- Business Insider 15:25July 28, 2021Navy SEALs have to go 'back to the future' to help US warships survive a future fight with Russia or China"We're the Navy's naval commandos. That's what we are, and we understand our roots," the head of Naval Special Warfare Command said in June.
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- Business Insider 12:54July 28, 2021Audio shows a profanity-laced voicemail that DC officer Michael Fanone got from a Trump supporter while he was testifying to CongressThe DC police officer had told Congress on Tuesday that he was beaten unconscious and almost killed by Capitol rioters.
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- Business Insider 01:08July 28, 2021With the US gone, Afghanistan's air force has to rely on Zoom calls to learn how to fix its aircraftTime is running out for US personnel in Afghanistan, which has made Zoom calls necessary to give Afghan forces the training they still need.
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- Business Insider 00:49July 28, 2021Russia's risky flybys may be attempts at 'baiting us into shooting first,' top US admiral says"We're not going to do that first," Adm. Robert Burke said, "but I'm also not going to ask my commanding officers to take the first shot on the chin."
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- Business Insider 22:35July 27, 2021DOJ seized the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh - from Hobby LobbyThe epic of Gilgamesh is considered one of the most ancient works of literature and originally comes from Iraq.
< Military & Defense, Politics, Retail, Speed desk >
- Business Insider 20:46July 27, 2021The US military is changing the way it fights after it 'failed miserably' in a war game against an aggressive adversary who knew its playbook"They knew exactly what we're going to do before we did it, and they took advantage of it," a US general revealed.
< Military & Defense, International, John Hyten, war games, China >
- Business Insider 19:26July 27, 2021Russia's new stealth fighter has the same big problem as its first stealth fighterRussia has now designed two stealth fighter jets. Paying for either of them is a different challenge.
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- Business Insider 18:54July 27, 2021GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger chokes up while telling police who fought off pro-Trump mob on January 6 that 'you guys won'Kinzinger ripped into his fellow Republicans over their "toxic" efforts to downplay the insurrection and dismiss the probe as a partisan sham.
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- Business Insider 18:04July 27, 2021Officer Daniel Hodges refers to pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked him on Jan. 6 as 'terrorists'"I saw the Thin Blue Line flag, a symbol of support for police, more than once, as the terrorists continued to ignore our commands and attacked us," Hodges said.
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- Business Insider 17:46July 27, 2021North and South Korea have restored direct communication hotlines that were abruptly severed over a year agoLast summer, North Korea decided to cut off all communication with South Korea, but now the two sides are talking again.
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- New York Times 11:15July 27, 2021Hotlines Between North and South Korea Are RestoredRestoring the hotlines signaled a thaw in inter-Korean relations, which chilled after the collapse of Kim Jong-un’s diplomacy with former President Donald J. Trump.
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- New York Times 01:37July 27, 2021Biden Takes Two Paths to Wind Down Iraq and Afghan WarsThe differences in how President Biden has handled the wars offer insight not only into America’s strategic interests, but also in how he views the two conflicts.
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- Business Insider 23:19July 26, 2021Russia is reportedly working on a new 'Doomsday' plane, a flying command and control center for nuclear war'Doomsday' planes are equipped with the technology to direct the armed forces in the event of a disaster like a nuclear war.
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- Business Insider 23:08July 26, 2021Ex-intel analyst says seeing a US drone kill a child pushed him to leak military documents that he faces 11 years behind bars overDaniel Hale said seeing a drone strike that killed a child was "the most harrowing day of my life"
< Military & Defense, Politics, News, Daniel Hale, Drones, Drone Strikes, War on Terror >
- Business Insider 22:16July 26, 2021A secret collision between British and Soviet submarines could've turned out much worseSubmarine collisions aren't unheard of, but most navies prefer to keep those kinds of mishaps as far as the public's view as possible.
< Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, 19fortyfive, News Contributor, Royal Navy, Soviet navy, Soviet Union, submarine, Cold War >
- Business Insider 18:03July 26, 2021The Marine Corps just beat the Navy and Air Force to the latest F-35 milestoneThe Marine Corps, which operates the F-35B and F-35C, has been first to reach a number of F-35 milestones.
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- Business Insider 16:45July 26, 2021Here's what could make the Air Force's new jets 'sixth-generation' fightersMilitaries and defense manufacturers alike have touted the impending arrival of "sixth-generation" fighter jets.
