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  • ROBOT WARS China unveils terrifying new armoured truck which launches swarms of killer drones

    05/18/2019 1:22:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | Jon Lockett
    Full Title: ROBOT WARS China unveils terrifying new armoured truck which launches swarms of killer drones to attack its enemies17th May 2019, 4:52 pm Updated: 18th May 2019, 6:27 amThe mighty YJ2080 is equipped with 12 launch tubes - four for reconnaissance drones and the other  eight for explosive laden drones which can travel at 110mph.Its mission will be to eliminate targets beyond traditional line of sight and kill from above with four pound bombs.The truck's deadly drone system can search for and destroy its own targets, reports Popular Mechanics.Earlier this year, China revealed a lethal fully autonomous drones that can carry out targeted...
  • Trump's irritation with top aides grows over Iran strategy

    05/16/2019 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta, Kaitlan Collins and Kylie Atwood
    President Donald Trump has become irritated at an emerging impression his hawkish national security advisers are marching him closer to war with Iran despite his isolationist tendencies, according to people familiar with the matter. Instead, Trump is signaling his intent to speak with the Iranians as tensions rise in the Persian Gulf, and his national security team has taken steps they hope could facilitate a new diplomatic opening. The likelihood of such an opening appears slim. But Trump has raised concern with the heightened rhetoric, believing a large-scale military intervention with Iran would be devastating to him politically, people familiar...
  • Its time for Trump to stop John Bolton and Mike Pompeo from sabotaging his foreign policy

    05/13/2019 6:06:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 71 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 05.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    I woke up the other day and checked my messages. The first was from the most right-wing member of the state Senate. Trump needs to rein in Captain Kangaroo and Mike Plumpeo, read the message from Mike Doherty of Warrren County. They are out of control. The first reference is to John Bolton, the comic character with the white mustache. He got the job as President Trumps national security adviser despite opposing the president on virtually every aspect of his America First foreign policy. The second reference is to Mike Pompeo, the somewhat portly secretary of state who is, like...
  • The Secrets of Sabotage

    05/12/2019 3:30:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies ^ | January/February 2018 | By JARRETT A. LOBELL
    One of historys greatest what ifs is the question of what would have happened had the Germans been able to develop nuclear weapons during the Second World War. The Wehrmachts effort to do just that, called the Uranverein, or Uranium Club, began in 1939 when German Army physicist Kurt Diebner began to research the potential military applications of nuclear fission. By years end, the renowned German physicist Werner Heisenberg had expressed his belief that nuclear fission chain reactions, and thus, eventually, nuclear bombs, might be possible, but only if he had access to enough of a singular substance known as...
  • Today is V.E. Day: on May 8, 1945, World War 2 ended in Europe

    05/08/2019 7:04:56 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/06/2019 | Harpygoddess
    May 8th is the anniversary of V.E. Day (for "Victory in Europe") in 1945, and commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces, ending World War II in Europe. With Adolf Hitler dead by his own hand, German military leaders signed surrender documents at several locations in Europe on May 7, capitulating to each of their victorious foes. Germanys partner in fascism, Italy, had switched sides in 1943, though many Italians continued to fight alongside their German comrades in Italy. Upon entering the war in December 1941, the United States had agreed on a Europe first strategy:...
  • A discovered, and well preserved, nuclear fall-out shelter for ranking USSR officials.

    05/08/2019 4:55:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies ^ | 12feb17 | tim
    If you wondered what is it inside of Russian nuclear shelter then here is a gallery for you. A Russian blogger Yaroslav went inside one of those and here is his report.He says that this shelter is much older than he is. It was built back in USSR times.Inside they have a model of a nuclear blast for some reason.A class inside of the shelter teaching people on the war rules and signs. A call center.Not much to do inside probably a best thing is to play some chess.Or read some Soviet magazines. No internet here.nextpageWarehouses with different...
  • All-Out War: Trump Administration Slap Down House Democrats' Subpoenas

    05/07/2019 10:55:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 10 replies
    TownHall ^ | May 07, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Its an all-out war. Okaythat was the case after the 2016 election, but now were seeing repetitive smackdowns of subpoenas issued by Democrats by the Trump administration. Theyre all politically motivated. Trump hasnt committed a crime. The report on Russian collusion isnt conclusive on obstruction because the evidence is not sufficient, as deemed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General William Barr, and it totally kills the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the 2016 election. That point is dead, like three shots to the head dead. There was no evidence of this myth...
  • Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi Tanks (during World War II)

    05/06/2019 5:27:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 85 replies ^ | 7apr17 | tim
    SU-152 was a legendary Soviet howitzer canon. It was called a Heavy Tank Destroyer because of severe damage it caused to German Panther and Tiger tanks. Lets see why Nazi tank drivers were so afraid of it:Those are examples of the German tanks being hit by SU-152.There was very small chance for survival for the crews. Panther tank front armor completely crashed by SU-152.Hope you liked this story!
  • America and China Already Went to War (And It Would Be Far Worse Now)

    04/25/2019 7:06:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Interest ^ | 04/03/2019 | Robert Farley
    In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and half a million or more Koreans. If the United States was deeply surprised to find itself at war with the Peoples Republic of China, a country that hadnt even existed the year before, it was even more surprised to find itself losing that war. The opening Chinese offensive, launched from deep within North Korea, took U.S. forces by complete operational surprise. The U.S.-led United Nations offensive into North Korea was thrown back, with the U.S. Army...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY - April 19, 1775 - American Revolution begins at Battle of Lexington

