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The Observer view on the Royal Navy’s operation in the South China Sea | Observer editorial

Sailing into imperial delusions is no way to run foreign policyWhat would Jack Aubrey have made of it? When Patrick O’Brian’s fictitious Royal Navy hero sailed HMS Surprise to the far side of the world, the enemy was the USS Norfolk, a lone American frigate marauding in the Pacific. Full speed ahead from the war of 1812, to 2021, and today’s maritime sparring partners are HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new £3bn aircraft carrier, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army navy and its 360 “battle-f...
Tags: Politics, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Military, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Defence, Brexit, G7, South China Sea, Ben Wallace, Patrick O'Brian

'You're all f---ed' up': Trump exploded after his officials warned against using military troops to end George Floyd protests, book says

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, President Donald Trump, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, right, wait for a meeting with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on October 7, 2019. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Milley and Esper spoke against Trump using troops to blunt the Floyd protests, per a new book. Trump was intrigued with the idea of invoking the Insurrection Act, according to the book. During the early d...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Military, New York Times, John, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump, Mike Pence, Abraham Lincoln

Massive fields of new nuclear missile silos may be China's answer to rivals with a lot more nukes

China's new DF-41 ICBMs were showcased as road-mobile missiles, but China may be planning to put them in the ground. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Experts have identified what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China. It is assumed that these silos will house the new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. Silos are vulnerable, but with enough of them and the right missiles, they can be advantageous. See more stories on Insider's business page. China a...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Military, United States, Pentagon, Xinjiang, Low, Gansu Province, Lewis, Tiananmen Square, Inner Mongolia

Biden nominates Gold Star dad Khan to religious freedom post

By Donald Judd | CNN President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,” before raising a copy of the US Constitution, asking if Trump had ever read it. Khan’s son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Bag...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Religion, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Khan, Biden, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump

UK says it has no plans for South China Sea confrontation after Beijing warning

Naval strike group is sailing through waters heavily contested between China and neighbouring countriesBritain has said it has no plans to stage a naval confrontation with China in the South China Sea and that it aims to send its carrier strike group in the most direct route across the contested body of water from Singapore to the Philippines Sea.The cooling message emerged hours after China’s military and state media warned the UK against provocation as the group, led by Royal Navy aircraft car...
Tags: UK, China, Singapore, UK News, World news, Beijing, Military, Asia Pacific, Royal Navy, Queen Elizabeth, South China Sea, Philippines Sea

Beijing warns of ‘counter-measures’ as Royal Navy sails South China Sea

Strike group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth is sailing through waters that are heavily contested between China and neighbouring countriesChina’s military and state media have warned the UK against provocation as it sent a carrier strike group, led by a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, through the contested South China Sea.A spokesman for China’s Ministry of National Defence, Wu Qian, said it respected freedom of navigation but firmly opposed any naval activities that aimed to provoke controversy. Contin...
Tags: UK, China, UK News, Beijing, Military, Royal Navy, South China Sea, Elizabeth, Ministry of National Defence, Wu Qian

Navy charges sailor in connection with San Diego warship blaze

By Barbara Starr and Paul LeBlanc | CNN The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday. The charges are based on evidence found during the criminal investigation into the fire, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in a statement, which is “sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice syste...
Tags: News, Navy, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Fires, Marine Corps, San Diego, Richard, US Navy, Robertson, Barbara Starr, Military Justice, Steve Koehler

At first year anniversary of deadly AAV sinking, families push for new hatch system to prevent future accidents

The families of nine men who died a year ago Friday, July 30, when their amphibious assault vehicle was overwhelmed with water and sank off San Clemente Island are asking the Marine Corps to stop using the vehicles in water until a safer hatch system is installed. In a press conference Thursday at a Holiday Inn in Oceanside, attorneys representing the families said they will also be filing a lawsuit against BAE Systems, the manufacturer of the AAVs, to “hold them responsible for the boys not bei...
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Have we really learned the lesson of "Never Again" from the Holocaust? -- Holocaust Museum Today in Vilnius, Lithuania

Quick note. Am in Vilnius street. Epicenter of horrific genocides and tremendous repression’s of many sorts, including Nazi and Communist. Genocide is all about conditions. Today, CCP is setting up Japan for genocide. I’ve been to China many times. They are setting conditions. And here in Vilnius is monument to Japanese Ambassador Chiune Sugihara who saved more than 2,000 Jews. Much of the rest of his life — the latter years — were quiet and obscure until his death when, as story is told, s...
Tags: Japan, Featured, China, Nazis, Military, United States, Lithuania, Young, Vilnius, Ccp, Vilnius Lithuania, Chiune Sugihara, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Sugihara, Holocaust Museum Today

