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Is it safe to take a summer road trip in the COVID-19 era? | Forbes

Planning to have a road trip by car or RV may be a safer way to travel than flying, but a survey conducted by Farmers Insurance found that 74 percent would only be staying within 500 miles from where they live. This sentiment reflects the agitation of travelers still getting infected or spreading the virus. According to the Centers for ... Read More »

Western and northeast states set ambitious goal for electric buses, vans and rigs | Forbes

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are envisioning a transition to an alternative eco-friendly use of electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles by 2050. According to CARB Researchers, trucks are the most dominant source of air pollution, representing 70% of smog-causing emissions and 80% of diesel soot. The California Air Resources Board announced it would begin requiring truck manufacturers to ... Read More »

Here’s how security experts think hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and many others | Business Insider

Something seemed off when people like Barack Obama and Elon Musk were asking people to purchase bitcoin and they would then send double the amount back. It seemed too good to be true because it was. Hackers broke into their accounts on Wednesday to conduct this scam. Twitter was notified of this and all verified accounts were suspended from posting until they could figure ... Read More »

Military parachutes: Observations on Army and Marine Corps acquisition programs | U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Army and Marine Corps are looking to spend around $150 million to replace their freefall parachutes as new options come into play. These parachutes are largely used by special operations and reconnaissance troops and usually have a service life of up to 15 years. Both are on track with implementing these new changes, with the Marine Corps having 2025 ... Read More »

US Marine task force participates in Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School | DVIDS

Marines and a Sailor from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command are participating in Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School located in Mississippi. A total of thirteen participants are exchanging knowledge and sharpening their skills regarding naval terminology, riverine tactics, and immediate action drills. “We will carry the skills we’ve gained and lessons learned ... Read More »

China’s big bounce: Economy posts stronger-than-expected rebound | Aljazeera

Analyst expected a “V shaped” curve for recovery and failure in the China economy after the multiple month shutdown because of COVID-19. However, the numbers are suprising as their economy starts to become better faster than expected. However, they are not out of the woods as retail sales still have gone down and political tensions rise. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/china-big-bounce-economy-posts-stronger-expected-rebound-200716015552617.html Read More »

Azerbaijani forces resume military attacks on Tavush border | Armenian Weekly

The Ijevan Crisis Information Center has reported that Armenian forces have been repelling attack from Azeri special forces operators along the border. They were also able to destroy heavy pieces of artillery including tanks. Tavush Governor Hayk Chobanyan has called for locals to shelter in place as the attacks continue and airstrikes have destroyed several buildings and vehicles. No Armenian ... Read More »

Evidence in Marine special operations case stalled again by Pentagon’s censor | Marine Corps Times

Author Fred Galvin has claimed that the Pentagon is regularly ignoring requests from the military for unclassified information in order to protect senior leaders who have been accused of transgressions. Despite the Freedom Of Information Act of 1967 and Congress calling for more transparency and accountability, they continue to disregard these requests in order to save face. Galvin also discusses ... Read More »

Viewpoint: COVID-19 mysteries underscore need for better biomedical intel | National Defense

They breakdown biological components of the virus and compare it to other pandemics that have struck the world before. They also go into why antibiotics would not help stop or treat COVID-19 and the need for a vaccine. One discussion that is brought up is the likelihood that this is biological warfare and what needs to be done. Source: https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2020/7/14/covid-19-mysteries-underscore-need-for-better-biomedical-intel\ Read More »

Will Trump’s executive order lead to better training and education of officers? | In Homeland Security

What is President Donald Trump doing to answer to the protests throughout the United States? He has put in place an executive order called “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” Dr. Chuck Russo, Program Director of Criminal Justice at American Military University and D.C. Rand, Faculty Director of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at American Military University write about their opinion ... Read More »

U.S. Army releases a video of Green Berets training alongside Taiwanese forces in Taiwan | War History Online

Taipei has been trying to set boundaries between the Chinese government and themselves, which has caused numerous threats coming from China. The United States has previously shown support by sending them aircrafts, warships, and conducting arm sales. Recently a video has gone public of U.S. Special Forces anad Taiwan’s Navy SEAL comparable, the 101st Sea Dragon Frogmen, participating in a ... Read More »

First female commander of 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field says ‘there are no barriers’ | FHN News

Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn is now leading the operation wing and has a message for women everywhere. On Wednesday, she sat at a roundtable to speak with the press and expressed that she hopes that her accomplishment can show women in the Air Force that there are no barriers. She has been an Air Force officer for 25 years and is ... Read More »