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Squid-inspired ‘invisibility stickers’ could help soldiers evade detection

Squid-inspired ‘invisibility stickers’ could help soldiers evade detection

Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can’t detect them. Using a protein that’s key to this process, scientists have designed “invisibility stickers” that could one day help soldiers disguise themselves, […]


Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO’s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday. Athens could use its veto to slow the alliance’s response if Russia set its sights on its Baltic member […]


Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation. Lithuania’s defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite […]


Two missing after India navy plane crashes into sea

Two missing after India navy plane crashes into sea

A naval aircraft crashed off the western Indian coast leaving two pilots missing, the navy said Wednesday, in the latest of a string of accidents which have hit the force. Rescue operations were underway after the Indian navy’s Dornier aircraft […]


DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

The Department of Defense, or DoD, employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department’s chief information officer said. Terry A. Halvorsen […]


Ukraine receives first batch of US Humvees

Ukraine receives first batch of US Humvees

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday took delivery of ten US armoured vehicles, two days after American lawmakers voted to urge President Barack Obama to provide “lethal” aid to Kiev. Dressed in camouflage, the Ukraine leader thanked Washington for the […]


Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina branded Britain’s plans to beef up its defenses in the Falkland Islands a “provocation” and a pre-election stunt Wednesday. On Tuesday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said London would spend £180 million ($268 million) over 10 years to counter […]


Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, or AFSBn-AFG, is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions. The battalion received an order from Department of […]


Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies launched air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the start of a military operation to protect the government, the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. “The operation is to defend […]


US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian “aggression.” The US House of Representatives approved the resolution in a broadly bipartisan 348-48 vote, heaping further pressure on […]


 
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