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  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Decision for MOAB bomb was purely a product of the battlefield situation

    04/14/2017 1:07:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And the generals made the call without requiring Trump's approval That makes sense, of course. You don’t want any president, but especially one with no military background, micromanaging the tactical decisions on the battlefield. If we’e got ISIS where we want them and we have a weapon at the ready that can take out not only a bunch of them, but a bunch of their infrastructure as well, why not? Drop it. And that’s exactly what prompted the military command to do so, without having to first check with the White House:
  • Rules of Engagement for the 21st Century Battlefield

    03/01/2016 6:54:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allen West
    Rules of Engagement (ROE) is defined as a directive issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy. In the history of warfare we have seen an incredible metamorphosis of the rules of engagement. Long ago, armies presented themselves upon the battlefield in open areas away from civilian populations. The fact that weapons were limited to that which was carried, sword and spear, meant that fighting the enemy meant close-quarter engagement. The rules then were quite simple: engage the enemy, defeat them, and pursue to bring about their ultimate...
  • The 21st Century “Peace Through Strength” Mandate

    01/11/2016 10:40:31 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Allen West
    We will not be successful on the 21st Century battlefield unless we have a 21st Century plan, a mandate. And I believe it must be "peace through strength." The enemy we are facing, global Islamic jihadism, understands only strength. We will not have peace without it.
  • Angel's Glow: The Bacterium that Saved Civil War Soldiers

    08/01/2015 5:39:54 PM PDT · by Talisker · 33 replies
    Kids Discover ^ | August 19, 2013
    As the sun went down after the 1862 Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, some soldiers noticed that their wounds were glowing a faint blue. Many men waited on the rainy, muddy Tennessee battlefield for two days that April, until medics could treat them. Once they were taken to field hospitals, the troops with glowing wounds were more likely to survive their injuries — and to get better faster. Thus the mysterious blue light was dubbed “Angel’s Glow.” In 2001, 17-year-old Civil War buff Bill Martin visited the Shiloh battlefield with his family and heard the legend of Angel’s...
  • The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare

    03/08/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare Even in an era of combat aircraft, tanks, and an endless array of technological advances, the US Army still trains troops in the tactics of trench warfare. And sometimes they go to Poland to do it. It may sound archaic, but the truth is that while trench warfare – and the horrors that go along with it – are more closely identified with World War I, the practice has continued throughout the last century. During WWII, Russia was well known for its use of trench warfare as a defensive measure. The outcome...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • World War I Claims Two More Casualties ... in 2014

    03/20/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 March 2014 | Luke Garratt
    First World War bomb kills two construction site workers 100 years after it was fired at Belgian battlefield • Armament was disturbed and exploded evacuation works at the site • Killed two and injured two, all construction workers working in the area • This area of Belgium is rife with unexploded bombs from the Great War • It is the former Flanders battleground where many shells were fired A First World War bomb killed two construction site workers when it exploded 100 years after being fired at a Belgian battlefield. The bomb had laid dormant for a century at an...
  • Four More Former Gitmo Terrorists Returned to Battlefield

    03/06/2014 7:34:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/6/14 | JERYL BIER
    The semi-annual report on "Re-engagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba" was released on Wednesday by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Out of a total of 614 former prisoners (up from 603 six months ago), intelligence has confirmed that 104 (up from 100) have re-engaged in terrorism/insurgent activities while another 74 are suspected of doing so. The latest report nudged the recidivism rate up to an even 29 percent from 28.9 percent last September. The report provides a chart breaking down the statistics into a number of categories:
  • Paul fires back: Sens. McCain, Graham think 'whole world is a battlefield'

    03/07/2013 12:51:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 220 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is a battlefield.” Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s 13-hour filibuster on Thursday. “They think the whole world is a battlefield including America and that the laws of war should apply,” Paul said in an interview on Fox News about McCain and Graham, who had described Paul’s comments about drones...
  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • World War I era ammunition frozen in a glacier for nearly a century has been found in N. Italy

    09/02/2012 7:17:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2012 | Alex Gore
    First World War ammunition frozen in time for nearly a century has been found as glacier melts WWI ammunition frozen in time for nearly a century has been discovered in northern Italy. More than 200 pieces of the ammunition were revealed at an altitude of 3,200 metres by a melting glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak in Trentino. The 85-100mm caliber explosives weighed between seven and 10 kilos and explosives experts have been to the site to safely dispose of the weaponry. The once-perennial glacier began partially melted during a recent heat wave, allowing the Finance Police Alpine rescue...
  • Soldier Energy Needs Outpacing Technology, Policy