Military not a magic bullet: South Africa needs to do more for long term peace

More than ever before, decisive leadership is needed from politicians, military leadership and civil society to march the South African National Defence Force in the right direction The post Military not a magic bullet: South Africa needs to do more for long term peace appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Military, South Africa, Gauteng, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, South African Police Service, South African National Defence Force, Top Six, Looting, KwaZulu-Natal, ZumaUnrest

UK monitoring sale of military supplier Ultra to firm backed by US equity

Kwasi Kwarteng has instructed Whitehall officials to keep close tabs on the takeover bid by CobhamThe UK government has signalled that it is monitoring the sale of a key military supplier to a firm backed by US private equity amid concerns over the potential impact on national security. The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, is understood to have instructed Whitehall officials to keep close tabs on the multibillion-pound takeover bid of Ultra Electronics lodged by Cobham, which is owned by the ...
Tags: Business, UK, US, UK News, Military, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Cobham, Whitehall, Ultra, Kwasi Kwarteng, Advent Continue, Ultra Electronics

Two-thirds of women in UK military report bullying and sexual abuse

Landmark parliamentary report features evidence of gang rape, sex for career advancement and trophies to ‘bag the woman’ Almost two-thirds of women in the armed forces have experienced bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination during their career, according to a parliamentary report that says the UK military is “failing to protect” female recruits.Heralding its inquiry into the treatment of women in the armed forces as one of the most vital in its history, the defence subcommittee said 62% ...
Tags: Gender, UK, Women, Society, UK News, Military, British Army, Sexual Harassment

How Different Industries Are Giving Back To The Heroes Who Serve America

Whether you’re a military veteran yourself or you want to help businesses that give back to our troops, there are many amazing ways that industries and companies are showing their gratitude. The ways that they give back are many and varied, from offering discounts on goods and services to favoring veterans during the hiring process.   Military people give up so much in the line of duty. So, it is only right that they see some small element of that returned after their service. Here are ...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, America, Military, Veterans, Veterans Day, Discounts, Coupon Codes, Home Life, American Heroes, Military Discounts, Military Heroes, Veteran Jobs Mission

Marines swim through surf in new training program as AAVs return to use in water following deadly accident

For the first time since nine men died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank during training off San Clemente Island nearly a year ago, infantry Marines at Camp Pendleton were recently back in the water in the seafaring armored vehicles. Some of the training the Marines are going through is now required after an investigation into the causes of the AAV accident, which was the deadliest training accident in the history of the vehicle’s use by the Marine Corps. Infantry from the 1st Battalion...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Local News, Pacific Ocean, AAV, McGuire, Marines Corps, U S Marine Corps, U S Marines, Indo Pacific

A Senate panel just took a step closer to requiring women to register for the US military draft

Female soldiers from the US Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division training on a firing range in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on September 18, 2012. Mark Humphrey/AP Photos A Senate panel included the requirement that women register for the draft in its annual defense policy bill. Changes to the draft law have been debated since restrictions on military service for women were lifted. Last year, a congressionally-mandated commission argued in favor of amending the law. See m...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, House, Vietnam, US Army, US supreme court, Sonia Sotomayor, Senate Armed Services Committee, National Coalition

Rothco Volunteer Day at Gerald Ryan Outreach Center

Last week, several team members had the honor of volunteering at the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center, one of the many local charities Rothco works closely with.  The Gerald Ryan Outreach Center is a Long Island based charity dedicated to transforming the lives of families, individuals, and children who are struggling to break the cycle of poverty. They do this by providing food, clothing, education and employment opportunities, hope, and compassion for those in crisis.  Rothco's Volu...
Tags: Charity, Military, Volunteer, Long Island, Giving Back, Community Center, Rothco, Rothco NY, Long Island Charity, Gerald Ryan Outreach Center, Gerald Ryan, Volunteer Day

A shameful betrayal of victims of the Troubles | Letters

Readers respond to the government’s plan to impose a statute of limitations on prosecutions for crimes committed in the Northern Ireland conflictMy sister Maxine Hambleton was murdered in the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974. The decision by Boris Johnson’s government to introduce a statute of limitations on atrocities linked to the bizarrely named “Troubles” (Report, 14 July) is yet another punch in the face for the victims of terrorism linked to Ireland.Once an amnesty is granted to terrorists ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, Military, Ireland, Northern Ireland, British Army, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Birmingham, Maxine Hambleton

Medium Caliber Weapon Systems Contract Awarded to PROOF Research

PROOF Research has just been awarded a new military contract for new “medium caliber” weapons systems which builds upon the company’s previously successful small caliber barrel technology which is currently in service with U.S. Military Forces. PROOF Research specializes in precision-made firearm barrels for both bolt-action and AR-type rifles and even produces complete rifle systems. […] Read More … The post Medium Caliber Weapon Systems Contract Awarded to PROOF Research appeared first on The...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Military, Proof, Daily News, Rifles, Barrels, PROOF Research, U S Military Forces PROOF Research

Trump said he regrets not 'immediately' sending in the US military to quash nationwide unrest last summer

