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  • Can America Defeat China in a War in the 2020s?

    We are still the world’s largest economy. We spend more on our military than the next ten nations combined, and that money buys some terrific weapons. Additionally, our soldiers are better motivated and far better trained than any in the PLA, a force of terror and intimidation. But, they will take heavy losses, both in terms of personnel and equipment. So, if we want the answer to be “can America defeat China in a war?” to remain “yes,” then we need to make further investments in our military. We cannot be like the British Empire in World War I or...
  • South China Sea: US and China in heated clash as Beijing ‘pushed away ships’

    12/04/2020 11:31:24 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2020 | By CHARLIE BRADLEY
    SOUTH CHINA SEA tensions spiked between the US and China when two ships came within 45 yards of each other, with Beijing "trying to push the US ship out of the way". The footage shared by the US Navy displayed just how close a Chinese vessel came to its US counterparts as the forces undertook freedom of navigation patrols. As the ships drew closer to one another, Chinese military personnel could be seen preparing buoys to absorb any impact between the ships. In the footage, one US soldier is recorded saying: "We interacted with a Luyang- II DDG, CPA was...
  • Young Men, You Overcome By the Word...I John 2:12-14 pt 4

    I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.( I John...
  • Russia knocking Turkish drones from Armenian skies

    10/26/2020 5:34:37 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2020 | By STEPHEN BRYEN
    Moscow has unleashed its 'Belladonna' drone killer system in Armenia to counter Azerbaijan's use of Turkish-made Bayraktar armed drones The electronic warfare system is known as “Belladonna”, a poisonous plant that gets its name from Renaissance women who used its extract for tinctures to dilate the pupils of their eyes, ostensibly to make them more attractive. While Belladonna translates to “beautiful woman” in English, in Russian it has a second meaning: it is the name of a Russian electronic jamming system now credited with knocking out at least nine Turkish Bayraktar armed drones used by Azerbaijan to target Armenia. If...
  • Spiritual Warfare and Communism Part 01 Introduction

    10/13/2020 10:37:05 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/16/2020 | Fr Ripperger
    Spiritual Warfare and Communism Part 01 Introduction, Video series on communism and demonic psychology by Exorcist Fr Ripperger.
  • Tanks vs. Drones Isn’t Rock, Paper, Scissors

    10/09/2020 1:18:02 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 40 replies ^ | October 07, 2020 | By Jacob Parakilas
    Unmanned combat air vehicles have notched up kills against armored fighting vehicles all over the world. Does it mean the end of the tank In the first days of the new war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Azeri military claimed a number of destroyed tanks and other armored fighting vehicles. Those strikes seem to have been made — and filmed — by a Turkish-designed armed drone, the Bayraktar TB2. With armed drones bearing anti-tank ordnance increasingly cheap, accessible and capable, does it spell the end of the tank’s century of battlefield dominance? Two decades ago, the U.S. rushed the first...
  • Asymmetrical Warfare and 4GW: How Militia Groups are America's Domestic Viet Cong

    09/17/2020 4:07:36 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 64 replies ^ | 9/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    When one discusses the real reason for the Second Amendment – the right of citizens to defend themselves against a potentially tyrannical government – inevitably someone points out the stark difference in firepower between a guerilla uprising in the United States and the United States government itself. This is not a trivial observation. The U.S. government spends more on the military than the governments of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, United Kingdom, and Japan combined. Plus, the potential of a tyrannical government is arguably upon us – with the federal government spying on its own citizens, militarizing local police...
  • Rise of Chinese AI and quantum computing threatens American military tech, says report for US Congress

    08/24/2020 12:43:30 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 13, 2020 | Kristin Wang
    China is the United States’ strongest competitor in cutting edge military technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, according to a US report. But security experts said the location of a conflict remained a major constraint for China to exercise its power as the nation’s advantages diminished the further from China’s shores that its military operated. The report – “Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress” by the US Congressional Research Service – said the US was the leader in developing many of the advanced technologies. However, China and Russia were making steady progress in this area. “China...
  • Here comes the Army's first laser battalion

