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The Air Force is finally getting its first new pistol in 35 years

The Air Force bought 125,000 M18s pistols to replace the M9 sidearms that airman have used since 1985.
Military & Defense 2020-06-23T18:22:13Z
The pedestal where the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike remains empty after it was toppled by protesters at Judiciary square in Washington, DC on June 20, 2020

Trump wants to use this little known law to send protesters defacing and toppling statues to prison for 10 years

The law does not apply to many statues that have been targeted, such as those honoring segregationists, Confederate leaders and explorers.
A US Open Skies aircraft takes off

Trump's latest treaty withdrawal shows how the US is losing its imagination for dealing with global problems

"Our current lack of imagination is so unlike the spirit of possibility we had then," writes Bonnie Jenkins, a member of the US delegation that negotiated the Open Skies Treaty.

Can you spread the coronavirus if you don't know you have it? 5 things to know about asymptomatic COVID-19

There's growing evidence that COVID-19 is being spread by people who have it but don't show symptoms.
Military & Defense 2020-06-23T15:44:50Z

Russia could be using its detention of a US Marine veteran to lure Trump into a dangerous prisoner swap, intelligence officials say

Russia has been quietly pitching the US to return Viktor Bout, a notorious arms dealer, in exchange for Paul Whelan, officials told Insider.

Here are the first photos of the F-35A dropping inert nuclear bombs during testing

The F-35A will be a dual-capable aircraft, meaning it will have the ability to deliver nuclear ordnance as well as conventional weapons.

Airmen in Alaska put together the first bombs for the base's new F-35 fighters

The base started receiving its F-35s earlier this year, and the munitions are what prepare the stealth fighters for combat operations.

The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment just activated its newest unit

The new unit will specialize in cyber and electronic warfare, intelligence gathering and analysis, and operate remotely piloted aircraft.
Politics 2020-06-23T11:26:39Z

Evidence of Russia's 'likely hold' over Trump was covered up by the UK government, according to a former British spy

Christopher Steele, a former MI6 spy, said Theresa May's government threw a "blanket" over information about Trump's ties to Putin.
Politics 2020-06-23T09:13:17Z

Saudi Arabia banned Hajj for international visitors this year due to the coronavirus, forfeiting as much as $4 billion in revenue

Around 70% of Muslims who complete the Hajj each year come from outside Saudi Arabia, meaning the government will lose out on billions in revenue.
Politics 2020-06-22T22:48:35Z

A US Army soldier planned a 'mass casualty' attack on his unit with an extremist occult neo-Nazi group, federal prosecutors allege

He called himself a traitor in interviews with ities and said that his aim was to kill as many of his fellow soldiers as possible.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T21:58:24Z

Jim Mattis emailed Fiona Hill saying he was 'enormously proud' of her work after she testified in Trump's impeachment hearing

"I've wanted to drop you a note paying my respects but hesitated in the immediate aftermath of your testimony," Jim Mattis said.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T21:32:22Z

Here's how US Navy sub hunters prepare themselves for 'unsafe' intercepts by America's rivals

A US Navy leader told Insider how P-8 aircrews are trained to react when an adversary's fighter jet starts "doing barrel rolls over your airplane."
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T19:30:00Z

75 years ago, the US's largest invasion in the Pacific may have prevented an even bigger fight with the Japanese

In spring 1945, all that stood between Allied forces and the Japanese 真人百家家乐网站home islands was the island of Okinawa, and the Japanese knew it.

The Air Force is practicing to rapidly rearm and refuel F-15 fighter jets again

Air Force crews in Saudi Arabia have been practicing integrated combat turns in order to get F-15s back in the air faster.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T18:43:45Z

PHOTOS: US Army soldiers become part of the forest as they learn to be snipers and to stealthily hunt down enemies

No one hides like a sniper because their ability to disappear in any environment is vital to not only mission success but also getting 真人百家家乐网站home alive.

How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis took over Washington

A years-long lobbying campaign, revealed in Foreign Agents Registration Act documents, affected US policy across the Middle East.

5 more common movie mistakes that veterans can spot right away

The military is its own world, and when Hollywood tries to depict it, troops and veterans can usually spot the flaws right away.
Tech 2020-06-22T15:46:20Z

Hackers just leaked sensitive files from over 200 police departments that are searchable by badge number

Police departments have been sharing information about COVID-19, George Floyd protesters, and even tweets critical of the police.

China is ramping up plans to use private-sector help to modernize its military — a policy that already has the US worried

The initiative has raised concerns in Washington that the program will funnel US innovations to China.
Politics 2020-06-22T12:21:07Z

Kim Jong Un probably 'gets a huge laugh' out of Trump believing the two are friends, John Bolton says

John Bolton told ABC News that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un appears to be taking advantage of Trump's belief in their friendship.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T11:30:00Z

79 years ago, Hitler picked a fight that may have cost him World War II

Before dawn on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched the largest invasion in the history of warfare and a battle that may have cost it the war.