    04/19/2019 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    History ^ | 4/19/19
    At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the towns common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moments hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only...
  • Jimmy Carter Took Call About China From Donald Trump: 'China Has Not Wasted a Single Penny on War'

    04/16/2019 9:18:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 33 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 4/15/19 | David Brennan
    Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals. According to Emma Hurt, a reporter for NPR affiliate WABE, Carter spoke of the call during his regular Sunday School lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Carter, 94, said Trump was worried that China is getting ahead of us, and suggested the president was right to be concerned. Good read....not often I agree with Carter or Newsweek. Article...
  • Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal

    04/11/2019 6:35:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    theguardian ^ | 4/10/2019 | Kate Aronoff
    Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a day of reckoning is coming. Its the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate crisis which if we continue on with business as usual could end human civilization as we know it. McAdams, though, was describing a decidedly less grave threat, if it can be considered a threat at all: the federal deficit. He and 26 other members of the so-called Blue Dog Coalition centrist and fiscally-conservative Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the federal government from...
  • What if America Had Been Conquered By The Germans in WWII?

    04/10/2019 6:05:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 91 replies
    War History Online ^ | 8APR19 | Christian Oord
    What if America Had Been Conquered By The Germans in WWII? INSTANT ARTICLESWORLD WAR IIApr 8, 2019 Christian Oord Photo: Russell Cobb 2018 SHARE:FacebookTwitter Had the Fhrers strategic vision gone according to plan, the Third Reich would have reached its full military might in 1948.On June 22, 1941, Operation Barbarossa had begun. The military successes achieved in the following weeks and months proved astounding. More than three million German soldiers and over 600,000 other Axis soldiers participated in what was then the biggest military offensive in historythe Soviet Union was on the cusp of collapse.At the beginning of...
  • The Future of War, and How It Affects YOU (Multi-Domain Operations) - Smarter Every Day 211

    04/09/2019 4:29:50 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    SmarterEveryDay YouTube Channel ^ | 3 March 2019 | Destin
    It's a strange feeling to share this aspect of my life. I'm taking a break to go back to school, but here's a peek into the part of my life I've kept hidden from the internet for many years. I was asked if I wanted to film my last mission and use it as an opportunity to explain "Multi-Domain Operations" to the public. After much consideration, I decided that this topic (especially the cyber-domain issue) was important and chose to help inform the public. My mission was to participate in a missile and torpedo engagement exercise at Pacific Missile Range...
  • The Never-Ending Threat of Civil War

    04/06/2019 3:18:34 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 298 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2019 | E.M. Cadwaladr
    We and the Left are now two nations within one country. This is undeniable. We are now so different that we cannot even agree on what a country is, or on the merits of a country having a border. The number of people who still say, "I just don't care about politics" dwindles. It is still possible to hate both sides but it is getting hard to be indifferent and still be breathing. How many people can just take or leave infanticide? How many people are entirely flexible about the idea of the government having authority over anything and...
  • Hamas: Israel will evacuate Tel Aviv in next war

    04/06/2019 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/19
    Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warned Israel that "if the Strip is dragged into war, Israel will suffer. It won't evacuate just the towns bordering Gaza, but also Ashdod, Ashkelon, and even Tel Aviv." "Our fingers are still on the trigger, and they'll stay there in order to protect the Palestinian nation. Hamas will be a sword and shield for the Palestinian people." On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority's Al-Quds newspaper reported that the various local factions - headed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad - ordered their members to cease using explosives along Gaza's border with Israel. The report also claimed that...
  • Europes War on Christianity

    04/01/2019 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Crisis ^ | 04.01.19 | Europes War on Christianity
    As the influence of Islam on European society has increased, so have anti-Christian attitudes. While civil authorities have gone out of their way to accommodate both Muslim immigrants and Muslim beliefs, their treatment of Christians has been quite different. One form that the accommodation of Islam has taken is an increased policing of Christian activities and beliefs. For many decades weve heard that Christianity in Europe is in decline. But recently the decline seems to have accelerated. Hostility to Christianity is now so widespread that its no exaggeration to speak of a war on Christians. In fact, Britains War on...
  • Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

    03/27/2019 12:30:14 PM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 27 March 2019 | Steve Holland, Lesley Wroughton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that all options were open to make that happen.
  • Combat Obscura Pulverizes Romantic Ideas About American Marines And War

    03/27/2019 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Sopater · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/27/19 | Susanna Hoffman
    Lance Corporal Jacob Miles Lagoze was deployed to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 as a combat camera in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He was assigned to shoot and edit footage of the combat for media networks, recruitment videos, and other propaganda.The United States had already been at war in Afghanistan for seven years when he enlisted in 2008. Three years later, along with Marine cameraman Justin Loya, Lagoze had filmed what the Corps wanted. “But then we kept shooting,” he said.After his service time in the Helmand province, Lagoze took his footage and arranged a 70-minute documentary, “Combat...
  • America gets its a@@ handed to it in WW3 simulations

    03/23/2019 6:15:25 AM PDT · by vannrox · 107 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 11MAR19 | By Megan Sheets For
    Full title; America gets its a@@ handed to it in WW3 simulations: U.S. forces are defeated by Russia and China in almost all scenarios, analysts warn Nonprofit global policy think tank RAND performs simulated war scenarios to test how the US would fare against other leading military superpowersThe simulations cover battle on land, at sea, in the air, space and cyberspaceAnalysts warned last week that the US loses to Russia or China in most scenariosHowever, they said it would take just $24billion annually to improve outcomesThat's about three percent of the $750billion defense budget proposed for 2020 By