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US says seven al Qaeda leaders killed in Syria airstrike | Washington Post

The most recent airstrike conducted by the US has left seven al Qaeda leaders dead. The airstrike took place on October 22nd. The leaders were conducting a meeting, which would be there last, near Idlib when they were killed. Al Qaeda is recognized as a dangerous terrorist group. Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-says-seven-al-qaeda-leaders-killed-in-syria-airstrike?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.27.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Read More »

Navy chief killed in forklift accident at Norfolk | Navy Times

The family members of Chief Culinary Specialist Adam M. Foti are now grieving. Foti was hit by a forklift on the Norfolk Naval station. He is being remembered as a family man as he leaves behind his wife and two children. His fellow sailors are remembering him by having a golf tournament in his honor and renaming the chiefs’ mess ... Read More »

Operating at home: How to make SOF troops’ transition to civilian life easier | Military Times

SOF troops transitioning to civilian life can be overwhelming. SOF for Life, a non-profit program envisions itself becoming a central hub for connecting transitioning members of SOF to programs tailored to each service member’s unique situation. SOF For Life is currently conducting a survey to identify the challenges in separation and retirement. In addition, they are also partnering with The Honor ... Read More »

Why hiring during Covid is different than in previous downturns | Harvard Business Review

The unemployment rate this 2020 pandemic surged quickly than what happened during the 2008 Financial Crisis. It is an unusual time for recruitment for companies as they also consider that many roles require on-site presence, yet many people constantly move because of COVID-related factors. This mismatch between available talent and a higher number of vacant roles leads to a higher ... Read More »

How IEDs may be physically causing PTSD | CBS News

An IED (Improvised Explosion Device) may cause PTSD, physically. Mancini passed away due to suicide, however CBS News still has an interview with him where he discusses his discovery and journey with PTSD. Years later doctors investigate veteran’s brain compositions to help determine if IEDs are playing a bigger role in PTSD than previously thought. If you or anyone you ... Read More »

Budget for secretive military intelligence program hits nine-year spending high | Defense News

Pentagon’s Military Intelligence Program (MIP) received $23.1 billion in appropriated funds for the recently concluded fiscal 2020. This is the highest total for the account in nine years. It comes after finding a rare decrease in year-over-year spending power for the classified account. According to a 2019 Congressional Research Service report, the MIP funds “defense intelligence activities intended to support operational and ... Read More »

Fights between two Army captains at strip club, apartment led to the death of one, a murder charge for the other | Stars & Stripes

Jealousy arose between two captains when they attended a strip club and one of them got jealous. The girlfriend is a captain in the Army and has been identified as Capt. Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster. She chased Capt. Malcom X. Perry in her car and eventually crashed into his car where he was burned alive. Perry also was assaulted multiple times ... Read More »

Joint Operational design, re-imagined… | Small Wars Journal

In 2013, Andrew Crabb was the J5 Future Plans & Operations Officer for CENTCOM Forward – Jordan while in Syria during their civil war. He was instructed to come up with a plan for a Joint Task Force that would help stabilize the country, but the complex problem led to numerous gaps in the policies. Now, Crabb teaches at the ... Read More »

How to host a successful virtual event for your business if you’ve never done it before, according to online event planners | Business Insider

Before planning a virtual event, you have to establish the purpose as this requires more technical preparations to plan and execute. Almost every customer you have can be reached online and considering a virtual event is a way to engage your customers and build your brand.  Planners need to focus on making the event both educational and entertaining, as many ... Read More »