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- Business Insider 01:31July 26, 2021The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here's how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska"Within the space of the week, we went from sweating at every step to bundled up and seeing our breath," a USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor told Insider.
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- New York Times 00:02July 26, 2021U.S. General Won’t Commit to Ending Airstrikes on TalibanWith the militants making advances across Afghanistan, the top American general there suggested that airstrikes may continue, even with the U.S. troop pullout largely completed.
< Afghanistan War (2001- ), Taliban, McKenzie, Kenneth F, Afghanistan, United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghan Air Force >
- New York Times 22:38July 24, 2021U.S. to Announce Troop Drawdown From IraqThe deal appears to be the latest effort by the Iraqi prime minister to balance the needs and demands of the country’s two closest allies: the United States and Iran.
< United States Defense and Military Forces, United States International Relations, Iraq War (2003-11), Defense and Military Forces, Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Kadhimi, Mustafa al-, Suleimani, Qassim, Muhandis, Abu Mahdi al- (1954-2020), Baghdad (Iraq), Iraq >
- Business Insider 18:55July 23, 2021A Senate panel just took a step closer to requiring women to register for the US military draftA defense policy bill calls for amending "the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service."
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- Business Insider 16:37July 23, 2021US special operators and their allies say taking on Russia and China in Africa requires 'strange bedfellows'"Sometimes you've got to sleep with strange bedfellows to achieve the overall goal, but that's where our training thrives," a Green Beret told Insider.
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- Business Insider 15:59July 23, 2021Russia disconnected itself from the rest of the internet, a test of its new defense from cyber warfare, report saysThe tests happened from June 15 to July 15, according to RBC Daily, a Russian news outlet. It wasn't possible to independently verify the claim.
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- Business Insider 03:46July 23, 2021The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forcesThe top US general said Wednesday that the Afghan forces have the capacity and capability to defend themselves and their country.
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- Business Insider 01:31July 23, 2021Recent arrests reveal more about how cartel wives help run operations for Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel"Authorities don't pay much attention to the wives" of cartel members, a Sinaloa Cartel operative told Insider.
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- Business Insider 00:20July 23, 2021The CIA probe of mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' is being led by the officer who hunted bin Laden, CIA chief confirmsCIA director William Burns called "Havana Syndrome," which up to 200 Americans have reported having symptoms of, "real" and "serious" during an interview.
< Military & Defense, Politics, News, Speed desk, Havana syndrome, CIA, Bin Laden >
- New York Times 21:06July 22, 2021Canadian Veterans Fill Void to Help Afghans Who Once Worked With ThemDespite promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has yet to produce a plan to bring Afghan interpreters and other workers to the country.
< Afghanistan War (2001- ), Veterans, Taliban, Canadian Armed Forces, Trudeau, Justin, Afghanistan, Defense and Military Forces >
- Business Insider 19:46July 22, 2021Delivery of 3 more advanced US-made sub-hunting aircraft boosts India's plans to take on China at seaThe US this month delivered three aircraft to India that will help it keep an eye on China's increasingly active navy, especially its submarines.
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- Business Insider 16:57July 22, 2021China's first stealth fighter for aircraft carriers is emerging, but a big problem still weighs it downA model jet spotted on a fake aircraft carrier is the latest hint about what China's navy may have planned for its carrier air wings.
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- Business Insider 01:10July 22, 2021What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un's growing arsenalAs a South Korean military interpreter participating in an exercise with the US on August 29, 2017, my day began with a jolt.
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- Business Insider 20:52July 21, 2021How the Soviet Union upended the US Navy plans to build a fleet of faster, quieter submarinesImprovements to Soviet submarines in the early 1980s prompted the US Navy to start working on a new, faster, and quieter attack submarine.
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- Business Insider 19:33July 21, 2021Changes in China's military flights around Taiwan may mean Chinese pilots are learning new tacticsObservers have noted an increased presence of early-warning and electronic-warfare aircraft with China's fighter-bombers on flights near Taiwan.
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- Business Insider 18:50July 21, 2021A few interesting details about Russia's new stealth fighter spotted at its official unveilingHere are some interesting things we have noticed at the official presentation of Russia's new Checkmate light stealth fighter.
