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  • LA: Armed robbery turns deadly after employee fires back at gunman

    12/27/2020 5:00:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    WWLTV.COM ^ | 23 December, 2020 | Jade Cunningham
    New Orleans Police say a man walked into the store around 9:30 p.m. Hingel says soon after, shots flew. "The customer walked in, went over to the coolers, walked over and started coming behind the counter," he said. "Apparently the girl didn't get the money out fast enough and started shooting." However, another employee stepped in. "The cooler man pushed the girl on the ground and went behind the wall a bit and came out and told the man get on the floor," said Hingel. "And the guy started shooting at him again." The armed robber, who's name isn't yet...
  • 5 Reasons Why Trump Vetoed the Military Spending Bill

    12/24/2020 5:52:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed the NDAA by wide margins, more than enough to override the president’s veto. This bill may become the first Trump veto Congress will override. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) supported the bill despite the president’s veto threats, claiming that the NDAA will deter Chinese aggression. Yet Trump claimed that the bill will help China. “No one has worked harder, or approved more money for the military, than I have — over $2 trillion,”...
  • Acting Secretary of Defense Miller Travels to Afghanistan

    12/22/2020 4:39:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies ^ | 12-22-20 |
    Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller travelled to Afghanistan on Tuesday, December 22. Due to security concerns surrounding this trip, it was not announced in advance. While in Afghanistan, the Acting Secretary met with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul to discuss the ongoing U.S. military support to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces amidst a historic opportunity to achieve peace in the country.
  • McConnell, Schumer reach deal to block Trump’s potential veto of defense bill

    12/22/2020 8:48:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/22/2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Senate leadership hammered out a bipartisan deal to block President Trump from possibly vetoing the defense authorization bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced early Tuesday. “The Democrat leader and I have agreed to unanimous request as follows: The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only until Dec. 29 when we will return to session,” the top Republican said from the Senate floor.
  • House defense bill passes easily, despite Trump veto threat

    12/08/2020 3:50:48 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 27 replies
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | 12/8/2020 | Chris Casteel
    The House overwhelmingly approved a $740 billion defense bill Tuesday, defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump and sending the measure to the Senate for final passage. The bill was approved by a veto-proof margin of 335 to 78, with most Republicans joining most Democrats. The legislation authorizes a 3% pay hike for U.S. troops, along with hazard pay and various bonuses. The annual defense policy measure also sets troop strength for the various services, spending levels for weapons systems and a range of other congressional priorities. Under the bill, a special commission must make recommendations for changing the...
  • Illegal gun sale leads to shootout, leaving 2 injured, 2 detained in Fort Bend County, deputies say

    12/03/2020 5:37:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 1 December, 2020 | Brittany Taylor
    RICHMOND, Texas – An illegal gun sale leads to a shootout that left two people injured and two detained in Fort Bend County, according to deputies. The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex located in the 2400 block of Old South in Richmond. Fort Bend County deputy Chad Norvell said deputies received several 911 calls of gunshots in the area. When deputies arrived, Norvell said one man was found with four to five gunshot wounds and was flown to the Medical Center in critical condition. Norvell said another person was shot once and taken to a...
  • Christopher C. Miller Acting Secretary of Defense

    12/02/2020 7:08:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | 9 November, 2020 | Dept of Defense
    Christopher C. MillerActing Secretary of Defense Download Hi-resMr. Christopher C. Miller is the Acting Secretary of Defense, appointed Nov. 9, 2020. Earlier this year, he Performed the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict. He also previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism (SOCT). Mr. Miller was responsible for overseeing the employment of special operations forces in counterterrorism, Military Information Support Operations (MISO), Information Operations, unconventional warfare, irregular warfare, direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counter proliferation, sensitive special operations, and personnel recovery/hostage issues...
  • OK:Police Say Homeowner Shoots 2 Suspects, Killing 1 In Elk City Home Invasion

    12/01/2020 4:36:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 23 November, 2020 | Hunter McKee
    ELK CITY, Okla. - The Elk City Police Department is investigating a deadly home invasion. Police said the victim told investigators two men broke into his bedroom. That's when investigators said the homeowner then opened fire on both, killing one of the would-be thieves. “I saw five or six police cars, they had all alleys blocked off,” said Tristian Wooten, Elk City resident. “Cones had the area shut off.” People living nearby said they woke up and noticed police all over their neighborhood Saturday morning. “They blocked off all in front of the tennis courts there to the south and...
  • Trump Expands China Crackdown, Adds China's Top Chipmaker And Oil Producer To Defense Blacklist

    11/30/2020 7:05:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 11/30/2020 | Tyler Durden
    In hopes of making a renormalization in relations with Beijing next to impossible for Joe Biden, the Trump administration is poised to add China's top chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, Reuters reported citing a document and sources, curbing their access to U.S. investors and escalating tensions with Beijing.The latest crackdown comes after a report from Reuters earlier this month that the Department of Defense (DOD) was planning to designate four more Chinese companies as owned or controlled by the Chinese military, bringing the number of Chinese companies...
  • Police: Man smashed car with ax handle in Vancouver Lowe’s parking lot, vehicle owner then shot him

    11/30/2020 4:22:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 23 November, 2020 | Staff
    VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a Lowe’s store in Vancouver. A 911 caller told dispatchers he shot someone outside the store at 18801 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. on Friday evening. Investigators said a 49-year-old man was in the parking lot getting ready to leave when he saw another man running out of the store’s east emergency door carrying merchandise and heading toward a waiting vehicle with a women in the driver’s seat. The witness drove closer to the other vehicle in an attempt to get the license plate information, according to...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse out on $2 Million Bail in Kenosha, Wisconsin

