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  • USAF Rebuilds Precision Munition Stockpiles

    04/03/2020 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | April 1, 2020 | John A. Tirpak
    After an intense period of restocking, Air Force precision weapon inventories are almost back to acceptable levels, Air Force leaders say. Now they are throttling back planned purchases for fiscal 2021. “We have been able to make a dent” in the munitions shortage, said Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., head of Air Force Materiel Command during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in February. The sharp reduction of U.S. air attacks against the Islamic State group “has allowed us to get in a better place and on a better trajectory” in terms of war reserves. Bunch has previously referred to...
  • Moment Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is ‘torn to shreds’ by US Reaper drone moments after he landed in Baghdad

    01/03/2020 8:57:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 3 Jan 2020 | Hana Carter, Les Steed
    FOOTAGE has emerged of the US assassination of Iran's second most powerful man was killed after missiles were fired at his vehicle as he left Baghdad airport on Friday. The grainy video allegedly taken by Baghdad locals shows the moment the missiles struck Soleimani, two Islamic Revolutionary Guard generals and five Iraqi's as they left the airport.
  • Senior Iranian Military Leader Sulimani & Deputy Chief Killed In Airstrike – Fingers Pointed At U.S.

    01/02/2020 5:33:25 PM PST · by blueyon · 435 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 01/02/2020 | ???
    BAGHDAD — Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Major general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and his Deputy General, have been killed in an airstrike at the Baghdad International airport, Iraqi media says. An engineer was also among those killed. An unknown number of rockets struck at least two vehicles belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces that were transporting the high ranking officials. Initial reports say seven people were confirmed killed but the number could rise as the vehicles and bodies were badly charred.
  • Is This The End Of The Lithium-Ion Battery?

    10/02/2019 1:27:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 90 replies
    OilPrice.Com ^ | Oct 01, 2019 | By Tsvetana Paraskova
    Researchers have been in a race to find ways to improve lithium-ion batteries. They are also looking to develop alternatives to the lithium-ion battery that would be lower cost and more sustainable to manufacture. And they may just have found one. Aluminum-based batteries would be cheaper to make, because aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is also light-weight and could be ideal for use in batteries.
  • Well well well, ya’ DON’T say! Metadata in Hillary Clinton’s emails contained a VERY interesting...

    08/15/2019 6:09:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 117 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 15, 2019 | Sam J.
    Full Title: Well well well, ya’ DON’T say! Metadata in Hillary Clinton’s emails contained a VERY interesting Gmail address Pardon this editor while she adjusts her tinfoil hat … every day it gets a little bigger and shinier so adjustments here and there are necessary. And hey, after you read this thread about the infamous Hillary emails from The Epoch Times’ digital editor, Ivan Pentchoukov, you’ll see why. Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov NEWS: The metadata in Hillary Clinton's emails contained a Gmail address with the name of a Chinese company: "carterheavyindustries@gmail.com" according to documents released by a Senate committee yesterday. Ivan...
  • Experimental Laser Weapon Downs Multiple Missiles in Test

    05/05/2019 4:55:54 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 26 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 5/3/2019 | RACHEL S. COHEN
    An early test of an experimental system that serves as the precursor to a fighter jet’s laser weapon successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles last month, the Air Force Research Laboratory said Friday. The Air Force’s Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator program, known as SHiELD, on April 23 reached a key milestone when a ground-based test asset completed a series of tests at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Demonstrator Laser Weapon System downed “several air-launched missiles in flight,” according to an AFRL release that did not specify which missiles were used. While it was vetted on...
  • NNSA: New GBSD Warhead Plan Costs Slightly More Than Refurbished Option

    02/01/2019 6:01:10 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1/31/2019 | RACHEL S. COHEN
    The National Nuclear Security Administration has canceled its previous plan to refurbish a warhead for use on the Air Force’s future land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as on the Navy’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles, according to a December 2018 NNSA report to Congress that Air Force Magazine viewed Jan. 29. “[NNSA] is no longer planning for an interoperable warhead program as previously conceived,” the report states. “NNSA has no plans to pursue a W78 life-extension program using the existing aeroshell.” Instead, NNSA will pursue a safer but slightly more expensive warhead for the future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, the W87-1, which...
  • Al Qaeda terrorist behind USS Cole attack killed by US airstrike in Yemen

    01/05/2019 8:59:49 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/5/2019 | Laura Widener
    The terrorist responsible for the deaths of 17 U.S. sailors on the USS Cole in 2000 is believed to be dead this week. A U.S. official told CNN on Friday that Al Qaeda terrorist Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi is believed to be dead after a U.S.-led airstrike on Yemen on Tuesday. A predator drone reportedly struck Al-Badawi’s vehicle in an isolated attack as he was driving alone in the Ma’rib Governorate located in central Yemen. Al-Badawi is believed to be the terrorist behind the Oct. 12, 2000 suicide bomber attack that struck the USS Cole as it refueled in...
  • Huge Mysterious Booms in Maryville, TN from July 30 – Aug. 4

    08/06/2018 7:05:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    earthfiles.com ^ | 08/04/2018 | Linda Moulton Howe
    On August 1, 2018, The Daily Times in Blount County, Tennessee headlined: “Mysterious loud booms reported in Maryville. Police said several loud booms reported in the Sandy Springs and Pearson Springs area Monday night (July 30, 2018) remain unexplained. Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said several reports of the phenomenon, mostly described as four loud booms or explosions, came in around 9:30 PM Monday night. There was no weather and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showed no recent earthquakes in the area.” “We checked and did not find anything and could never establish the cause of that boom. It’s just...
  • U.S. Kills Afghan Taliban Commander in Drone Strike Inside Pakistan

