Military

This F/a-18c Hornet Landed On A Navy Aircraft Carrier (the Pilot Wasn't American)

Robert Beckhusen Security, In recent years, Finland has participated in more joint military exercises with NATO countries. Key Point: Finnish pilots won’t be landing on aircraft carriers of their own anytime soon — or ever. On March 17, 2017...
Related topics: Finland, Nato

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Sudan Criminalizes Female Genital Mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalizing female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced. The sovereign council, comprising military and civilian figures, approved...
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India's Deadly Mountain-top Showdown With China Could Lead To More Military Activity At Sea

India and China's border dispute in the Himalayas is decades old. But more recent competition in the Indian Ocean is likely to grow.
Related topics: India, China

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Something Happening In Iran

(Scott Johnson) Reuters notes in its report from Dubai last night regarding an explosion in western Tehran today: “There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.” Jerusalem...
Related topics: Iran, Reuters, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Tehran, Israel, Jerusalem

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28 Georgian Soldiers In Afghanistan Infected With Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has reportedly infected 28 Georgian soldiers in the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.     The infected soldiers have been transported back to their country and are undergoing treatment in a military hospital,...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Nato

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Top U.s. General: Military Must Take 'hard Look' At Bases Named For Confederate Leaders

Gen. Mark Milley labeled Confederate leaders as treasonous and signaled his support for renaming bases.

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Russia's T-54/t-55: This Is The Most-produced Tank In Military History

Caleb Larson Security, And some still serve today.  Key Point: The T-54/55 continues to serve in active duty to this day. The most-produced tank in military history. Perhaps one of the most battle-tested tanks ever. Nearly 70 years of service...
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Turkey, Erdogan's Arc Of Destabilization In The Middle East

Jonathan Spyer on Turkey's flurry of overt and semi-covert Turkish regional military assertion.
Related topics: Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan

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Undercover Patriots: Trump, Tulsa, And The Rise Of Military Dissent

It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump’s latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this...
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Congress Presses Military Leaders On Suspected Russian Bounties

Two House hearings grappled with a C.I.A. assessment that Russia offered payments to kill American troops in Afghanistan — and White House inaction on the months-old judgment.
Related topics: White House, Russia, Afghanistan

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Iran To Help Syria With Air Defense To Repel Us, Israeli Attacks

Iran To Help Syria With Air Defense To Repel US, Israeli Attacks Tyler Durden Thu, 07/09/2020 - 22:40 Submitted by South Front, Iran will help to strengthen Syrian air defense capabilities as part of a wider military security...
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Russian Bounties: Pentagon Vows ‘action’ If Intel Confirmed

Top Pentagon officials pledged Thursday to “take action” if the US military could corroborate intelligence suggesting Moscow paid militants linked to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. General Mark Milley, chairman of the...
Related topics: Pentagon, Intel, Russia, Moscow, Taliban, Afghanistan

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North Korean Military Orders Soldiers To ‘breed More Rabbits’ Amidst Rumors Of Severe Famine

Soldiers in North Korea have reportedly been given an order not normally seen in the military: to breed rabbits. The new directive comes amidst rumors of a famine plaguing the country, leading to many experts believing that the army hopes to use the...
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The U.s. Military's Gun Of The Future? Meet The Sig Sauer Mg 338 Heavy Machine Gun

Caleb Larson Security, Let's take a look. Key Point: As the United States military transitions from counter-insurgency preparedness to a focus on near-peer rivals, the rather large and admittedly powerful MG 338 may be out of place. In a press...

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A $7,500 Gun: Meet The Fk Brno 7.5 Field Pistol (it Even Fires A Special Bullet)

Charlie Gao Security, Americas American Rifleman states that the pistol’s original intent was to serve as a super-sidearm of sorts for a private military company (PMC) in the Middle East. Here's What You Need To Remember: As hunting is already...

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Pentagon Leaders Face Grilling Over Use Of Military Against Protesters

The Defense Department officials are scheduled to appear before the House Armed Services Committee. The Pentagon's top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences...
Related topics: Pentagon, Protests

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Arming Police With Lots Of Military Gear Has Done More Harm Than Good

Police departments that get more equipment from the military kill more civilians than departments that get less military gear. That’s the finding from research on a federal program that has operated since 1997 that I have helped conduct as a...
Related topics: Police

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Aircraft Carrier Armed With Stealth F-35s: South Korea Has Big Navy Dreams

Mark Episkopos Technology, And it has the money and technical know-how to pull it off.  Amid rising military tensions in East Asian waters, the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) looks to forge a path that balances the need to respond to local...
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At Least 60 Dead As Rain Continues To Pound Central, Southwestern Japan

Emergency services and military troops in Japan were working Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage in central and southwestern areas of the...
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Here Are Some Of Iran's Deadliest Weapons

Zachary Keck Technology, Middle East But in any conventional military conflict, Iran wouldn’t stand a chance against the U.S. armed forces. Here's What You Need to Remember: Iran pursues a deterrent-based military doctrine premised on three...
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