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  • Mattis: North Korea’s nuke threats are empty

    04/21/2017 8:27:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    New York Post/ ^ | April 21, 2017 | Reuters/
    TEL AVIV – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday North Korea’s recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted. “As far as North Korea’s latest words (are concerned), I think we’ve all come to hear their words repeatedly, their word has not proven honest,” Mattis told a news conference in Tel Aviv. On Thursday the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, Rodong Sinmun, threatened the United States with a “super-mighty preemptive strike” that it said would wipe out “not only the U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in...
  • Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions

    04/17/2017 9:36:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17APR17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will ensure the U.S. military’s nuclear force is “safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” The U.S. military has roughly 450 long-range nuclear missiles in underground silos at various bases in the Midwest. It also maintains a fleet of ballistic missile submarines as well as long range B-2 and B-52 bombers also capable of launching nuclear weapons. Smaller nuclear weapons can be carried by U.S. Air Force fighter jets.
  • Surprise: Trump’s calm, competent global leadership

    04/10/2017 8:04:09 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10 2017 | Post Editorial Boar
    President Trump is emerging from his first overseas crisis looking calm and competent, with his foreign-policy and national-security teams hitting on all cylinders. Surprise! His airstrike against Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria won the support of 78 US senators, including 30 Democrats — albeit with some qualifications. The fact that Trump executed what came off as a rapid turnaround on his Syria policy in the wake of a war crime indicates he’s not locked into preconceived notions or policies: He’s adjusting to reality as it develops. Yes, Trump lacks the kind of grand foreign-policy doctrine pushed by the last two...
  • FLASHBACK: ISIS are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq...

    04/06/2017 1:53:01 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | September 11, 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    ISIS are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq says US official as horrific pictures of Kurdish soldiers' injuries caused by mustard gas emerge ISIS terrorists are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq, US officials believe. The government is aware of at least four occasions in both countries where militants have used mustard gas, according to a US security agent. The news came as horrific images emerged of injuries sustained by Kurdish soldiers exposed to the toxic weapons while battling the barbaric Islamists. The US source told the BBC that the mustard powder added to...
  • China Makes Advances in Space Lasers, Microwave Weapons

    03/28/2017 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    The People’s Liberation Army, the army of the Chinese Communist Party, recently announced a breakthrough on a key weapons programs that may change the nature of war. Chinese scientists claim they’ve had unexpected success in developing a high-powered microwave (HPM) weapon, according to The Diplomat. The magazine notes that in January, Huang Wenhua, deputy director of China’s Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, was awarded for his research on directed energy, which HPM weapons use. HPM systems are able to destroy electronic equipment, and in an age when most combat systems—from tanks to planes, radios to satellites—rely on electronics, the weapons...
  • Refugio (TX) restaurant owner pleads not guilty to harboring immigrants.

    03/23/2017 9:00:54 AM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 38 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Beatriz Alvarado
    A years long Department of Homeland Security investigation into a Refugio (pron. Re-fury-o) restaurant owner yielded 18 counts against him. Alfredo Plascencia-Leon was arrainged Thursday morning in U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Eliington's court. The 46 year-old pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of harboring immigrants in the country illegally, one count of conspiring to conceal, harbor or shield the 16 immigrants from detection and one count of furnishing firearms to an undocumented person.
  • Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea

    03/16/2017 5:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 14, 2017 | JAY SOLOMON
    Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea White House considering tougher financial penalties amid evidence Chinese firms are helping Pyongyang import and export weapons By JAY SOLOMON March 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering increasing financial penalties on Chinese companies in response to growing evidence of their support for North Korea’s weapons programs, according to U.S. and Asian officials.
  • Six Self-Defense Handguns Under $350

    02/14/2017 8:03:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A dependable self-defense handgun can be a literal lifesaver not just for the wealthy, but for Americans of all socioeconomic classes. For that reason, Breitbart News presents a list of six self-defense guns that people may purchase for less than $350.
  • The Chauchat Wasn’t the S******** Machine Gun — But It Was Still Pretty S***** [ed]

