Leonel Rachid

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BUD/S TRAINING STAGES

THE BUD/S TRAINING STAGES: THEY'RE DESIGNED TO WEED OUT THE WEAK<p>By U.S. Navy SEAL + SWCC Scout Team<br>Posted May 13, 2016<p>Before becoming Navy SEALs, …

Weather

A Navy SEAL explains how to make your home more secure

Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of "100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation," explains how you can make your home more secure. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Clint Emerson:</b> We tend to look at home …

Taking Stock of U.S. Policy Options in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia - Foreign Policy Research Institute

September 2, 2016<p>North Africa<p>The three countries that comprise the Maghreb region — Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia — are bound by important cultural, …

The Guardian view on the G20: helping China find its new place in the world | Editorial

Whether the US president got a red carpet welcome might seem irrelevant – but the furore says much about China’s growing power<p>Little things can mean a lot. The minutiae of diplomatic protocol seem trivial when the subjects on the G20’s table are so huge, including climate change, global economic …

China

How the world's largest military stacks up to the US armed forces

A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service outlines China's 2.3 million-member armed forces and sheds light on misconceptions from Western military analysts.<p>Simply put, the report challenges the idea that Westerners can understand China's military and foreign-policy decisions …

America's most expensive warship ever built will undoubtedly change naval warfare

The US Navy's 10 Nimitz-class flat-top aircraft carriers are the envy of the world, and yet the Navy has a newer, more powerful, and more advanced carrier in the works: the Ford-class.<p>Named after US President Gerald Ford, the Navy plans to procure four of these titans of the sea. In the slides …

5 lessons America has failed to learn from the Iraq War

After vowing not to put boots on the ground, Obama has now committed troops to Syria and Yemen. Here we go again<p>Peter Van Buren<p>May 17, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>One of the most popular apps these days is Snapchat. It allows the sender to set a timer for any …

How the US Can Defeat Putin’s Shadow War

Vladimir Putin has a czarist vision of a greater Russia, and his first order of business is getting the U.S. out of Europe. To defeat him, we first …

Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world.<p>The United States remained far and away the top spender, …

Barack Obama and the West have abandoned their ally Saudi Arabia - but they will regret it

Saudis have recently taken to describing President Barack Obama using an Arabic phrase "<i>tarajala unn faras addiblumasiah"</i> which, roughly translated, …

New coalition commander inherits raging war in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Army General John Campbell stepped down as commander of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan on Wednesday, capping an 18-month tenure that saw the alliance transition from regular combat to a training-focused mission as war continued to rage.<p>Incoming Commander of Resolute …

Afghanistan

UFOs And Aliens 'Have Visted Earth' Former US Naval Officer Claims

UFOs and aliens have visited Earth a former US Naval officer has claimed.<p>Speaking to the Express, he said: "I have never seen a UFO or ET or alien, …

Paranormal

These 17 photos show why artillery is king of the battlefield

While infantry carries the title of "Queen of the Battle," it's the artillery that's king. It strikes over vast distances, hits with a lot of force, and remains mobile and accurate. Here are 17 photos of these awesome weapons and their crews:

The Top Secret Cold War Plan to Bring the U.S. Under Martial Law

The War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 movie Dr. Strangelove. (Photo: Columbia Pictures/Wikimedia)<p><i>A version of this story originally appeared on</i> …

Surveillance

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like …

Why America Is The World's True Energy Superpower

In my previous article, I addressed the notion that Denmark is leading the U.S. in wind power. As I pointed out, in 2014 the U.S. produced 183.6 Terawatt-hours (TWh) of wind power, which was the most ever for any country in the world, and nearly 14 times greater than Denmark’s 13.2 TWh of …

There are big changes underway in Saudi Arabia

<i>The House of Saud is crushing dissent and cutting benefits at home, while intervening militarily abroad. Why? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Are</b> …

Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

It’s as Russian as borscht, but the AK-47 will soon be made in Florida.<p>The weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of armies around the world, some 100 million AK-47s have been made in Russia since it rolled off the line in 1947. But now, the company’s U.S. arm is planning to …

Morocco to Participate in US-led International Coalition Against ISIS In Libya

New York – <b>Morocco will reportedly participate in a US-led international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya</b>.<p>The United …

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies

From Exxon to Rosneft to Petrobras, here are the world's biggest oil and gas companies -- and the people who control them. (With data from WoodMackenzie.)

US-Saudi relations are being put to the test

This week, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been magnified by the Saudi execution of an outspoken Shi'ite Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr.<p>This has resulted in a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>We should not expect that this incident will lead to a breaking of …

The coolest military tech coming in 2016

These 11 weapons have been in the US military’s inventory for more than 40 years

The western world is always in a rush for the latest and greatest iPhone or other tech gadgets, but troops know that some weapons systems stand the test of time without too many, if any, mods. Here are 11 of them.

Missile kills at least 180 Saudi-led troops

<b>At least 180 Saudi-led troops are killed after Yemen's army fires a ballistic missile at a military base in retaliation for heavy bombing and capture</b> …

41 pictures that show why a US aircraft carrier is such a dominant force

Carriers are expensive, with new Ford-class ships running about $13 billion, but they last about 50 years.<p>Business Insider's Robert Johnson visited the USS Eisenhower during a massive mine clearing effort in the Persian Gulf a few years ago.<p>The Ike, which finished two years worth of maintenance in …

Extreme Sleep Deprivation: How Navy SEALs Handle No Sleep

Navy SEALs may be some of the toughest people on the planet, but even an elite soldier doesn't do well without sleep.<p>Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, …

JEB BUSH: Here's how I'd deal with China

"That's only from one candidate. That's a technical term for him," Bush, the former Florida governor and presidential candidate, said in an interview with Business Insider of the "eating our lunch" formulation.<p>Real-estate mogul Donald Trump has used the phrase before. But in this case, when an …

FACT CHECK: FALSE: President Obama Scores 102 on IQ Test, Lowest in Presidential History

CLAIM<p>President Obama achieved the lowest IQ score among all U.S. presidents of the last 100 years.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>On 12 December 2015, <i>Empire News</i> …

The 10 Best Fighter Aircraft in the World

There are undoubtedly many impressive fighter aircraft around the world. Some of the most important features for a fighter aircraft include speed, …

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here's what it got right (and really wrong)

2015 is winding down fast, and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Others were completely wrong.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><i>Nicholas Carlson contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>