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18.02.2019

No Rifle Was Better: Why Nothing Could Stop the M-1 Garand

Gen. George Patton, the renowned World War II commander who possessed a sizable ego, called the M-1 Garand rifle 'the greatest battle implement ever devised.' В Some might be surprised that the self-promoting Patton did not considerВ  himselfВ the greatest battle implement ever devised. ...

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18.02.2019

Russia Knows the Trick to Making an Accurate, Fully-Automatic Rifle

Given that the A545 has been reported to pass field trials (alongside the AK12), we may finally see a balanced action rifle adopted and mass-produced in the near future. (This first appeared last year. ...

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18.02.2019

Navy welcomes newest warship

TULSA, Okla. — A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco. The vessel is an Independence-class combat ship. ...

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18.02.2019

J&K adminstration withdraws security of 5 separatist leaders

The Jammu and Kashmir administration Sunday issued orders to withdraw security of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, officials said. Besides the Mirwaiz, the security cover for Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah has been withdrawn, they said. However, ...

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18.02.2019

Back in 2008, the U.S. Army's M4 Rifle Failed Badly in a Tough Shootout

The U.S. Army's standard infantry weapon repeatedly overheated and jammed during a bloody 2008 battle in Afghanistan.В  The Washington Times В reported last week В on the reported failure of the M-4 carbine during the fierce firefight in Wanat, during which the Taliban nearly overran an Army outpost. ...

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18.02.2019

Alaska governor offers use of National Guard troops along US-Mexico border

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Gov. ...

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18.02.2019

Fifth Fleet's Malloy: 'still things going into Yemen that I need to stop'

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates' war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals. ...

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18.02.2019

US-backed Syria Force Says IS Holding 1,000 Civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.'Regrettably, ...

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18.02.2019

Modified Saras makes flying debut as Rs 500 crore fund still in pipeline

The indigenous light transport aircraft (LTA) Saras, a modified version of which has already completed more than 10 test flights, will make its flying debut at Aero India, hoping to cash in on the show's popularity to further the programme. ...

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18.02.2019

Japan's New F-3 Fighter: Why Not Just Buy More F-35s?

In February 2019, Japan turned heads with its decision to proceed with the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet. This came in the wake of the decision to purchase more than one hundred American F-35 jets, ...

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18.02.2019

With New Rifle, Anyone Can Hit a Moving Target at 500 Yards

Ballistic computers will eventually be standard issue in Western armies. The ability to easily hit a target at 500 yards, even while standing or lying beneath a car, is a rifleman's dream come true—especially if he didn't have to train for years in order to do it. ...

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18.02.2019

Air Force Under Secretary Tells Vance Airmen to Prepare for New Conflicts

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan told airmen at Vance Air Force Base to prepare themselves for a new era of superpower competition similar to the Cold War, during a graduation address at the base on Friday. ...

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18.02.2019

Rocket start-up Relativity quadruples resources in a year, adds former SpaceX leaders

Relativity Space aims to build rockets using enormous 3D printers.The young start-up now has more 60,000 square feet of real estate, 64 employees and is finishing touches on three additional 3D printers.In the past year Relativity has added veterans of technology giants SpaceX, Blue Origin, Tesla, ...

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18.02.2019

Fire at Tesla factory in Fremont contained, won't impact production

Tesla suffered another fire at its car plant in Fremont, California on Saturday night. The same Tesla factory endured significant fires in its paint shop last year, taking expensive equipment out of commission.Tesla confirmed that the fire has been contained and will not impact vehicle production. ...

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18.02.2019

Obama Energy chief has a fix for INF Treaty

MUNICH — Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, said Saturday the U.S. has a path to salvage the tattered Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by agreeing to mutual inspections with Russia. 'Inspections are key to everything,' Moniz, ...

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18.02.2019

Neller: Marines Need $3.5 Billion for Camp Lejeune Repairs, Despite MILCON Cuts for Border Spending

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The commandant of the Marine Corps hopes the Pentagon and Congress can find money for hurricane damage repairs at Camp Lejeune, N.C., despite military construction funding being diverted for the Trump Administration's border security plan. ...

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18.02.2019

Trump demands Europe take ISIS prisoners, America's latest ask in Syria

MUNICH — President Donald Trump threatened Sunday on Twitter to release more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria if Europe does not 'step up' and put them on trial. Trump's message to the U.K., France, Germany is the latest instance of American officials, ...

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18.02.2019

Air Force Cargo Planes Land near Venezuela Border with Aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. ...

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18.02.2019

UN Court To Hold Public Hearings In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case From Tomorrow

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from tomorrow at The Hague during which India and Pakistan will present their arguments before the top UN court, which was set up after World War II to resolve international disputes.Kulbhushan Jadhav, ...

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18.02.2019

Why the military should consider a waiver for high-functioning autism

Serving in the military is both an honor and a service to those who volunteer in this great country of the United States of America. However, many potential volunteers are disqualified for various reasons, thus the reason for my letter. ...

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18.02.2019

Iran presses Europe to defy US and stay in nuke pact

MUNICH – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has urged European leaders to reject pressure from the United States to leave a nuclear accord designed to keep Tehran from making atomic weapons. His comments at the Munich Security Conference here come one day after U.S. ...

