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Military & Defense 2020-12-05T13:00:14Z
FILE PHOTO: Aerial view of the United States military headquarters, the Pentagon, September 28, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed  (UNITED STATES)

The Trump administration blocked Biden and his transition team from meeting with Pentagon-controlled intelligence agencies

The Pentagon denied any efforts to stifle Biden's smooth transition period, adding that visits are "tentatively scheduled" for next week.
Tech 2020-12-05T00:27:29Z
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The Trump administration won't extend TikTok's deadline to sell off its US assets

The government opted not to grant TikTok more time to divest its US assets, but sources said talks are expected to continue over the app's fate.
Military & Defense 2020-12-04T19:20:44Z
FILE PHOTO: Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn reacts at a campaign event for then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Herndon, Virginia, U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Here are 4 former military officers who have embraced bizarre Trump conspiracies

These highly decorated military generals promoted baseless claims from the conspiracy theory movement.
Military & Defense 2020-12-04T19:07:28Z

Trump administration pushes out more leading defense advisors as the Pentagon purge continues

The removal of members of the Defense Business Board follows the purge of the Defense Policy Board just last week
Military & Defense 2020-12-04T17:42:56Z

$740 billion defense bill bans federal law enforcement and troops from hiding their identities while responding to protests

The latest version of the annual defense spending bill says that federal law-enforcement and military personnel must "visibly display" identifiers.
International 2020-12-04T16:35:41Z

A veteran CIA officer was killed after his mission to capture a suspected bomb-maker called 'Engineer Ismail' was ambushed by Islamic militants

The officer was a former Navy SEAL and a member of the CIA's paramilitary division, the Special Activities Center, The New York Times reported.
Military & Defense 2020-12-03T20:48:11Z

Trump's spy chief warns that China is the 'greatest threat' and says the US needs to brace for confrontation

"The People's Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today," John Ratcliffe said, calling China "our once-in-a-generation challenge."

With a wary eye on Russia, the US Navy is bringing back its Atlantic Fleet

Forces in the region will refocus on their original mission, "controlling the maritime approaches" to the US and its allies, the Navy secretary said.

Iran's nuclear advances have gone on even as its scientists have been picked off one by one

Years of assassinations and sabotage haven't appreciably slowed work on Iran's missile and nuclear programs.

The story of the Sea Raptor: the Navy version of the F-22 that wasn't to be

The US Air Force's F-22, widely seen as the world's most capable air superiority fighter, was nearly joined by a sister platform for the Navy.

The stakes are rising for Biden's pick to run the Pentagon

The pressure is rising less than a month into Biden's push to build an administration while trying to preserve the broad coalition behind his victory.
Military & Defense 2020-12-03T15:17:03Z

The first Marine Corps F-35 squadron able to fight from Navy aircraft carriers is officially ready for combat

The first Marine Corps F-35C squadron has achieved initial operational capability, meaning it is ready to deploy aboard Navy carriers.

Republicans are abandoning Trump over his threat to hold defense bill hostage to get back at tech companies

Every year, Lawmakers take pride in passing the annual defense spending bill, and they're not happy about Trump interfering with that.

Another awesome split-screen video puts you in the cockpit for a more complicated Navy aircraft carrier landing

Split-screen cockpit footage shows a Navy C-2A Greyhound doing a bolter, a waveoff, and a trap landing on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

Colombian drug smugglers are outsourcing their 'narco subs'

Using outside groups to build and operate the subs saves drug traffickers from dealing with all the logistics involved with shipping cocaine overseas.
Politics 2020-12-02T22:15:09Z

Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden pledged to restore

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, but he faces a tough, windy road ahead in pursuit of rescuing the agreement.
Military & Defense 2020-12-02T22:02:02Z

Biden's pick for national security advisor subtweets China over Beijing's showdown with a close US ally

Jake Sullivan's message avoided directly mentioning China, which has steadily escalated a confrontation with Australia since earlier this year.
Military & Defense 2020-12-02T19:54:00Z

Top US general says 2 decades of brutal fighting in Afghanistan has achieved only a 'modicum of success'

"We believe now that after 20 years, two decades of consistent effort, that we he have achieved a modicum of success," Gen. Mark Milley said.

Rare video takes you into a 'scallywag bunker' that was Britain's last line of defense against a Nazi invasion

Despite facing a likely life expectancy of just 12 days, Britain's "scallywags" would have received no medals and no official recognition.
Military & Defense 2020-12-02T18:31:41Z

The Marines are getting new boots for fights in freezing temperatures as low as -20 degrees

"In order to effectively conduct your mission in a cold weather environment, you need to be warm," a project manager said.

Thousands of Marines are getting tested for LSD after a drug problem emerges in North Carolina-based unit

Marines using prohibited substances isn't new, but the 2nd Marine Division is now testing specifically for LSD, a spokesman said.

