigration.
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