- New York Times 01:44January 28, 2021Buhari Fires Nigeria's Top Generals and Appoints ReplacementsWith just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?
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- Business Insider 01:06January 28, 2021From biplanes to drones: How the Navy's carrier aircraft have dominated battlefields for almost a centuryUS Navy aircraft carriers, and the array of aircraft they bring with them, have become essential to US power projection.
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- Business Insider 00:42January 28, 2021Man caught with pipe-bombs and a replica of 'Hitler's Buzzsaw' machine gun also carried a fake 'White Privilege' credit card"We can attack Twitter and democrats easy right now burn they're s--- down," Ian Rogers wrote, according to prosecutors.
< Military & Defense, News, Politics, California, Donald Trump, Pipe bomb, Terrorism >
- Breaking Defense 22:39January 27, 2021State Dept. Pauses New Arms Exports; UAE, Saudi Deals HangingThe Biden Administration is hitting the brakes on the relaxed weapons sales policies of the Trump administration – at least for now.
< Allies, Congress, Threats, Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, f-35 joint strike fighter, fms, foreign military sales, Joe BIden, Raytheon, saudi arabia, Trump-Biden Transition, UAE >
- Business Insider 19:40January 27, 2021A rare collection of cockpits from legendary British 'V-bombers' is going up for auctionThe auctioneer overseeing the sale believes the entire collection should go for about $275,000 to $400,000.
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- Business Insider 19:20January 27, 2021China is rolling out new uniforms to make troops on disputed South China Sea islands more comfortableChina is working to improve soldiers' quality of life on remote stations in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
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- Business Insider 18:45January 27, 2021In its latest gargantuan defense budget bill, Congress quietly eliminated the Pentagon's top spending watchdogThe Pentagon gets a big budget every year, and now there's one less person to track how it spends that money.
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- Business Insider 18:13January 27, 2021Why nobody can quite agree on what makes you an Army RangerA media call-out of Republican Sen. Tom Cotton for calling himself an Army Ranger has ignited another debate over what it takes to be a "Ranger."
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- Business Insider 17:19January 27, 2021Security officials are preparing for a wave of violence in Europe as the public cracks under the stress of lockdownsA security warning on Covid-violence, officials say, has been made formal and distributed throughout aligned security services in the Schengen zone.
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- Business Insider 17:06January 27, 2021US bombers are flying through the Persian Gulf to keep Iran in check as the new Biden administration figures out its next move"If we can continue to deter Iranian aggression ... it'll give policy makers more decision space as they set down policy," a military official said.
< Military & Defense, Politics, B-52H Stratofortress, Bomber, Iran, Biden administration, Persian Gulf, B-52 >
- Business Insider 04:12January 27, 2021Raytheon fears Biden will cancel $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, report saysIn a call with investors, Ratheyon CEO Greg Hayes said he expects the Biden administration to cancel the sale of an "offensive weapon system."
< Military & Defense, Politics, International, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, Biden administration, Amnesty International, original reporting, Yemen, Arms sale >
- Business Insider 04:04January 27, 2021Former Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says people 'don't have to look at a president' to find American values"They've got to look at the people that are on the ground, meeting with them everyday," Adm. McRaven said. "That's who represents America."
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- Business Insider 02:01January 27, 2021Decades after the USSR collapsed, Russia still has Soviet-designed planes flying all over the worldThe Soviet Union is long gone, but Russia still has planes designed and built during the Soviet era flying missions on the frontline with NATO.
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- Business Insider 00:40January 27, 2021Biden pressed Putin on SolarWinds hack, Navalny, and the bounty plot on US soldiers in first call with Russian leaderBiden has pledged to take a far more assertive stance with Russia than Trump, who was frequently accused of being too soft on Putin.
< Politics, Military & Defense, News, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Kremlin, White House >
- Business Insider 00:24January 27, 2021Air Force's top officer says he was compelled to tackle racial injustice, even though his promotion was on the lineAir Force Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown Jr. was still waiting for the results of a potential promotion when he decided to act.
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- Business Insider 21:07January 26, 2021DC National Guard commander says the Pentagon took away authority to send in a quick reaction force to respond to Capitol riots"I absolutely wish I could have got there sooner," the major general overseeing the DC National Guard said.
