US Army bans moves to new assignments, training trips for soldiers based in Italy
Photo:  Military spouses representing the Army, Navy, and Air Force branches traveled from northern and southern Italy to meet Karen Pence at the U.S. Embassy in Rome on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Pence emphasized the importance of their role in America’s strength. VICENZA, Italy — The Army has barred... Read more
Australia to sell retired F/A-18 Hornets to a company in US to play enemy aircraft during training
A Private Military Contracting company is about to get some much-needed near-peer teeth for their OPFOR training operation- and it comes in the form of some ex-Aussie “killer bees.” The Australian Air Force is selling around 46 of their aging F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets to Air USA, a PMC... Read more
Company in Texas making Syrian “Hell Cannons,” “Claymore Roombas”- and it’s all legal
A Texas-based group known as Ordnance Lab is constructing all the kinds of high-explosive DIY projects anyone could ever want- and it’s all legal. Ordnance Lab, which has access to the necessary licensing required to manufacture destructive devices, has urged its impressive social media following to hand them the... Read more
FBI arrests US linguist in Iraq for sending classified information to “love interest” with ties to terrorists
A Minnesotan working in Iraq on behalf of the U.S. military was charged Wednesday with turning over highly “sensitive classified national defense information” about informants to a foreign national with ties to the Hezbollah terror organization and putting their lives at risk. Lebanese-born Mariam T. Thompson, a one-time resident... Read more
Turkey accuses Greece of opening fire on migrants, killing one
Pazarkule, Turkey (dpa) – Turkey accused Greece of opening fire at migrants trying to cross the border, killing at least one, a charge that Athens dismissed as “fake news,” as worries grew that Europe was about to face a new version of a migration crisis it thought it had... Read more
Kim Jong Un’s sister condemns South Korea over missile comments
Seoul (dpa) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has responded furiously on behalf of the country to the South Korean government’s criticism of its latest weapons tests. In her first official statement released outside North Korea, Kim Yo Jong accused the South Korean presidential office of hypocrisy... Read more
Haiti police and army square off in gun battle on first day of Carnival
  On the first day of Haiti’s pre-Lenten Carnival celebration, the country’s two armed forces squared off Sunday, with off-duty members of the Haiti National Police and their supporters exchanging gunfire for more than two hours with members of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s reconstituted army just steps away from... Read more
Army doubles original purchase of new Barrett sniper rifle
The US Army is excited for its new anti-personnel precision rifle, nearly doubling their orders. Budget documents show a new desire by the Army to obtain 536 additional Precision Sniper Rifles (PSR), nearly twice the original order of 357 previously placed. The Tennessee-made PSR, which is built by Barrett... Read more
Army looking to buy 40,000 ‘mixed reality’ goggles
Augmented reality will soon be a standard-issue piece of equipment for several ground fighting units, bringing the future to the forefront of modern warfare. The Army has announced the desire to acquire 40,219 Integrated Visual Augmentation System units (IVAS), which can provide real-time data to the user without hampering... Read more
Russia: Turkish troops were shot by Syrian forces due to lack of information
Moscow (dpa) – Syrian state forces shot at Turkish troops in the north-western Idlib region overnight due to a lack of information, the Russian military said. “Turkish troops were changing locations at night in the Idlib de-escalation zone without informing the Russian side,” the Russian Defence Ministry said in... Read more
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