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More US troops likely to be sent to the border, acting defense secretary says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but he expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


Pentagon inspector general report on Shanahan and Boeing expected next week

A Pentagon inspector general report examining whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan violated his ethics agreement is expected to be made public by the end of next week, according to a defense official familiar with the matter.
Tags: Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, Boeing, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan


North Korea nuclear impasse looms over US-Japan talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stalled negotiations over dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program are looming over high-level talks between the U.S. and Japan. Just a day after North Korea called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be removed as President Donald Trump’s top negotiator, he and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan were meeting at the State […]
Tags: Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, Defense, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, State, US Japan, Mike Pompeo, Patrick Shanahan


Brain Scans Help Shed Light On The Ptsd Brain, But They Cannot Diagnose PTSD

The brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to traumatic events. Over the years, researchers have learned the unique ways in which it is damaged by experiencing or witnessing trauma.
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Acting Pentagon Chief Responds to Continuing Academy Sexual Assaults

Prompted by Sen. Martha McSally’s dramatic personal testimony, Shanahan created a new task force to recommend changes.
Tags: Defense, Shanahan, Sen Martha McSally


US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System

On April 8th, the US Army’s Contracting Command posted a Sources Sought notice seeking manufacturers able to compete 7.62x51mm M110A1 rifles. The M110A1 was selected in early 2018 and is based on Heckler & Koch’s G28 rifle. It is currently unclear why the Army is seeking a manufacturer for the M110A1, but the notice is intended […] Read More … The post US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Daily News, Heckler Koch, Rifles, M110a1, AR Patterned, Contracting Command, Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System, MIL/LE, US Army Seeking Manufacturer


Thales Partner with Kalyani for Indian Army Carbine Competition

Thales Australia have teamed up with Indian corporation, the Kalyani Group, to submit the F90CQB bullpup to fulfil India’s 5.56x45mm carbine requirement. The partnership also spans Thales’ other products including the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle and Bushmaster gun system. The agreement was signed aboard HMAS Canberra during a visit to India. Rajinder Singh Bhatia, President & CEO […] Read More … The post Thales Partner with Kalyani for Indian Army Carbine Competition appeared first on The...
Tags: Guns, Australia, India, Defense, Daily News, Thales, Kalyani, Rifles, Bullpup, F90, Thales Australia, Kalyani Group, Thales Partner, Kalyani for Indian Army, HMAS Canberra, Rajinder Singh Bhatia


Pentagon Marks First Day of New Transgender Policy

Some 1,400 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon


How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

The Navy said it was abandoning all remaining criminal charges against sailors involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific. Here’s how the actions of the chief of naval operations helped doom the cases.
Tags: Navy, Defense


Russia Won't Like This: THAAD Missile Defense System Headed to Europe

The U.S. Army in April 2019 announced it would deploy to Romania one of its seven Terminal High-Altitude Area-Defense missile-interceptor batteries. The planned summer 2019 deployment coincides with a shut-down of the U.S. Aegis Ashore missile-defense site, also in Romania, for a scheduled upgrade.THAAD, which in theory possesses some of the same capabilities that Aegis Ashore does, could help to fill the gap left by the Aegis system’s temporary suspension.But THAAD also could antagonize the Rus...
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Defense, Nato, Romania, U S Army, Fort Hood Texas, THAAD, European Command, Aegis Ashore, U S Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense


More US troops likely to be sent to the southern border, acting defense secretary says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: Defense, US, Cnn, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


More US troops likely to be sent to southern border, acting defense secretary says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


More troops likely headed to border, acting defense chief says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


Metallic Wood: New Material That Is As Strong As Titanium But 5 Times Lighter

Metallic Wood is the name of a new material that is developed by the scientists of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the University of Cambridge, and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Although it’s not a new element and basically consists of nickel, it […] Read More … The post Metallic Wood: New Material That Is As Strong As Titanium But 5 Times Lighter appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Ankara Turkey, Urbana, Penn Engineering, New Material, Metallic Wood


The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

For decades, JASON studies helped DOD and other agencies get outside perspectives on scientific and technical topics.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon, Jason, Dod, Key Independent Research Program


Pentagon to find places to potentially house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a request to identify places to potentially house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. In March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requested Pentagon support to identify locations to house unaccompanied migrant children through Sept. 30. Migrant arrivals on the U.S. border with Mexico have been building steadily for months, driven by growing numbers of children and families, espec...
Tags: News, Mexico, Defense, Pentagon, Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Patrick Shanahan


Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan: Fund Space Force As a Separate Military Branch or Risk Economic Apocalypse

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos by GettyTrump administration officials trekked to a space-industry conference in Colorado Springs on Tuesday to deliver a thinly-veiled message to Democrats in Congress: Fund the President’s Space Force or risk a $3 trillion hit to the economy.But Democrats have been clear: The space force is expensive and dumb, and Congress won’t pay for it.That hasn’t stopped the Trump administration from pushing for it.“Space is fundamental to our mo...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Defense, Nasa, United States, Commerce, House, San Diego, Republican, Air Force, Illinois, Smith


Israel Elections a Cliffhanger for Netanyahu, New Hope for His Opposition

GALI TIBBONJERUSALEM–It will be a long night in Israel, where initial exit polls Tuesday evening indicated a close electoral victory for opposition head Benny Gantz, a former army chief of staff. But the prognosis for his chances to form a winning coalition block against right-wing parties led by the Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has held office for 10 years, and dominated Israeli politics for a generation.Both candidates declared immediate victory, though Gantz’s declaration, iss...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Defense, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Iran, Middle East, Army, Moscow, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, Netanyahu, Mohammed bin Salman, Knesset, Yair Lapid