    12/28/2017 8:17:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 28 Dec, 2017 | Bill Roggio
    The U.S. killed an Afghan Taliban leader in a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal agency of Kurram today, according to reports from the region. The commander, Jamiuddin, was a “trusted man” within the Haqqani Network, a subgroup of the Afghan Taliban, who helped fighters move from Pakistan to Afghanistan. An unmanned aerial vehicle, likely a Reaper operated by the CIA, fired two missiles at a vehicle as it stopped in the Mata Sanghar area of Kurram, sources told Reuters. A Pakistani official also said an unnamed “associate” was also killed in the attack. A Haqqani Network leader told Reuters that...
  • Crate with Hillary Clinton painting triggers police dogs

    12/12/2017 5:30:46 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 12 December 2017
    Police forced to shut down area surrounding art show. When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an Art Miami tent opening early Saturday morning, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area for a few hours to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the offending crate, officers found something else instead: a punky portrait of Hillary Clinton in a studded jacket and shaggy pink haircut, in a neon picture frame to match. Fair director Nick Korniloff said that the two dogs reacted to the crate during a pre-show check shortly after 8 a.m., prompting...
  • “Allahu Akhbar” and then BOOM! In Brussels — Again

    06/21/2017 11:36:43 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Jun, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    An Islamic terrorist (or would-be terrorist; I’m not sure if he’ll be allowed his 72 virgins for this botched job) blew himself up in a Brussels train station when soldiers began shooting at him. He had first detonated his luggage, apparently in an attempt to cause mass panic, and was then planning to cause casualties with his bomb belt. The actions of the alert soldiers prevented anyone besides the mujahid from being harmed. Authorities still haven’t established a motive for the attack. According to the eyewitness report below, however, the terrorist shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” just before he detonated.
  • WATCH: Good Guys Miss Suicide Bomber at First… Seconds Later Bright Comes Crashing Down

    11/19/2016 11:53:26 AM PST · by Enterprise · 36 replies
    http://conservativetribune.com/ ^ | November 18, 2016 | Harris
    In the video posted to YouTube, titled, “ISIS Suicide Bomber FACE French group in Syria near al Raqqah (ENGLISH SUBTILES !)” it is reported that the men guiding the missiles are aiming at ISIS targets. In the video you can see a car, presumably with a suicide bomber behind the wheel, driving toward the camera and a several blasts that seem to be missing the vehicle. Someone shouts, in what is believed to be Kurdish, subtitled “Prepare the Milan.”
  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot XI

    10/08/2016 6:40:46 AM PDT · by TheMom · 316 replies
    Today | TheMom
    The 11th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot is underway! Once again we are celebrating the memory of an amazing man, and carrying on a tradition he started. As always, it is great to visit with old friends and meet new ones. Eventually pictures will be posted to this thread.
  • Large asteroid will come TEN times nearer to Earth than the moon today (edited)

    09/07/2016 9:20:31 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/2016 | Abigail Beall
    Get ready for a close encounter: A large asteroid will come TEN times nearer to Earth than the moon today Asteroid will come within a distance of 24,800 miles (40,000 km) The 32ft-long asteroid will pass by Earth today at 18:12 BST (13:12 ET) A huge 200-foot asteroid is also set to pass us by on 17 September [Snip] The space rock is predicted to whistle past our planet at 31,000 miles (50,000km) per hour, on September 17. [Snip]
  • Hoverboard Jihadi

    01/17/2016 8:08:06 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Unknown
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  • Syria's Main Missile Facility Blown up in Mysterious Explosion [DEBKA]

    04/06/2002 7:36:07 AM PST · by maquiladora · 12 replies · 153+ views
    Debka ^ | 6th April 2002
    Senior US Security Sources: Syria's Main Missile and Chemical Weapons Facility at Homs Blown up in Mysterious Explosions on March 24. North Koreans Among Tens of Engineers and Technicians Killed in Underground Plant. Factory Manufactured Scud-C and Scud-D, Liquid and Solid Fuels, Chemical Warheads, Oxidizers. Syrians Suspect Israeli Undercover Saboteurs Struck in Reprisal for Syrian Military Intelligence Aid in Terrorist Hit against Galilee Highway on March 12 - Or US Reprisal for Free al Qaeda Transit through Syria. Israeli Air Force Chief Halutz: Odds on Second Front Opening up in North Higher than Contemplated Few Months Back. Continuing Shelling and...
  • Stocks are a 'disaster waiting to happen': Stockman

    08/07/2015 11:12:48 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 38 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8-7-2015 | Amanda Diaz
    "It's just waiting for the knee-jerk bulls, robo traders and dip buyers to finally capitulate."
  • 90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

    06/15/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 39 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | 12:48 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Thursday, June 11, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. That, according to the Treasury's statements, makes 90 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000. $18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.
  • BREAKING: Japanese Volcano Erupts, Causes Evacuations on Kuchinoerabu Island

    05/28/2015 8:37:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5-28-2015 | Mark Leberfinger
    Evacuations were ordered Friday after a volcano erupted on a small island in the Japanese island chain. Mount Shindake erupted at 9:57 a.m. Friday, local time, and caused a 4.0-magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey. About 140 people living on the island were ordered to evacuate, the Japanese government said. The Japanese Meteorological Agency raised its volcano level to 5, its highest level, as a result of the eruption. Pyroclastic flows from the volcano reached the shore, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.