Senate Adds 3 Illnesses to List of Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases in NDAA

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to add three illnesses — bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s symptoms — to the list of conditions that authorities presume are linked to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. AUSN applauds this major new development, which is one step closer to…

Russian Warship ‘Aggressively Approached’ Navy Destroyer: Report

A destroyer that was operating in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday was “aggressively approached” by a Russian warship, according to a report. The USS Farragut (DDG-99) was conducting “routine operations” in the North Arabian Sea when the warship approached the vessel, ignoring warnings and increasing the risk of a collision, according to a CNN…