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Boeing Whistleblower Exits After Decade-Long Quality Control Fight

Senior Boeing engineer and whistleblower Martin Bickeböller is set to leave the company after a decade of raising concerns over Boeing's oversight of supplier manufacturing. Bickeböller, who has been with Boeing for 37 years, has documented significant shortcomings in Boeing’s quality control management at suppliers responsible for major sections of the 787 Dreamliner. His complaints were filed internally and...

Last-Minute Glitch Halts Boeing’s Starliner Astronaut Launch

Boeing's latest attempt to send astronauts into space faced a setback due to a last-minute issue. Two NASA astronauts were secured in the Starliner capsule when the countdown was stopped at three minutes and 50 seconds by the computer system overseeing the final moments before liftoff. With insufficient time to diagnose the problem, the launch was aborted. Launch controllers are...

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Who Will Be Iran’s Next Leader?

The hurried race to elect Iran’s next president following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in May has entered the campaign phase. Iran is scheduled to hold special elections on...

Tren de Aragua: The New MS-13?

Tren de Aragua, otherwise known as the Aragua Train, is Venezuela’s largest and most powerful criminal organization. While the gang found its origins in prison, it quickly expanded—now boasting a global presence—following the mass displacement of...

Philippines and China Release Footage of June 17th Incident at Second Thomas Shoal

On June 19th, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) released videos and photos of the resupply mission that occurred on June 17th. The AFP released the footage after China made statements saying the...