Why North Korea blew up 2 years of historic progress with South Korea

North Korea detonated two years of diplomatic progress with its neighbor to the south, setting the stage for what are likely to be more provocations.
News 2020-06-21T20:52:24Z

FBI reportedly used top spy plane to monitor Black Lives Matter protests

This is not the first time the airplane, which is typically used on top surveillance missions, has been used to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.
Military & Defense 2020-06-21T20:02:30Z

Trump's top officials were flabbergasted with his desire to meet Kim Jong Un, former adviser says

Trump abruptly tweeted he would agree to meeting Kim Jong Un "just to shake his hand and say hello."
Politics 2020-06-21T18:31:16Z

Brexit leader Nigel Farage was briefly denied flight boarding to attend Trump rally until the US deemed his travel as 'in the national interest'

The Department of 真人百家家乐网站homeland Security conducted a review after Nigel Farage was denied boarding trying to fly to the US and made an exception.
Politics 2020-06-21T16:33:15Z

Republican senator says he wishes John Bolton would've testified in Congress — months after he rejected calling for new witnesses during Trump's impeachment

Sen. Tim Scott previously joined Republicans to prevent new witnesses and evidence from consideration for Trump's impeachment trial.
Transportation 2020-06-21T12:29:00Z

A former Russian Navy ship was turned into a luxury superyacht and it's now on sale for $27 million — see inside Olivia

The yacht, Olivia, can accommodate up to 10 guests and 26 crew members. Onboard amenities include a movie theater and 12-person jacuzzi.
Military & Defense 2020-06-19T19:23:56Z

US Navy will not reinstate aircraft carrier captain fired after sounding alarm about coronavirus outbreak

The Navy upheld Capt. Brett Crozier's firing, a reversal of an earlier recommendation that he be reinstated.

How the US military helped create the Juneteenth holiday

Union troops reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 — exactly three years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Military & Defense 2020-06-19T16:56:08Z

US Navy still trying to figure out exactly why aircraft launch system on $13 billion supercarrier failed

"We're still going through the diagnosis," the Navy acquisition chief said of efforts to figure out exactly what caused the EMALS to fail.
Politics 2020-06-19T14:14:46Z

Trump appears to threaten protesters with harsh policing ahead of his controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Trump warned "protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes" there will be a "different scene" compared to New York, Minneapolis or Seattle.
Politics 2020-06-19T10:46:48Z

Australia is all but accusing China of a months-long cyberattack on its government systems and major companies

An announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison pointedly avoided naming a culprit — but government sources immediately pointed the finger at China.
News 2020-06-19T03:03:39Z
News 2020-06-19T01:55:53Z

Pompeo calls Bolton 'a traitor who damaged America' over his explosive new book

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement ahead of the June 23 publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's new book.
Military & Defense 2020-06-18T22:34:36Z

The US military isn't just worried about Russia's fighter jets in Libya but also who's flying them

US military officials have said Russia's presence in Libya is a potential threat to NATO and the pilots of Russian jets are dangers to civilians.
Politics 2020-06-18T22:01:19Z

Top Pentagon official resigns after White House pulled her nomination for a high-level post, reportedly over concerns about her loyalty to Trump

In her resignation, she urged her colleagues at the Pentagon to "continue to be guided by the US Constitution and the principles of our founding."
Politics 2020-06-18T20:23:00Z

Meet John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser who wrote a bombshell tell-all memoir about his time in the White House

Bolton characterizes Trump as an unfit president, and makes a number of explosive claims about his handling of foreign policy and national security.

5 enduring myths about the military debunked

The military, like every community, has its share of myths that live on even after being disproven.

Hackers tied to North Korea used LinkedIn to break into European defense firms by offering employees fake jobs

Researchers were unable to determine the identity of the hackers but said the attacks had some links to a North Korean group known as Lazarus.
Military & Defense 2020-06-18T16:59:37Z

The Pentagon says it needs to be ready should an adversary try to fry satellites by detonating a nuke in space

The Pentagon has released a new space strategy identifying a number of possible threats, one of which is a nuclear detonation in space.

US Special Operations Command is getting a new dune buggy

US Special Operations Command has awarded a contract worth up to $109 million for a new light tactical all-terrain vehicle.
Military & Defense 2020-06-18T15:38:11Z

US Navy fighter jet from aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt crashed into the Pacific during training flight

Both of naval aviators were able to safely eject from the fighter jet, but this is the second US military plane to crash this week.

Chinese soldiers conduct live-fire drills in Tibet as border tensions with India turn deadly

The exercise involved artillery, missiles, aviation, electronic warfare, engineering, and special forces, and live-fire drills with tanks and drones.
Tech 2020-06-18T14:29:00Z

The US wants to kill part of an 8,000 mile-long undersea cable linking Hong Kong with LA over China spying fears

A DOJ committee is worried a cable connecting the US with Hong Kong could be vulnerable to hacking by the Chinese government.

Covid-19 is far more lethal than organized crime in Mexico

Between mid-March and mid-June, more people in Mexico died of coronavirus than were killed in homicides, according to government data.

Video gives Russian pilot's eye view of intercepting B-52 and other NATO aircraft over the Baltic Sea

The B-52 flew neat Kaliningrad, from where the Russian Su-27 fighters scrambled to get a visual identification of the bombers.
Tech 2020-06-18T10:39:50Z

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says there's 'no question' Huawei endangered US national security

Eric Schmidt, now an advisor on the US government's Defense Innovation Board, said some of Huawei's practices have damaged national security.
News 2020-06-18T09:28:51Z

Netanyahu discussed unilaterally annexing 30% of the West Bank during a closed-door meeting, report says

The move would be a forceful acquisition of disputed territory that UN human rights experts have said would violate international law.
Politics 2020-06-18T07:21:34Z

Trump lashes out against John Bolton in response to damning allegations in tell-all memoir, which the president says is 'made up of lies and fake stories'

Bolton made a slew of claims about the Trump White House, including about the Ukraine scandal at the center of Trump's impeachment trial.
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