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  • The Army Just Proposed 3 New 'Big Guns' To Blast Russia or China in a War

    Michael Peck Security, Europe The weapon should have a maximum indirect fire range of 8,000 meters to 20,000 meters (about 5 to 13 miles), minimum indirect fire range 200 meters (219 yards) and direct fire range of 50 meters (55 yards). The U.S. Army has proposed three different projects this month for 120-millimeter mortars. Slated for production in 2021 is the Future Indirect Fire Turret, a 120-millimeter mortar housed in a turret that can be mounted on a Stryker, and the future Armored...

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  • Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrants

    At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to...

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  • US Army begins testing bulletproof 'spidersuits' for soldiers made from GM silk stronger than steel

    Made from a substance called dragon silk, the flexible, fabric like panels will be tested for 'critical soldier protective applications including ballistic impact'.

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  • How the Army Is Preparing for a War with Russia or China

    Kris Osborn Security, Or, at the very least, the weapons they have built and sold around the world.  “The Army has to be prepared across the entire range of military operations. One of these would be ‘near-peer’ operations, which is what we have not been fighting in recent years,” Smith explained. The global proliferation of Russian and Chinese weapons massively increases the likelihood that US Army forces will confront tanks, drones, electronic warfare systems, precision munitions, armored...

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  • Is the U.S. Army Near Becoming Obsolete?

    Dan Goure Security, The U.S. Army once was superior to every potential adversary in terms of combat power, what it called overmatch. This is no longer entirely true. In counterinsurgency campaigns the goal, simply put, is to outlast the other side. Hence, the emphasis in Army modernization on survivability. In a serious conventional conflict with a near-peer, regional hegemon or capable non-state actor, this will not be enough. To fight and win outnumbered requires being more lethal than the...

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  • Edward Howden, first head of state Fair Employment Practices Commission

    Edward Howden, who had a long career in civil rights organizations in California, died at a San Francisco hospice on Aug. 11 at age 99. Howden worked as a community activist and then as a government official in the civil rights field. Among other positions, he was the first executive officer of the California Fair Employment Practices Commission. He was born in Oakland in 1918, and earned his way through UC Berkeley by working summers as a lumberjack in the...

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  • Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys...

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  • Shootout: Why the Army Chose Sig Sauer over Glock for Its New Handgun

    Task and Purpose, Matthew Moss Security, A report from last year sheds light on why Glock lost its protest against Sig Sauer, providing fresh insight into the U.S. Army’s selection for the Modular Handgun System contract. While the GAO discovered some discrepancies in terms of cost calculation and trials evaluation, it found that, even if upheld, Glock’s complaints did “not appear likely to provide [the firm]with a substantial chance of receiving the award.” A newly released report just shed...

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  • Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

    By Joshua Schneyer and Andrea JanutaFORT BENNING, Georgia, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in ...

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  • Thousands of children on US Army bases may have been poisoned by lead — and the service is discouraging costly inspections

    Reuters The US military began privatizing housing more than a decade ago because it was supposed to protect service members’ families. Instead, some of their children are being poisoned by lead, and inspections are discouraged in part because lead abatement can be costly. From 2011 to 2016, Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas – which processes blood tests from many bases nationwide – registered more than 1,050 small children who tested above the CDC’s elevated threshold, the center’s records...

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  • Bad News: ISIS Has Just As Many Fighters In Iraq And Syria As It Did 4 Years Ago

    Task and Purpose Security, Middle East “Taken at face value, the U.S. government is saying ISIS has the same number of fighters in Iraq and Syria today as when the [coalition] bombing campaign began,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn told Voice of America. The U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria may have routed the terror group from its urban strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa, but new reports from both the Department of Defense and United Nations...

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  • Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large...

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  • Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

    Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, in a speech as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day … Click to Continue

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  • Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army...

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  • 2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

    Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals.

    Washington Post
  • Banker Stephen Calk never called as witness in Manafort case: A glaring omission

    The big question is why Calk, founder and CEO of The Federal Savings Bank, 300 N. Elizabeth in Chicago, was not called to testify.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • The Army's XM25 'Punisher' airburst weapon is officially dead

    US Army After years of delays and cost increases, the Army has officially pulled the plug on the XM25 Counter-Defilade Target Engagement System. The 25mm shoulder-fired airburst weapon was lovingly nicknamed ‘The Punisher.’ The program was in limbo since May 2017, when the Army’s senior leadership canceled its contract with Orbital ATK after the defense firm “failed to deliver the 20 weapons as specified by the terms of the contract.” After years of delays and cost increases, the Army has...

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  • The Army’s ‘Punisher’ Airburst Gun Is Dead

    Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, The Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General released a report in September 2016 urging the Army to cancel the program due to “two years of delays, increased program costs, and an unjustified fielding plan.” After years of delays and cost increases, the Army has officially pulled the plug on the XM25 Counter-Defilade Target Engagement System, the 25mm shoulder-fired airburst weapon lovingly nicknamed ‘The Punisher,’ Stars and...

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  • Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day

    An Afghan official says security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day after the insurgents' massive attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into the city, the capital of Ghazni province, from different directions on Friday and destroyed a...

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  • Five things we learned from Duke’s football scrimmage

    Duke will be the first of the Triangle’s ACC teams to take the football field for real when the Blue Devils open on Aug. 31, a Friday night, against Army. … Click to Continue

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  • Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day

    An Afghan official says security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day after the insurgents’ massive attack into the key city of Ghazni.

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  • Kym Marsh steps out with new beau and Army Major Scott Ratcliff

    Kym Marsh looked smitten as she stepped out hand-in-hand with her new beau Scott Ratcliff in Manchester on Saturday.

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  • Fort Drum's commander returns from Iraq deployment

    Officials at Fort Drum say the Army post's commanding general has returned from Iraq, where he was in charge of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command. Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt returned this week to the northern New York base that's home to the 10th Mountain Division. Fort Drum...

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  • The Army Has Big Plans to Out 'Gun' Russia or China in a War

    Kris Osborn Security, The Army is fast-tracking an emerging program to engineer a longer-range artillery cannon able to out range enemy ground forces by hitting targets at more than twice the distance of existing artillery. Interestingly, the new initiative may incorporate and also adjust some of the tenets informing the 1980’s Air-Land Battle Doctrine; this concept, which came to fruition during the Cold War, was focused on integrated air-ground combat coordination to counter a large,...

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