Monday, July 26

Military & Defense

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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Afghanistan, International, Military & Defense, Politics, Taliban, troop withdrawal

The US launched strikes to destroy military equipment the Taliban captured from Afghan security forces

The US carried out multiple airstrikes on the Taliban recently in support of Afghan forces. The strikes targeted enemy personnel, as well as captured military equipment. The US is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, where it has waged war for nearly two decades. LoadingSomething is loading. The US military carried out multiple airstrikes a...
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Recent arrests reveal more about how cartel wives help run operations for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel

In recent months, US authorities have arrested the wives of three Sinaloa Cartel figures, including "El Chapo" Guzmán. The arrests shed light on what cartel operatives and security experts say is the overlooked but important role wives play in Mexican organized crime. LoadingSomething is loading. Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO-The infamous Sinaloa Cartel is relying on its wiv...
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The CIA probe of mysterious’Havana Syndrome’ is being led by the officer who hunted bin Laden, CIA chief confirms

The CIA probe of "Havana Syndrome" is being led by a veteran official who played a key role in the search for Osama bin Laden. CIA director William Burns confirmed the news during an interview with NPR. Burns called Havana Syndrome, which reportedly up to 200 Americans have reported having symptoms of, "real" and "serious." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Delivery of 3 more advanced US-made sub-hunting aircraft boosts India’s plans to take on China at sea

The US delivered two helicopters and a new maritime patrol plane to India earlier this month. The aircraft are some of the best sub-hunters available and will boost the Indian navy's capabilities. The deliveries come amid heightened tensions with China in the Indian Ocean region. LoadingSomething is loading. India received US-made helicopters a...
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What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un’s growing arsenal

A North Korean missile launch in August 2017 sent people in South Korea and Japan scrambling to bunkers. The missile broke up and fell into the Pacific, but North Korea's growing missile arsenal remains a concern. The US, South Korea, and Japan all have missile defenses, but stopping an incoming missile is no easy feat. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Changes in China’s military flights around Taiwan may mean Chinese pilots are learning new tactics

Observers point to increased presence of early-warning and electronic-warfare aircraft in combination with China's fighter-bombers. A strategy inspired by the US military connects and shares information between the latest combat platforms and older warplanes. LoadingSomething is loading. Recent air force sorties by the People's Liberation Army near Taiwan indicate the...
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How British special operators defied their bosses to rescue 2 comrades captured on a secretive mission in Iraq

In September 2005, British special-operations forces in Basra faced a problem. Two of their own had been captured during an undercover operation, and their lives were in peril. In addition to hostile Iraqis, British SAS troops had to overcome reluctant commanders in order to save their comrades. LoadingSomething is loading. In September 2005, B...
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3 times the US military brought back’obsolete’ weapons to take on new enemies

The US military regularly sends old hardware to its storage depots and boneyards. But the Pentagon has also brought back old gear and designs to counter new and emerging threats. LoadingSomething is loading. 1. BattleshipsOnce thought to be the cornerstone of naval power, the advent of naval aviation and the rise of the aircraft carrier in WWII was the beginning of th...
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The US military is trying to build portable nuclear reactors again. It didn’t go so well when it tried 60 years ago

In May 2021, the Pentagon asked for $60 million to design and build a small, truck-mounted portable nuclear reactor within five years. The US military has tinkered with such reactors before, and its first attempts didn't work out well in terms of environmental contamination, cost, human health, and international relations. LoadingSomething is loading. In a tunnel 40 f...