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Pentagon AI team sets sights on information warfare | Defense News

The Pentagon‚Äôs AI Center is implementing new projects to integrate commercial and government AI solutions for data analysis and joint information warfare. One part of these projects is to incorporate the science of NLP and speech-to-text. They developed a program called MADHAT ‚ÄĒ or Multidimensional Anomaly Detection combined with HPC, Analytics, and Tensors‚ÄĮcyber operations ‚ÄĒ that allows for the exploration ... Read More »

NATO Black Sea exercise kicks off as Moscow puts its regional forces on alert | Navy Times

COVID-19 has caused an annual NATO exercise to take place strictly in the Black Sea due to health concerns. Sea Breeze 2020 is hosted by the Ukraine and the United States. The US warship Porter is participating. The participants will practice what to do in time of battle. This will be the third time the USS Porter has sailed in ... Read More »

Australian special forces shown posing with ‘Southern Pride’ Confederate flag in Afghanistan | ABC News

Why were two SAS Australian Force members posing with the Confederate flag with the words ‚ÄúSouthern Pride‚ÄĚ written on it? A picture of two soldiers holding the flag surfaced across the internet. When being confronted about the picture Australian officials were not able to confirm who was in the picture. US soldiers have commented on the picture with varying opinions, ... Read More »

By bike, boat and horseback: Epic coronavirus journeys home | BBC News

Across the globe the whistle on travel has been blown. Airlines cancelled flights and countries closed borders. BBC has followed a few different people on their journey traveling during the pandemic. One girl rode a horse for hours while another student had to jump through obstacles. Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53431985 Read More »

UK accuses China of ‘gross’ human rights abuses against Uighurs | BBC News

Talks of forced sterilization and making people to give up their religion are just a few of the things that are being called out in these re-education camps. They mirror concentration camps, but China continues to deny these mounting claims. There has been drone footage of people being blindfolded and put into trains. Population of the Uighurs fell 80% between ... Read More »

Trump embraces face masks but rejects national mandate | VOA News

Almost a week ago President Trump was spotted wearing a mask publicly for the first time. He has now said that he thinks masks are a good idea and encourages people to wear them. However, he is against enforcing masks at a national level. He also cites how some doctors originally advised against masks but are now supporting them. Source: ... Read More »

Will North Korea’s nukes spur Japan to develop first-strike missiles? | Forbes

However, some are skeptic that news regarding North Korea and their nuclear capabilities is spreading in order to justify Japan making long range first strike missiles. Forbes dives into a paper that was published and analyzes the similarities and differences and why this conspiracy might be true. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2020/07/20/will-north-koreas-nukes-spur-japan-to-develop-first-strike-missiles/#53cc218f613d Read More »

US military effectively bans Confederate flag with new policy | BBC News

While the policy did not specifically state the ban of the Confederate flag it made it clear that it would not be acceptable to fly. There has been a lot of debate about the use of memorializing the Confederacy on public property. Many argue that it is a right to free speech while others argue it is a symbol of ... Read More »

USS Newport News returns from deployment | DVIDS

The USS Newport was on deployment supporting maritime interests and defending the country under the leadership of Cmdr. Dave Fassel. The ship traveled over 45,000 nautical miles throughout their completed deployment. This deployment in particular was different because COVID-19 hit right in the middle of it. The crew made a pit stop to isolate themselves but still provided logistical support ... Read More »

Trump, Portland mayor clash over causes of escalating unrest | Reuters

In Portland in particular, protestors have been met with federal forces after President Trump deployed federal officers to help control ongoing riots. News regarding arson and destruction of property from rioters, as well as peaceful protestors being attacked, have all been on display. The mayor of Portland is urging Trump to back off as he believes that the federal officers ... Read More »