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US Navy SEALs Eliminate 14 Al Qaeda Terrorists in First Yemen Attack Under Trump

For the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump, American commandos landed Sunday in Yemen to attack a senior-level Al Qaeda unit in the …

Scientists advising the US military say fears of an AI existential threat are ‘uninformed’

There are plenty of regular threats though<p>Public perceptions of military AI can lean toward the apocalyptic — understandable when prominent figures like Elon Musk warn us about the possible rise of <i>Terminator</i>-style artificial intelligence. But when it comes to the judgements the military actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Russia and China Fear America's Ohio-Class Submarines

Nine years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ishirō Honda’s <i>Godzilla</i> depicted a monster awakened from the depths of the ocean to …

Military

The US just put China on notice with F-35s in the Pacific — but China may be ready with a counter punch

But while the plane has revolutionary radar-evading capability, China has some tricks up its sleeve as well.<p>The F-35B has only just gone online with initial operational capability. Basing them in Asia, where China and the incoming Trump administration have already butted heads and borne their teeth …

Military

Russian ambassador killing: Moscow to boost security at embassies

<b>Russia's intelligence services are to develop extra security measures for its embassies following the killing of its ambassador to Turkey.</b><p>Andrei Karlov was shot dead as he gave a speech on Monday in Ankara.<p>The gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, an Ankara policeman, was apparently protesting at …

Russia

Here to Serve

Located on the east side of the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area, DeKalb County occupies an area of approximately 270 square miles with a …

For the First Time Ever, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load and Drops Live-Bombs

The aircraft flew from the Navy's first America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship, the USS America, to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., where it dropped live …

More Women Coming to Combat Roles in Military

As civilian women in ever greater numbers choose to arm themselves and to carry firearms for self-defense, it looks like there will be more women …

Military

Russia has been in contact with Trump team over Syria, senior diplomat says

MOSCOW — Russia has been in contact over Syria with the team of President-elect Donald Trump, a senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday, suggesting that Moscow is already looking past the Obama administration when it comes to the crisis in Syria.<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted by …

Russia

Charlotte police officer who fatally shot Keith Scott ‘acted lawfully,’ won’t be charged

The officer who fatally shot a Charlotte man in September will not be charged for the shooting, prosecutors said Wednesday, concluding that the man was armed and that the officer acted lawfully during the encounter.<p>“It’s a justified shooting based on the totality of the circumstances,” R. Andrew …

Law Enforcement

Vigils and protests swell across U.S. in wake of Trump victory

Vigils and protests against Donald Trump spread from coast to coast early Thursday as crowds burned effigies of the president-elect, blocked highways and warned of wider backlash — underscoring the difficult task Trump faces in uniting a fractured country.<p>Despite Hillary Clinton and President Obama …

Donald Trump

Marine Hornet pilot killed in California crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Marine pilot was killed when his F/A-18C Hornet crashed during training in California, the Marine Corps said Friday.<p>The pilot was part of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, based at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near Twentynine Palms. The crash, which occurred at about 10:30 PT …

Military

Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France, Hollande says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack.<p>The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said …

Extremism

Army Veteran Uses Sharpshooting Skills to Save Entangled Eagle

In Minnesota, just days before the Fourth, a bald eagle hanging precariously from a 75-foot pine tree got a major assist from an Army veteran. …

Veterans
Extremism

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Reopens After Deadly Turkey Terror Attack

Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack blamed on ISIS left dozens dead, scores wounded and blood streaked throughout the arrivals hall.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three terrorists had arrived in a cab and carried out …

Terrorism

The A-10 'Warthog' just got a little more badass

Manufactured by BAE Systems, the APKWS is equipped with laser-guided rockets, giving A-10 aircraft in Afghanistan a "deep magazine of high-precision weapons," according to Popular Mechanics.<p>One of the biggest advantages to using this system is the minimal collateral damage left when fired, which is …

Military

Orlando shooting: Marine veteran’s quick thinking helped save dozens of lives

A former marine has told how he saved 70 lives in the Orlando shooting by recognising immediately that Omar Mateen was intent on killing as many as possible and instinctively pushing people towards the exit.<p>Imran Yousuf, 24, served in Afghanistan and left the force last month, taking a job as a …

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney gator attack: 2-year-old believed dead as rescue turns to recovery

<b>Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) —</b> A 2-year-old boy pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, authorities said.<p>An Orange County dive team found Lane Graves' body intact about 1:45 p.m., not far from where he was grabbed Tuesday night, Sheriff Jerry …

Walt Disney World Resort

Robbers Hold Up McDonald’s Full of French Special Forces

Two dumb outlaws tried robbing a French McDonald’s this weekend and discovered midway through their holdup that the customers included France’s …

US Army and Marine Corps PowerWalk into wearable battery trials

The PowerWalk features a gearbox that mechanically converts the knee's rotation speed into a higher speed that is more efficient for the onboard …

Afghanistan

A 21-Year-Old Navy SEAL Student Died During the First Week of Training

"It was a dream he was chasing out there. He was determined to become a SEAL. We are all just in shock."<p>James "Derek" Lovelace was in the first week of Navy SEAL training last Friday in Coronado, California, conducting an underwater exercise called "drown-proofing," when observers noticed he was …

Military