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Has the U.S. Military Really Lost ‘The Art of Killing’?

The U.S. Naval Institute published an article in the December 2017 issue of Proceedings Magazine titled “Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again.” The …

War

Death of Military Contractors Illuminates Russia’s War by Proxy in Syria

Officials from the United States and Russia, together with non-governmental sources, all agree on the core narrative: On February 7, 2018, east of …

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more …

Data Warehousing

These Are The 5 Microsoft Skills Data Analysts Need To Know

This course that teaches everything from how to make your data interactive to how to automate complex tasks, and it’s only $29.<p>Microsoft programs are …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

Leadership

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

More details have emerged from a massive battle in Syria that is said to have pitted hundreds of Russian military contractors and forces loyal to the Syrian government against the US and its Syrian rebel allies — and it looks as if it was a mission to test the US's resolve.<p>Bloomberg first reported …

Military

7.5 magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.<p>At least 50 homes suffered damage …

Natural Disasters

Sorry But Successful People Don't Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Having an idea is so close to nothing that nobody who has actually done anything cares about your idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas, ideas, ideas.<p>Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers is the greatest …

Success

Airport Immigration Check Using Facial Recognition? Passports To Be Replaced With New Technology In Australia By 2019-2020

Australia’s international airports are in the process of automating 90 percent of air traveler processing by 2020 by implementing facial recognition …

New Satellites Will Soon Allow Flights to Be Tracked in Real Time

Losses like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be a thing of the past.<p>Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over …

This App Offers Personal Recommendations While Keeping Your Data Private - MIT Technology Review

Personalization shapes your apps, services, and digital personal assistants, but to do it they tend to gather a lot of data about you. Researchers …

Computer Science

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments

While global investment in cybersecurity startups may have shown signs of slowing in 2016, Israel – second only to the U.S. market – remained strong and showed impressive numbers yet again, as we witnessed a surge in funding and continued innovation.<p><b>Investments in Israeli Companies Continues to Rise</b><p>…

Venture Capital

Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000.<p>The showdown takes place as part of the “Brains vs. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Nato has our 'unshakeable commitment', Pentagon chief vows

US defence secretary James Mattis tells UK counterpart Michael Fallon that defence ties were the ‘bedrock of our security’<p>James Mattis, the new US defence secretary, has reassured his British counterpart that Washington has an “unshakeable commitment” to Nato, despite Donald Trump previously …

Donald Trump

Some Mosul residents face new fears after Islamic State rule | Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Mohamed Mahmoud is relieved he no longer has to watch Islamic State militants hang corpses from electricity poles, now that Iraqi forces have cleared the group from his east Mosul district. But he still fears for his safety.<p>A man speaks on his phone next to destroyed houses …

Islam

Watch a US-led airstrike wipe out an ISIS escape route amid the fighting in Mosul

The Iraqi government said last week that its forces and partners had retaken the eastern half of Mosul, ejecting ISIS fighters from a big chunk of their last stronghold in the country.<p>Even as signs of everyday life return to parts of eastern Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, ISIS militants are …

Mosul

Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.<p>A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at …

Mosul

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

FBI warns of possible Islamic State-inspired attacks in U.S.: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities cautioned local law enforcement on Friday to be aware that supporters of Islamic State have been calling for their sympathizers to attack holiday gatherings in the United States, including churches, a law enforcement official said.<p>The warning, issued …

Terrorism

Scaling Up Your Business: 33 Leaders on the Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

Scaling up a business is a very different ball game from starting a business.<p>A new level brings with it numerous challenges. If you get it wrong, you will either lose a lot of money, or worse - you might even have to shut down.<p>The best way to avoid some of these mistakes is to listen to leaders who …

Business Strategy

Tech Start-Ups Load Up On Bank Debt As Venture Capital Backs Off

Please login to view the rest of this article - Not subscribed? Get our adfree exclusive content for only a few dollars a month.<p>It also helps us fund …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Self-improvement
Social Media

'Let it be an arms race': Donald Trump clarifies position on nuclear weapons

It was unclear who Trump was directing arms race threats against, but he said he received a letter from Putin calling for ‘collaboration on the international scene’<p>The president-elect Donald Trump has stunned nuclear weapons experts by appearing to call for a renewed arms race on his Twitter feed …

Donald Trump

Turkish forces fight ISIL to capture al-Bab, 14 soldiers killed

GAZİANTEP/ANKARA<p>AA photo<p>Clashes between Turkish forces and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

Middle East

War in Iraq and Syria

Dec. 20, 2016, 7:05 p.m.<p>World<p>America got further drawn back into the war in Iraq — with new fronts in neighboring Syria — as the effort to drive out the militant jihadists known as Islamic State led to a violent and protracted fight around the group’s Iraq stronghold in the city of Mosul.<p>The …