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Report: More Than 300 Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, With Pro-Assad Forces Responsible for 98 Percent

Well over 300 chemical weapons attacks have occurred during the nearly eight years-long Syrian civil war, with President Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies accounting for the vast majority of them, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing new research by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI).Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Syria, War, Military, Terrorism, Bashar Al Assad, Chemical Weapons, Syrian Civil War, Sarin, Chlorine, Barrel Bombs, Global Public Policy Institute GPPI


Billionaire warlords: Why the future is medieval

Russia? China? No. The rising world superpower is the billionaire class. Our problem, says Sean McFate, is that we're still thinking in nation states.Nation states have only existed for the last 300-400 years. Before that, wealthy groups – tribes, empires, aristocracies, etc – employed mercenaries to wage private wars. As wealth inequality reaches combustion point, we could land back in the status quo ante of the Middle Ages. Who will our overlords be? Any or all of the 26 ultra-rich billionaire...
Tags: Money, China, Russia, Future, Economics, History, War, Military, Capitalism, Innovation, Sean McFate


Chadwick Boseman to Star in Spike Lee’s Vietnam Veteran Drama ‘Da 5 Bloods’ at Netflix

Director Spike Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman have been riding quite the wave throughout awards season. Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and it also landed him a Best Director nomination. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman is the star of the Best Picture nominated Black Panther, which earned six other noms. Now the two are teaming up for a new project at Netflix called Da 5 Bloods. The Hollywood Reporter has news on Da 5 Bloods, which will be direct...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, War, Netflix, Spike-Lee, Vietnam, Jean Reno, Chadwick Boseman, Jon Kilik, Delroy Lindo, Best Picture, Lloyd Levin, Danny Bilson, Chadwick Boseman Netflix


‘Cold War’ Upsets ‘Roma’ at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards

Even though Roma walked away with the big prizes at the 2019 BAFTAs, there’s one award it wasn’t able to pick up from the American Society of Cinematographers. Even though Roma has been cleaning up throughout awards season, it appears to be facing some strong competition from Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Cold War. The film has been nominated for Best Cinematography alongside Alfonso Cuarón‘s work in Roma several times, but it’s only won in a few critics circles. Until now. Director of photography Lukasz...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Abc, Mexico, Awards, Cold War, War, Gotham, Alfonso Cuarón, Peaky Blinders, Adriano Goldman, American Society Of Cinematographers, ISC, Academy, Roma, Pawel Pawlikowski


‘Catch-22’ Teaser: George Clooney is in Command of the Hulu War Satire

George Clooney is a bad lieutenant, but hopefully a good director and executive producer of the upcoming Hulu miniseries based off Joseph Heller’s classic satirical novel, Catch-22. Clooney pulls triple duty as the director and executive producer the series with partner Grant Heslov (Good Night and Good Luck), and as the Lieutenant (later Colonel and eventually General) Scheisskopf, whose ambition and odd fixation on parades present a major obstacle for Christopher Abbott‘s protagonist Captain ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, War, Adaptation, George-Clooney, Joseph Heller, Hulu, US Air Force, Hugh-Laurie, Abbott, Coen Brothers, Clooney, Chandler, Laurie, Cathcart


Top 5 KGB operations on U.S. soil

The KGB recruited spies and carried out numerous operations in the United States.The spies compromised U.S. intelligence and military.Some practices of the KGB continue in modern intelligence. None A 1980's Time magazine article declared that the KGB, a Soviet state security agency, is the world's preeminent information-gathering organization. While the CIA, MI6, Mossad and Interpol may debate such a title, the KGB (1954-1991) was certainly one of the most powerful, feared and successful intelli...
Tags: UK, New York, Montana, Nazis, Russia, Berlin, New York City, Time, Immigration, America, Los Angeles, Intelligence, History, War, Fbi, Canada


The Army Thinks Their New Rifle Will Be Like an iPhone

There are not many ways in which an iPhone resembles a battle rifle, but military officials searching for a contractor to build the gun of the future seem to think there is.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Technology, Guns, War, Military, US military, Army, Rifles, Sure Whatever, Next Generation Squad Weapon


