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Vietnam-era rocket launcher may get a new lease on life as Corps ponders a deadlier M-72 | Marine Corps Times

The Corps may soon field a new version of its disposable anti-tank rocket known as the M-72, a weapon system that has seen service with the Marines since the Vietnam War. Manufactured by Norwegian company NAMMO, the 66 mm anti-tank rocket — also known as the M-72 light assault weapon, or LAW — is headed for another upgrade that may see use by ... Read More »

How (Not) to Fight Proxy Wars | The National Interest

Iran’s proxies are running roughshod over America’s allies and interests in the Middle East. Hezbollah is dictating the terms of Lebanese politics and preparing for war with Israel. In Yemen, Houthis indiscriminately launch missiles into Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, in areas of Iraq that Iranian-backed militias have liberated from the Islamic State, hundreds of men and boys have disappeared; scores of others have ... Read More »

Israel Deploys 100 Special Forces Snipers To Gaza Border Ahead Of Palestine Protest | Daily Caller

The Israeli military has deployed more than 100 special forces snipers to the Gaza border in anticipation of the Palestinian “Land Day” protests expected to take place Friday. Gadi Eizenkot, the nation’s top general, made the announcement in a press conference Wednesday. Thousands of Palestinians are expected to engage in mass protest against what they view as an Israeli occupation. ... Read More »

Inside Look Into India’s Special Operations in Myanmar | News 18

After its documentary on India’s September 2016 Surgical Strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, History TV18 is now all set to air a documentary titled ‘Special Operations India: Myanmar’, which will take an inside look at the Indian Army’s special ops against terror outfits near the Indo-Myanmar border. The documentary airs at 9 pm on Wednesday. On 4th June 2015, an ... Read More »

Afghans soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from US | Military Times

The U.S. military has been flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter missions in Afghanistan for years, but the storied aircraft will soon take to the country’s battlefields manned by pilots and crews from the Afghan military. The first group of Afghan trainees is in the final phase of instruction by U.S. advisers at an air base in southern Kandahar province, as part ... Read More »

Former Special Forces colonel announces run for GA State Senate District 29 | WTVM

A former Special Forces colonel announced his candidacy in the State Senate District 29 race. Col. Mayo ‘Biff’ Hadden III made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Maple Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse in Columbus. Hadden spent years working towards the economic development in the Columbus area. After retiring from the Army, he was vice president of the Columbus Georgia Chamber ... Read More »

The University of Texas Is Pursuing Rex Tillerson As Chancellor | Texas Monthly

Rex Tillerson, who was recently dismissed as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, is being courted for a new gig closer to home: the top job at the University of Texas System. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, and Texas Monthly has confirmed, that representatives from the University of Texas Board of Regents have approached Tillerson about replacing William McRaven, the retired admiral and ... Read More »

How the US can put its OTA procurement process to best use | Federal Times

There is a right way and a wrong way to do rapid acquisitions for the U.S. military. And the recent debacle over a $950 million internet cloud contract to an Amazon partner, later dramatically cut back by the Pentagon, underscores the wrong approach. The contract made use of an innovation in federal procurement called other transaction authority, or OTA, which is designed ... Read More »

Up to 38 percent of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford, U.K. may be caused by air pollution | Science Daily

The study also shows traffic-related air pollution could be specifically responsible for up to 24% of the total number of cases. An international team of researchers has used a newly developed model to assess the impact exposure to nitrogen oxides — gases that make up air pollution — has on the development of childhood asthma. Their study, published today in Environment ... Read More »

Dramatic night-vision video captures US raid to kill ISIS fighters | CNN

Dramatic new video released by the US military on Tuesday reveals rare footage of American special operators and Afghan Special Security Forces conducting a nighttime raid targeting ISIS-affiliated fighters in Afghanistan — footage that the Pentagon said documents the latest in a string of successful operations against ISIS-Khorasan this month. The first-person, night-vision footage was captured during a raid that “killed an ... Read More »

An affair, a photo and a felony charge: Missouri’s governor is waging a campaign for political survival | The Washington Post

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was supposed to be the next big thing in the Republican Party — destined to spend 2018 campaigning for GOP candidates, burnishing his credentials and building presidential buzz. Instead, the former Navy SEAL who once volunteered with Mother Teresa is waging a different kind of campaign. He is aggressively trying to clear his name after allegations ... Read More »

Shanahan planning on using help from Navy SEALs this offseason | 24/7 Sports

The San Francisco 49ers will be having some very special guests at offseason workouts year as they’ll be joined by some Navy SEALs, who will be putting the players through a unique program of exercises and team-building events, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The SEALs will be joining the 49ers sometime after workouts begin on April 16. ... Read More »

Air Force Academy cadet helps save downed pilot and suicidal man, in one week | Air Force Times

A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet talked a suicidal man off a Colorado overpass and located a downed aircraft in California in two unrelated events within a 72-hour time span. Cadet 3rd Class Jack Bell, a licensed pilot, was flying a Cirrus SR-22 aircraft with his brother, sister and a fellow cadet toward Monterey, California, Feb. 18 when air traffic control notified him that a plane in his ... Read More »