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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, August 2, 2021

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She once was barred from fighter jets. Now she’s the Pentagon’s only female four-star | Task & Purpose

Jacqueline Van Ovost is the Pentagon's only female four-star general and the fifth in the Air Force's 73-year history. Her achievements were a result of her determination to make the most out of her capabilities. "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it," she says. She has been...

Europe’s most misunderstood capital? | BBC Travel

As greatly described by Batty Weber, Luxembourg is “the most beautiful balcony of Europe.” It has more to offer than being one of Europe's most picturesque capitals. As the highest GDP per capita in the EU, Luxembourg has become a hugely attractive...

How coronavirus took hold in North America and in Europe | Science Daily

Contact tracing is a useful tool to understand how the coronavirus spread in a very short period. This will help scientists develop a cure and prevent future infections. It also shows the importance of early intervention to prevent future pandemics and controlling them. A new study combining virus genomics with epidemiologic simulations...

Pentagon’s AI center to field new psychological operations tool | C4ISRNET

A new AI System called Entropy is being formed to reduce the cognitive burden on personnel performing military information support operations. The system was developed by the Joint AI Center and is designed for Special Operations Command Pacific that focuses on three languages: Tagalog, Mandarin, and English. Officials said...

The Air Force successfully tested a mobile laser weapon to protect convoys from enemy drones | Task & Purpose

A demonstration of Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) successfully defended a force protection convoy against unmanned aerial systems while mounted on a Marine Corps Utility Task Vehicle. CLWS also transmitted live video and readings on the threat. This is the first ground-based laser approved by the...

Glock trigger guide | Primary Arms

Glock pistols are some of the most favored handguns among the military, police, hunters, and enthusiasts. With use in many different conditions, almost every Glock meets the expected standards. But what if it was possible to improve your handgun’s...

New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient missing from current dark matter theories | Science Daily

Astronomers discovered that there is a missing link on their study with dark matter theories based on their new data from the Hubble telescope. Dark matter is the invisible glue that keeps stars bound together inside a galaxy and makes up the bulk...

How does health influence voting behavior? | Medical News Today

Eight months before the 2020 presidential election, a poll from Kaiser Family Foundation shows that healthcare and the economy are the top issues of registered voters. Another interesting study also reveals that people with ongoing health concerns are more likely to support a...

Florence’s wine portals from the 17th Century | BBC Travel

Since the lockdown, more restaurants are closing and abiding by social distancing protocol. The buchette del vino, or “wine holes”, became a prominent symbol of the Bubonic plague of 1630 as they allowed for the safe sale of wine and food to avoid infection. Today, restaurants are using the wine holes again as an...

Rear Adm. H. W. Howard III relieved Rear Adm. Collin P. Green as Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) during a change of command...

Rear Adm. H. W. Howard III has relieved Rear Adm. Collin P. Green as Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. U.S. Army General Richard D. Clarke, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command was the presiding officer...

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NATO kick-starts training Afghan Special Forces in Turkey | Khaama Press

Afghan Special Forces were reportedly flown to Turkey last Wednesday as part of a NATO sponsored training event. In...

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