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The US Army has awarded a contract for its next service pistol

Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, program.<p>"We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice," Ron Cohen, chief …

There's more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton.<p>But what exactly is the "intelligence community?" …

12 Green Flags Men Look For If They Want To Know If You Have ‘Serious’ Potential

<b>1. She’s interested in dating you not just anyone.</b> There’s a pervasive fear among men, especially as you get into your late 20’s, that women are more …

How to Turn 12 Everyday Items Into Improvised Weapons | The Art of Manliness

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” –General James “Mad Dog” Mattis<p>While rare, violence often strikes when you …

7 Ways Leaders Can Take Their Communication Skills to the Next Level

Quick and painless. That is, if you're seriously committed to growing.<p>As you look into improving your communication skills as a manager heading into 2017, take these proven leadership concepts for a spin.<p>1. Be mindful of using negative metaphors and clichés.<p>Some leaders sprinkle violent …

Emotional Intelligence

The elite Russian special forces who took over Crimea are doing the same thing in Aleppo

The number of Russian special ops troops in Syria is likely in the "low hundreds," but they are the eyes and ears on the ground to carry out precision airstrikes, and have been used to directly target rebel leaders, according to experts who spoke with the Wall Street Journal.<p>Aleppo, Syria's largest …

I Miss You, But I Refuse To Text You

Thoughts of you cross my mind, a little too frequently lately. I thought I moved on and got over you, but I guess my mind was just burnt out from you …

After interviewing over 100 successful people, Tim Ferriss says a passage from a 1922 novel captures the approach every high performer takes

Since starting his podcast in 2014, bestselling author Tim Ferriss has interviewed well over 100 highly successful people, from Navy SEALs to billionaire entrepreneurs.<p>He uses his interviews to pick apart the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," that have brought these subjects to the …

Barack Obama openly addressed the racism he’s faced as US president

As he nears the end of his term, and prepares to be succeeded by one of the ringleaders of a racist campaign to undermine his legitimacy, US president Barack Obama offered some candid thoughts about race in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, aired on Dec. 8.<p>“I think there’s a reason why …

Barack Obama

Political instability is on the rise in one of OPEC's strongest members

Due to the commodity's depressed prices over the last two years, major producers have been facing growing financial stresses that threaten to morph into political tumult.<p>Most attention has been centered on Saudi Arabia, and its attempts to pivot away from its oil "addiction." But another Gulf state …

Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.<p>"Nothing is more important than protecting your own name, and today's decision shows the importance of that principle," Jordan said in a …

Turkey's Erdogan cements his power

The Turkish government has presented plans to parliament that, if approved, would change the constitution and see the country adopt a presidential …

Constitutional Law

Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week: sources | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waves after arriving at John Glenn …

How Islamic State is using consumer drones

Cheap off-the-shelf drones are changing how so-called Islamic State and other groups are fighting - and the world’s militaries are racing to catch up<p>A small drone rises into the air. The operator checks its bird’s-eye view on a screen before nudging a control and sending the drone buzzing across …

Drones

The Russian Navy Is Developing a New Submarine That Can Perform One Truly Strange Trick

Russia’s Rubin design bureau is working on developing a miniature autonomous unmanned submarine that would be used to replicate the characteristics …

MotoGP 2017 World Championship Race Schedule

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has announced its 18-round schedule for the 2017 MotoGP World Championship beginning with the …

Motorsport

Intelligence Chief Publishes New Training Guide to Teach Whistleblower Rights

Intelligence chief James Clapper this week published a new training curriculum on whistleblower rights for all federal employees and contractors with …

Surveillance

The CIA says it has evidence that Russia tried to help Trump win the US election

The CIA believes that Russia intentionally meddled in the US election specifically to help Donald Trump win.<p>That allegation was revealed in a secret CIA presentation that was given to lawmakers, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on Friday night.<p>Intelligence officials believe they …

Washington Post: CIA concluded Russia intervened to help Trump

President Obama has reportedly opened an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence on the recent election, however, according to the <i>Washington Post</i>, a CIA assessment has already pointed the finger. The <i>Post</i> claims a CIA shared its latest report with senators in a briefing last week, …

Donald Trump

Secret CIA Report: It’s ‘Quite Clear’ That Russia Did Things To Try To Help Get Trump Elected

Earlier today President Obama ordered the U.S. intelligence community to conduct a full investigation of allegations that the Russians may have hacked voting machines in an effort to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election. Now we may know at least part of the reason why.<p>Tonight the <i>Washington Post</i> …

Donald Trump

Trump Admits His Threat To Lock Up Clinton Was Just For Show

"That plays great before the election. Now, we don’t care, right?”<p>President-elect Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged his threat to imprison Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state was simply an appeal to win voters.<p>As Trump spoke at a rally in Grand …

Pentagon Confirms Russia Has a Submarine Nuke Delivery Drone

This is very bad news.<p>The Pentagon has confirmed that a new Russian nuclear delivery drone is real. The undersea drone, which carries an enormous nuclear warhead to destroy coastal cities and military bases, was tested late last month. The test was leaked by unnamed sources to <i>The Washington Free</i> …

This Is How Your Physical Appearance Relates To Your Zodiac Sign

There are physical traits that each astrological sign has and it’s remarkably accurate. They are mostly related to the animal or symbol that …

56 patients missing after escape from Kenyan mental facility

<b>(CNN) —</b> If doctors in Kenya were looking for a way to show their value -- it couldn't have come clearer.<p>Hours after medical workers', strike began on Monday, 61 patients from the country's largest mental facility escaped the hospital grounds, climbing an exterior wall and wandering across the …

Queen Elizabeth I’s Vast Spy Network Was The First Surveillance State

One of her spies signed his reports with a familiar moniker: “007.”<p>In a lowly tavern in an English town in the 1580s, a group of men met to organize …

Queen Elizabeth II

Michael Lewis on the Psychological Quirks Trump Exploited to Become President

<i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i>, can safely be called a must-read for behavioral psychology nerds. It tells the story of how …

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.<p>Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse …

Democrats have no good outcomes if they try to oppose Mattis for Defense Secretary

If the Democrats choose to oppose the nomination of Gen. James Mattis for Defense Secretary, it's probably not going to go well for them — regardless of the final outcome.<p>The nomination of the retired Marine general has put Democrats in a bit of a pickle: Since he hasn't been out of uniform for the …

Obama Makes Final Defense of Counterterrorism Legacy Before Handing Off To Trump

The president listed his top achievements as president, knowing his successor might dismantle them all.<p>WASHINGTON ― In his last planned speech on national security, President Barack Obama warned his successor against rolling back several of the reforms he made to the way the U.S. wages war against …

Desperate ISIS forced to recruit elderly men after losing thousands of fighters as caliphate falls

Desperate ISIS leaders have been forced to recruit elderly men after losing thousands of soldiers in battle, new footage reveals.<p>The terror group …