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Elizabeth Holmes “was in charge” of Theranos, Mattis tells court (ars technica)

Elizabeth Holmes speaking at the Fortune Global Forum in 2015, around the time Theranos was under increasing pressure to deliver results from its ill-fated Edison testing device. (credit: Fortune Global Forum) James Mattis, the retired general and former defense secretary, took the stand yesterday in the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, detailing how his faith in the company plummeted when a Wall Street Journal expose revealed that Theranos had been performing tests on third-party equipment...
Tags: News, Defense, San Francisco, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Edison, Mattis, Fortune Global Forum, James Mattis, Tim De Chant, Theranos Mattis


POTD: Swiss Helicopter Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK)

Photo Of The Day: As promised we’re back with more Swiss Special Forces, Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), and here we can see them monitoring the environment from a helicopter. The door gunner is from the military police special detachment (MP Spez Det) and the picture was taken back in 2017. As you can see, the SIG […] Read More … The post POTD: Swiss Helicopter Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Switzerland, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, KSK, Aerial Door Gunner, Door Gunner, SIG SG-552 Commando


Jim Mattis Gives Damning Testimony On Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos

“We were being deprived of fundamental issues," the former defense secretary said.
Tags: News, Defense, Elizabeth Holmes, Jim Mattis


Racial Division, Troops’ Role in Protests Has Hurt Minority Recruiting, Air Force Says

Black interest in military service plummeted after the George Floyd protests. Can the Pentagon undo the damage?
Tags: Defense, Pentagon, George Floyd, Protests Has Hurt Minority Recruiting Air Force


James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos and let Elizabeth Holmes take his blood

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, James Mattis


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos and let Elizabeth Holmes take his blood

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Tags: Defense, US, Cnn, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, James Mattis


Learn to Use Data or Risk Dying in Battle, New Army Project Teaches

Project Ridgway pushes soldiers to use—and even create—the artificial-intelligence tools that will confer military advantage.
Tags: Defense, Ridgway, Battle New Army


10 Things in Politics: New emails reveal Hunter Biden wanted $2M for Libya deal: exclusive

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Emails reveal Hunter Biden asked for $2 million plus 'success fees' to help unfreeze Libyan assetsFDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots for older adults and others at high riskBiden tries to cool Democratic infighting as his agenda ha...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Texas, Obama, Australia, Washington Post, Cdc, Montana, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Politico, Defense


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis told the Elizabeth Holmes jury that 'there came a point when I didn't know what to believe'

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis in 2017. Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin James Mattis took the stand Wednesday in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial. He said he invested $85,000 in Theranos and shared details about its military pilot project. The former defense secretary also said Holmes was his "sole" source of information about Theranos. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis has revealed how much he invested in t...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Military, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Edison, Mattis, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, James Mattis, Elizabeth Holmes trial, Jacquelyn Martin James Mattis, Theranos Mattis


Former US Defense Secretary Testifies in Holmes Fraud Trial

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle.
Tags: Defense, US, Elizabeth Holmes, James Mattis, Holmes Fraud Trial


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies in trial of Elizabeth Holmes

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Tags: Defense, US, Cnn, Elizabeth Holmes, James Mattis


POTD: Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapons (NGSAW) Testing

TFB has been running our very special Photo Of The Day for years, sharing great photos from around the world and the world of firearms. Sometimes the selected pictures involve a lot of action and shooting, sometimes there’s another reason behind the choice. Like today, where we have some boring but still interesting pictures from […] Read More … The post POTD: Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapons (NGSAW) Testing appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, TFB, Photo of the Day, NGSW, 6.8mm NGSW, Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapons, NGSAW


Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations

The Pentagon laid out its plan to address sexual assault and domestic violence in the military, three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations made by an independent review commission.
Tags: White House, Defense, Cnn, Pentagon


Watchdog Still Reviewing Trump Administration's Handling of Some Ukraine Funds 

GAO found that the Trump team broke the law by withholding $214 million in Defense funds for policy reasons, but is still looking at another $168 million in State Department funds.
Tags: Defense, Ukraine, State Department, Oversight, Trump, GAO


Pentagon set to announce plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations

The Pentagon is set to lay out its plan for addressing sexual assault and domestic violence in the military nearly three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations laid out by an independent review commission, according to two US officials and a Senate aide familiar with the plans.
Tags: Senate, White House, Defense, US, Cnn, Pentagon


Poland’s Designated Marksman Rifles

Back in March, we reported that the Polish Army is seeking a new Designated Marksman Rifle. It has been reported by Polish media sources that FB Radom and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów have been approached to submit proposals to fulfill the Polish Army’s requirements. This month, while attending DSEI 2021 in London, we got a look at both of […] Read More … The post Poland’s Designated Marksman Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: London, Guns, Defense, Poland, Daily News, DSEI, Polish Army, Rifles, Fb Radom, Semi-Auto, Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów, MIL/LE, MWS-25, DSEI 2021, GROT 7.62N


