Medic!  Army testing airdrops of plasma to save wounded soldiers
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The Army is testing airdrops of freeze-dried plasma as a way of getting it closer to the battlefield to help improve the survival rate for wounded soldiers, it said in a statement released this week. Soldiers from the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 432nd Blood Support... Read more
China celebrates 70 years of communist control and ‘peace-keeping’ military
The military arm of the Chinese Communist Party was on full display Tuesday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping displayed his armed forces and promised that “no force can shake the status” of the world’s largest authoritarian nation. The perfectly-manicured and choreographed military display was part of China’s 70th anniversary... Read more
“Unprecedented security risks,” Military officials say climate change is the top national security threat
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes A group of former top military and national security officials on Tuesday called for President Donald Trump to establish a sweeping plan that treats climate change as a major national security threat. The Climate Security Plan for America recommends the creation of a White... Read more
Forget goggles: U.S. looking to inject night vision directly into soldier’s eyes
It’s time you see the future, while you still have human eyes. The U.S. and China are looking for ways to allow their troops to see in the dark without the aid of night vision, and a direct-eye-injection method may be the current answer. Currently undergoing testing in both... Read more
Pentagon sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after oil field drone strike
Corey Dickstein and Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes The Pentagon will deploy new forces into the Middle East to bolster the United States’ ability to defend its personnel and its allies in the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday evening, citing a recent “significant escalation of violence”... Read more
Pentagon has to stop some border wall projects because it’s out of money
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Three projects to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border must be delayed because the Pentagon does not have enough money to complete them, a Defense Department official revealed in court documents. The projects were authorized Aug. 26 after Pentagon officials determined cost savings... Read more
Locked but unloaded: Saudi Arabia not ready for war despite having top of the line weapons
Saudi Arabia is facing down a tough question in the aftermath of aerial strikes against oil infrastructure: How could a nation with the third-largest military budget and six battalions of anti-air threat batteries fail to stop an attack? Despite a technologically top-of-the-line Air Force and an Army that has... Read more
New Lt. General takes over the fight against ISIS
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The latest leadership turnover within the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria brings continuity, more than change, officials said, as a veteran of the campaign returns to command its next stages. Lt. Gen. Pat White assumed command of Operation Inherent... Read more
“Locked & Loaded” President threatens military action after Saudi oil fields attacked
Rick Sobey Boston Herald A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies threatened to fuel a regional crisis on Sunday, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear... Read more
Turkey will have Russian S-400 defense system up and running by next year
Rufiz Hafizoglu Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan The Russian S-400 air defense systems will be used in Turkey in 2020, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Turkey will not transfer the S-400 systems to anyone and will not use them in other countries, Cavusoglu added, Trend reports referring to... Read more
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