< Military & Defense, Politics, National Guard, Washington DC, Capitol Siege, Pentagon >
- Business Insider 20:49January 26, 2021Trump activist Brandon Straka was charged over the Capitol riot after the FBI noticed him posting video of himself there, prosecutors sayWalkAway founder and right-wing activist Brandon Straka tweeted video of himself shouting "Go! Go!" during the Capitol riot, the FBI said.
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- Business Insider 19:58January 26, 2021China's newest sub-launched missile 'raises the risk and cost' of a US war with ChinaThe JL-3 is an essential element in the Chinese ability to respond to an attack and raises the risks for the US in a conflict, analysts say.
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- Business Insider 19:33January 26, 2021Prosecutors say this former Marine was one of 'the most violent' rioters who stormed the CapitolThe Marine veteran's conduct was "some of the most violent that occurred at the riot on January 6," federal prosecutors said in a recent memo.
< Military & Defense, Politics, Capitol Siege, veteran, Marine Corps >
- Business Insider 19:22January 26, 2021The US's oldest bomber is still flying around the world, and its crews are training like 'we're going to war'Non-stop worldwide round-trip flights are a testament to the B-52's longevity, but they're also preparation for a much bigger fight.
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- Business Insider 16:37January 26, 2021US special-operations units have a daring way to board enemy ships, but it's not just for Navy SEALsWith their unique skills, SEALs have been the go-to choice to board, search, and seize ships, but they're not the only ones who can get the job done.
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- Business Insider 16:06January 26, 2021Biden doesn't need to wait to start cleaning up Trump and Pompeo's mess in the Middle EastOpinion: In the Middle East, there are several things Biden can do right now to advance US interests quickly and with minimal political challenges.
< Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, Politics Contributors, Politics, Defense Priorities, News Contributor, Iran, Yemen, houthis, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia, Opinion >
- Business Insider 06:39January 26, 2021'This is about my politics': Tom Cotton says his military record was scrutinized because he's a 'conservative veteran'"But if some people disagree, that's fine," Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said. "I respect their views ..."
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- Business Insider 02:46January 26, 202153 years ago, a vicious, unexpected attack showed Americans what kind of war they were really fighting in VietnamCommunist forces were told to "crack the sky" and "shake the earth" during the Tet Offensive, but their real victory wasn't on the battlefield.
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- Business Insider 22:57January 25, 2021Former Ranger and SOCOM commander calls out Democratic congressman over 'dumb' military service spat with Sen. Tom CottonRetired Gen. Raymond Thomas called the debate "dumb" and said lawmakers need "to focus on more important things for the good of the nation."
< Military & Defense, Politics, Tom Cotton, Jason Crow, Army, Ranger, Special Operations >
- Business Insider 20:11January 25, 2021Navalny has boxed Putin into a 'humiliating' Catch-22, national security officials sayIf Putin kills Navalny, it could draw more attention to the problem. If Putin lets Navalny live, then Navalny remains a focus point for resistance.
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- Business Insider 19:34January 25, 2021Biden overturns Trump's ban on transgender service members in the US militaryThe executive order states that President Biden believes that "gender identity should not be a bar to military service."
< Military & Defense, Politics, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, transgender ban >
- New York Times 18:24January 25, 2021Chinese and Indian Troops Clash at Their Disputed BorderIndian officials played down the events, which come as Beijing continues to encroach on disputed Himalayan areas.
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- Business Insider 17:57January 25, 2021Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riotThe FireEye hack and the Capitol Hill riot were two visible signs of a growing conflict in cyberspace waged by state actors and private individuals.
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- Business Insider 08:36January 25, 2021Biden will reportedly lift transgender military ban enacted under Trump administrationTrump announced in 2017 that he was reversing an Obama era policy that allowed open military service to transgender people.
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- Business Insider 21:21January 24, 2021Thousands of members of the National Guard will remain stationed in DC during Trump's impeachment trialTroops were deployed following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump, who faces a second impeachment trial.
< Military & Defense, Politics, Donald Trump, Impeachment, National Guard, Chuck Schumer >
- Business Insider 18:45January 24, 2021The US and UK are teaming up to form a joint carrier strike group. Here's what it'll look likeCarrier strike groups, made up of an aircraft carrier and ships to defend and support it, are some of the most potent means of force projection.
< Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, Sandboxx, News Contributor, U.S. Navy, British navy, Aircraft Carrier, aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, carrier strike group >
- Business Insider 16:26January 24, 2021Biden's China policy is about to be just as assertive as Trump's, but much more effectiveBeing aggressive doesn't mean hurling at insults and enacting hardline policies wherever possible. It means actually getting things done.
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- New York Times 15:43January 24, 2021China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to BidenThe exercises, which included 13 warplanes on Saturday and 15 on Sunday, were the biggest so far this year and the first under the new U.S. administration.
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- Business Insider 04:12January 24, 2021'You shouldn't be calling yourself a Ranger': Tom Cotton's military service is under scrutiny from a fellow Army veteran in CongressRep. Jason Crow of Colorado, a US Army veteran who served in the 75th Ranger Regiment, said that "truth matters."
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- Business Insider 19:24January 23, 2021The Army's 101st Airborne teamed up with Greek special operators for a first-of-its-kind island-assault exerciseDuring the exercise, US helicopters supported Greek special operations forces on objectives only accessible by traversing long distances over water.
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- Business Insider 17:42January 23, 2021From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politicsBaranyi's hand was still splattered in the blood of the woman shot when he gave a TV interview justifying the storming of the Capitol.
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- Business Insider 16:41January 23, 2021Biden apologizes to National Guard chief after 5,000 soldiers had to reportedly sleep in a DC parking garage with only one bathroomBiden apologized after pictures emerge of troops sleeping on the concrete floor of a parking garage.
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- Business Insider 16:27January 23, 2021I was in DC for the inauguration. The overwhelming security state felt disturbingly similar to the worst parts of the post-9/11 response.We overreacted to 9/11 by adding new laws and easily-abused surveillance powers in the name of "security." We shouldn't make the same mistake again.
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- Business Insider 01:32January 23, 2021The National Guard is reportedly planning to ask troops to remain deployed at the Capitol until mid-MarchHundreds of troops deployed to the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 or are now in quarantine.
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- Breaking Defense 01:04January 23, 2021Army Seeks Security For ‘Smart’ Base NetworksHow can the Army bring the Internet Of Things and ‘Smart Cities’ technology to its bases, without opening new avenues for cyber attack?
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- Business Insider 00:00January 23, 2021US military needs 'humility, a willingness to learn' to protect the country, Biden's top defense official says"None of us succeeds at this business alone," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a message to the military.
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- Business Insider 22:12January 22, 2021Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to defend the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID or are in quarantineMore than 100 National Guard troops have tested positive for the virus, and a few hundred other Guard members are now in quarantine.
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- Business Insider 21:11January 22, 2021President Biden may be just as harsh as Trump on India-Russia missile deal, warns DC expertIndia's plans to buy S-400 missiles from Russia in a $5.5 billion deal will be the "single biggest obstacle" to US-India relations.
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- New York Times 19:42January 22, 2021Kremlin Welcomes Biden’s Offer to Extend Nuclear TreatyThe response from Moscow suggests that Russia will engage in talks to continue a disarmament pact, despite the new U.S. administration’s pledge to take a harder line on other issues.
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- Business Insider 19:05January 22, 2021Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as America's first Black defense secretaryPresident Joe Biden has called Austin "a true and tested soldier and leader" in a written defense of his pick for Pentagon chief.
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- Business Insider 18:34January 22, 2021Twitter suspends Iran's supreme leader over a threatening post of Trump golfing as an ominous aircraft flies overhead with the words 'revenge is inevitable'The offending post warned "revenge is inevitable" and those who killed top Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani would pay.
< Military & Defense, Politics, Technology, Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, Donald Trump, Twitter >
- Business Insider 18:19January 22, 20216 top-secret military bases that changed historyHere are six examples of large-scale efforts that maintained the utmost secrecy and changed the course of history as a result.
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- Business Insider 18:07January 22, 2021Rep. Rashida Tlaib on why she's rallying progressives to fight back against calls for sweeping new government surveillance powers after the Capitol attackRep. Tlaib spoke with Insider about why she's leading the charge to defend civil liberties amid calls for a massive expansion of the security state.
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- Business Insider 17:54January 22, 2021The Marines are turning to suppressors to make their rifles quieter and their operations more lethalSuppressors decrease sound and flash when a round is fired. That means better concealment, better communications, and potentially less hearing loss.
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