Jordan Peele’s Amazon Series ‘The Hunt’ Hunts Down the Rest of Its Cast

Jordan Peele‘s Nazi-hunting series has set its targets on the rest of its ensemble cast. Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman is set to lead the Amazon series with Al Pacino playing a Nazi hunter who takes Lerman’s character under his wing. Now the rest of The Hunt cast is starting to take shape. Collider reported that Jerrika Hinton, Dylan Baker, Lena Olin, Greg Austin, Catherine Tate, Tiffany Boone, Saul Rubinek and Carol Kane are all in various stages of negotiation to join the cast. Amazon has...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Casting, Nazis, New York City, War, Fbi, United States, Nazi, Al-Pacino, True Story, Murray, Kane, Reich, LERMAN


‘SNL’ Creator Lorne Michaels Producing a Movie About the Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama bin Laden

Lorne Michaels is best known for creating and executive producing Saturday Night Live, not to mention producing countless TV shows featuring SNL veterans and other notable comedians. Every now and then he tackles something that isn’t a straight-up comedy project, and the producer’s next big screen project doesn’t sound like it will be funny at all. Universal Pictures is teaming up with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video production banner to buy the rights to The Operator, a biography written by Nav...
Tags: New York Post, Movies, Drama, Navy, Montana, Osama Bin Laden, US, War, New York Times, Showtime, Tina Fey, Universal, Vietnam, True Story, Universal Pictures, Lorne Michaels


Gig Workers Unknowingly Helped Google and the Pentagon Build AI for Drones: Report

The future of artificial intelligence and war sounds dizzyingly high-tech, but that’s not always the case.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, War, Artificial Intelligence, Pentagon, Project Maven, Crowdsourced War


"More bombs and boots haven’t brought victory any closer. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have been killed, maimed and traumatized."

"Millions of people are internally displaced or are refugees in Iran and Pakistan. Poppy cultivation is up four times over 2002. Despite years of economic and military aid, Afghanistan remains one of the least developed countries in the world. Afghan security forces, which were supposed to take over from NATO troops, have lost a staggering 45,000 soldiers in battle since 2014 and can’t fill their recruitment targets. Mr. Trump’s administration — which announced it would withdraw 7,000 troops but...
Tags: Law, Iran, War, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, Pakistan, Terrorism, Nyt, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump And The Military


‘Tolkien’ First Look: Nicholas Hoult is the Hot Young ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Author

Don’t knock the Lord of the Rings nerd: the seminal high fantasy series was created by a young, hot man who apparently looked a lot like Nicholas Hoult. The Favourite actor stars in the upcoming biopic Tolkien as a young, good-looking J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer of The Lord of the Rings series and the highly imaginative creator of the world of elves, hobbits, and dragons that have captured the minds of generations. See the Tolkien first look below. Tolkien First Look Entertainment Weekly...
Tags: Images, Movies, Drama, War, Birmingham, Fox Searchlight, J R R Tolkien, Tolkien, True Story, Edith, Don, Nicholas Hoult, Hoult, Aragorn, Dome Karukoski, David Gleeson


The Top 6 Medical Inventions During the Civil War

The war saw over 600,000 dead500,000 were woundedThis created a massive need for inventions of various kinds and a rapid advancement in medicineThere were several things newly invented during the Civil War that became keys to saving lives, as well as taking them. The Gatling Gun and repeating rifles, both invented just before or during the war, became quite effective at slaughter, as well as producing wounded men in unprecedented numbers. Because such a devastating and massive war usually genera...
Tags: France, Virginia, War, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Army, Invention, Lincoln, Illinois, Bull Run, Abraham Lincoln, Hanger, Manassas, Fort Sumter, Walt Whitman


6 top medical inventions created during the Civil War

The war resulted in more than 600,000 deaths.About 500,000 were wounded.The war created a massive need for inventions of various kinds and led to rapid advancement in medicineThere were several things newly invented during the Civil War that became keys to saving lives, as well as taking them. The Gatling Gun and repeating rifles, both invented just before or during the war, became quite effective at slaughter, as well as producing wounded men in unprecedented numbers. Because such a devastating...
Tags: France, Virginia, War, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Army, Invention, Union, Lincoln, Illinois, Bull Run, Abraham Lincoln, Hanger, Manassas, Fort Sumter


"American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal..."

