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US army retires floppy disks utilized by nuclear weapons system

US army retires floppy disks utilized by nuclear weapons system

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Mandel Ngan/Getty Images The US Air Force has finally retired the 8-inch floppy disks that could be used in the launching of nuclear missiles from silos around the country, according to a Thursday report from defense site C4isrnet. The archaic Strategic Automated Command and Control System switched its storage component from the floppy disks to a…
We can thank the United States armed force for the smelliest weapon worldwide

We can thank the United States armed force for the smelliest...

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The US military has attempted to use terrible smells as non-lethal weapons as far back as World War II. The Office of Strategic Services invented the "Who, Me" substance, designed for resistance groups to squeeze out of tubes, but it was never deployed.  We spoke with science writer Mary Roach about the military's decades-long search…
Trump’s military parade will apparently divert $2.5 million far from national forests

Trump’s military parade will apparently divert $2.5 million far from national...

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Roughly $2.5 million allocated for the National Park Service will be diverted to fund President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July celebration, two unnamed sources familiar with the matter said, according to a Washington Post report published Tuesday. The funds were reportedly diverted from entrance and recreation fees generated by the National Park…
Military Geologists Played A Huge Function In The D-Day Intrusion

Military Geologists Played A Huge Function In The D-Day Intrusion

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X-37 B Military Area Aircraft’s Most current Secret Objective Passes 600 Days

X-37 B Military Area Aircraft’s Most current Secret Objective Passes 600...

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The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission. The reusable robotic vehicle, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's space shuttle orbiters, launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 7, 2017.…
How The Trump Administration’s Transgender Troop Restriction Is Affecting One Armed Force Household

How The Trump Administration’s Transgender Troop Restriction Is Affecting One Armed...

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Clockwise from top right: Lt. Col. "B" Fram, Kathryn Fram, Peg Fram, Alivya Fram, Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption toggle caption Amr Alfiky/NPR Clockwise from top right: Lt. Col. "B" Fram, Kathryn Fram, Peg Fram, Alivya Fram, Amr Alfiky/NPR Lt. Col. Bree "B" Fram left a doctor's office on April 2. Presenting that day as Bryan,…
Coming Quickly To A Shop Near You? The Next, State-of-the-art Advancement Of The Military Weapon

Coming Quickly To A Shop Near You? The Next, State-of-the-art Advancement...

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Retired General John CampbellJohn Campbell The near-term future machine gun of the U.S. military is lighter, more lethal at longer distances, equipped with artificial intelligence and able to integrate apps, according to an interview with two senior military leaders. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT The U.S. Army is in the midst of overhauling its 400,000 gun small…
Trump restores United States Area Command for military operations

Trump restores United States Area Command for military operations

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Vice President Mike Pence announces the revival of the US Space Command in Florida.  Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET It's not just NASA that has interests in orbit. The US military has long been involved in space activities ranging from satellite communications to intelligence gathering. That work will be unified under one umbrella with the…
For 8 years, Google’s satellites would not map an odd location in Nevada where a speculative military website exists– and there’s still no description about why (GOOGL, GOOG)

For 8 years, Google’s satellites would not map an odd location...

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A Motherboard report on Thursday revealed that for eight years, Google Earth did not update its satellite image of a military site where experimental weapons were tested in southwestern Nevada — and the company has not answered as to why that is. The area in question is a series of dry lake beds in the…

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