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12/1/2021 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. Opinion | Space Force General: China and Russia attacking U.S. space assets ‘every day’2. Jake Sullivan, Biden’s Adviser, a Figure of Fascination and Schadenfreude3. Nine female medics seized in Myanmar army raid now held in prison4. The Pentagon’s China Report: Reading

Responses to Russian anti-satellite tests should be more about capability than condemnation

Recently, the Russian Federation conducted a successful missile launch that destroyed a defunct Kosmos electronic intelligence satellite. This demonstration of precision targeting by a ground-based anti-satellite weapon was widely decried due to its generation of a debris cloud that crossed paths with the orbit of the International Space Station. However important the threat to astronauts,

Navy wants to create more lethal pilots for less money with simulators

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Navy hopes to train more competent aviators for less money, officials say, as they eye using simulators to speed the process of training the fundamentals and then focus live flying on the high-end tactics that will help them win against an adversary like China. Rear Adm. John Meier, the commander

Vaccine mandate for federal contractors blocked in 3 states

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s attorney general won a preliminary court order Tuesday to block President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove stops the mandate from taking effect in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. “This is a significant ruling because

With defense bill stalled, will lawmakers ‘ping pong’ it home?

WASHINGTON — With hope of a normal legislative process almost gone, lawmakers are dusting off a nearly decade-old congressional playbook in the hopes of finding a way to get the annual defense authorization bill to the president’s desk before the end of December. The move coincides with a building panic that Congress’ 60-year streak of

Egypt unveils locally made drones at EDEX 2021

BEIRUT — Two locally produced drones have made their debut at the Egypt Defence Expo this week. The Nut drone, which was co-produced by the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the Military Technical College, can perform tactical reconnaissance missions during the day and night using electro-optical technology. It has a maximum mission payload of 50

US Navy, Marines look for training systems with accurate adversaries, ability to track individual performance

ORLANDO, Fla. — As the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps reshape themselves to defeat sophisticated adversaries around the globe, the heads of the sea services say they need virtual training systems that can go beyond just “reps and sets” and accurately reflect the fight they expect to face as well as demonstrate how well

Airbus: Eurodrone project ready for takeoff – as soon as the contract is signed

STUTTGART, Germany – Industry officials are ready to move ahead to build the Eurodrone, Europe’s premier unmanned aerial system program, but the formal contract first needs one more signature. A deal could be signed in the next “couple of months,” once all four partner nations have completed their review processes, said Daniela Lohwasser, chief Eurodrone

Taliban, summary killing, revenge killing, Afghanistan

Taliban forces in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four provinces since taking over the country on 15 August 2021, despite a proclaimed amnesty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday, 30 November 2021.  The 25-page report, “‘No Forgiveness for People Like You,’ Executions and

Terrorism, ISIS, Yezidis, genocide | Homeland Security Newswire

TerrorismFormer Islamic State Member Found Guilty of Genocide in German Court Published 30 November 2021 A German court has found a former Islamic State member guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the 2015 killing of a 5-year-old girl, sentencing him to life in prison. The Frankfurt case is the first in the world

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