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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Are U.S. Special Forces quietly using armed robots? | Forbes

After Dallas police killed a sniper using an improvised bomb on a robot in 2016, armed robots became taboo. Since then, these types of robots were largely kept out of operations.  According to reports, the U.S. Special Forces could...

A radical plan calls for shifting billions to State from Defense | Defense News

In a new report issued by the Center for American Progress, the U.S. security assistance program is called for a radical overhaul. This includes transferring around $7 billion worth of funds from the Pentagon to the State Department. The...

Austin slashes hundreds of volunteer advisory positions | Air Force Magazine

Given the power to appoint, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III have slashed out hundreds of voluntary advisory positions. According to him, the move was due to an unprecedented purge on “the scale of recent changes” to board seats...

Frontline geek squads: SOCOM’s secret weapon | Breaking Defense

Just a year ago, SOCOM still used burned DVDs to solve intelligence-sharing problems, but they have shown interest in one of the most forward-leaning commands on AI and data as well. Today, SOCOM has taken a big leap by...

This salty former Marine corporal now grills generals on Capitol Hill | Military.com

Ruben Gallego, a former Marine turned lawmaker is one of the most high-profile lawmakers on Capital Hills. Particularly, he works on military and veterans’ issues, with his unique background helping him succeed. Gallego was a grunt in the profane,...

Russian Special Forces spotted using Beretta ARX160 assault rifles | Israel Defense

According to Defense blog reports, the Russian Special Operations Forces were seen with their Italian Beretta ARX160 assault rifle. There have been no previous open sources of information that the Russian Army has purchased the newest Italian assault rifles....

SOCOM shows interest in hybrid, AI-enabled vehicles | National Defense

In the hopes of bolstering its ground vehicle fleet with new capabilities, US Special Operations Command is exploring what emerging technologies have to offer. According to Navy Commander Tom Hawkins, SOCOM has invested in the research, development, testing, and...

USAF officer first member of SOCAFRICA to be inducted into Space Force | DVIDS

For the first time from SOCAFRICA, a soldier will be inducted as a Space Force member. To be more specific, U.S. Air Force Capt. Santiago Duque-Ayala will be joining the group. Capt. Duque-Ayala was born in Bogota, Colombia, and...

This is how the biggest arms manufacturers steer millions to influence US policy | Military.com

In a report from the Center for Responsive Politics, the nation’s biggest manufacturers of arms spent $20 million alone last year to influence policy. The country's biggest manufacturers include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, and General Dynamics....

Retying the Gordian Knot: US Special Operations Command as a service | Military Times

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has been the SOF’s backbone ever since it was activated. Over the years, it has stayed true to its mission to provide combat-ready forces for rapid reinforcement of the other unified commands worldwide....

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Senior Commander of Putin’s Elite Special Forces Killed in Ukraine: Report | News Week

In Ukraine, Russia has suffered one of its gravest defeats. According to reports, the Russian military has suffered a severe...

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