    02/23/2012 5:59:43 PM PST · by U-238 · 14 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 3/1/2012 | Eric Beidel
    Eric Shields, an engineer with the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division, never thought he would have to monitor the use of a microwave oven in Afghanistan. But that is exactly what he and his colleagues have been doing to gauge how much power Marines are using in theater. “If the microwaves and coffee pots are turned on at the same time, it could trip your generator,” Shields told a recent Institute for Defense and Government Advancement symposium. Sometimes a generator is left on too long, and the temperature inside the tent drops so much that Marines are forced to...
  • Swarms of Robot Soldiers Could Make Better Decisions Than Human Leaders on Data-Strewn Battlefields

    11/30/2010 10:02:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 11/30/2010 | Clay Dillow
    Modern warfare relies increasingly on robotics for intelligence gathering and increasingly for strike capabilities, but the decision-making capacity still rests solely in the hands of human commanders. But British defense company BAE systems is testing a way to turn over battlefield decisions over to robot troops as well. ALADDIN (Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and Information Networks) is BAE’s response to the overload of sensors and data now confronting battlefield commanders who now have UAV observations, soldier-based sensors, satellite data, and reams of other intelligence washing over them in such volumes that, as Air Force Lt. Gen. David A....
  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    11/03/2010 9:09:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/3/2010 | Defense Talk
    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think. During the 2010 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Oct. 25-27 at the Washington Convention Center, civilian researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center displayed futurist equipment design concepts to senior Army leaders, congressional staffers and Soldiers attending the show. "What we're trying to do is tell the story of how we're setting the force for the future," said Jean-Louis "Dutch" DeGay, Strategic Outreach,...
  • DARPA Asks for a Flying Car, Gets a Dual-Rotor Road Warrior Turned Helo

    07/14/2010 10:37:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 7+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 7/13/2010 | Clay Dillow
    Just after the new year, DARPA put out a broad agency announcement requesting a flying car, specifically a one-to four-person, vertical takeoff and landing-capable vehicle that can negotiate off-road conditions as well as take to the skies. Today, Fort Worth-based AVX Aircraft has responded with a proposal, releasing some mock-ups of a dual-rotor, ducted-fan driven aircraft that’s also road-ready. AVX says the four-seater will be able to carry a 1,040-lb. payload 250 miles on a single tank of fuel, peaking at 80 miles per hour over land and 140 miles per hour in the air. It’s coaxial rotor design would...
  • Airmen help clear the battlefield

    07/06/2010 1:53:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Phillip Butterfield, USAF
    7/6/2010 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- As the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq picks up steam, there is a collection of Airmen, Soldiers and civilians ready to process billions of dollars in equipment for redistribution. The Redistribution Property Accountability Team was developed to process equipment bound for refurbishment in the United States or locations of higher priority. At the heart of this immense project is the members of the 732nd Expeditionary Support Squadron. "The RPAT mission is incredibly important," said Army Sgt. Jason Crocker, the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade RPAT Sprung officer in charge. "We help...
  • Ray Guns Near Crossroads to the Battlefield

    05/16/2010 6:49:36 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies · 979+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 5/14/2010 | Stephen Ashley
    After more than a century of popular sci-fi fantasies that feature deadly energy weapons, including War of the Worlds, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Star Trek and Star Wars, it looks like the ray gun has finally arrived in the real world. And even if the first ray guns out of the lab can barely fit on the bed of a 30-ton off-road truck rather than in a soldier’s palm, the novel, "speed-of-light" capabilities that lasers could bring to the battlefield has drawn the keen interest of the Pentagon brass, which spends about $400 million a year on directed-energy beam weapons....
  • Treating Battlefield Injuries With Light-Activated Technology

    05/06/2010 8:46:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5/3/2010 | Science Daily
    Airmen's traumatic battlefield injuries may be more effectively treated by using a new light-activated technology developed as a result of research managed by Air Force Office of Scientific Research and supported by funds from the Office of the Secretary of Defense This new treatment for war injuries includes using a process or technology called Photochemical Tissue Bonding, which can replace conventional sutures, staples and glues in repairing skin wounds, reconnecting severed peripheral nerves, blood vessels, tendons and incisions in the cornea. Harvard Medical School professor and Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center researcher, Dr. Irene Kochevar and her colleague at Wellman,...
  • The Boss Wants A Smartphone, Or Else

    01/12/2010 1:54:33 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 434+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 11, 2010
    A French firm has developed a cell phone cryptography technology strong enough to satisfy French government and NATO security standards. The president of France was pleased, and his subordinates were relieved, because their boss is an enthusiastic smart phone user. Smartphones are popular because they can do so much, particularly accessing the Internet. But wireless devices, especially cell phones, give military and government security officials a very bad feeling. Moreover, in the last few years, several prominent heads-of-state (including the current American president), who were avid smartphone users, came to power. They were all told by their security personnel that...