The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15

According to Russian news sources, the Russian Ministry of Defense has agreed a contract with Kalashnikov Concern to purchase the first 150,000 new AK-12 and AK-15 rifles. The adoption of the AK-12 and AK-15 was first announced back in January 2018.  The 150,000 rifle contract will reportedly be fulfilled over three years with 50,000 rifles […] Read More … The post The Russian Military Orders 150,000 AK-12 and AK-15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Ministry of Defense, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Ak-74, Ak-12, Kalashnikov Concern, Ak-15, Russian Military, MIL/LE


Interview: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Talks Hunting, Guns & Working With Dems

AmmoLand's John Crump gets to talk with U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is an excellent ally of hunters & gun owners in the U.S. Senate with an “A” rating from NRA-PVF. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Washington D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Cindy Hyde-Smith is the junior United States Senator from the state of Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant appointed her to the office in April of 2018 when Thad Cochran resigned from the seat. She won a special runoff election on November 27 against Democrat Mike Eps...
Tags: Facebook, Mississippi, Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, America, Gop, United States, House, US Senate, John, Las Vegas


Agencies Under Trump Are Reporting More Leaks of Classified Information

Transparency activist using FOIA finds more than double the rate under Obama.
Tags: Defense, Foia


Pakistan PM accuses India of war hysteria over downed F-16 claim

U.S.-based Foreign Policy magazine, citing U.S. officials, said all of Pakistan's F-16 combat jets had been accounted for, contradicting an Indian air force assessment that it had shot down one of the jets. "BJP's attempt to win elections through whipping up war hysteria and false claims of downing a Pak F 16 has backfired with US Defense officials also confirming that no F16 was missing from Pakistan's fleet." Nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan engaged in an aerial battle over the di...
Tags: News, India, Defense, BJP, US, Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Kashmir


Shanahan opens new review into 2017 Niger ambush that killed 4 Americans

The Pentagon announced Thursday that acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan "has initiated a new, narrowly-scoped review into the Niger incident" that resulted in the death of four Americans in October 2017, according to a statement from Department of Defense spokesman Tom Crosson.
Tags: Defense, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, Niger, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan


POTD: Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System

Today’s Photo Of The Day shows the Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System of the Pandur 6×6 APC, used by the Bundesheer in Austria. The Pandur is a 6×6 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) produced by the Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge (Special Vehicles). It was introduced to the Austrian Army in 1996, but is now out of production. […] Read More … The post POTD: Electronically Remote-Controlled Weapon System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Austria, APC, Austrian Army, Photo of the Day, 50 Bmg, Austrian Bundesheer, Pandur, APC Armoured Personnel Carrier, Steyr Daimler Puch


USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

An intent to sole source solicitation notifying of the potential order of an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been posted, advising that MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi may in the future receive an order for ammunition. The notice follows the USMC’s earlier survey of manufactures to find a suitable […] Read More … The post USMC May Buy Up To 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Bay St Louis Mississippi, Ammunition, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE


USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition

A sole source solicitation ordering an estimated 2.4 million rounds of polymer-cased .50 calibre ammunition has been awarded to MAC, LLC of Bay St. Louis, Missouri. The order for the new ammunition comes from the Marine Corps Systems Command and will include both ball and API ammunition. MAC, LLC recently became part of the Norwegian defence […] Read More … The post USMC to Buy 2.4 Million Rounds of Polymer-Cased .50 Calibre Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Daily News, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Ammunition, Marine Corps Systems Command, Nammo, Mac Llc, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE, Bay St Louis Missouri


What hides behind the designation L131A1?

What hides behind the designation L131A1? In case the pictures didn’t help you it’s the British Army’s name for the Glock 17. In 2013 the MOD (Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom) signed a £9 million contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. Personnel across all three Services began receiving […] Read More … The post What hides behind the designation L131A1? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, British Army, Armed Forces, Daily News, Glock 17, Semi-Auto, MIL/LE, British Ministry of Defence, Browning L9A1, L131A1, Viking Arms, MOD Ministry Of Defence United Kingdom


Two More Women Object To Biden’s Touchiness

Two more women are accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of invading their personal space and touching them in a way that felt uncomfortable, according to a Tuesday New York Times report. Caitlyn Caruso said Biden put his hand on her thigh and hugged her “just a little bit too long” at a University of Nevada event on sexual assault. Dr. J Hill also told the Times that Biden put his hand on her shoulder and back at a fundraising event in Minneapolis. “Only he knows his intent,” Hill said. S...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Defense, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Times, Ash Carter, Touch, Hill, Stephanie Carter, University of Nevada, Lucy Flores


Nancy Pelosi’s Perv Problem

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If you're a sleazy male Democrat, you can always count on Nancy Pelosi to run interference for you and your pervy proclivities. While she has soaked up plaudits as a champion for women (most recently as the VH1 Trailblazer Honors recipient last month for International Women's Day), what she really deserves is Cheerleader of the Year Award from the Democratic Bad Boys Club. The latest beneficiary of her soft-glove treatment is former Vice Presid...
Tags: New York, Guns, Obama, California, Oregon, Politico, Defense, Joe Biden, New York Times, Connecticut, San Diego, Capitol Hill, Nevada, Beltway, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Trump Continues To Complain That NATO Allies Don’t Spend Enough On Defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised NATO countries for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but he hounded them to pay even more, saying America still shoulders a disproportionate share of the cost of protecting Europe. The president met Tuesday with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who was in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of the organization formed to counter Russian aggression. The two leaders had kind words for one another. But in...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Senate, Germany, Russia, Defense, America, European Union, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Ap, Afghanistan