These are 4 specialized helicopters that the Army's elite Night Stalkers fly into combat

The Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment can fly anywhere in the world at any time. Here's what they use to get there.
Politics 2020-12-02T15:36:15Z

Biden said he'd 'end forever wars,' but he's shown few signs that he won't repeat the mistakes of the past, human rights groups warn

Biden has been fairly silent on topics like drone strikes and air strikes, and hasn't outlined how he'd work to prevent civilian casualties.
Politics 2020-12-01T23:30:17Z

While Cuban-Americans in Florida came out big for Trump, Cubans stuck in Mexico pinned their hopes on Biden

"I will remain hoping for a change. I'm glad Trump is out for good, and no thanks to my family in Florida," a Cuban doctor in Mexico told Insider.
Military & Defense 2020-12-01T22:18:49Z

How China's special forces stack up against the US's special operators

Chinese special operators are getting more resources and going through more training, but there are something you can't teach.
Military & Defense 2020-12-01T21:23:40Z

China's fake photo of Australian soldier harming child is part of 'dirty game,' Australian special forces soldier says

A fake photo of an Australian soldier harming a child tweeted by a Chinese official was part of a "dirty game" with Beijing, the soldier told Insider.
Military & Defense 2020-12-01T19:50:26Z

Top defense official overseeing fight against ISIS has reportedly been pushed out amid Trump's Pentagon purge

A White House appointee reportedly told the official that the war had been won and his task force was being disbanded.

YouTubers filmed what may have been nighttime special-operations training near Area 51

It's impossible to tell what is actually going on just from the video, but whatever it was, it was big and it looked interesting.

How militaries actually use automatic weapons in combat

In real life, automatic weapons are most often used in very specific roles that differ from other weapons that troops carry into combat.

The Navy's first aircraft carrier entered service 98 years ago, but it didn't start life as a flattop

The USS Langley was an aviation milestone for the Navy, but it didn't start out that way.

Australia and the US are teaming up to build hypersonic missiles to counter Russia and China

The US, China, and Russia are already working on such weapons, and other countries in the region might follow suit, one analyst says

A secret, high-level meeting suggests Israel and Saudi Arabia are hedging their bets on Biden

Saudi Arabia and Israel worry that Biden will take a more moderate approach to Iran and a harsher attitude toward their human-rights records.

Trump has been distorting the military's role in work on a coronavirus vaccine from the very start

The military has contributed mightily to the project, but it won't produce, store, distribute, or administer the vaccines.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T21:16:37Z

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

Japanese intelligence officials told a US expert that Kim Jong Un received a trial COVID-19 vaccine from China within the last few weeks.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T20:04:58Z

Former top admiral alarmed by Pentagon purge says Trump still has time to do something 'really destructive'

"There are some real Trump loyalists there now in charge," former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T18:37:51Z

'I don't see any way around it': Former Navy SEAL McRaven says retaliation for assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist all but certain

"The Iranians are going to be in a position where they have to retaliate. I don't see any way around it," retired Adm. William McRaven said.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T16:45:54Z

Iran has Western hostages locked up at all times in case it wants leverage for a deal with their country

Last week Iran released UK-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians jailed in Thailand.

One of Afghanistan's deadliest pilots faces new threats after Pentagon reverses decision to let him in the US

Maj. Mohammed Naiem Asadi and his family now face potential reprisals by both the Taliban and the Afghan government.

China is trying to make up for its military commanders' lack of experience in modern warfare

Unlike Russian and American defense forces, China's military has not seen real combat since the 1980s, leading to a lack of warfare knowledge.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T10:49:30Z

Iran's top nuclear scientist was assassinated by a remote-controlled machine gun placed in the back of another car, the country's media says

The gun was mounted on a Nissan truck that self-destructed after the hit on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was complete, the semiofficial Fars news agency said.

Former top US cybersecurity official ousted by Trump said there was 'no manipulation of the vote on the machine-count side'

"The proof is in the ballots," Chris Krebs said. "If there was an algorithm that was flipping votes or changing votes, it didn't work."

China's new stealth bomber will allow it to make 'truly intercontinental' strikes, report says

The subsonic jet will be a "major break" from China's current capacity and could allow it to target more distant US bases.

In a first, the Air Force strapped a cruise missile to the outside of a B-1B bomber

The demonstration is seen as a step forward in plans for the B-1B to carry future ordnance, like hypersonic missiles, outside of its internal bomb bay.

China is testing 真人百家家乐网站homemade engines that would allow its transport planes to carry tanks to the front line

China is reportedly testing a domestically designed engine for military transport planes that could increase the loads they can carry by about 20%.

Army officials are raving about a new suppressor that makes the M240 quiet enough to hear commands over

A durable, affordable suppressor would make it more difficult for the enemy to locate and target M240 machine-gun teams from a distance.
Politics 2020-11-28T04:26:55Z

'It's not how I wanted to go out': Chris Krebs, the election security official fired by Trump, opens up in new interview and dismisses 'farcical' claims of voter fraud

The former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency told CBS "the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote."
Military & Defense 2020-11-27T22:31:18Z

Biden reportedly considering a retired four-star general to lead US military, would be first Black defense secretary if confirmed

If confirmed, Ret. US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin would be the first Black defense secretary for the United States.
Military & Defense 2020-11-27T19:52:02Z

The Trump administration quietly pushed out nearly a dozen prominent defense advisors after its Pentagon leadership purge

The administration reportedly shook up the Defense Policy Board in a big way, removing at least 11 of the board's 13 members this week.
Military & Defense 2020-11-27T15:23:40Z

A top scientist seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program has been assassinated, Iranian media reports

The Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was fatally shot in an attack by unidentified assailants, Iranian media reported Friday.
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