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Lasers could replace sailors in peeling old paint off ships

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Who among the Navy’s best and brightest hasn’t at some point earlier in their enlisted career been forced to scrape rusting, dilapidated paint from the various corners of the service’s ageing fleet of vessels? Hardly anyone, perhaps, until now. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, in partnership with industry, has......
CNBC Business

Pentagon leaders say they’re evaluating whether to remove Confederate symbols from military bases

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on ‘Department of Defense Authorities and Roles Related to Civilian Law Enforcement’ in Washington, DC, July 9, 2020. Michael Reynolds | Pool......
BBC USA

Witness ‘bullied by Trump’ quits military

BBC
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe impeachment saga from beginning to end A senior official fired from the White House after testifying against Donald Trump during impeachment hearings has quit the military. Lt Col Alexander Vindman was the victim of a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation”......
New York Times - Politics

‘An Empty Presence in My Chest’: Vanessa Guillen’s Family Calls for Change in the Military

New York Times
While the country erupted in fireworks last week to celebrate America’s independence, one family spent the week leading to the holiday driving between Houston and Washington to demand justice for their daughter and sister, a Fort Hood soldier who had been missing for months. The soldier, Specialist Vanessa Guillen, 20,......
Politico.com

‘We’ve finally come to grips with our history’: Key Senate Dem defends renaming of military bases

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Although senior military leaders including Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy have expressed openness to renaming the 10 Army bases and facilities named after Confederate military leaders, President Donald Trump has vocally opposed such revisions — even......
New York Post

Trump praises founding fathers, military in fiery 4th of July speech

NYPost
President Trump took the stage Saturday for a second night to celebrate America’s birthday and praise first responders, the military and the country’s prospects. “Our country is in great shape,” the president told an audience filled with soldiers and medical workers on the South Lawn of the White House. “Our......
New York Times - Politics

With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Two American aircraft carriers sailed to the South China Sea on Saturday for what Navy officials described as a freedom-of-navigation operation while China’s military conducts exercises nearby. The carriers — the Ronald Reagan and the Nimitz — deployed “in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” according to a......
New York Times - World

As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here CALW, Germany — As Germany emerged from its coronavirus lockdown in May, police commandos pulled up outside a rural property owned by a sergeant major in the special forces, the country’s most highly trained and secretive military unit.......
CNBC Business

What military veterans need to know as the coronavirus pandemic continues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Military veterans, like many Americans, are struggling to find work as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on. While vets’ June unemployment rate is lower than the overall number, at 8.6% compared to 11.1% for the general population, it is still at more......
CNBC Business

Top military chief says soldiers were issued bayonets for DC unrest, documents show some were not trained in riot response

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the D.C. National Guard stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial monitoring demonstrators during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty......
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U.S. military coronavirus cases surge as Pentagon lifts travel restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Paratrooper assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, prepares for a Airborne Operation at Fort Bragg, N.C., on May 7. Spc. Hubert Delany III | US Army WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. active-duty military personnel......
New York Post

Brazil military hand out masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes

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BOA VISTA – Soldiers handed out masks to barefooted Yanomami indigenous people including body-painted warriors carrying spears and bows and arrows on Wednesday on the second day of a military operation to protect isolated tribes from COVID-19. The Yanomami are the last major isolated people in the Amazon rainforest where......
New York Post

Military aviation mishaps, deaths decline for the first time in years

NYPost
The military services saw an overall decline in the total number of serious aviation mishaps and aviation-related fatalities in 2019, reversing a trend in recent years that saw record-high numbers of serious aviation mishaps and deaths in recent years. Across the force, the total number of major mishaps — defined......
New York Post

China’s military approves coronavirus vaccine for use on soldiers

NYPost
The Chinese military has received the green light to use a coronavirus vaccine developed by its research unit and a biotech company, according to a report. The Central Military Commission approved the use of the Ad5-nCoV vaccine candidate on Thursday for a period of one year, CanSino Biologics said in......
New York Post

President Trump denies being briefed about Russia-Taliban bounty plot

NYPost
President Trump on Sunday adamantly denied that he and Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed about a bounty Russia alleged paid the Taliban to kill US forces in Afghanistan, backing up earlier White House claims that the two were unaware. “Nobody briefed or told me, @VPPence, or Chief of......
NPR

Attorney General Barr Defends His Actions, COVID-19 Vaccine Tests, Military Extremism : Up First

NPR
NPR Attorney General William Barr says he is responsible for a series of actions that appear to benefit President Trump. But he insists there’s no political influence in those decisions from the White House. The race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has yielded 16 promising candidates. With cases soaring......
New York Times - World

Iran Investigates Explosion at Military Base

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Iranian officials are investigating an explosion that turned the skyline east of the capital, Tehran, a bright orange for several seconds early on Friday morning, official news agencies reported. A spokesman for the defense ministry, Brig. Gen. Davoud......
CNBC Business

Trump administration says Huawei, Hikvision backed by Chinese military

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flags with the Huawei logo. FRED DUFOUR | AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, laying......
BBC - Business

US claims Huawei ‘backed by Chinese military’

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53172057 Image copyright Getty Images The US Defense Department has determined that 20 top Chinese firms, including Huawei, are either owned by or backed by the Chinese military. The list, seen by US media, features video surveillance firm Hikvision, China Telecoms, China Mobile and AVIC. The determination could lay the......
Cleveland Scene

Gov. DeWine Endorses Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as Possible Future Headquarters for U.S. Space Command

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click to enlarge Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone received an endorsement from Governor Mike DeWine on submitting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a potential home for the U.S. Space Command headquarters. An announcement by the Air Force on May 15 introduced an open bidding process for all 50 states to suggest......

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