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Air Force information warfare command reaches critical milestone | C4ISRNET

Despite the command only being open for less than a year, an important milestone has been reached. The Sixteenth Air Force/Air Forces Cyber combined what was the 24th and 25th Air Force. They focus on threats that come from cyber, surveillance, and electronic warfare. It was created to help in the grey zone of warfare where traditional forces normally fall ... Read More »

US Africa Command: Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya | Marine Corps Times

US Africa Command has accused Russia and the private military Wagner Group of planting traps near Libya’s Tripoli. There has also been photo evidence of the traps that are being put in place. Russia has not yet commented on these claims. Libya has been in a gruesome civil war and has been at an unrest since 2011. Source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-military/2020/07/15/us-africa-command-russian-mercenaries-planted-land-mines-in-libya/ Read More »

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan dam talks end with no deal | Aljazeera

Discussion about the dam that is in the Blue Nile has ended but nothing is being done. There were hopes that the three countries could come to conclusion on their disagreements, however according to officials nothing has been decided on. Discussions would be on what to do about flooding, use of the dam, and storage. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/dam-talks-egypt-ethiopia-sudan-deal-200714061336713.html Read More »

The technological innovation challenges in defense | Forbes

As warfare turns away from a traditional meet up on the battlefield involving tanks and guns, the U.S. has been turning to new ideas such as AI, biotech, aerospace, and robotic technology. The Department of Defense has also been working on their Third Offset Strategy that seeks to improve technological capabilities and improve readiness. These new ideas involve a different ... Read More »

U.S. Marine Corps turns to Knight’s Armament for small arms suppressors | Defense Blog

The weapons they would need suppressors for are the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M4 Carbine, and M4A1 Close Quarter Battle weapon. They would be partnering with Knight’s Armament Company of Titusville, Florida. This would help advance their skills in combat. According to Defense-Blog, “KAC’s suppressor is designed primarily to be used with the Infantry Automatic Rifle platform, chambered for 5.56 ... Read More »

Poland’s Duda narrowly beats Trzaskowski in presidential vote | BBC News

Poland had been a communist country until 1989. Since then the country has never held an election with one presidential candidate beating another so narrowly. This election Duda beat Trzaskowski in the presidential vote by just 1.2%. Duda’s views are more socially conservative while his opponent Trzaskowski leans more socially liberal. However, Duda has been under much criticism after he ... Read More »

International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths | France 24

Violent protests have broken out in the country about President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita handling of the Jihadist insurgency. The protestors have been met with violence from the country’s defense including firing into the protests, killing at least four people. As a result, the ECOWA put out a statement on Sunday calling for a unified government agreement. Source: https://www.france24.com/en/20200713-international-appeal-for-calm-in-mali-after-protest-deaths Read More »

Neo-Nazi group led by 13-year-old boy to be banned | BBC News

The UK parliament is facing pressure to make it illegal to be part of the internationally known white supremacist group Feuerkrieg Division. This groups mission is to start a race war and cause mass violence and political distress. However, when officials looked into the group, they found that one of the commanders is a 13-year-old boy so they are having ... Read More »

Stubborn fire aboard U.S. Navy warship in San Diego injures 21 people | Reuters

Nobody was killed during a fire onboard the USS Bonhemme Richard, however 21 were injured. It is unclear about why the fire broke out on the ship. It is suspected that a burst of heat in a confined space might have sparked the fire. Ships and vessels in the surrounding areas have been relocated while firemen tried to tame the ... Read More »

Army launches civilian review of Fort Hood following killing of Vanessa Guillen | KTLA 5

The story of how a 20-year-old female army soldier went missing from armory room only for her body to be missing for over a month is haunting many, and sheds light on the issue of sexual harassment in the military. An independent review of the incident is going on at the Fort Hood base in Texas. They will be assessing ... Read More »