New firepower headed to the Pacific, USS Gabrielle Giffords sets sail for Thailand
A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship has been equipped with a new strike missile deployed to the Pacific Ocean last week. The USS Gabrielle Giffords departed from San Diego yesterday, hauling the Naval Strike Missile and the MQ-8C Fire Scout drone. Utilizing the drones, the Giffords can destroy over-the-horizon... Read more
Children born on Sept. 11th, 2001 now old enough to continue the War on Terror
Eighteen years have passed since the beginning of the War on Terror- and now people born on September 11, 2001, are old enough to fight in a conflict that has been going on since the day they came into the world. Spurred into a gallop by the attacks at... Read more
President Trump tells National Security Advisor John Bolton “his services are no longer needed”
Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times President Trump fired national security advisor John Bolton Tuesday morning, announcing in a tweet that he’d told him Monday night that “his services are no longer needed.” “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,”... Read more
SecDef. says a better border helps military, defends shift of funds
Hugh Lessig Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Diverting $3.6 billion from military construction projects to fortify a southern border wall allows the U.S. to better deploy troops to curb illegal immigration, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says. The plan, which siphons $77 million from four projects in Hampton Roads, drew... Read more
North Korea offers to restart nuclear talks this month as it tests ICBM missiles again
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea offered Monday to restart stalled nuclear negotiations with the U.S. later this month but warned “dealings may come to an end” if the Americans don’t bring something new to the table. Talks have been stalled since President Donald Trump and North Korean... Read more
1,200 troops being set to help Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian destroys the Caribbean islands
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Pentagon has mobilized about 1,200 active-duty troops to assist the Hurricane Dorian-stricken Bahamas, where the death toll rose to at least 44 on Monday about one week after the Category 5 storm devastated the islands. The troops — some of whom arrived in... Read more
Trial starts in case of accused Chinese spy who snuck into Mar-a-Lago
By Jay Weaver and Nicholas Nehamas Miami Herald If the first day is any indication, the trial of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese businesswoman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, will be a bizarre affair unlikely to answer the central question on the minds of many: Is... Read more
Poland using Russian tech to create new tank destroyer vehicle
How do you fight your greatest enemy in the most trolling way possible? Use their own technology as a way to destroy them. The Polish military is doing just that, by equipping an ex-Soviet BMP armored personnel carrier chassis with enough Brimstone missiles to knock out entire tank units... Read more
Navy fires leaders of famous SEAL team 7, says it’s to change the culture
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Navy’s top SEAL on Friday fired SEAL Team 7’s top three leaders from their duties as the service cracks down on a cultural and ethical crisis within the ranks of its elite commandos, according to Navy officials. Rear Adm. Collin Green, the commander... Read more
Trump calls off Afghan peace talks at Camp David, Taliban threatens to kill more Americans
By Nick Wadhams Bloomberg News Secretary of State Michael Pompeo distanced himself from President Donald Trump’s abandoned plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David, as criticism mounted that the White House was prepared to welcome the group on U.S. soil so close to the anniversary of 9/11. In... Read more
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