    01/30/2017 10:07:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 30, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    Widely — and wrongly — vilified as one of the worst machine guns ever made, the Modele 1915 CSRG “Chauchat” entered French army service in 1915. It was the first mass-produced automatic rifle to see military service anywhere in the world. But the poor quality of the gun’s manufacture lent it a reputation for failure that it could never shake.
  • Army Confirms 9mm for Modular Handgun System

    01/27/2017 11:58:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 26, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The Army today confirmed the caliber for its new Modular Handgun System will be 9mm, one week after the service announced it selected a version of Sig Sauer’s P320 to replace the M9 service pistol. Army officials sent out a press release with additional details on the MHS but did not explain why the service chose 9mm, a decision that Military.com asked the Army to explain its reasoning behind.
  • DA Releases Statement Regarding Black Panther Party's Planned "armed march"

    01/26/2017 1:25:29 PM PST · by cblue55 · 42 replies
    WECT TV ^ | January 26, 2017 | Tess Bargebuhr
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David issued a statement Thursday in response to a planned “armed march” of the local chapter of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party.
  • CSIS, Defence warned Ottawa on China laser technology deal

    01/26/2017 7:29:03 AM PST · by Candor7 · 13 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 5:00AM EST | Steven Chase
    National-security agencies counseled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned. “If the technology is transferred, China would be able to domestically-produce advanced-military laser technology to Western standards sooner than would otherwise be the case, which diminishes Canadian and allied military advantages,” said a national-security assessment prepared for cabinet by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 2015. The acquisition of ITF Technologies of Montreal by Hong Kong-based O-Net Communications is...
  • Turkey Is Making Its Own Kick-Ass AR-10

    01/24/2017 6:28:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 24, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    In the early 2000s the Turkish army began looking for a replacement rifle for its aging, locally manufactured 7.62-by-51-millimeter Heckler & Koch G3A7s. It was a difficult process that finally resulted in the MPT-76 — an AR-10 derivative — entering service in January 2017.
  • Russia's Lethal Su-35 Was Just Spotted Armed with a New Missile NATO Should Fear

    01/18/2017 6:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Video footage shot by a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet squadron over Syria shows a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighters armed with a pair of older R-27 air-to-air missiles but what appears to be a single R-77-1 RVV-SD active radar-guided missile.
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Walker finds two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.-leading cops to locate

    01/05/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 91 replies
    Daily Mail | AP ^ | 4 January 2017
    Woman found two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.Police found more guns and ammunition stashed in pails and bags nearbyAuthorities were trying to work out why the weapons were left there The D.C. police bomb squad conducted a sweep of the area soon afterA number of weapons, including two guns in a violin case, have been found stashed along the Potomac River in Washington D.C. U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case on Wednesday. When police arrived they found...
  • Russia’s ‘Live-Fire Training’ in Syria Is Nothing New

    01/04/2017 6:20:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Iddon
    t. Gen. Ben Hodges, the U.S. Army’s top commander in Europe, recently slammed the Russian military campaign in Syria, branding it a “live-fire training opportunity” for Moscow that shows clear “disregard for civilian casualties.” Hodges statement coincided with the Russia’s confirmation that its troops had indeed fired more than 150 weapons from its arsenal in combat.
  • 18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

    01/02/2017 7:45:29 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 2 2017 | John Hayward
    President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie. Here’s a short list of the many scandals Team Obama thinks it can make America forget:
  • Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

    12/22/2016 10:18:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | December 22, 2016 | Staff
    The US army's commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a "live-fire training opportunity". Lt Gen Ben Hodges said Russia's "disregard for civilian casualties... is not the conduct of a nation that wants to be treated like a superpower".
  • Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria

    12/09/2016 9:01:45 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 29 replies
    R T News ^ | 12-9-2015 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver for restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the Arms Export Control Act.