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Inside a U.S. Navy Maritime Drone Operation Aimed at Iran

MANAMA, Bahrain—The U.S Navy is working with Israel, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations to build a network of unmanned drones as it seeks to constrain Iran’s military in the region—a program the Pentagon hopes will be a model for operations around the world. A ship operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps attempted … Read more

Why the U.S. military faces a growing recruiting crisis

The U.S. military faces a growing recruiting shortfall — one so large that legislators are getting concerned. “The Army has to recognize that there’s been an evolution in that young population,” said U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif, chair of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. “And if you’re going to target that young population for service, … Read more

SpaceX, T-Mobile to Connect Satellites to Cellphones in Remote Areas

SpaceX and T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS 1.20% said they plan to work together to use the rocket company’s satellites to provide connections to T-Mobile cellphones across the U.S., even in remote areas with no current wireless service. The companies said Thursday that the new service will use Starlink satellites that SpaceX plans to launch and … Read more

Does the whole world hate Liz Truss? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Around the world, governments are slowly waking up to a new reality: Liz Truss is about to become U.K. prime minister. London-based diplomats are scrambling to report back to their capitals with intelligence on the Conservative leadership front-runner, as every new poll offers further evidence that … Read more

A news site with ties to the fossil fuel industry claimed Scotland axed 14 million trees to make way for wind farms. Is that correct?

CheckMate is a weekly newsletter from RMIT FactLab which recaps the latest in the world of fact checking and misinformation, drawing on the work of FactLab and its sister organisation, RMIT ABC Fact Check. You can read the latest edition below, and subscribe to have the next newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. CheckMate August 19, 2022 This week, we “fell” misleading … Read more

Trump praised German generals loyalty to Hitler: new book

Colonel General Kurt Zeitzler talking to Adolf Hitler, prior to the revolt of Hitler’s generals, circa 1944. Keystone | Hulton Archive | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump complained to then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that American generals were not as loyal to him as he believed German generals had been to Nazi … Read more

Pelosi Taiwan visit puts TSMC back in spotlight of U.S.-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the biggest contract chipmaker in the world. But it has been thrust in the middle of U.S.-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan but the visit has cast a spotlight … Read more

Why Security Camera Footage Still Sucks – Cheddar Explains – Cheddar

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How HIMARS could change the Ukraine-Russia war

Artillery has quickly become the most important weapon in Ukraine’s war with Russia. Ukrainian forces have begun to use newer Western artillery, like the M777 Howitzer, in the battlefield. But a different kind of weapon has had a bigger impact. The American-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, aka HIMARS, has been a major high-tech upgrade … Read more

China announces military exercise opposite Taiwan after warning Pelosi to scrap plans to visit

China has given no details on what sorts of units will take part in exercises planned for opposite Taiwan. In this file photo, a missile launches from a Chinese submarine. China Photos | Getty Images News | Getty Images China said it was conducting military exercises Saturday off its coast opposite Taiwan after warning Speaker … Read more