Politics 2020-05-06T00:13:21Z
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Trump blames Russia investigation and his impeachment for not replenishing medical supplies during his 3 years as president

President Donald Trump said he had "a lot of things going on" and blamed "a lot of people" he said "refused to allow the country to be successful."
Navy SEAL BUDS candidates

The Navy is restarting SEAL classes that were halted by coronavirus — but with some precautions

The head of the Naval Special Warfare Center said his command "took a conservative approach" to assess students and "establish protocols" for classes.
Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt sailors

After being sidelined by coronavirus, aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is getting ready to go back to work

While more than 2,000 of the carrier's sailors are back on board, at least 1,000 are still testing positive for the virus and remain on land.

The Air Force raced F-15s across the Atlantic to pull off a tricky 'tail swap' with smaller-than-usual crews

"All of the work was done with about 50% of our normal manning," a squadron maintenance operations officer.
Tech 2020-05-05T14:30:13Z

The UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app probably won't work properly

The NHS has released some details on how the app will work, but some questions around how it will use Bluetooth remain unanswered.

US Marines and Australian troops are finding new ways to train on each other's weapons

Even with coronavirus-related limits on personnel exchanges, Marines and Australia troops still found ways to get familiar with each other's weaponry.
Politics 2020-05-05T11:45:00Z

Trump could withdraw US spy planes and agents from the UK if Boris Johnson pushes ahead with Huawei 5G deal

The White House has launched a wide-ranging review into the US relationship with the UK, according to reports.
News 2020-05-05T04:12:26Z

Venezuela claims 2 US 'mercenaries' among those nabbed in a raid

The two US citizens arrested Monday were identified as Luke Denman and Airan Berry, both former US special forces soldiers.

Marine general in charge of training women recruits once suggested gender integration would destroy the Corps

Maj. Gen. William Mullen told Task & Purpose that women serving in combat roles is now a "dead issue," as the ban on them doing so has been lifted.
Tech 2020-05-04T20:42:49Z

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly once told the US Army's top special forces general 'you absolutely suck' at artificial intelligence

Schmidt's push to become a tech advisor to the US military has been marked by hubris and conflicts of interest, according to The New York Times.

Even a pandemic hasn't stopped the military competition in the South China Sea

The US and China have kept a robust operational pace in the South China Sea despite the coronavirus and aren't likely to slow once the pandemic fades.

The 6 wildest conspiracy theories about Osama bin Laden's death

May 2 was the ninth anniversary of the US Navy SEAL raid on a compound in Pakistan that led to the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

China's long-range H-20 stealth bomber could make its debut this year

Beijing is reportedly "carefully considering" unveiling the plane at the Zhuhai Airshow in November, at a time of heightened regional tension.
Military & Defense 2020-05-04T17:08:02Z

US military awards Purple Hearts to troops wounded in Iranian ballistic-missile attack

The first six Purple Hearts have been awarded, with a total of 29 expected to be presented to wounded service members by the end of the week.

A part fell off a B-52 bomber during a flyover to salute medical workers in New Orleans

During the flight on May, an access panel fell from one of the bombers onto a private property. No one was hurt.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there's a glimpse of a post-oil world

The sudden shutdown of the world economy in response to the coronavirus has caused changes in energy use that experts predicted would take decades.
Military & Defense 2020-05-04T11:09:13Z

The US Navy sent surface ships deep into the Arctic, and close to Russia, for the first time in over 30 years

The Barents Sea is above northwest Russia, and the US-British operation there comes amid heightened tensions between NATO and Moscow.
News 2020-05-03T09:16:07Z

North Korea fired shots across its border with South Korea — just hours after Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance since rumors of his death

Kim Jong Un appeared in public for the first time in weeks Saturday. One report suggested his return will unleash a wave of executions in his homeland.
Politics 2020-05-02T18:37:47Z

Colorado kept a large shipment of COVID-19 tests 'under wraps' so the federal government wouldn't take them, governor says

'We were worried that the federal government or somebody else would take them," Gov. Polis said, later calling this situation a 'global free-for-all'
Transportation 2020-05-02T12:24:00Z

Airbus just beat Boeing to be the first to complete a wholly automated air-to-air refueling operation

Airbus and its A310 MRTT showed up Boeing and its newest aerial tanker, the KC-46 Pegasus that continues to disappoint the US Air Force.

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

"You're not going to take out Maduro with 300 hungry, untrained men," said Ephraim Mattos, a former US Navy SEAL.
Military & Defense 2020-05-02T00:43:00Z

North Korean state media claimed Kim Jong Un made public appearances again after weeks of speculation about his health

State media reported that Kim visited a fertilizer plant north of the capital, Pyongyang, on Saturday — his first public appearance since April 11.

US pilots' close encounters with Russian aircraft aren't likely to end any time soon, experts say

Experts say the intercepts show that Russia is willing to capitalize on the publicity the aerial maneuvers bring

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia is sitting on a coronavirus powder keg

Al Shabab has disregarded warnings from the Somali government and resisted shutting down the crowded mosques and Islamic schools that it operates.
Military & Defense 2020-05-01T15:43:36Z

When and where you can see Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flying to honor COVID-19 responders

The Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds are flying over cities to salute COVID-19 responders. Check out the flight times and routes!

