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Russia deploys new weaponry in a joint drill with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

In military drills that ended on Tuesday roughly 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border, soldiers from Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan employed new Russian weaponry, flamethrowers, and surface-to-air missile launchers. As Taliban terrorists overran parts of Afghanistan’s northern provinces directly next to Central Asia, Moscow and its Central Asian ex-Soviet allies launched two separate […]
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By mid-September, the US military will be required to receive COVID-19 vaccination

In a memo to Pentagon staff on Monday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that all personnel of the US armed forces will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine “by mid-September.”  President Joe Biden said in a statement that he “strongly supports” the move, and that he and Austin “have an unwavering commitment to ensure […]
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Ukraine’s navy is being rebuilt in order to combat Russian aggression

Russia took land and people when it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. However, Russia captured 75 percent of Ukraine’s naval fleet, the majority of its helicopters, and the majority of the country’s ship repair capabilities in the process, with little attention. The Ukrainian Navy had to start from scratch after the Sevastopol Naval Base […]
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The Pentagon to test a floating robot gas station

The Pentagon plans to test a full-scale autonomous ocean-going replenishment system made up of technology-driven modules that turn current barges into self-moving platforms capable of landing and refueling combat aircraft. They’ll form a network of intelligent, floating military gas and replenishment stations. Sea Machines, an autonomous marine navigation business, is the project’s primary contractor. The […]
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