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Politics 2020-05-29T08:00:32Z

Video shows a protester in Denver getting hit by a car during a mass demonstration over George Floyd's death

"I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protester," Colorado's governor said.
News 2020-05-28T22:10:52Z

Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd

Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, said Thursday he was declaring a "peacetime emergency" in response to rioting and looting.
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

5 fun facts about the Marine Corps' unique hand-to-hand fighting system

MCMAP combines several different styles with close-quarters combat techniques and Marine Corps philosophies to create something new.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T18:06:55Z

A US destroyer challenged China's vast South China Sea claims as tensions rise in the strategic waterway

Destroyer USS Mustin, which had an "unsafe" encounter with a Chinese ship last month, pushed back on China's claims Thursday.

If Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, he should do it now, not next summer

Opinion: Trump's current plan puts off complete withdrawal from Afghanistan until mid-2021 — another year for US troops to spend in harm's way.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T15:59:17Z

Moscow is painting over the Russian markings on its jet fighters and sending them to fight a proxy war against Turkey in Libya

The Russian government has consistently denied directly intervening in the Libyan conflict. The photos show otherwise.

Inside the Marine Corps' plan to overhaul its weapons and make infantry squads more lethal

The changes will align the infantry with the Corps' goal to better equip the service to compete against near-peer adversaries like Russia and China.

The China-US rivalry is in a 'high-risk period,' China's defense minister says in rare comments

It is rare for PLA officers to name specific countries or regions, but more have done so this year amid rising tensions between China and the US.
Tech 2020-05-28T14:30:00Z

Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons lab

The Dugway Proving Ground, located in the Utah desert, tests some of the deadliest chemical and biological agents on Earth.

Russia says it's started building its own stealth bomber

Russia has already developed a stealth fighter, the Sukhoi 57, but has yet to build it in large numbers.

The US could resume live nuclear testing in 'months' if Trump asked for it, top defense official says

The official said his understanding was that "a very quick test with limited diagnostics" could occur "within months" if ordered by the president.
News 2020-05-28T04:34:15Z

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US has called for the United Nations Security Council to convene over China's aggressive push for national security laws in Hong Kong.
Politics 2020-05-28T02:36:10Z

Protesters overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

A highway patrol cruiser parked alongside an injured protester, only to have its rear windshield shattered.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T00:37:17Z

US Army soldier stops an active-shooter by ramming him with a car on a bridge in Kansas

The US Army soldier who hit the suspected gunman was initially just "waiting in traffic" behind the shooting.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T00:26:07Z

The US Air Force is turning cargo planes into flying munitions trucks able to unleash a mass of standoff weapons

The service has been experimenting with using cargo planes to drop lots of long-range weapons that "will bring a new dynamic to the high-end fight."
Military & Defense 2020-05-27T20:12:10Z

'The most heart-wrenching report I have ever read': Nurses neglected soiled residents and reused IV equipment in Canadian nursing homes

A delay in changing soiled residents led to a "skin breakdown," and others were found not to have been bathed for several weeks.
Politics 2020-05-27T14:59:34Z

China is set to pass a draconian new law in Hong Kong that would effectively stifle all dissent. Here's what could happen to people in the city.

China wants to pass a new security law that could further punish protesters and intensify Chinese actions like tracking, torture, and detainment.
Tech 2020-05-27T14:33:00Z

Switzerland launched the world's first app based on Google and Apple's contact-tracing tech

Google and Apple released their "exposure notification" API in May, and said 22 health authorities around the world have asked permission to use it.

Taiwan may step up its own missile programs in order to keep China at bay

Taiwanese missiles are increasing in range and are capable of striking cities in inner China, including strategic targets.

Iraq War redux: Trump turns the screws on US intelligence agencies over China and the coronavirus

Trump is picking up the Bush administration's playbook to beat the drum on China, according to investigative journalist Bob Dreyfuss.
News 2020-05-27T09:02:24Z

Xi Jinping urges China's army to prepare for armed combat as Hong Kong protests restart over a new bill that would strip away the city's freedoms

China is expected to pass controversial national security laws for Hong Kong on Thursday, prompting renewed protests in the city.
Military & Defense 2020-05-27T00:55:34Z

US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an ardent Trump supporter, cautioned that an abrupt withdrawal would be "horrendous."
Military & Defense 2020-05-26T22:27:28Z

PHOTOS: US Navy says a pair of Russian fighter jets 'unsafely' intercepted a US patrol aircraft, risking a midair collision

The "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept marks the third such incident involving Russian aircraft over the Mediterranean in two months.
Politics 2020-05-26T22:00:10Z

Trump mocks reporter for being 'politically correct' by wearing a face mask outside

"Can you take it off, because I cannot hear you," Trump said to the reporter, referencing their face mask.
Politics 2020-05-26T18:05:04Z

Pentagon watchdog who was demoted as part of Trump's oversight purge abruptly resigns

Glenn Fine was one of several watchdogs in the Trump administration to be removed in a purge that's been compared to "Friday night massacres."
Military & Defense 2020-05-26T14:49:53Z

US photos show Russia allegedly sneaking warplanes into Libya to support its mercenaries and 'tip the scales' in the civil war

"For too long, Russia has denied the full extent of its involvement in the ongoing Libyan conflict. Well, there is no denying it now," AFRICOM's Gen. Stephen Townsend said.