Navy SEALs raided an Afghan village in search of an American abducted there

Navy SEALs raided a village in Afghanistan in search of an American, Mark R. Frerichs, who was contractor captured there in January.

Infectious diseases expert explains what is and isn't known about coronavirus cases where symptoms don't appear

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection appears to be common — and will continue to complicate efforts to get the pandemic under control.
Military & Defense 2020-05-01T13:10:41Z

US Army tankers are playing video games online to train for tank warfare during the coronavirus pandemic

Tank crews have been playing War Thunder online due to real tanks being unavailable and social distancing requirements demanding they stay apart.
News 2020-05-01T10:10:34Z

Lego says it had nothing to do with a Chinese state media video animation attacking Trump's coronavirus response

The animation, which uses Lego figures and animated voice-overs, accuses the US and President Donald Trump of ignoring early warnings.
Military & Defense 2020-04-30T20:30:42Z

Maryland called in National Guard troops to defend coronavirus tests from South Korea against seizure

"The National Guard and state police are both guarding these tests at an undisclosed location," Gov. Hogan said of 500,000 tests from South Korea.

7 things women need to know before joining the military

The role of women in the military has only grown in recent years, but military service does include some risks to which women are more susceptible.

A British submarine commander was fired for throwing party for his crew during a coronavirus lockdown

HMS Trenchant was in port for routine maintenance when sailors were filmed DJing, at a barbecue, and standing around by the sub.

China's navy has put 2 new nuclear-powered ballistic-missile subs into service

The subs are the latest in a long list of hardware additions to the Chinese navy over the last year.

Satellite images of luxury boats are more signs Kim Jong Un is at his favorite villa, experts say

Kim's seaside compound on North Korea's east coast is dotted with guest villas and has a private beach, basketball court, and private train station.

3 crisis-leadership lessons from Abraham Lincoln

To accomplish the great task before him, Lincoln had to simultaneously inspire, delegate and establish clear lines of authority for those around him.

Marines in the Middle East practiced raiding Saudi Arabian islands

Marines and sailors deployed to the Middle East did routine amphibious assault training on the Saudi islands of Karan and Kurayan in late April.
Military & Defense 2020-04-30T10:59:39Z

Germany hunts down 1,050 people in investigation of Hezbollah supporters linked to terrorism

"We will find most of them," a German police source told Insider. "These are mostly legal residents who were not in hiding before the announcement."
News 2020-04-29T21:51:02Z

'Read the scriptures': The US military has been sharing proselytizing sermons on official social media accounts

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the US military from endorsing particular religious messages.
Military & Defense 2020-04-29T21:48:37Z

Global military spending just saw its biggest spike in a decade, but the US outspends everyone else by far

The US spends more on its military than the next nine countries combined.
Military & Defense 2020-04-29T21:29:03Z

What it's like to get up close with Russian aircraft over the Arctic, according to an F-22 pilot who's done it

US aircraft have already scrambled three times this year to intercept Russian planes flying around Alaska — including twice in five days in March.

A Russian aircrew filmed themselves flying by a US aircraft carrier — with US fighter jets tagging along

It's rare to see a Russian patrol plane in such close proximity to a US aircraft carrier and US aircraft.

The Army is backing up a reservist who's under attack from coronavirus conspiracy theorists

The Army has been denouncing the claims and is "providing support to help ... with the public attention."

Russia's presence in Libya is more dangerous than ISIS, US Africa Command says

The US has pulled its ground forces from Libya, presenting an opportunity that US officials say Russia seized.

10 recent military shows that are better than whatever else you're doing right now

Coronavirus is still keeping people indoors, so here's another list of military-themed TV and movies that have held up over time.
Tech 2020-04-29T14:30:00Z

170 cybersecurity experts warn that British government's contact tracing app could be used to surveil people even after coronavirus has gone

Experts warn the app's data processing could create a database that could then be used to de-anonymize users.
Science 2020-04-29T14:14:36Z

The UK army believes insect repellent may protect people from the coronavirus and scientists have started tests

Citridiol, which is contained in many insect repellents, is known to kill other strains of coronavirus.

How the Navy plans to treat sailors and disinfect the ship after a 2nd coronavirus outbreak at sea

USS Kidd was participating in counter-narcotics operations when several sailors began exhibiting influenza-like illness symptoms.
Military & Defense 2020-04-29T14:05:00Z

No. 4 security official under Putin coordinated with rebel military during the shooting down of Flight MH17, which killed 298 people

"The Dutch got their guy," said an official based at NATO headquarters in Brussels. "This is the 'smoking gun' that links Putin directly."

Not even a pandemic can slow down the killing in Mexico

Mexico's National Public Security System reported 3,000 homicide victims last month, the most since the 3,074 victims in July 2018.
Military & Defense 2020-04-29T13:22:05Z

Satellite images show Kim Jong Un's boat moving around his luxury coastal resort, creating more confusion over his whereabouts

The boat was seen crossing the bay near Kim's luxury coastal resort in Wonsan this month. Kim's personal train has also arrived in the area.
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