    08/17/2020 7:13:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 6 August, 2020 | Jared Keller
    The Defense Department expects to stand up its first battalion of Stryker vehicles outfitted with high-powered laser weapons by some time next year, Army officials say.“Expect to have the first battalion fielded in 2021 with four battalions by 2023,” U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command chief Lt. Gen. Dan Karbler told the audience at the virtual Space Missile Defense symposium on Tuesday The so-called "laser battalion," as Defense One described it, would eventually deploy the new 50 kw Directed Energy-Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (DE-MSHORAD) Stryker that the Army is working to field by 2022, a ten-fold power increase over the 5 kw-class system...
  • Mosaic Warfare (the next big thing)

    06/24/2020 3:08:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | Nov. 1, 2019 | David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.) and Heather Penney
    Mosaic Warfare By David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.) and Heather Penney Nov. 1, 2019 Ever since 1991’s Operation Desert Storm, adversaries have systematically watched the American way of war, cataloging the US military’s advantages and methods and developing strategies and systems to erode those advantages and exploit vulnerabilities in US force design. Now America faces challenges from China and Russia, each of which have watched and learned from US strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan and have responded by developing anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) strategies and systems designed to block the United States from intervening should they choose to aggress against their neighbors....
  • A Timely and Up to Date Discussion of the Military Semi Automatic Rifle and its place in Modern Warfare

    05/08/2020 3:45:24 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 15 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | September 1950 | American Rifleman
  • The Rise of Millennial Witches

    02/24/2020 10:51:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Relatable ^ | 2/24/20 | Allie Beth Stuckey
    Today we focus on the confusing consequences of godlessness. First, we break down atheist Richard Dawkins’ contradictory take on eugenics. Then, we analyze a troubling trend among young women: witchcraft.

    02/14/2020 7:27:27 PM PST · by Maudeen · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2-14-2020
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. “ONLY ONE LIFE, ’TWILL SOON BE PAST, ONLY WHAT’S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.” C.T. Studd
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - FEBRUARY 9, 2020 - (Prayer)

    02/09/2020 12:19:12 AM PST · by Faith · 27 replies
    February 9, 2020 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • History Has Basically Forgotten These American Military Defeats

    12/31/2019 12:28:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    TopTenz ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2019 | LARRY HOLZWARTH
    Americans have never accepted defeat easily. Not in sports, not in politics, not in warfare. Defeats in battle have only been sustained, in the American psyche, when the enemy has resorted to treachery, or the soldiers defending a given position were overcome by overwhelming odds, despite heroic and inspiring resistance.
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • Turkey acquires machine gun-toting octocopters with anti-recoil systems

    12/17/2019 4:26:42 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 12/15/19 | Loz Blain
    Turkey is preparing to receive its first shipment of armed multicopter drones this month, according to New Scientist. Made by the country's own Asisguard, the Songar drone can carry 200 rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm NATO class ammo, and can hit a 15-cm-square (6-inch-square) target from 200 m (650 ft) away with single shots, 15-bullet bursts or a full auto unloading. The 25-kg (55-lb) drones use a four-armed carbon body design with two coaxially mounted large props on each arm. The automatic machine gun beneath rests in a tilting mount, allowing a remote operator to aim it using controls...
  • Sailors, Marines Adjusting to ‘Brutal’ Reality of High-End Warfare

    10/22/2019 1:13:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 21, 2019 9:21 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Sailors, Marines Adjusting to ‘Brutal’ Reality of High-End Warfare By: Sam LaGrone October 21, 2019 9:21 PM ABOARD AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP USS BATAAN – The ongoing graduation exercise for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will not only get the 4,500 sailors and Marines ready to deploy later this year but also has started a conversation at the deck plate level about how the services will fight together in the future. ARG/MEU’s Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) is the first since the Marine Corps unveiled Commandant Gen. David Berger’s command guidance for the service...

    10/19/2019 6:04:55 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/19/2019
    center>Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Law Enforcement, Defenders of Freedom, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP TOMORROW WITH ONLY THE THINGS YOU THANKED GOD FOR TODAY?
  • ICE Is Building A 'State-Of-The-Art' 'Urban Warfare' Training Facility

    09/11/2019 9:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Nerwsweek ^ | September 11, 2019 | Chantal Da Silva
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is looking to build a "state-of-the-art" "urban warfare" training facility that will include "hyper-realistic" simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona. In an acquisition form for the procurement of "hyper-realistic training devices" for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program, ICE outlined the details of plans for its new training center in a document published on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website. While ICE sought to redact the location of the new training facility in the document, it was not successful in doing so....