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Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders.
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Justices to review New York gun rights case

In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to have a handgun at home for self-defense. Two years later, the justices made clear that this right also applies against state and local governments. Since then the Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to say anything more about how far states and cities can go in restricting gun rights, but today it granted a plea to weigh in, this time in a case from New York City. The request for review came from the N...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington, New York City, Defense, United States, Donald Trump, Ash Carter, Kennedy, Trump, Carter, 9th Circuit


Supreme Court Allows Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops To Go Into Effect

In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to implement its policy banning transgender people from serving in the military while the legal battle over the restrictions continues in lower courts.The move is a provisional victory for the administration, its first since President Donald Trump surprised everyone in the summer of 2017 by tweeting his intention to ban transgender troops from serving. The policy, which was refined by then Secretary of Defense Ji...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Obama, Defense, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, Shannon Minter, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen Breyer Sonia Sotomayor, Jim Mattis, Supreme Court Allows Trump


"The Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Trump administration’s policy of barring most transgender people from serving in the military."

"In a brief, unsigned order, the justices temporarily allowed the ban to go into effect while the case moves forward. The vote was 5 to 4. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. The policy, announced on Twitter by President Trump and refined by the defense secretary at the time, Jim Mattis, generally prohibits people identifying with a gender different from their biological sex from military service. It makes exceptions for several hundred tra...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Defense, Transgender, Trump, Elena Kagan, Ann Althouse, Jim Mattis, Trump And The Military


Ex-Envoy to the Anti-ISIS Coalition Says Trump Has ‘No Plan’ for What’s Next in Syria

Brett McGurk faulted the president for completely reversing Syria policy after one telephone conversation with Turkey’s president.
Tags: Defense, Turkey, Syria, Brett McGurk, ISIS Coalition Says Trump


Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the extremist group had been defeated. The attack happened on a checkpoint on the edge of the town of Shaddadeh in the Hassakeh province, on a road used by local Kurdish fighters and the...
Tags: Isis, News, Media, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Terrorism


Army Chief Confirms U.S. Will Hand off ISIS Fight in Syria

Gen. Mark Milley is the first senior military official to say the military is proceeding in Syria as Trump wishes.
Tags: Isis, Defense, Syria, Army, Trump, Mark Milley


Trump Travels To Dover AFB For Dignified Transfer Of 4 Americans Killed In Syria

The president met privately with family members Saturday morning. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan also traveled to the ceremony.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Defense, Syria, State, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Mike Pompeo, Patrick Shanahan, Trump Travels To Dover AFB


Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Gop, Pentagon, St Louis, Yemen, Donald Trump


Did Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Criticize ‘Pantyhose-Wearing’ Politicians for Gun Restrictions?

A widespread meme attributes some colorful criticisms of pro-gun-control lawmakers to the legendary retired Marine Corps general.
Tags: News, Defense, Military, Marine Corps, Gun Control, Jim Mattis, Mad World News


Vaporizing Another Norm, Trump Goes Partisan Inside the Pentagon

The president uses a missile-defense policy rollout to bash Democrats before the military’s senior leaders.
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US stocks move higher as health care and industrials rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Thursday as health care and industrial companies rise. Defense contractors are rising after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will develop a new space-based missile defense system.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Defense, US, Ap, Donald Trump


TFB REVIEW: The Just Released Remington V3 TAC-13

In recent years the firearms industry has witnessed a boom in sales of Pistol Grip Firearms or PGFs.  “Firearms”, as they are classified, like the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 and Mossberg Shockwave have left some gun owners scratching their heads.  These specialty grip weapons are simply viewed as “firearms” or “non-shotgun shotguns” and have barrel […] Read More … The post TFB REVIEW: The Just Released Remington V3 TAC-13 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Defense, Shotguns, Remington, 12ga, Mossberg Shockwave, Defensive Shotgun, MIL/LE, Semi-auto shotguns


2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


China’s Military Is Getting Better at a Lot of Things at Once: Pentagon Intelligence

The DIA’s first public report cites rapid advances, extended reach, and increasing confidence.
Tags: China, Defense, DIA, Pentagon Intelligence


U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Military, Terrorism, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


US Troops Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Suicide Attack

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated his vest fi...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Defense, US, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Anadolu Agency, Observatory, Iraq Trump


GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces

Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007? Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a […] Read More … The post Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Press Releases, Norway, Armed Forces, Daily News, Koch, Heckler & Koch, Aimpoint, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Hk416, Hk416n, AR Patterned, Aimpoint Comp4, MIL/LE, Defence Materiel Agency


Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Force

Did you know that the The Norwegian Armed Forces were the first customer to adopt the HK416 in the year of 2007? Norway now has an added appetite for firearms from Heckler & Koch, a hunger they share with many other European countries. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Heckler & Koch with a […] Read More … The post Heckler & Koch supplies more HK416 Assault Rifles to the Norwegian Armed Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Press Releases, Norway, Armed Forces, Daily News, Koch, Heckler & Koch, Aimpoint, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Armed Force, Hk416, Hk416n, AR Patterned, Aimpoint Comp4, MIL/LE


Confusion Reigns as Pentagon Begins Pulling Equipment Out of Syria

The timeline for withdrawal remains murky amid rocky negotiations with Turkey over the Kurds.
Tags: Defense, Turkey, Syria, Pentagon


U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria

President Donald Trump's announcement last month that he had decided to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against Islamic State militants in Syria. Senior U.S. officials were shocked too, among them Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who quit in protest. U.S. Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria." "Out of concern for operational security, we will not dis...
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, Defense, Syria, Donald Trump, Ryan, Sean Ryan, Jim Mattis


No U.S. Troops Have Yet Been Withdrawn From Syria, Pentagon Says

“We have taken a number of logistical measures to support an ordered withdrawal,” Commander Sean Robertson, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement. “However, we will confirm that there has been no redeployment of military personnel from Syria to date,” Robertson said. The administration’s strategy toward Syria has appeared muddled since Trump’s abrupt announcement last month of a U.S. exit, a statement that included no details but sparked the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim M...
Tags: News, Defense, Syria, Defense Department, Trump, Robertson, Jim Mattis, Syria Pentagon Says, Sean Robertson


Ukrainian FORT Launches New Handgun Ammunition Manufacturing Line

The Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs has published a news release telling about the visit of Arsen Avakov, head of the ministry, to FORT company where a new handgun ammunition line was launched. According to Mr. Avakov, this new production line will allow to completely fulfill the demand of the Ukrainian Border Guard, National Guard, Police, and […] Read More … The post Ukrainian FORT Launches New Handgun Ammunition Manufacturing Line appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Ukraine, Daily News, Fort, Arsen Avakov, Avakov, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ammunition, 9x19mm, 5.45x39mm, 9x18mm, 14.5x114mm, Border Guard National Guard Police


This Week: Acting Defense Sec — A Former Boeing Exec — Trashed Lockheed In Meetings

President Donald Trump has repeatedly invoked the “crisis” on the southern border as justification for his desired border wall, and has even threatened to declare an emergency — which he says he has an “absolute right” to do — in order to circumvent Congress and build a wall. But that doesn’t mean he can’t fundraise off of it, right? That’s just what Trump’s reelection campaign did ahead of his primetime Oval Office speech to the American people Tuesday night, emailing supporters: “We need to...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, Defense, Wheeler, Lockheed Martin, Republican Party, Air Force, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Boeing, Defense Department, Scott Pruitt, Lockheed, Trump


In 1975, the Air Force Considered Turning the A-10 Warthog Into a Nuclear Bomber

In December 1975, Secretary of Defense Bill Clements wanted to know how much it would cost to modify F-15 and F-16 fighter jets so they could carry atomic weapons. Two months later, the Air Force sent back data on what it would take to upgrade those two types of aircraft—or the A-10—with nukes.
Tags: Science, Defense, Air Force, Bill Clements


How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

It’s now 18 days since the U.S. government unceremoniously shut down because Congress couldn’t agree on a bill to fund a quarter of all federal departments — including paying their employees. But federal workers are starting to feel the pinch after not getting paid for two weeks, and this will have a knock-on effect to U.S. national security. The longer the shutdown goes on, the greater the damage will be. The “too long, didn’t read” version is that before Christmas, President Trump wanted $5 bi...
Tags: Security, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Government, Nsa, Senate, White House, Funding, Defense, Tech, House, President, National Security, Homeland Security, Secret Service


US Army Wants New Innovative Artillery Muzzle Brakes

Another set of US Department of Defense solicitations has been published on the website of a US government program called SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research). This program includes a huge variety of different projects initiated by all branches of US Armed Forces. In this article, we’ll discuss a US Army solicitation for designing an innovative […] Read More … The post US Army Wants New Innovative Artillery Muzzle Brakes appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US, US Army, Us Department Of Defense, Daily News, SBIR, Muzzle Brake, Artillery, SBIR Small Business Innovation Research, US Armed Forces In


As Arctic Warms, U.S. Navy Considering Summer Transit, Bering Sea Port

The Navy secretary says his service must be ready to answer Russian moves at the top of the world.
Tags: Navy, Defense, Arctic Warms U S Navy Considering, Summer Transit Bering Sea Port


Can the U.S. Military Build a Border Wall Even as It Struggles to Rebuild Itself?

President Donald Trump has floated the idea that the military build his much-touted border wall. The idea might become reality.
Tags: Defense, Donald Trump, U S Military Build