But the really troubling thing is that in the war games being played, the United States keeps losing.
For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing and updating its contingency plans for armed conflict with Russia. Continue reading
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Fort Bragg Troops Prepare for Domestic Disaster
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) — The notice came overnight: Get ready to respond to a nuclear disaster situation in Southwest Florida. Be ready to deploy for a week.
So early Friday morning, more than 300 20th Engineer Brigade soldiers prepped convoys. Over the next five days they will join more than 400 additional troops in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. Continue reading
Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website
The Army’s official website was inaccessible Monday afternoon.
Hackers affiliated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swiftly claimed responsibility for taking down the U.S. Army’s website Monday afternoon.
The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the apparent hack of Army.mil on Twitter, posting a screenshot of an image of the site with the pop-up message reading: “Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting.” Continue reading
British invasion: Huge paratrooper jump today over Bragg
More than 2,100 American and British paratroopers will jump into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Monday for the start of a massive exercise that marks the next step forward in a unique relationship between the two nations’ airborne units.
The Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise is the largest U.S.-U.K. bilateral airborne training operation to take place on Fort Bragg in the last 20 years. It will feature paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and about 900 paratroopers from the United Kingdom’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade. Continue reading
Senator: Air Force is Unlawfully Dismantling Airlift Wing
The intentional, suicidal dismantling and disarmament of America continues:
Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) is raising concerns that the Air Force could be dismantling an airlift wing that helps train troops—before providing a legally mandated report to Congress.
Tillis added that dismantling the 440th could hamper the readiness of “critical airborne units, many of which must be prepared to respond to a range of contingencies on short notice.”