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Australian Same-Sex Couples Married Overseas Can't Get Divorced, And The UN Says It's A Breach Of Human Rights

"For me, it’s the final nail in the coffin for same-sex marriage prohibition."<p>Australian laws barring same-sex couples who married overseas from being able to get a divorce are in violation of international human rights law, a United Nations committee has declared.<p>In a decision handed down in March …

LGBTQI

Russia has reawakened 3 mystery satellites — and no one knows what they are for

Three Russian satellites that were sent into low orbit in 2013 are on the move again, and no one knows what they are for, The Daily Beast reports.<p>Having been idle for more than a year, one of the satellites went hundreds of meters off its orbit last month to within 1,200 meters of a piece of a …

2 former Navy SEAL commanders say most managers need to rethink how they lead their team

Willink was the commander of Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second-in-command as the senior of the unit's two platoon commanders. They formed a leadership consulting firm, Echelon Front, in 2010 and their 2015 book "Extreme …

US special ops are still trying to figure out how to counter Russia's new way of warfare

US special operations is researching how to counteract a new breed of warfare that Russia, China and Iran have been using quite successfully in recent years, Defense News reported.<p>Known as gray-zone conflict or hybrid warfare, it encompasses "activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or …

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College Football

How Trump Can Fix The Army's Tank Fleet, Deter Russia and Boost Midwest Manufacturing -- In 5 Years

The last plant in the U.S. that can build tanks is a sad symbol of America’s industrial decline. Located in Lima, Ohio, midway between Dayton and Toledo, it currently produces only one M1A2 Abrams tank per month. During the Reagan years, it turned out 60 per month. Another 60 were built each month …

Military

A Marine shares why your ability to lead directly relates to your level of self-awareness

Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran and the coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success." Here Morgan shares what it takes to be a leader. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>If you can communicate your vision, your expectation,</i> …

Lowe’s prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost

The non-motorized exoskeletons are currently being trialled in a store in Virginia<p>Hardware chain Lowe’s is outfitting employees with a simple exoskeleton to help them on the job. The company has partnered with Virginia Tech to develop the technology, which makes lifting and moving heavy objects …

An Air Force Academy cadet created a bullet-stopping goo to use for body armor

After a little more than a year of research and more than 20 attempts to get the right materials, an Air Force Academy cadet and professor have developed a kind of goo that can be used to enhance existing types of body armor.<p>As part of a chemistry class project in 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir …

Military

Unconventional Warfare in the Gray Zone By Joseph L. Votel, Charles T. Cleveland, Charles T. Connett, and Will Irwin

<b>This is one of the best descriptions of modern unconventional warfare and special warfare.</b><br>Unconventional Warfare in the Gray …

Head of Putin's military intelligence unexpectedly dies

No cause of death has yet been announced, but there has been no suggestion of anything shady or strange about his demise, even at this relatively young age (especially by the standards of Russian military gerontocracy!).<p>No doubt more details will follow tomorrow; today it's just the hurried …

Military Review Explains the Russian View of Future War

The latest issue of the US Army's Military Review professional journal has three related items of great importance. The first is the complete text of …

Understanding Military Strategy and the Four Levels of War

When "strategy" gets thrown around by politicians and the media, you can bet it's being misused.<p>In my sustained effort to help others understand the news, there is one important area that really must be addressed, both because this is an election period and because some of these words are so widely …

War

Russia’s new EMP-proof military smartwatch tracks vitals, locations

Russia’s military now has an innovative and resilient new smartwatch in its inventory. The wearable device, which could operate in conditions …

Video appears to show the joint US raid against ISIS in Iraq that killed an American soldier

US Army Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler was the first American to die in ground combat with ISIS, and the first American service member to die in Iraq since the war there ended in 2011.<p>Another video, which appears to show the same raid, was reported by The Washington Post and obtained from the …

Here is what it's like when Special Forces raid a compound

Few groups in the US military are as revered as Army Special Forces. They slip into other countries and work with the locals to build up friendly forces and take down enemies. Here's what it looks like when they strike a compound.

Pentagon Directly Supports the “Islamic State”: US Air Force Provides Air Transport for ISIS Leaders in Iraq. “US Weapons and Foodstuff for the Terrorists” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Image: A US chopper landed in areas under the control of the ISIL terrorist group in Western Iraq and flew away to an unknown destination with …

The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements

Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade<p>Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.<p>Intelligence<p>Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault …

Military

An Investor's Guide to the Top 10 Military Helicopters

Who sells the most? And which is the best stock to buy?<p>Remember our top 10 fighter jet report that ran a couple weeks back? In it, we ran down the 10 …

Marines, DARPA show what real-time air support looks like

C4ISR<p><b>Marine forces used the KILSWITCH tablet to identify a target and communicate its position.</b><p>Military researchers and Marines recently demonstrated …

Boeing's Force Field Could Save Soldiers From Brain Injuries

It's not quite "Star Trek," but Boeing has patented a force field that's meant to keep soldiers safe on the battlefield. In theory, it would sense an explosion from a roadside bomb, counter the resulting shock wave with an electric, laser or microwave arc, and save the soldiers from potential brain …

Star Trek

Islamic State Militants Ask Twitter To 'Suggest A Way To Kill The Jordanian Pilot Pig'

A picture of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State last week has been released showing the hostage wearing an orange jump suit, similar …

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both …

‘Jihadi Babies’: ISIS Booklet Teaches Mothers How To Raise Future Islamic State Fighters

Jihadi babies are the focus of an ISIS booklet designed to teach mothers how to raise future Islamic State fighters. Fostering future ISIS fighters …

Navy's newest fighter makes first carrier landing

A combination of old and new hooked up off the coast of San Diego Monday to give the U.S. Navy a glimpse into its future.<p>The moment was the first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier for the military's new Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C Lightning II. An arrested landing means the jet was …