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Belarus to host two contests of International Army Games | Belta News

Belarus is hosting two contests; both consist of exercise. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still teams signing up. Some things are changing, however, such as length of field roads being extended and the courses have changed to better accommodate social distancing. Source: https://eng.belta.by/society/view/belarus-to-host-two-contests-of-international-army-games-132185-2020/ Read More »

MINDEF announces request for proposals for Aussie Special Forces | Defence Connect AU

This news includes details about the new plan to ensure the advancement of Aussie Aviation and allowing more access to better tools to help. This is following a request for more helicopters and a support contract. New technology will enable the Special Forces to be more prepared, maintain readiness, and find unique solutions to new problems and warfare. Source: https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/6577-mindef-announces-request-for-proposals-for-aussie-special-forces Read More »

HSBC warns loan losses could hit $13 billion as profit plunges 65% | Reuters

England’s largest bank, HSBC Holdings PLC, is warning others that their capital reserves could deteriorate.  Their bad debt charges have exploded after their retail and corporate customers were hit by the economic impacts of the coronavirus as well. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-results/hsbc-warns-loan-losses-could-hit-13-billion-as-profit-plunges-65-idUSKBN24Z0BD Read More »

Second stimulus package: Negotiations continue in Congress | Forbes

As many are out of jobs and unemployment benefits ran out the pressure is on in Congress. They have been debating a second stimulus package in order to stimulate the declining American economy. Although there is no deadline, they are upcoming on a recess August 7th. Republicans are currently offering two different proposals. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/08/03/second-stimulus-package-negotiations-continue-in-congress/#5dae46d24441 Read More »

Boeing wins $265 million to build more special ops Chinook helos | Defense News

They will be given $265 million to produce MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters. They will build nine more in addition to the ones they have now. Boeing also has received contracts in 2018 and 2017. The program began in early July 2017 and has since began flying tests in 2019. Source: https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/07/31/boeing-wins-265-million-to-build-more-special-ops-chinook-helos/ Read More »

Afghan troops kill senior Islamic State militant | Star Tribune

The National Directorate of Security has released a statement on the recent death of an Islamic State leader. It was released late Saturday that the man who was killed is named Assadullah Orakzai. He was killed near a discovered ISIS headquarters. This comes shortly after ISIS took responsibility for numerous recent attacks and an overall rise in violence throughout Afghanistan. ... Read More »

Turkish general who discovered Qatar funding for jihadists and ISIS oil smuggling was executed | Nordic Monitor

Turkish General Semih Terzi had a lot of knowledge about what was going on in Iraq, and his job was to communicate with MIT. However, according to sources he also knew a lot about where Qatar funding was going. He discovered that much of the money meant for weapons and the military was actually being pocketed and embezzled and given ... Read More »

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down | BBC News

The SpaceX Dragon Capsule carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were the one to break the record. When the ship splashed down into the Gulf near Florida, they were greeted by private boats. The private boats were asked to keep distance as there could potentially be toxic chemicals aboard such as nitrogen tetroxide. Overall the return was a success. Source: ... Read More »

Afghanistan and Pakistan say 22 die in border clashes | Reuters

A recent border clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan left 22 dead. At least 15 of them were civilians crossing the border for a Muslim festival. 31 were brought to receive medical attention for bullet wounds. According to Pakistan, Afghan Forces opened fire into a crowd, but numerous civilians and protestors on scene told Reuters that Pakistan troops had actually fired ... Read More »