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‘No Man Left Behind’ Also Applies to Our Afghan Interpreters

If no action is taken, we are, in effect, sentencing them to death at the hands of the Taliban.
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POTD: M27 IAR – Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force

Our Photo Of The Day takes place at an undisclosed location, which I’m sure makes people even more curious. Above we see a U.S. Marine with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, who is assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command. He’s participating in a combat marksmanship range in […] Read More … The post POTD: M27 IAR – Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Iar, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M27, Hk416, M38, AR Patterned, ACOG Squad Day Optic


Austin: Money for Destroyer Could Be Restored to Budget

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the government intends to purchase a destroyer that was cut from the Biden administration’s defense budget.
Tags: Defense, Biden, Lloyd Austin


Aquaterro To Offer SIG Next Gen Weapons To Australian Army

The US Army’s ongoing Next Generation Squad Weapon program has spawned capable designs from three companies. While the NGSW program has not yet selected a winner it was inevitable that the companies would begin to offer their weapons to other nations seeking to upgrade their infantry small arms. It appears that the first may be […] Read More … The post Aquaterro To Offer SIG Next Gen Weapons To Australian Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Australian Army, Rifles, Machine Guns, Ef88, NGSW, Aquaterro, Next Generation Squad Weapons, Land 159


POTD: Belgian Sniper with Suppressed FN SCAR

Photo Of The Day – Today we’re sharing some wonderful images from the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre. We’ve seen some other selected images from this event before, and it’s an event that just keeps on giving like a summer holiday on Crete. The picture above with the Belgian Special Forces Sniper and his […] Read More … The post POTD: Belgian Sniper with Suppressed FN SCAR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Nato, Belgium, Crete, Sniper, Special Forces, Photo of the Day, Rifles, FN SCAR, Schmidt & Bender


US Begins Shifting Afghan Combat Operations Outside Country

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling Congress that the U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country’s borders, as the troop withdrawal continues.
Tags: Congress, Defense, US, Afghanistan, Lloyd Austin


Marine General Punished For Training, Evaluation Failures Before Deadly Accident

Commandant’s decision may end Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi’s career.
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To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.
Tags: Defense, US Army


New Air Force One Could Be Delayed Another Year

GAO’s latest cost estimate brings the price tag to $2.6 billion apiece.
Tags: Defense, GAO


US Could Close Kabul Embassy If Future Afghanistan Government Includes Taliban, Top General Says

CENTCOM's Gen. McKenzie says U.S. military will still be able to help interpreters and other Afghan helpers after departure.
Tags: Defense, US, Kabul, CENTCOM, Gen McKenzie


Retired Army Major General Demoted for Sex Crime Conviction

The Secretary of Defense has reduced a retired Army major general to the rank of second lieutenant after his guilty plea in Virginia in 2020 to charges of rape and incest.
Tags: Virginia, Defense, Army


POTD: Italian Sniper with Beretta ARX 200 Designated Marksman Rifle

Photo Of The Day: If the picture above was of an FN SCAR, the fan groups would be all over it. Somehow I think there are fewer fans of the Beretta ARX 200 out there, but what’s not to like about the rifle? Many years ago TFB covered the Beretta ARX 200 7.62mm Designated Marksmen Rifle, […] Read More … The post POTD: Italian Sniper with Beretta ARX 200 Designated Marksman Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, TFB, Photo of the Day, AI AW, Beretta ARX-200, Steiner ICS


Where the US Army’s Cut List and Wish List Overlap

Some programs slated for trimming in the 2022 budget proposal also appear on the service’s list of unfunded priorities.
Tags: Defense, US Army


POTD: NATO Maritime Sniper Course

Photo Of The Day: Most of the “sniping” I do is done when it’s cold, in the dusk and on land for some reason. These professionals do it differently: mid-air, over the sea and the weather looks quite warm. What’s not to like? Below we have a Dutch Marine Sniper, as he re-chambers a round […] Read More … The post POTD: NATO Maritime Sniper Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Nato, Potd, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, Dutch Sniper, Maritime Sniper Course, NMIOTC, NATO Maritime Sniper Course


3 Takeaways From Jets’ Game 2 Loss to Canadiens

After sweeping the Edmonton Oilers in Round 1, the Winnipeg Jets‘ game looked about as complete as it could get. Defense, offense, flashy goals, chemistry – it was all there,…
Tags: Defense, Sport, Hockey, Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Carey Price, Mark Scheifele, 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs


Pentagon will not allow Pride flags to fly on bases

By Idrees Ali | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow Pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald Trump that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden said that nearly 1,500 of his federal agency appointees identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, in a proclamation marking the start of Pride Month celebr...
Tags: Politics, News, Australia, Washington, India, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Military, Pentagon, Lgbtq, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


