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Intel report warns U.S. troops in Germany face ‘possible imminent’ threat of attack | Newsweek

A senior U.S. official released the unclassified information on a possible threat in Germany, saying that the U.S. received “third party information stating there was an [sic] possible imminent attack against U.S. soldiers located at either Tower Barracks in Grafenwohr or Tower Barracks, Dulmen, exact location, date and time unknown.” An unknown Jordanian extremist located near a military base recently ... Read More »

Russian parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister | DW

After President Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the rest of the Russian government announced their resignation. Although the previous government’s performance failed to fulfill certain tasks, Putin said he was “satisfied” with the past performance. Following the “bombshell” announcement, President Putin’s nomination for a new prime minister was approved by lawmakers. Tax authority ... Read More »

10 vendors to check out at SHOT Show 2020 | PoliceOne

The largest show for outdoor gear, hunting, and shooting is taking place in Las Vegas from January 21st to the 24th. SHOT Show 2020 reveals gear and equipment for professionals and enthusiasts alike, with the opening event being Industry Day at the Range. PoliceOne has devised a list of vendors and hardware no one should pass by at the event. ... Read More »

Researchers: Are we on the cusp of an ‘AI winter’? | BBC

Artificial Intelligence has been tested over the past decade with advancements, machine learning, and over-exaggerated abilities. These high times for progression are called summers, with the low times being known as winters. Tech companies and the military regularly boasted about having new AI abilities that sometimes resulted in an overstatement of their true abilities, leading to reevaluation. Despite these assumptions, ... Read More »

5 lifting rules you should break if you want to get big | Men’s Health

Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. has compiled a list of commonly believed fitness rules that are actually false. Believing that you have to go heavy all the time and always using the maximum weight can lead to injury and improper form. This can lead to cheating on the last reps, causing you to develop negative form habits which ... Read More »

Combat artist documents Army life | Fort Hood Sentinel

Sgt. 1st Class Curt Loter has been drawing all his life and received a degree in graphic design and fine arts before joining the Army in the 25M multimedia illustrator position. At his first duty station in the 55th Combat Camera he focused on photography. In addition to photography, Loter also worked on graphic design projects. Seeing that he was ... Read More »

A warrior class of their own | Washington Examiner

Trained in guerrilla warfare with extreme weapons knowledge and numerous skills, Green Berets have to be resourceful and prepared for anything they may encounter. Reporters from the Washington Examiner decided to explore the diversity within the best of the best, discovering that the members came from every environment. Some decided to give up aspiring, well-paid civilian careers to become Green ... Read More »

Elite commandos to face new obstacles at UAE Swat Challenge 2020 | The National

A five-day special operations competition in Dubai will see hundreds of police commandos from around the world compete in the UAE Swat Challenge. Boasting a grand prize of $170,000 and daily winnings of $10,000, the obstacle course consists of tactical, assault and rescue skill testing elements. The US and UAE police departments will be making up the jury this year ... Read More »

China has been watching America and now has Special Forces of its own | National Interest

Despite tension with China regularly being found in the news, their special forces never seem to come up even though the U.S. and Europe have well-known elite fighting units. Efforts to create a top unit in China have begun to produce results after an exercise focused on assessing special forces, Ingenious Special Operations Soldier-2018, took place. Their first special forces ... Read More »

More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile drone attack | VOA News

Several months of calmed down conflict between the Huthis and Yemen’s internationally recognized government has erupted into calamity after an attack leaves more than 80 Yemeni soldiers dead. The Huthis attacked a mosque during evening prayer in a military camp located in the central province of Marib. Casualties are currently at 83 soldiers, with at least 148 injured by the ... Read More »

First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC | CNN

A new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China has made its first appearance in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Asia, six people have died, and hundreds have been sickened by the virus. Health screenings of airplane passengers arriving from Wuhan will be more strict moving forward. Recently returning from Wuhan, the ... Read More »

Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize | arsTechnica

While Mozilla generated $429 million in royalty revenue in 2018, their Firefox market stock has been steadily declining. After new subscription products failed to produce enough revenue, 70 employees were laid off. With most of the company’s revenue coming in through Firefox, new methods for increasing the budget have been experimented with. A virtual private network service is currently in ... Read More »

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre | BBC

The Dragon astronaut capsule fired escape engines during a test run to disengage from faulty boosters at the Kennedy Space Center. 80 seconds after lift-off the capsule containing two Anthropomorphic Test Devices was brought down by parachutes around 30km off the coast of Florida. This is considered the last major test needed in order for NASA to certify the aircraft ... Read More »

I did a month of barre classes – here’s what happened to my running | Runner’s World

Flexibility training and working your TFL, hamstrings, and hip flexors help prevent injury and chronic pain in runners. The barre classes included a warm-up followed by a full body workout that included abdominal floor work and the use of props and a savasana. After asking why barre classes are recommended for runners, an instructor commented that “runners are notorious for ... Read More »