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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct strike on al-Shabaab compound | DVIDS

U.S. Africa Command forces worked with the Federal Government of Somalia to take out an al-Shabaab compound. The airstrike occurred in the vicinity of Buulo Fulaay, Somalia. An initial assessment showed that one terrorist member was killed, and the compound destroyed. The assessment also stated that no civilians were injured during the airstrike. “This strike in Buulo Fulaay combined with ... Read More »

China debuts bullet train that can operate in extremely cold temperatures | CNN Travel

The R400AF-G train can operate at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour (217 mph) in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit). Officials have yet to announce when the train will begin operations. The route will connect from the Chinese capital to the northeastern destinations including cities Shenyang and Harbin. Source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-bullet-train-cold-weather-fuxing/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_travel+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Travel%29 Read More »

John Moses Browning: The forgotten history and legacy of the father of modern firearms | Ammo.com

John Moses Browning is often known as a gunsmith, but he was also an inventor, innovator, and one of the most successful firearm designers in the world. He can be considered the father of modern firearms and is responsible for many lever-action, pump-action, and auto-loading weapons. John learned gunsmithing from his father, who encouraged him to explore manufacturing and engineering. ... Read More »

WWII Navy chaplain posthumously awarded Navy Cross for comforting fellow sailors in ‘shark infested waters’ | Navy Times

Lt. Thomas Conway was a Catholic priest assigned to the USS Indianapolis when it was struck by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. 890 crewmen went into the water when the ship sank, including Conway. They were stranded for five nights and four days in freezing temperatures while fighting off shark attacks and facing dehydration. Conway put his personal safety aside ... Read More »

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week | Military Times

The FBI and National Guard are preparing for nationwide protests as the inauguration draws closer. Investigators believe these protests could potentially turn violent. “Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,” stated the FBI bulletin. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, ... Read More »

The physiological effects of face masks during workouts | Breaking Muscle

Researchers at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, have looked into the physiological effects of face masks during exercise. They discovered that masking during aerobic training has minimal and statistically inconsistent impact on heart rate, respiratory rate, breathing, and oxygen saturation in the blood. However, the research does not look at the impact of mask-wearing from a psychological point of ... Read More »