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18.02.2019

Air Force C-17s bring tons of humanitarian aid for Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia — The U.S. Air Force airlifted tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort to both help the Venezuelan people during their humanitarian and political crisis and undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. ...

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18.02.2019

The F-14 Tomcat Is Making a Big Comeback (For Top Gun 2)

The news that the film will feature an actual F-14 comes as a relief to those who were concerned thatВ Top Gun: MaverickВ would be little more than a CGI dogfight extravaganza. Since the sequel to the 1986 action flick ( and wildly successful Navy recruitment tool )В Top Gun, В was announced, ...

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18.02.2019

Did This Sniper Rifle Save Russia from Nazi Germany?

The Soviet government often exaggerated tales of its front-line snipers for propaganda purposes. The sniper duel between famed Soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev and 'Major Konig' was probably myth, although Zaitsev was unquestionably a remarkable soldier. ...

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18.02.2019

Custer's Last Stand: All Because of Gold?

During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25 to 26, 1876, troopers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer were massacred by Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne braves led by Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, ...

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18.02.2019

Russia's 'Golden Fish' Submarine Was Super-Fast (But Fatally Flawed)

In the first two decades of the Cold War, it became clear to the Soviet military establishment that their submarine lineup was in dire need of reform. At that time, the Soviet fleet was dependent on increasingly outdated 'Whiskey-class' iterations of WWII-era German submarines. ...

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18.02.2019

India-Russia joint venture missile BrahMos aims for Middle East and African markets at IDEX

The joint Indian and Russian missile BrahMos, a versatile supersonic missile, is on display at IDEX and a representative says its targeting both naval and coastal defense requirements in the Middle East and Africa. ...

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18.02.2019

Pakistan to give befitting response to India : Sarwar

Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar has said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country but India shouldn't take Pakistan's desire for peace as its weakness.According to a handout, the Punjab governor said if India tried to attack Pakistan, the whole nation would get united, ...

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18.02.2019

Pakistan relocates Terrorists from launch pads at LoC

Perhaps fearing surgical strikes, Pakistan has relocated terrorists at launch pads along the Line of Control to army camps that are usually in close proximity to such facilities. ...

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18.02.2019

PM Modi will surely teach Pakistan a lesson - be ready for War

As the entire nation paid respects to the CRPF jawans martyred in the cowardly suicide attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, it is gratifying to note that the whole nation, irrespective of ideology, region or religion, ...

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18.02.2019

Strangers, 500 Strong, Pay Last Respects to D-Day Veteran

D-Day veteran James McCue died a hero. About 500 strangers made sure of it.'It's beautiful,' Army Sgt. Pete Rooney said of the crowd that gathered in the cold and stood on the snow Thursday during McCue's burial. 'I wish it happened for every veteran's funeral.'Rooney, ...

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18.02.2019

This Is the Airpower Theorist the Air Force Needs (And Already Has)

If one's main text on airpower is Douhet's Command of the Air, as it appears to be at the Naval War College, then it is no wonder that one feels the need to call for a Corbett of airpower .James Holmes recently argued that airpower needs a theorist with the heft of Clausewitz. This, he insists, ...

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18.02.2019

Assad vows to 'liberate every inch of Syria' from foreign troops

DAMASCUS, Syria — Only the Syrian state can protect groups in northern Syria and the army will 'liberate every inch of Syria' from foreign troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday. He did not specifically mention the planned withdrawal of 2,000 American troops from northern Syria, ...

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18.02.2019

Go for the kill! Best time to dismember a crumbling Pakistan - economically, geographically & militarily

The revoking of the Most Favoured Nation to Pakistan is just the beginning of the pain for Pakistan. After decades of treating its dangerous neighbour with kid gloves, India is waking up to Chanakya's famous aphorism: 'The antidote of poison is poison, not nectar. ...

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18.02.2019

Pakistan's Ministry of External Affairs website hacked, officials blame India

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday claimed that its official website was hacked and made inaccessible for users outside the country. A report in Pakistan's leading newspaper, DAWN, quoted ministry spokesperson Dr. Mihammad Faisal saying, ...

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18.02.2019

Here's why the US is lagging behind China in the marketing of next generation wireless

The United States is behind China in promoting its 5G technologies across the world, a former U.S. national security advisor told CNBC Sunday.'In the marketing of it we are behind,' Gen. James Jones — who served as NSA under former President Barack Obama--told CNBC. ...

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18.02.2019

Check out what China brought to one of the world's largest defense exhibitions

ABU DHABI--China often doesn't have a large presence at big defense shows in the U.S. and the European Union, but at events like IDEX in Abu Dhabi, they come loaded with lots of weapons to show off. And this year's event was no exception, featuring improved laser weapons systems, ship models, ...

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18.02.2019

Balochistan National Congress Asks India To Declare War On Pakistan

A US based Balochistan body called the 'Balochistan National Congress' (BNC) sternly denounced the Pulwama terror attack perpetrated by Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) that martyred 40 CRPF jawaans. Emphasising to bring the culprits to justice, ...

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