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US Special Ops Command to award contract for longer-range ammunition | Israel Defense

They are working toward a contract that would allow them to have lower-range ammunition. Specifically, they are asking for 6.5 Creedmoor Multi-Purpose (MP) ammunition for use in the 6.5 Creedmoor gas operated weapon systems. It is estimated that the amount they are asking for is around 400k cartridges each. This ammunition is better for long range shooting. It Is being ... Read More »

New Zealand military slammed over ‘murky’ Afghan raid claims | Deccan Herald

However, according to an inquiry put together by the New Zealand Prime Minister it was determined that the claims made about the killings were dismissed despite some controversy. In order to make sure the military was being held accountable there is a 400-page report on the incident that took two years to acquire. Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/new-zealand-military-slammed-over-murky-afghan-raid-claims-867802.html Read More »

Dante Stephensen, founder of iconic Atlanta nightspot Dante’s Down the Hatch, dies | WSB Radio

On July 25th Stephensen ended his battle with pancreatic cancer. He is well known for his restaurant that he opened up in the early 70’s. The restaurant was tokened for its fondue and its live Jazz. Celebrities over the years have been spotted at his restaurants. Source: https://www.wsbradio.com/news/local/dante-stephensen-founder-iconic-atlanta-nightspot-dantes-down-hatch-dies/XLKKS4I6JFHJ5PHY45EUW2GIEU/ Read More »

Military training develops mindset, not muscle | Military Times

The commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. James Slife, recently revealed at a conference that the selection of Air Force Special Operation men will now be more about their intelligence than their physical ability. However, Cleck writes about how there should be a balance because both are important. He writes about the importance of grit, intelligence, ... Read More »

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 »