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Hero US Navy SEALs stormed Kenyan hotel and exchanged fire with Islamist terrorists slaughtering guests and helped free survivors | Daily Mail

Sources say the SEALs were called in by Kenyan Special Forces in need of back-up during the attack in Nairobi. Five Islamic Terrorists entered the luxury hotel armed with a grenade, guns and a bomb on Tuesday afternoon. US Africa Command officials have neither confirmed nor denied the presence of SEALs during the attack A British Special Air Service soldier ... Read More »

The Hardline Stream of Global Jihad: Revisiting the Ideological Origin of the Islamic State | Combating Terrorism Center

The Islamic State has lost almost all its territorial control in Syria and Iraq and thus a central part of its claim to constitute a caliphate. As the international community takes stock, it is necessary to discard the myth of the group simply being a product of al-Qa`ida. Despite its history as a local al-Qa`ida affiliate in Iraq, the Islamic ... Read More »

JSOC Member Released from Hospital After Being Shot During Training | Military.com

A member of the Joint Special Operations Command headquarters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who was wounded during pistol training Monday, has been released from the hospital, Bragg officials said. Fort Bragg officials are not releasing many details about the incident accept to say that the male service member was wounded while participating in pistol training on a live-fire range. ... Read More »

Suicide Bombing Kills U.S. Troops In Syria, Mysterious S-92 Helicopter Seen Evacuating Casualties | The Drive

There may be more than two dozen dead and wounded, including up to four American troops. After Trump’s withdrawal announcement, Turkish forces moved closer to the city itself, as did groups aligned with Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad and his Russian and Iranian benefactors. This has created an increasingly tense situation that you can read about in more detail here. ... Read More »

US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria | CNN

Washington (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. ... Read More »

A U.S. Space Force: Will It Ever Be Launched? | The National Interest

The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is unconvinced such a force is necessary. Perhaps a quick review of what led to this force being proposed, what has been done to date, and what this force would mean for our capabilities in space will give lawmakers some much-needed perspective. More Read More »

Breast cancer risk test ‘game changer’ | BBC

Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test is not yet routinely available on the NHS – some GPs and specialists are trialling ... Read More »

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds | Military Times

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed Trump was referring to the imposition ... Read More »

Trump Threatens to ‘Devastate Turkey Economically’ if It Attacks Kurds | New York Times

President Trump threatened Turkey on Sunday with harsh economic sanctions if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after American troops withdraw from the country in the coming months. “Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter, suggesting that there would be a 20-mile safe zone around the group after American forces leave. He added, “Likewise, ... Read More »

Shipmates, Information Management Is a Life-or-Death Proposition | Defense One

During the first weeks of his tenure as president of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Jamie Dimon was briefed on the company’s efforts to outsource its information technology and corporate networks. It’s now the stuff of legend how Dimon not only cancelled a $5-billion IT contract, but challenged his people to own information as a proprietary, business-defining function. This strategic perspective has ... Read More »

Hundreds of soldiers to test new Army combat boot, first major change in nearly a decade | Army Times

Nearly half of soldiers surveyed by the Army chose to buy their own boots rather than wear the ones issued to them. That, in part, is driving work at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick to build a better, lighter, more comfortable and durable boot. And the first feet to feel the difference will ... Read More »

1st Cav Soldiers Die in On-Duty Vehicle Incidents 3 Days Apart | Military.com

A 1st Cavalry Division soldier was killed Monday and three were injured in an armored vehicle accident at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. This is the second 1st Cavalry soldier to be killed in a vehicle-related accident this week. The first death occurred Sunday and involved a soldier at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Spc. Andrew S. Ortega, ... Read More »

How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups | Defense News

At a staging ground in Ghana, a group of nuclear experts watched the clock and nervously waited for the news. The team — a mix of American, British, Norwegian and Chinese experts, along with Czech and Russian contractors — were supposed to head into the Kaduna region of Nigeria to remove highly enriched uranium from a research reactor that nonproliferation ... Read More »