POTD: Heckler & Koch G36E in Ejército de Tierra

Photo Of The Day: Ejército de Tierra is Spain’s territorial army. Here we can see the Battalion Zapadores of the Brigade ‘Guadarrama’ XII as they carry out an exercise to cross water obstacles in various ways . They are using the Heckler & Koch G36E. E is short for Export. The rifle has a telescopic sight […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch G36E in Ejército de Tierra appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Spain, Koch, Photo of the Day, G36, Ejército de Tierra, G36E, Guadarrama XII


Biden's Pentagon says it's keeping the Trump administration ban on flying Pride flags at military bases

F-35 pilots with an LGBTQ+ Pride flag after a Pride Month flyby at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, June 26, 2020. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez The Pentagon says its keeping a policy banning unofficial flags on bases, including the Pride flag. The Pentagon created a policy last July that effectively banned the Confederate flag, among others. A Pentagon spokesman said the decision does not show a lack of respect for the LGBTQ+ community. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Politics, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Arizona, Pentagon, Biden, Donald Trump, Pride, Flags, Trump, State, Antony Blinken, John Kirby


Biden: Government Must Draft Anti-Corruption Plan by December

Analysts hailed the memo’s designation of corruption as a national security threat and its deadline for action.
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Austin Asks Top General For ‘Options’ to Evacuate Afghans

Operation would need authorization from White House, which is not yet “actively pursuing” the idea.
Tags: White House, Defense, Austin Asks Top


Biden is signing onto Trump's trillion-dollar plans for new nuclear weapons

President Joe Biden in an electric Ford F-150 lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Michigan, May 18, 2021. Nicholas Kamm/Associated Press President Joe Biden's first defense budget, totalling $752.9 billion, continues a Trump effort to "modernize" US nuclear forces. That modernization could cost upward of $1.5 trillion over 15 years, and Biden's plan will only add to simmering debate about whether the US needs those nukes. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Defense, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wyoming, Ford, House, Nuclear Weapons, Warren


Military Leaders Wary of Changes in Sexual Assault Policy

The Associated Press has learned that leaders of the military services have expressed reservations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command.
Tags: Defense, Associated Press, Lloyd Austin


Pentagon Shelves Plans for New Air Force Two

In the meantime, the Air Force is in the early stages of developing supersonic and hypersonic passenger aircraft.
Tags: Defense, Air Force, Pentagon Shelves Plans for New Air Force


6 foreign special-operations units the US relies on to do what it can't

A German Special Forces soldier lines his sites on a target 500 meters away, and awaits direction to engage. US Army As good as the US military's special-operations forces are, they can't do everything. US special operators often rely on other forces for support and to carry out missions. These 6 are the cream of the foreign crop. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has some of the best special operations units in the world, but they can't do everything on t...
Tags: Isis, Navy, France, Germany, Iraq, Defense, Israel, US, Trends, Syria, Uganda, Afghanistan, Munich, Taliban, British Army, Kabul


Eyeing China, Biden’s First Pentagon Budget Would Cut Troops, Buy Future Weapons

DepSecDef Hicks called the president’s $715 billion spending request “a foundation for fielding a full range of needed capabilities.” Republicans called it “a cut.”
Tags: Defense, Biden, First Pentagon, DepSecDef Hicks


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hits back at Ted Cruz's criticism of the US military, saying his comments are helping Russia and China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on CNN. CNN Sen. Ted Cruz called the US military "woke" and "emasculated" last month. The defense secretary told CNN that adversaries could use such attacks to undermine the US. Cruz had shared a video unfavorably contrasted the US Army with Russia's. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday hit back at a recent tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas that unfavorably contrasted US military recruitment vide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Ted Cruz, News UK, Kremlin, US Army, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Defense Sec. Austin hit back at Ted Cruz's criticism of the US military, saying his comments are helping Russia and China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on CNN. CNN Sen. Ted Cruz called the US military "woke" and "emasculated" last month. The defense secretary told CNN such attacks could be used by adversaries to undermine the US. Cruz had shared a video unfavorably comparing the US Army with Russia's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hit back at a recent tweet by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas that unfavorably contrasted the US military recruitment videos with Russ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Ted Cruz, News UK, Kremlin, US Army, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz


Naval Spending Proposal Defies Calls to Buy Extra Ships, Boost Marines’ Budget

President’s first spending request seeks to cut procurement to free funds for operations and maintenance.
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Defense Sec. Austin Swipes At Complaints About Diversity Push In Military

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pushed back against conservatives' complaints that the Pentagon's efforts to promote diversity in its recruiting campaign was somehow emasculating or other undermining the U.S. military. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Defense, Diversity, Pentagon, Defense Department, Lloyd Austin, Cristina Cabrera


Biden's Memorial Day warning: 'Democracy itself is in peril'

• Analysis: Yes, democracy really is in danger • CNN Exclusive: Defense secretary dismisses Ted Cruz's accusations • The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Tags: News, Defense, Ted Cruz, Stories, Biden