"... in which the insurgents guarantee to prevent Afghan territory from being used by terrorists, and that could lead to a full pullout of American troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan government, the chief United States negotiator said Monday..... After nine years of halting efforts to reach a peace deal with the Taliban, the draft framework, though preliminary, is the biggest tangible step toward ending a two-decade war that has cost tens of thousands of lives an...
Tags: Law, War, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military


Peter Jackson’s WWI Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Expanding to 500 Theaters

Documentaries about World War I don’t exactly set the box office on fire, but Peter Jackson‘s They Shall Not Grow Old bucked that trend. The doc opened late last year as part of a special Fathom Events presentation and proceeded to become the highest grossing release in the company’s history, making over $8 million. Now, everyone is looking to capitalize on the interest in this fascinating film, which utilizes cutting edge film tech to restore life to century-old war footage. So if you missed t...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, War, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Peter, Wellington New Zealand, Hoai Tran Bui, They Shall Not Grow Old


Exclusive: Michael B. Jordan Opens Up About His New Animated Series gen:LOCK

Rooster Teeth’s new animated series gen:LOCK from Gray Haddock is a near-future sci-fi fantasy set in a world where war is waged with hulking, humanoid mechas operated by hotshot pilots. The anime which inspired gen:LOCK are written all over the show, and its hero, Julian Chase (Michael B. Jordan) immediately reads as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, War, Animation, Exclusive, Mecha, Michael B Jordan, Rooster Teeth, Genlock, Gray Haddock, Julian Chase Michael B Jordan


Kosovo land swap could end conflict – or restart war

The Yugoslav Wars started in 1991, but never really ended.Kosovo and Serbia are still enemies, and they're getting worse.A proposed land swap could create peace – or reignite the conflict. The death of Old Yugoslavia Wars are harder to finish than to start. Take for instance the Yugoslav Wars, which raged through most of the 1990s. The first shot was fired at 2.30 pm on June 27th, 1991, when an officer in the Yugoslav People's Army (YPA) took aim at Slovenian separatists. When the YPA retreate...
Tags: Europe, Maps, Russia, India, Eu, Spain, European Union, War, Foreign Policy, Nato, Macedonia, Netherlands, Innovation, Serbia, Crimea, Belgium


How KGB founder Iron Felix justified terror and mass executions

Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years. None Attempting to change human behavior often ends up in unimaginable violence. The career and thinking of Felix Dzerzhinsky is a testament to this notion. Nicknamed Iron Felix, he founded the infamous Soviet security organization Cheka, known for its ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, History, War, Terrorism, Innovation, Siberia, Red Army, Kremlin, Gpu, Vladimir Lenin, Justice System, Fsb


The Unfinished Business of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Imam Zaid Shakir

During these days many in this country are commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. While most remember Dr. King for his soaring oration, symbolized by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before a sweltering throng at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, Dr. King was far more than a moving orator. He was a formidable intellectual, an effective organizer and a passionate advocate for the freedom of his people. These qualities combined with...
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Iraq, India, Religion, Evil, Society, War, Chicago, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Palestine, Islam, Civil Rights, Manhattan


Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries. None Is history just a collection of barely-connected events that recur because humans can't really learn to do better or does it have an arc that bends towards progress and a better fate for humanity? O...
Tags: Activism, Prison, Navy, History, War, United States, Innovation, International criminal court, Geneva, Red Cross, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Hague, International Committee, Geneva Switzerland, Nobel Prize


British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

Some of the most interesting predictions for the future don’t come from expert futurists or well-financed think tanks, they come from average kids. Today, we have video from the 1960s that features kids talking about their own vision for tomorrow. And it’s depressing as hell.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, War, Bbc, Britain, Automation, Nuclear War, Predictions, Brexit, 1960s, Nukes


World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast

The remains of SM UC-61, a World War I German minelaying submarine (also known as a U-boat) is resurfacing on the coast of Wissant near Calais over a century after it was abandoned and scuttled by its 26-sailor crew before they surrendered to the French, the BBC reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, France, Germany, History, War, Bbc, World War I, Archaeology, Calais, Submarines, Marine Archaeology, Wrecks, U Boats, Ship Wrecks, Wissant


