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Bitcoin price shoots up $500 in 10 minutes as Cryptocurrency pushes towards record high | Independent 

The price of bitcoin is closing in on its 2019 high, after shooting up by $500 (£400) in less than 10 minutes. The latest surge in value on Monday follows several months of significant gains for the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, which have seen its price more than treble since the start of the year. Its current price of $11,800 (£9,400) ... Read More »

These soldiers will have a drone in their pockets during their Afghanistan deployment | Army Times

The three-year goal of putting a mini-drone in the hands of squad-level soldiers will finally see action in theater when “Fury” paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment take the “Black Hornet” miniature helicopter drone to Afghanistan this month. The drone capability was first requested by the Army to industry in early 2016 when leaders at the Maneuver ... Read More »

Germany under pressure to send forces into Syria | The Times

The US has urged Germany to deploy troops in Syria to bolster Kurdish-led forces in the fight against the remnants of Islamic State. As President Trump prepares to withdraw most of the 2,000 American personnel from the northeast of the country, his diplomats have begun lobbying allies to plug the gaps. Trump has accused Germany of relying on American military ... Read More »

Trump says he would leave ‘strong intelligence’ in Afghanistan | The Hill

President Trump said Monday he would leave an intelligence presence in Afghanistan, though he has long hoped for a full withdrawal of U.S. military presence from the country. “I would leave very strong intelligence there,” Trump told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night. Trump said he’d like to “get out” of Afghanistan but added ... Read More »

First Army battalion with mini drones heading to Afghanistan | Stripes

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division will be the first infantry Army battalion to employ pocket-sized drones at the squad level on their upcoming Afghanistan deployment. Troops with the Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat team were issued Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System this spring and provided training on how to use the drones, which resemble miniature helicopters. The 1st Battalion, 508th ... Read More »

Netflix’s new military action flick looks like ‘Narcos’ meets ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ | Task and Purpose

A new trailer for Netflix’s Triple Frontier dropped last week, and it looks like a gritty mash-up of post-9/11 war dramas Zero Dark Thirty and Hurt Locker and crime thrillers Narcos and The Town. The movie’s star-studded cast includes Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal, just about all of whom have tried their hand (successfully) ... Read More »

Dee Snider: I didn’t think Metallica would make it | Louder Sound

Dee Snider has admitted that he didn’t think Metallica would make it after he saw them performing live early in their career. The former Twisted Sister vocalist, who released his most recent album For The Love Of Metal last year, was speaking with Detroit radio station WRIF 101.1FM, when he reflected on touring with the thrash giants. He said: “Those ... Read More »

LeBron James must now face harsh reality with Lakers after All-Star Weekend | USA Today

LeBron James’ team won the All-Star Game, but that’s not the only reason why he had a ton of fun over the past few days. In keeping with his status as one of the best basketball players ever, James likes being around the best guys, the finest athletes, the coolest kids on the block. When he was in high school, ... Read More »

“SEAL Team’s” Judd Lormand Dishes On How He Prepared For His Role As Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn | Haute Living

After appearing in more than 70 feature films (opposite Woody Harrelson in “LBJ” and Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”) and television shows like “American Horror Story,” Judd Lormand is most easily recognizable for his role on the CBS hit TV series “SEAL Team”. In his role on the show (which also stars David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot and ... Read More »

James Harden not expecting to top 30 points in All-Star Game | Sky Sports

James Harden, who has scored 30-plus-points in 31 successive regular season games, does not expect such a productive night in the All-Star Game. Harden’s 31-game scoring streak has been one of the biggest storylines of the regular season so far and has propelled the Houston Rockets guard back to the forefront of the MVP conversation. However, Harden – who was ... Read More »