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Europe is building the next Tesla. Who knew? | Blumberg

The new age of self-driving cars is here, and Tesla is a household name when it comes to the topic. Even though Europe’s car brand Nikola is on the rise, they still have big shoes to fill if they want to be comparable to Elon Musk’s Tesla. Chris Bryant writes on the comparison between the companies and predicted outcomes. Source: ... Read More »

Police departments benefit from police militarization program, but at what cost to communities? | Defense Post

Protests have broken demanding justice and police reform, and President Donald Trump has sent federal troops into cities like Portland and New York City to aid police officers in managing riots. Alexandra Marquez writes about the different programs police departments participate in that provide them with equipment such as mine-resistant vehicles. Marquez also discusses the political aspect that plays into ... Read More »

USAF Special Tactics unit recognized for deployment actions in fight against extremist organizations | DVIDS

They were given their awards for their bravery and ability to stand up against extremist organizations in foreign places such as the Middle East and Africa. Some of those being awarded came into contact with 235 firefights with the Taliban and were able to execute 241 direct action raids. Source: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/374817/usaf-special-tactics-unit-recognized-deployment-actions-fight-against-extremist-organizations Read More »

Ukraine marks Army’s Special Operation Forces Day | UNIAN

Since 2016, the Ukraine has recognized July 29th as Army’s Special Operation Forces Day. This day honors some of the Ukraine’s most elite soldiers as the Special Forces are known to execute some of the most dangerous and complicated missions. The President of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, thanked his soldiers yesterday and said that the recognition is well deserved. Source: ... Read More »

Thousands of troops are coming home from Germany, but some of them could be going right back | Marine Corps Times

However, the 12,000 troops being called back home might have to face additional European deployments. The plan also includes moving two headquarters out of Stuttgart, Germany. Germany was first met with these U.S. bases to deter the Soviet Union. This is all an effort to implement troops presence mirroring the New Eastern front. Source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-military/2020/07/29/thousands-of-troops-are-coming-home-from-germany-but-some-of-them-could-be-going-right-back/ Read More »

Belarus says over 30 Russian mercenaries detained ahead of Presidential vote | Radio Free Europe

Over 30 Russian mercenaries were arrested in affiliation with trying to destabilize the country before an upcoming election. All of those arrested were between 24-52 years old. Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has concerns over Russia’s intentions and urges Russia to explain what is going on. Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-30-foreign-private-military-contractors-detained-minsk/30755231.html Read More »

Boeing slashes jet output, eyes factory shake-up as COVID-19 hammers sales | Reuters

Due to COVID-19 and the steadily decrease in sales, Boeing is choosing to sunset their iconic 787. They also cancelled the production of two of their new jets and delayed the 777x. All of these decisions are being made after the company felt the effects of COVID-19, and the refusal from China to buy U.S. made jets. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-results/boeing-unveils-sweeping-production-cuts-as-pandemic-hammers-sales-idUSKCN24U1SV Read More »

Forbes announces inaugural Next 1000 Initiative to spotlight and accelerate rising entrepreneurs forging the path forward to redefine the American dream | Forbes

This project is being called Forbes1000. Forbes is planning to find people who are truly the example of the American dream. It will consist of those from different backgrounds and walks of life and will especially focus on those who have overcome adversity. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2020/07/29/forbes-announces-inaugural-next-1000-initiative-to-spotlight-and-accelerate-rising-entrepreneurs-forging-the-path-forward-to-redefine-the-american-dream/#23c8429d74a6 Read More »

Cost of 401k investing continues dramatic decline | 401k Specialist

New data from the Investment Company Institute is showing that the cost of investing in a 401k is going down. Those with equity and hybrid mutual funds also saw this fall last year in 2019. This recent data shows a healthy environment for investing with a competitive marketplace. Source: https://401kspecialistmag.com/cost-of-401k-investing-continues-dramatic-decline/ Read More »

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard stages mock attack on aircraft carrier as US bases go on ballistic missile alert | ABC News

United States bases have been on high alert after Iran held drills and mock attacks on an aircraft carrier. These drills consisted of using heavy ballistic missile fire. The replica looks almost identical to the kind the U.S. uses to sail into the Persian Gulf. Satellite images showed a lot of damage was done to the replicas and many of ... Read More »

Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson fails to secure release of Americans jailed in Venezuela | Nasdaq

Veteran U.S. Diplomat Richardson met with the Venezuelan President to discuss the release of many American prisoners being held at Venezuelan prisons. His sole trip to the country was a mission to get the prisoners freed. However, the President did not comply. Some of the prisoners include Green Berets and special operation soldiers that were arrested after a failed attempt ... Read More »

Special Forces offers a peek behind the curtain at the spooky side of their job | Connecting Vets Radio

Special Operations Forces is often known for their Navy SEALs or their Green Berets going into intense missions in the Middle East. However, there is more to it. Some soldiers are being trained on collecting forensic information and working with intelligence. Many go and get this knowledge at a place called JFK Special Warfare Center, which offers several courses. Source: ... Read More »