Kristin Smart case: Father, son to stand trial in student’s 1996 disappearance

Associated Press SAN LUIS OBISPO — The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father will face a charge as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, a judge ruled Wednesday. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen said there was probable cause Paul Flores, 44, killed Smart and that Ruben Flores, 80, helped him dispose of her bo...
Tags: Crime, News, Defense, California News, Sport, Soccer, Courts, California Supreme Court, Chester, Flores, Robert Durst, Missing Persons, San Luis Obispo, Inglewood, PAUL, Tribune


Trump’s Red, White & Blue Air Force One Paint Job is Not Final, General Says

The concept image is “just something that’s on a paper,” according to Air Force acquisition official.
Tags: Defense, Air Force, Trump, Red White amp, Blue Air Force


POTD: Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan

Photo Of The Day and yet another great series of photos by Hille James Combat Photographer. Today we have pictures of the Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan, the Korps Commandotroepen (KCT). The Korps Commandotroepen is the Special Forces unit of the Royal Netherlands Army. Here’s how the Royal Netherlands Army describe their Commando Corps: The Commando Corps […] Read More … The post POTD: Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Afghanistan, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Korps Commandotroepen (KCT, Hille James Combat Photographer, Hille James Combat Photographer Today, Royal Netherlands Army, Dutch Commandos, Royal Netherlands Army Here, Commando Corps


US Air Force Developing Combat Tanker-Airlifter that Can Land on Water

In a conflict with China, aircraft will need flexibility in basing, and that means water takeoffs, landings.
Tags: China, Defense, US Air Force Developing Combat Tanker Airlifter


POTD: GIOE – Grupo de Intervenção de Operações Especiais da GNR

Photo Of The Day: Portuguese Special Forces training aircraft intervention, here just before entering. The unit is called Grupo de Intervenção de Operações Especiais or GIOE for short. In this training event, they had the support of Air Portugal and the Airport of Lisbon. You can see the iconic Heckler & Koch MP5 above, suppressed […] Read More … The post POTD: GIOE – Grupo de Intervenção de Operações Especiais da GNR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Portugal, Lisbon, GNR, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Spuhr, Air Portugal, Heckler & Koch MP5, GIOE, Grupo de Intervenção de Operações Especiais, GIOE Grupo de Intervenção de Operações Especiais


Defense Chief Orders New Review of Mistaken US Drone Strike

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a senior-level review of the Central Command investigation that determined that 10 Afghan civilians were mistakenly killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul on Aug. 29.
Tags: Defense, Kabul, Lloyd Austin, Central Command


‘Horrible Mistake’: Pentagon Admits Drone Strike Killed Children, Not Terrorists

After just eight hours of surveillance and a tip about a “white Toyota Corolla,” the U.S. fired a Hellfire missile on Aug. 29 at the wrong target.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon


POTD: Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team with U.S. Navy SEALs

Photo Of The Day: Smoking guns and a lot of action, the way we like our pictures best. Here we have U.S. Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe in a bi-lateral training exercise in Limassol (Cyprus), together with the Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (MYK). You can see a suppressed FN SCAR above. This was one […] Read More … The post POTD: Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team with U.S. Navy SEALs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, U S Navy, Special Forces, US Navy Seals, Photo of the Day, FN SCAR, Limassol Cyprus, Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team, U S Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe


30,177 Military Members Have Died by Suicide since 9/11. Why?

In the past 20 years, 30,177 active military and veterans of post-9/11 wars have committed suicide. That's four times as many deaths as those killed in action.
Tags: Defense


Miami Dolphins: Defense needs to show it's a real defense against the Bills

Big game on Sunday and I for one am Big Poppa Pumped to see what the Miami Dolphins, YOUR Miami Dolphins do to not get destroyed yet again by the Buffalo Bills. I realize it might be a bit unfair to keep asking so much out of the defense wh
Tags: News, Defense, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins


Heavy police presence as protesters trickle in for DC rally

By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — The fence around the Capitol is back up. The District of Columbia’s police department is at the ready. The U.S. Capitol Police have requested assistance from nearby law enforcement agencies including the National Guard. The Capitol Police have taken no chances for Saturday’s rally at the Capitol in support of rioters imprisoned after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. They’re working to avoid a repeat of the pre-inauguration atta...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump


Office of Trump's defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley's controversial call

A deputy to then-President Donald Trump's acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of line.
Tags: China, Defense, Cnn, Donald Trump, Joint Chiefs, Milley, Gen Mark Milley, Office of Trump


Former defense secretary reacts to admission from US military

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen reacts to the admission from the US military that it targeted the wrong vehicle in a drone strike in Kabul and killed 10 civilians.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Kabul, William Cohen


'I'd be looking for revenge': Former defense secretary on family killed in drone strike

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen reacts to the admission from the US military that it targeted the wrong vehicle in a drone strike in Kabul and killed 10 civilians.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Kabul, William Cohen