    11/29/2020 5:45:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the young defender of lives and property during the Kenosha riots, who shot three mob members who attacked him as he ran from them, was released on bail from Kenosha County Jail, on Friday, 20 November 2020.The Kenosha County Court Commissioner, Loren Keating, set bail at $2 million, after Rittenhouse's attorney, Mark Richards, asked for bail to be set at $750,000.In Wisconsin, no bail bond system is allowed. Therefore the entire $2 million bail was raised through donations to the #Fightback site. Kyle attempted to turn himself in shortly after the shootings but was told by police...
  • Resident shoots 2 suspects in Lynchburg home invasion

    11/27/2020 5:45:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 25 November, 2020 | Ida Domingo
    The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred on Wooldridge Circle early Wednesday morning, Nov. 25. According to police, at 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the 100-block of Wooldridge Circle for a report of a burglary in progress. They say two men knocked on a residence and assaulted the resident before trying to enter the home. The resident shot both suspects who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 27-year-old James Franklin of Roanoke is charged with breaking and entering and assault and battery and 26-year-old Alan Douglas Mould of Lynchburg is charged with breaking and entering and assault and battery.
  • Britannia rules the waves again: Boris Johnson's £16bn defence splurge will make UK 'greatest naval power in Europe' once more

    11/21/2020 1:18:11 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 32 replies
    Britain will become Europe's greatest naval power again after a £16.5billion boost to defence spending, Boris Johnson vowed yesterday. The Prime Minister said he would 'restore Britain's position' as the ruler of the waves rather than allow the UK to 'curl up in our island and leave the task to our friends'. Billions of pounds of the extra defence cash would go towards the next generation of warships, including advanced new Type 32 frigates which will be armed with lasers.
  • Florida Governor Proposes Anti-Mob Legislation, Much Needed Reform

    11/19/2020 6:41:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 17 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from video , cropped, scaled, arrows and lettering added by Dean WeingartenFlorida Governor DeSantis' administration is proposing a legislative fix to allow innocents to defend themselves and their property against rioting groups. The legislation targets violence by groups against private property and the flow of vehicular traffic, among other things.2020 has been torn by violent riots in many Democrat-controlled cities. One of the favored tactics by rioters, to gain attention, disturb the peace of uninvolved people, and demonstrate their power, is to take over public spaces, and destroy public and private property. Part of this tactic has been...
  • Esper Terminated (per POTUS Twitter)

    11/09/2020 10:03:40 AM PST · by Blogger · 144 replies
    POTUS TWITTER ^ | Donald J. Trump
    I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately...Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.
  • Vietnam Gets Boost from Western Allies in its Defense against China

    11/01/2020 2:51:38 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | By Ralph Jennings
    Vietnam’s leadership this year of a Southeast Asian negotiating bloc has opened a door to bolster its defense against longtime rival China through stronger relations with the West, experts say. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, a U.S.-led grouping that also includes Australia, India and Japan, invited Vietnam to join talks on COVID-19 and economic impacts in March, and its members have conferred with Vietnamese officials regularly since then. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo finished his five-nation Asia visit with a stop in Vietnam Friday. He praised the host country’s “sovereignty” when he met Friday with Foreign Minister Pham...
  • Japan, Vietnam to step up defence and economic ties amid China’s growing influence

    10/19/2020 9:04:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 10/19/2020 | Sen Nguyen
    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have agreed to step up security and economic cooperation – with Tokyo set to export defence equipment and technology to Hanoi – amid China’s growing influence in the region. Suga, who is on his first overseas trip since becoming prime minister last month, called Vietnam a linchpin in efforts to realise a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and vowed Japan’s “continued contribution to peace and prosperity in the region”. He also criticised actions in the South China Sea that “go against the rule of law”, a veiled reference to...
  • Japan, Vietnam reach broad agreement on transfer of defence gear

    10/18/2020 10:11:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies ^ | 10/19/2020 | By Khanh Vu, Kiyoshi Takenaka
    Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asian nation, amid concerns about China’s regional assertiveness. “It is a big step in the field of security for both countries that we reached an agreement in principle on the transfers of defence equipment and technology,” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after meeting his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in Hanoi. “Vietnam, which is serving as ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian nations) chair this year, is key to realise a...
  • Sharpening the U.S. Military’s Edge: Critical Steps for the Next Administration [Defeating the CCP threat]

    10/12/2020 6:39:04 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 17 replies
    Center for New American Security ^ | JULY 13, 2020 | Michèle Flournoy and Gabrielle Chefitz
    Read full article at CNAS Some highlights: The U.S. military is at a high-stakes inflection point: it must take a series of much bigger and bolder steps to keep its military-technological edge over great power competitors such as China, or it could lose that edge within the decade... this conceptual shift toward great power competition has not been matched by a requisite re-alignment of concepts, culture, and service programs and budgets. The DoD is talking a far better game than it is actually playing. The proverbial clock is ticking, and while the Pentagon and Congress continue to make changes largely...
  • personal recommend - self defense insurance

    10/08/2020 9:26:51 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 36 replies
    Given what's going on in many neighborhoods lately, and given that many governments let criminals do what they want, but go after citizens defending themselves from said criminal thugs and rioting mobs, I would ask people to consider self defense insurance. We all know the nightmare begins AFTER you've had to defend yourself. Its something regular people like us are not prepared for because we're not life long career habitual criminals and may have had zero contacts with police and jail, and being treated like a criminal by cops and the legal system for defending your life and family and...