Possible M4 replacement is causing gun enthusiasts to call bullpup
Eugene Stoner purists are no doubt crying in private after General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems showcased their take on the Next Generation Squad Weapon program at the 2019 AUSA conference, feeling the sting of seeing a bullpup rifle being considered as a replacement for the M4 carbine. Generally... Read more
Erdogan to Kurds: Put down your weapons and leave the border area and I’ll stop the military operation
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Ergin Hava dpa President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey’s military operation in Syria will end only if Syrian Kurdish fighters lay down their weapons and leave the border area. The offensive can only cease if “all terrorists drop their weapons … and leave the... Read more
Kurds make deal with Syrian army to fight together, attempting to push back Turkish troops
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa Syrian government forces were deployed on Monday to Kurdish strongholds in northeastern Syria following an agreement between the Kurds and Damascus to confront a Turkish incursion, a war monitor and state media said. The move means Syrian troops are about 4 miles... Read more
Nearly 3,000 more U.S. troops and weapons heading to Saudi Arabia & they’re paying for it
Steve DeVane The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The Department of Defense announced Friday that more troops and equipment will be going to Saudi Arabia. Fort Bragg officials did not know if any troops from the post would be involved in the latest deployment, but some soldiers already were scheduled to... Read more
Turkey loses it’s first soldier in Syrian clash with Kurdish fighters
dpa, Hamburg, Germany A Turkish soldier was killed in the cross-border offensive in north-eastern Syria, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Friday. This is Turkey’s first reported military fatality in Operation Peace Spring that started on Wednesday. The ministry said three soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Syrian-Kurdish... Read more
Kurdish fighters holding down northern city, beating back Turkish & Syrian army
dpa, Hamburg, Germany The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repelled an attempt by Turkish troops and their Syrian allies to enter Syria’s northern city of Ain Issa, Kurdish sources said. On Wednesday, Turkey launched a long-threatened military offensive in northern Syria with airstrikes and artillery fire, later sending... Read more
Turkish military operation underway in Syria, Kurdish fighters seek cover as U.S. support is no where to be found
By Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times Turkey launched its incursion into areas of northern Syria on Wednesday to excise a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The move frustrates calls by U.S. lawmakers to prevent what many believe would be an abandonment of an important ally against... Read more
Turkey sending troops into Syria, U.S. pulling back soldiers which leaves Kurdish forces exposed
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa U.S. troops started withdrawing from areas in northeastern Syria along Turkey’s border, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said on Monday ahead of a planned Turkish incursion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the move before leaving on Monday on a two-day official visit to... Read more
1,000 National Guardsmen staying at southern border for an extra seven weeks
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes A deployment expected to end Monday was extended into November for 1,000 Texas National Guard troops serving along the U.S.-Mexico border, Pentagon officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the extension Sept. 16 at the request of the Department of Homeland Security,... Read more
Like Legos: Navy wants stackable grenades to create larger explosions
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes Several new types of grenades, including one that can be stacked to create a larger explosion, have garnered interest from the Department of the Navy. The Crane, Ind.-based Naval Surface Warfare Center issued a request for information about the modular grenades last month, along... Read more
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