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  • London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

    10/20/2017 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Martin Evans
    London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.
  • U.S. military to become 'giant armed nervous system'

    10/09/2017 6:41:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct, 2017 | JOSEPH FARAH
    History has shown time and again that military force with the best communication system likely prevails, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now, a new report reveals that the U.S. military is working on a “giant armed nervous system” that would connect everything in a battle, from ships at sea and jets overhead to the individual personal digital devices carried by soldiers. It’s the Defense One site that described the plan as a “nervous system.” “Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield,” the...
  • NASA Is Testing Its Asteroid Defense System With a Real Asteroid

    10/05/2017 8:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    NASA will coordinate with observatories around the world to try and get an exact trajectory for the asteroid in the days leading up to the flyby.... "This is the perfect target for such an exercise because while we know the orbit of 2012 TC4 well enough to be absolutely certain it will not impact Earth, we haven't established its exact path just yet," says Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies. This experiment will test how well NASA can determine the orbit of a newly detected asteroid that might pose a danger to us. If the...
  • US military working on constant connections and updates between all ships, planes and vehicles

    09/29/2017 11:03:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | September 28, 2017 | Brian Wang
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein wants all military fighters, bombers, planes, ships, tanks and other military assets to be as connected as Tesla cars. H/T To Patrick Tuckrer at Defense One. Goldfein waxed enthusiastically about how Tesla was able to remotely increase the battery capacity of cars in the U.S. Southeast to facilitate evacuation before the recent hurricanes.
  • Moon exhibits contradictory behavior during visit to UN (Trump defense spending for white workers)

    09/23/2017 3:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hankyoreh ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jung In-hwan, Kim Bo-hyeop, and Kim Ji-eun and Yi Yong-in,
    Agreement to purchase advanced weapons from US goes counter to his General Assembly speech On Sept. 21, during his visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting, President Moon Jae-in's actions regarding diplomacy and security went from one extreme to another. Speaking before the General Assembly, he stressed the urgent need to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula through peaceful, diplomatic and political efforts, but later, in a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, he agreed to a deal on the purchase of state-of-the-art American weaponry, raising concerns that this might set off an arms race...
  • PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

    09/22/2017 9:14:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies
    UPI, United Press International ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Stephen Carlson
    Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. The test was conducted by the U.S. Army at Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The PAC-3 Missile Enhancement Segment ballistic missile defense system was launched from a remotely controlled launcher, as opposed to a manned system. "PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven...
  • WW3: USA has military plans ready to combat North Korea, US Defense Secretary warns

    09/21/2017 7:38:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 09/21/2017 | Nicole Stinson
    THE US has military plans in place to combat North Korea, US Defence Secretary James 'Jim' Mattis has revealed amid escalating tensions over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear and missile advancements. It comes as North Korea test launched another missile over Japan on Friday following an earlier hydrogen bomb test which sparked a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Mr Mattis said he and his South Korean counterpart had discussed the idea of introducing nuclear weapons to the Korean peninsula but would disclose any further details about the military plans. He added: “Yes there are. But I will not go into details.” Mr Mattis also...
  • Senators eye defense bill as a way to challenge Trump’s foreign policy

    09/10/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Rank-and-file senators are eyeing the annual defense bill the Senate will take up this week as a chance to challenge President Trump’s recent controversial moves on national security — but thus far, Republican leaders have resisted their efforts. Senators of both parties are drafting amendments that would step up sanctions against North Korea, roll back Trump’s order to ban transgender troops from the military and force Congress to vote within six months on a replacement authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, against extremist groups. Each of those initiatives grapples with an international crisis that Trump has tackled —...
  • MO: Man who Used AK-47 Clone to Defend Self, Children, Found Not Guilty

    09/05/2017 1:15:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 September, 2015, Matthew Bowman shot Jimmy Harold Tillery. Tillery was in the driveway of his ex wife, Cheryl Tillery. Bowman used an AK-47 clone. In the initial articles, the firearm was referred to as a ".30-caliber carbine rifle". Cheryl Tillery had finalized the divorce with her ex on 14 August, 2015, about a month before the incident. The Court had issued an emergency protective order on July 20, after an incident where Jimmy Tillery was said to have threatened Matthew Bowman and Cheryl Tillery's lives and the lives of Bowman's two young children. On August 6th, the...
  • “Sky Hunter” Movie Featuring PLAAF Combat Aircraft Exposes Chinese Version Of The Star Wars Canyon