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Trump attended the event to celebrate the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. Alex Wong/Getty Images A new book from two Washington Post reporters reveals one of former President Trump's regrets. He told them he wishes he had sent in the military "immediately" to quell unrest last summer. The nationwide unrest followed the murder of George Floyd by ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Military, United States, Washington Dc, Protests, Portland, Pentagon, The New York Times, Air Force

MoD rules out foul play after discovery of secret papers at Kent bus stop

Individual error blamed for security lapse after leak of information about Royal Navy destroyer off CrimeaA Ministry of Defence investigation into how secret military papers about a disputed voyage off Crimea ended up at a Kent bus stop has blamed individual error and found no evidence of foul play.The rain-sodden papers, which were handed to the BBC last month by an anonymous member of the public, predicted the likely reaction of Russia to the passage of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender o...
Tags: Europe, Russia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Bbc, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Kent, CrimeaA Ministry of Defence

FY-21 Navy Enlistment Bonus July Update

The current message has was released on July 16 with an effective date of July 19, 2021. The following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been continued, adjusted, or eliminated by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command: The Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR) realized a reduction in amounts authorized for the ratings, CTI-ATF, EOD-ATF, and MT-AEF […]
Tags: Navy, Military, Navy Recruiting, Rating-School, Enlistment Bonus, Commander Navy Recruiting Command

Israeli military-grade spy software was used to hack phones of journalists, activists, executives, and 2 women connected to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a report says

An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Military-grade spyware technology was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists, and executives, The Washington Post reported. Some of the affected journalists worked at outlets including CNN and The New York Times. The 37 numbers appeared on a list of 50,000 phone numbers in countries with a history of conducti...
Tags: Post, London, News, Washington Post, Mexico, France, Israel, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Cnn, Spyware, Surveillance, Military, Hacking

Keep Stocking Up on Food, Water Security, other needed to weather long storm Food prices will continue to rise — 90 percent chance, according to me. Remember that I started beating this drum hard in January 2020 and this proved true just months later. HIGHLY suggest you stock up on all things you need to stay home for extended periods. Do NOT tell others you are prepping. If you live around smart people who are prepared, your risks are much lower. If you live around people who are t...
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MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland

Walkers and cyclists defy closure of Ash Ranges they say is illegal under 1876 grant to armed forcesRod Johnson has walked around Ash Ranges all his life. On a few days each month, the ancient woodland is closed to the public so soldiers from Aldershot barracks can practise at the firing ranges. Related: Ministry of Defence under fire for ‘inventing rules’ to sell wildlife haven Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Rural affairs, Aldershot, Johnson, Land Rights

Trump says Gen. Mark Milley should be 'court-martialed' if he thought the former president potentially sought a coup

Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, US President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS Trump said that Gen. Mark Milley should be "court-martialed" if the reports are true that he feared a potential coup. "There was no talk of a coup, there was no coup, it all never happened," the former president said. Milley has been the chairman of Joint Chief...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Military, Washington Dc, Cia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump

'This is really f---ed up down here': GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan called Mark Milley during the Jan. 6 riot and spoke against a tentative plan to evacuate senators, book says

Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska. Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP Sullivan told Milley on Jan. 6 that a tentative plan to move senators by bus could present danger. Senators had already been rushed to a secure location within the Capitol after the riot broke out. Pelosi and Schumer later got on a call with Pentagon leaders to express alarm at the response. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska surveyed the harrowing scene at the Capitol dur...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Gop, Alaska, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Miller

Phase Two: looting was just the start say investigators and intelligence

‘A serious military operation is yet to come. Once you disrupt Soweto, you have the attention of the country and the world’ The post Phase Two: looting was just the start say investigators and intelligence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Military, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, National, State Of Emergency, SANDF, Top Six, Looting, Subs-only, ZumaUnrest, State Assets

GAO report examining numerous non-combat deaths finds lapses in training, oversight among Marines and Army

A long-awaited report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office examining the high rate of non-combat training accidents involving tanks and trucks used by the Army and Marine Corps identified nine recommendations officials say the military services should enact to save lives. The 103-page report released publicly on Wednesday, July 14, reviewed accidents between 2010 and 2019, saying driver inattentiveness, lapses in supervision and a lack of training were among the most common causes. In th...
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UK confirms plan to call time on Troubles prosecutions

Proposals to end prosecutions relating to Troubles before 1998 opposed by Irish government All criminal prosecutions relating to the Troubles and future attempts to take civil actions would be blocked under UK government plans that have united Northern Ireland’s parties in opposition. The proposals, which are also opposed by the Irish government, were announced by Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, who told MPs it was a “painful truth” that criminal investigations were unlikely to de...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Military, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Ira, Northern Irish politics, Brandon Lewis, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Good Friday Agreement

And God Spoketh... Patreon encourages, "Honestly, write anything -- your patrons would love it." That might be true, but Patreon would cancel me, lol. [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
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