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- Business Insider 17:48July 21, 2021Pentagon watchdog assessing 'nuclear football' security after rioters got alarmingly close to one during Capitol siegeThe Department of Defense inspector general wants to know more about the plans if the satchel is "lost, stolen, or compromised."
< Military & Defense, Politics, Nuclear Football, Pentagon, Inspector General, Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Capitol Siege >
- Business Insider 15:38July 21, 2021How British special operators defied their bosses to rescue 2 comrades captured on a secretive mission in IraqThe British SAS motto is "Who dares wins," and in the southern Iraqi city of Basra in September 2005, the SAS dared.
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- Breaking Defense 03:05July 21, 2021ACK, STITCHES And The Air Force’s Networking Hopes“Believe it or not, we found that the primary barriers to being able to field the software tools are bureaucratic, said Heather Penney of the Mitchell Institute.
< Air Warfare, Networks / Cyber, Threats, agile software development, All Domain Operations, All Domain Series 2020, darpa, David Deptula, Military Networks, Mitchell Institute >
- Business Insider 01:00July 21, 20213 times the US military brought back 'obsolete' weapons to take on new enemiesDealing with new and emerging threats doesn't always require developing new weapons and gear.
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- New York Times 00:53July 21, 2021U.S. Military Conducts a Drone Strike Against Shabab Fighters in SomaliaThe strike was the first against the militants since the Biden administration put strict limits on military action in the East African nation pending a review of drone policy.
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- Business Insider 00:34July 21, 2021The US military is trying to build portable nuclear reactors again. It didn't go so well when it tried 60 years agoThe US military's first portable nuclear reactors didn't work out well in terms of contamination, cost, human health, and international relations.
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- Business Insider 23:06July 20, 2021Satellite photos show China's new aircraft carrier coming together quickly and reveals more about its designNew high-resolution satellite images show that China has nearly finished work on the carrier's flight deck and basic superstructure.
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- Business Insider 20:40July 20, 2021Russia unveiled its new 'Checkmate' fighter jet as Putin heaped praise on the country's aviation industryPutin personally inspected the new aircraft as it was unveiled Tuesday. Here's what the new fighter looks like.
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- Business Insider 18:31July 20, 20215 Marine Corps facts that even Marines don't knowThe US Marine Corps is a small fighting force with a deep reservoir of lore, legend, and regulations.
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- Business Insider 17:53July 20, 2021An assassination in Haiti shows how Colombia's war machine has gone global"We are trained to kill," one Colombian soldier told World Politics Review. "There is no other way to describe it."
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- Business Insider 17:00July 20, 2021Mike Pompeo was worried that Trump would get into an overseas war to try and stay in office after losing the 2020 election, book saysPompeo publicly made overtures to back Trump's election lies while privately fretting about them sparking a foreign conflict.
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- Business Insider 16:20July 20, 2021The US Navy's unluckiest ship almost killed a president, and things only got worse from thereKnown to its crew as "Willie Dee," the destroyer was, with little doubt, the unluckiest ship in US Navy history.
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- Business Insider 12:57July 20, 2021Video shows Afghan president among people calmly praying on Eid al-Adha while rockets explode around themAshraf Ghani and others were shown praying outside of the presdiential palace compound, seemingly unworried by the sound of rockets exploding nearby.
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- Business Insider 19:01July 19, 2021Trump said he regrets not 'immediately' sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summerThere have been reports that Trump clashed with top military officials over using troops to respond to unrest after George Floyd's murder.
< Military & Defense, Politics, Donald Trump, Military, Protests >
- Business Insider 15:25July 19, 2021One of the Air Force's biggest planes has helped pull off every major special ops mission since Vietnam"We don't kick in any doors, but we enable the special operators on the ground to kick them," a former MC-130 pilot told Insider.
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- Business Insider 12:44July 19, 2021Biden released a 19-year detainee from Guantanamo Bay whom Trump kept detained for 4 years despite being cleared for releaseAbdul Latif Nasser, 56, is due to be repatriated to Morocco from Guantanamo Bay, The New York Times reported.
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- Business Insider 19:26July 17, 2021Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be 'court-martialed' if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup"There was no talk of a coup ... it never happened, and it's just a waste of words by fake writers and a General who didn't have a clue," Trump said.
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