    09/01/2017 11:56:44 AM PDT · by taildragger · 8 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 9/1/2017 | David Cenciotti
    No, The Image Above Is Not Photoshopped: There Is A Chinese Equivalent Of The Star Wars Canyon In The U.S. Or The Mach Loop In UK. Scheduled for release on Sept. 30, 2017, Sky Hunter is the first action movie focused on China’s PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force). According to the trailer, the story is about a group of elite military who are called into action to resolve a hostage crisis and foil a terrorist plot. The movie features, along with some CGI actual flying footage of various front line combat aircraft, including the Y-20 airlifter, the J-20 stealth...
  • New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

    08/31/2017 8:49:53 AM PDT · by Freeport · 6 replies
    Raytheon, Inc. ^ | Aug. 30, 2017 | Amanda Schildt
    New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea Test of enhanced software succeeds against sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built Standard Missile-6 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and – now – even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat," said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's...
  • Charges pending for homeowner who shot, killed 3 intruders

    08/15/2017 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 47 replies
    WGN Web Desk ^ | 08-14-17 | WGN Web Desk
    CHICAGO – Police say charges are now pending against a homeowner who shot and killed three intruders inside his Southeast Side home. The homeowner told police three people broke into his home Sunday night through the basement and he acted in self-defense, shooting the alleged intruders before locking himself inside a room and calling police.When police arrived at the scene at 103rd and south Ewing, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy inside.One was shot in the head, the others were shot multiple times.So far police won’t say exactly what the homeowner is...
  • Eric Parker Ripped from Witness Stand – Bunkerville Retrial

    08/11/2017 11:25:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Oathkeepers ^ | 8/11/17
    The Retrial of Defendants Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler, and Ricky Lovelein took a decided twist today in a Las Vegas Federal courtroom.Cliven Bundy walks by a first amendment area set up by the BLM near Bunkerville, Nev. The defense had already been shot down by Judge Gloria Navarro. Yesterday, the day was spent previewing the defense witness testimony and Navarro refused to allow their witnesses to take the stand. She called the testimony “Not Relevant”.She has made it clear that there is no such thing as self defense against the government, or that of defending anyone else against...
  • Trump orders review to strengthen US defense industry

    07/21/2017 4:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 21, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it. The review is intended to identify and address potential weak points in the defense manufacturing base including companies that could go out of business and leave gaps in the supply chain for U.S. weapons systems, said Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director. The executive order asked for recommendations on possible legislative, regulatory and policy changes that would improve and support the defense industry, calling it a "significant national priority." "America's defense industrial base...
  • Shattuck: T-shirt shows Bill Belichick to be a true patriot

    07/13/2017 3:57:12 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07-13-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Bravo to Bill Belichick. A Twitter user yesterday afternoon posted a couple of pictures of the prodigious coach wearing a shirt bearing an illustration that shocked some, confused others and pleased many more. The text reads, “Life is great” and features a depiction of an armed man in a turban being attacked by a military dog as he’s being chased by a soldier carrying a rifle. Is this hate-wear? No way. This is patriot-wear the Patriots head coach was showing off. The shirts are sold on a site called www.tridentk9.org, run by Jim Amann, now a deputy sheriff in Los...
  • House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

    06/26/2017 5:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 26, 2017 | Mike Stone
    U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018. Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday. The $621.5 billion proposed base spending plan for the Pentagon and defense related expenses at the U.S. Department of Energy was more than 13 percent...
  • Congressman to seek $37B more than Trump plan in defense spending

    06/22/2017 5:51:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. Speaking to reporters, Rep. Mac Thornberry said he'll seek $640 billion for the Defense Department in the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. His comments came a day after his GOP colleagues on the House Budget Committee agreed on a fiscal outline that would provide the military with about $20 billion less. Thornberry said he'd be willing to agree to a lower number if he can...
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Florida Expands Legal Protections for Those Who Fire a Gun in Self-Defense

    06/13/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NRA says law 'restores the right of the presumption of innocence and the right of self-defense'! On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law new legal protections for individuals who defend themselves with firearms. Senate Bill 128 shifts the burden of proof requirement from the accused to state prosecutors during certain legal proceedings when someone claims he fired a gun in self-defense. The law, which goes into effect immediately, requires that state prosecutors present evidence to overcome a defendant's claim that they employed a justifiable use of force. If the prosecutors can't show "clear and convincing evidence" that...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis "shocked" by poor state of U.S. combat readiness

    06/12/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 12 June 2017 11:35pm
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Monday that he was "shocked" upon his return to the Pentagon by the poor state of the U.S. military's readiness for combat. He put most of the blame on Congress for its inability to approve budgets on time or repeal a law that strictly limits defense spending. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Mattis said Congress has "sidelined itself from its active constitutional oversight role" by failing to deliver a steady stream of funding to pay for new weapons and other critical gear. "It has blocked new programs, prevented service growth, stalled...