Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 19th, 2019
This week’s images feature plenty of training, a test of strength and will, and a view of one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons from a vantage point we will never see. In Kuwait, a Marine marksman goes through his embassy compound training. The group is part of the U.S.... Read more
‘I’m having a good day,’ Trump says at wounded warrior event following release of Mueller report
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes In front of a backdrop of 29 veterans, President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed vindication following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on possible collusion efforts between his campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 elections in his favor. The report... Read more
Detainee torture by Afghan forces remains at ‘disturbingly high’ level, UN says
Phillip Walter Wellman Stars and Stripes Reports of Afghan security forces torturing war prisoners have declined over the past two years but continue to take place at a “disturbingly high” level, a human rights organization said. Nearly a third of conflict-related detainees interviewed in Afghan prisons gave “credible and... Read more
Russian S-400 systems may be deployed in Ankara or in Istanbul
Rufiz Hafizoglu Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems may be deployed in Ankara or in Istanbul, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, Trend reports referring to Turkish media. Turkey is in dire need of ensuring security of its airspace, Akar said. He noted that... Read more
Bombs Away: Best images of our military for April 12th, 2019
From the ‘Far East’ to the Middle East and to the ‘Space Coast’ this week’s images feature marksmanship training, teaching the next generation, and another historic launch to space. At the Royal Jordanian Naval base, Marine Lance Cpl. David Shook worked on his marksmanship with the M500 shotgun. The... Read more
White House urged ICE to release detainees in SF, other Democratic strongholds
Erin Allday San Francisco Chronicle California immigrant rights advocates blasted a plan by the White House to transport and release detainees on the streets of sanctuary cities — specifically San Francisco, plus some small- and medium-size communities — as political payback. The White House tried twice over the past... Read more
Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago had hidden camera detector & other devices in hotel room
Update: Yujing Zhang, the woman arrested for trying to upload a malware device at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate apparently had a stash of cash totaling about $8,000, a signal detector to locate hidden cameras and other devices inside her hotel room. According to the Daily Mail, Zhang also had... Read more
Russian colonel reveals Kremlin is teaching dolphins & soldiers to use psychic abilities
A Russian military publication published an article by a military field officer, claiming that the post-Soviet state has access to psychic soldiers and telepathic dolphins. The state-funded Army Digest is coming under fire from some government officials after it released the work of Colonel Nikolai Poroskov, who wrote about... Read more
Bombs Away: Best photos of our military for April 4th, 2019
This week we see a major show of force in a polar environment, a Golden Knight gets tangled with a Red Devil, more training in the Far East, and a test of a piece of rocket that could be on the way to Moon. Soldiers lit up the night... Read more
U.S. suspended delivery of F-35 parts to Turkey. How bad is it for Lockheed Martin?
Gordon Dickson Fort Worth Star-Telegram When it comes to building the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Turkey is no small partner. That’s why Fort Worth-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is sure to feel a sting after the Defense Department announced this week that it was suspending delivery of F-35 aircraft parts... Read more
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