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US military wants to use genetically engineered life forms to track enemy subs

The U.S. military is supporting research focused on genetically engineering marine lifefor the purpose of tracking enemy submarines. Research supported by the Naval Research Laboratory indicates that the genetic makeup of a relatively common sea organism could be modified to react in a detectable way to certain non-natural substances, such as metal or fuel, left behind by passing submarines, Defense ... Read More »

Your Sales Team Needs More Veterans. Here’s How to Find Them.

Your Sales Team Needs More Veterans. Here’s How to Find Them. Sales teams are the heart that pumps blood, energy, and profit through the veins of your company. So when your sales team is failing, all operations will begin to fail along with it. Sales is also one of the toughest departments to manage, motivate, or work in. There is ... Read More »

Hacking Inner Strength

A Brief Primer on Inner Strength The concept of inner strength appears across cultures and time periods. The Finnish word for inner strength is “Sisu,” which is credited as a major factor in the world’s perception of Fins as preserving, strong, and resolute. But groups and individuals who possess extraordinary inner strength are found in every society, and for good ... Read More »

Letter to NSW Regarding Justin Meek | RADM Green – NSW WARCOM

All – From RADM Green, Commander Naval Special Warfare Command. It’s the message he sent yesterday to the entire NSW force following news of the death of Justin Meek.  Very Respectfully, Mike Johnson, CWO-3 SEAL (ret) Today we are devastated to learn that one of the lives tragically lost last night in Thousand Oaks, CA, was Justin Meek, son of ... Read More »

Marine Corps strengthens psychological operations with new job field | Marine Corps Times

The Corps plans to create another track field for its information warriors. It continues to build its intelligence and information warfare capabilities in preparation for a looming conflict with more sophisticated adversaries. Now, Marines who specialize in psychological operations, or what the Corps now calls Military Information Support Operations, or MISO, will soon be getting a new primary job field ... Read More »

Fighting terrorism and storing intel in the age of big data | C4ISRNET

Several companies in attendance at the Special Operations Forces Exposition last week didn’t bring missiles, rockets, helicopters or drones, but rather laptops or other devices with software designed to make sense of the huge amount of data and intelligence flowing in for counterterror operations in the Middle East. The fight against terrorism has become more complicated in a data-rich and ... Read More »

You won’t believe what’s happening to the iconic Driftwood Lounge outside Camp Lejeune | Marine Corps Times

For some driving down Highway 24 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, the off-white exterior and nondescript sign of this business would hardly have warranted a second look. But when, last week, the sign for the Driftwood Lounge went down, collective gasps and virtual tears rippled across the internet. The Driftwood, since 1979, has been the place many a 2nd Marine Division ... Read More »

Panel: U.S. Needs Non-Military Options to Handle ‘Gray Zone’ Warfare from Russia, China, Iran | USNI News

The United States is nowhere close to deterring Russia from spreading fake news, disinformation, and propaganda through social media, or even convincing the American public that such a Kremlin campaign to drive wedges through society exists, a panel of “gray zone” warfare experts said Tuesday. Jamie Fly, former foreign and national security adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), said that, ... Read More »

Pentagon video reveals new details of deadly Niger ambush | CNN

A 23-minute video that was used to brief members of Congress on the October 2017 Niger ambush that killed four US soldiers and five Nigeriens provides new insight into what went wrong. The video, produced by the US military and given to CNN by the Pentagon, comes on the heels of the summary of a classified 6,000-word US military report ... Read More »

Special Operators Seek New Tech to Remain Stealthy | National Defense Magazine

Today’s special operators must prepare for combat situations around the globe and against adversaries with increasingly sophisticated technology. Special Operations Command is working to provide commandos with products that help to reduce signature footprints through camouflage, signal reduction and other means, while remaining cost-effective and lightweight. A 2018 SOCOM report, “Science and Technology – Preparing for the Future 2020-2030: Signature ... Read More »

Northampton native, Navy SEAL, to be awarded Medal of Honor | Daily Hampshire Gazette

A Navy SEAL and Northampton native who led a firefight and rescue mission on a snow-covered mountaintop in Afghanistan in 2002 will receive the Medal of Honor later this month. On May 24, President Trump will present the military’s highest honor to retired Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski at the White House, according to a White House press ... Read More »