A historic Colt 1911 pistol carried during the battle of Iwo Jima is about to go up for auction

A 1911 Colt .45 automatic pistol and other gear carried by decorated Marine Corps photographer during World War II is going up for auction.

The inside story of 2 supersonic flights that changed how America operates the F-35

To reduce the risk of damage, the Pentagon imposed time limits on how long F-35B and F-35C pilots can spend at supersonic speeds in full afterburner.
Military & Defense 2020-05-26T13:04:48Z

Chechnya suggests its warlord leader Ramzan Kadyrov is just having some alone time, as Russian media reports he is in the hospital with coronavirus

Kadyrov posted photos of himself at a gym and smelling flowers in an apparent effort to show he is not sick. However, they seem to be old photos.
Tech 2020-05-26T10:40:50Z

'Our product is used on occasion to kill people': Palantir's CEO claims its tech is used to target and kill terrorists

Palantir CEO Alex Karp said he thinks some of the people protesting against the company make legitimate points.
Tech 2020-05-26T09:20:21Z

The UK is reviewing Huawei's role in its 5G network again, and it's a new sign it could still cave to US pressure

The UK defied pressure from the Trump administration in January by announcing it would allow Huawei to build "non-core" parts of its 5G network.

4 things to remember every Memorial Day

Aside from parades, burger and beer sales, and visits to veterans cemeteries, there are certain traditions that happen every Memorial Day.
Military & Defense 2020-05-25T12:20:00Z

Meet the dogs of war who run into danger to find hidden bombs and the US soldiers who have their backs

"We're on the front line most of the time," an Army sergeant said of herself and her dog.
News 2020-05-25T06:11:01Z

China's aggressive push for Hong Kong national security laws could lead to US sanctions, White House official says

The White House national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said China's actions indicated the country was "going to basically take over Hong Kong."

The brazen killing of a top Sinaloa hit man in Mexico hints at cartel power play

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico raises the question: Who benefited from his killing?

China's coronavirus propaganda campaign is hitting a snag

China wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to portray itself as not only confident and and reliable.

The military is bracing for the coronavirus to put a dent in its manpower

Recruiters are still bringing in prospective troops, but social-distancing measures have reduced the number of new trainees coming in.
Military & Defense 2020-05-23T15:44:06Z

'Ripe for a showdown': As Iranian tankers close in, the stakes are rising in Venezuela

The US is gearing up for "great-power competition," and rivals are making sure that Venezuela will be a venue for it.
News 2020-05-23T12:35:34Z

The Trump administration reportedly considered conducting the first nuclear test explosion in 28 years in response to China and Russia

The discussion did not conclude with any agreement, however, a senior administration official said the proposal is "an ongoing conversation."
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T22:59:27Z

Watch this US Navy ship destroy a flying drone with a laser weapon

"With this new advanced capability, we are redefining war at sea for the Navy," a Navy official said in a press release.

The ban on COVID-19 survivors joining the military has lifted, but some cases could still be denied

The military is looking at recruits on a case-by-case basis until health professionals come up with recommendations for the Defense Department.

Meet C-RAM, the radar-controlled, rapid-fire weapon that went viral for zapping rockets in Afghanistan

Firing 4,500 rounds per minute, the C-RAM can counter anything from enemy aircraft to missiles to rockets to artillery shells.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T19:40:07Z

VIDEO: US troops trying to get to work waited in their cars as security stopped the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi gunman

Video showed a stream of cars waiting as several gunshots echoed throughout the Texas base's entrance.

8 ways the coronavirus is more dangerous for veterans

One of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus is US military veterans, who are more susceptible to the health and economic risks it poses.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T18:30:00Z

How the US military came up with its salute

The modern military salute comes from ancient traditions.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T18:26:33Z

Doctors on USS Theodore Roosevelt warned that dozens of sailors could die the same day Capt. Crozier wrote his desperate plea

'The only solution to save the lives of sailors is to immediately get everyone off the ship," four of the doctors wrote in a March 30 memo.

The Pentagon is ordering $2 billion worth of jam-resistant radios

The combined contracts will provide radio terminals for the US Navy, US Air Force, and NATO member countries.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T15:31:58Z

European allies watch with 'regret' as Trump ditches a treaty once said to be in America's 'best interest'

Much to the "regret" of allies, the US is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty, which Jim Mattis once said was in the US's "best interests."

The Marines aren't done issuing the M27, but they're already looking to replace it with Army's next-gen rifle

The Corps is still working to finish issuing the M27 to infantry Marines by the end of this fiscal year.

Even with coronavirus restrictions, deadly violence continues to rise in Mexico

The 6,000 homicides in Mexico in March and April made it one of the worst two-month periods on record.
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