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  • NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

    In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and record-setting...

  • Climate Change Strikes? This Critical U.S. Air Force Base Is Now Flooded

    David Axe Security, "One potential consequence, if America and the world don't reduce carbon emissions, is more at-risk military bases. The January 2019 report identifies at least 79 major installations that could suffer impacts from flooding, drought, desertification, wildfires and thawing permafrost."  Unusually heavy rainfall in mid-March 2019 killed three people and swelled the Missouri River in the United States' midwest region. The rising river water flooded one of the U.S. Air Force's...

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  • Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

    Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.

  • Donald Trump: 'Ridiculous' Laws Force U.S. to Release Illegals Captured at Border

    "We're catching them, and we're keeping them; we're not doing release. Now, at a certain point, we're going to have to do some release because we don't have the bed space, we don't have the room, and we don't have the funds to build new space because we have ridiculous laws," Trump said.