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Venezuela says captured US spy sought to sabotage power grid | Marine Corps Times

He has also been rumored to be an ex-marine along with being involved in the CIA. According to Venezuelan officials he had consulted a few conspiracist and with their help has been plotting to destroy oil refineries along with power grids. He has been arrested but the US has not released an official statement. He has been charged with trafficking ... Read More »

Terror module busted in J&K, 2 arrested with arms and ammunition | Times of India

When arresting the two terrorists they also were able to recover illegal items such as guns and ammunition. The two also were in possession of a dangerous improvised explosion devices. This comes after a series of busts made by Indian officials. The terror module was found in J&K’s Poonch district. Local officials also commented that an investigation is underway to ... Read More »

19 years into war on terror, overstretched AFSOC at a crossroads | Air Force Times

After the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11th, 2001, Special Ops Airmen jumped into action and have been continuing to fight the fight for nearly two decades. With many resources devoted to duty, other requirements such as training and adherence to standards have slipped. AFSOC was originally designed built for short term contingencies and crisis response, not long-term ... Read More »

U.S., British armed forces to take part in United Efforts 2020 exercise – UAF | Interfax Ukraine

Military units of the armed forces of NATO will be involved in the Joint Efforts trainings and exercises for the first time ever in 2020. “Their work will be organized not only in military units and subunits, headquarters at the tactical level, but also at the command posts of the strategic and operational levels,” General Oleksiy Taran states. The trainings ... Read More »

Trump lauds Medal of Honor recipient for hostage rescue | Army Times

On 19th anniversary of 9/11, Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne received the highest military accolade for his dedication to save more than 70 hostages during a raid in 2015. President Trump told Payne he was “one of the bravest men in the world” for his heroism during the mission. Payne led a team to clear one of two buildings, ... Read More »

Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war | Military Times

On Saturday, the ceremony taking place consist of the start of a potential cease fire. The Taliban and the Afghanistan government started to voice their concerns and wishes. According to Mike Pompeo, the difficulty in getting a peace treaty is that both sides still dis trust each other. Some US troops have started to pull out of Afghanistan. They will ... Read More »

Nepal rescuers resume search in villages hit by deadly landslide | Aljazeera

Rescuers dedicated time to finding victims of a landslide that killed at least 11 people. The landslide took place in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district. Three different villages were affected by this landslide. Fifteen bodies are presumed to be buried due to the landslide. More than 100 homes have been wiped out and destroyed. The landslide apparently was worse due to weak ... Read More »

Task force Marines increase unit readiness with small unmanned aircraft system | U.S. Southern Command

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command is now expanding their capabilities with a new system involving a small, unmanned aircraft system and drone training. This would help advance search and rescue missions and allow for easier access. The main goal is to be able to increase readiness in order to respond to situations. Source: https://www.southcom.mil/MEDIA/NEWS-ARTICLES/Article/2341448/task-force-marines-increase-unit-readiness-with-small-unmanned-aircraft-system Read More »

Air force kills 2 militants, destroys Taliban camp in North Afghanistan | Daily News Egypt

The camp was home base for making homemade bombs. The Air Force found the base and was able to kill two militants. 30 improvised explosion devices were found and were destroyed. This follows last week’s destruction of a courthouse and a Talban cache by air missiles. The war-torn country has been forced to do cleanups after violence and destruction ransacks ... Read More »

The Marines are pumping millions into a high-tech Wargaming Center. Here’s why | Military.com

This center will help train on attacking enemies of all kinds including wargaming. The project costs millions of dollars. It will be able to simulate many different scenarios. All different levels of security will be able to use the facility. Force Design 2030 places wargaming as the main effort to be able to train to defeat a sophisticated enemy. Source: ... Read More »