Director Max Martini on 'SGT. Will Gardner'

None SGT. Will Gardner (2019) is Max Martini's second film as writer-director, a two decade long pause following 1999's Desert Son. Martini, who has appeared in front of the camera across film and television since the '80s, plays here the title character also known as Ghost, an Iraq war veteran suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury. Setting out on a road trip, he sets his hopes on reconnecting with his young son and former wife. On his journey, he continues to be haunted by flashbacks to the wa...
Tags: Feature, Music, Drama, Interview, Adventure, Iraq, America, War, Rome, Action, Dermot Mulroney, Ptsd, Cinedigm, John Ford, Martini, Veterans Administration


Shrapnel drone kills 6 at Yemen military parade

Les images de l'explosion d'un drone pendant une parade militaire dans une base loyaliste du sud du #Yémen. Six militaires ont été tués et 12 autres personnes, dont des officiers et des responsables locaux, blessées, selon un hôpital local #AFP pic.twitter.com/qn4kEcVYrD — Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) January 10, 2019 Video footage captures the moment when an explosive drone, piloted by Houthi rebels, exploded over a military parade in Yemen. It killed six soldiers and injured at l...
Tags: Post, News, War, Drones, Yemen, Hezbollah, Trump, Isreal, Tobias Schneider, Global Public Policy Institute, Qasef


The mystery material that can survive 75 nuclear blasts

A professional hairdresser and amateur chemist invented an unbelievably heat-resistant coating called Starlite. Military applications brought governments running, but the inventor's odd negotiating style ruined discussions. Was Starlite lost when he died, or had it already been stolen? None Maurice Ward was a ladies hairdresser and amateur chemist from Hartlepool, Yorkshire, England, and in 1986 he invented a startling plastic coating he called Starlite. Demonstrated on BBC's Tomorrow's World ...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, War, Nasa, Bbc, Chemistry, Materials, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Innovation, Ward, Airtours, Lee Johnson, Chris Bennett, Mark Miodownik


The mystery plastic that can survive 75 nuclear blasts

A professional hairdresser and amateur chemist invented an unbelievably heat-resistant coating called Starlite. Military applications brought governments running, but the inventor's odd negotiating style ruined discussions. Was Starlite lost when he died, or had it already been stolen? None Maurice Ward was a ladies hairdresser and amateur chemist from Hartlepool, Yorkshire, England, and in 1986 he invented a startling plastic coating he called Starlite. Demonstrated on BBC's Tomorrow's World ...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, War, Nasa, Bbc, Chemistry, Materials, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Innovation, Ward, Airtours, Lee Johnson, Chris Bennett, Mark Miodownik


U.S. Strategic Command Helpfully Reminds World It Could Still Annihilate Everyone Before Midnight

The United States Strategic Command—a high-level U.S. military unified command that oversees everything from nuclear deterrence, command, control, and communications to intelligence, cyber warfare, and combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction—helpfully reminded the world on New Year’s Eve that it has…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, War, Military, US military, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, Nukes, STRATCOM, US Strategic Command, United States Strategic Command, Peace Is Our Profession


How President Woodrow Wilson tried to end all wars once and for all

President Wilson proposed "Fourteen Points" at the end of World War I.He wanted an organization created – the League of Nations – to settle international disputes.The League was a precursor to the United Nations, but the U.S. never actually joined it. None Coming out of the horrendous calamity of World War I, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, developed a vision for an international world order that could prevent future war. He was passionate about the creation of the Leagu...
Tags: Congress, France, Nazis, History, War, Peace, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Paris, Innovation, United Nations, Wilson, Versailles, U S Congress, Woodrow Wilson


Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah: A Genuine Muslim Voice for Peace

By Mufti Mustafa Ceric , Ph.D, Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia The essence of the faith of Islam comes from two primary sources: the Qur’an, which is God’s revelation, and the Sunnah, which is the teachings, traditions, and attributes of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. But the nature of Muslims come from their many peoples and tribes: “O men, God has created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes so that you may know one another. But, indeed, the most noble of you is th...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Op-ed, Opinion, Religion, Society, War, World, Peace, West, United States, Current Affairs, United Kingdom, Islam, Muslim, Christian