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Facebook is too little, too late when it comes to combating online disinformation campaigns

Facebook has yet again come under fire for failing to stem anti-vaccination disinformation on its platform. But its failure to do so is not unprecedented; Facebook repeatedly hosts a variety of disinformation campaigns, ranging from allowing far-right extremist merchandise pages to allowing authoritarian nations to pay for adverts filled with false information. No action taken […]
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India’s S-400 deal with Russia may trigger US sanctions: Congressional Report

WASHINGTON : India’s multi-billion dollar deal to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defence system may trigger US sanctions on New Delhi, a US Congressional report has warned. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) – an independent and bipartisan research wing of US Congress – in its latest report to Congress, said India is “eager for more technology-sharing […]
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The U.S. Army’s Massive 155mm Cannons Can Now Kill from Long-Range

by Kris Osborn – National Interest – For decades, mobile and Self-Propelled Army 155mm artillery cannons maxed out ranges at about 30-to-40km, until now. In recent years the Army has massively extended the range at which its GPS-guided precision rounds can attack, by architecting a first-of-its-kind Extended Range Cannon Artillery program Due to its continued role providing […]
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Putin’s Secret Weapon: Russia’s Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile Is Nasty

By Peter Suciu – In December of last year, the Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 22350 frigate Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov successfully conducted a test-launch of a Tsirkon hypersonic missile. It was fired from the Russian warship in the White Sea against a target 450 km away in the Barents Sea. It was the third test in as many […]
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Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa

By Eric Schmitt, NY Times March 31, 2019 – OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Russia has been steadily expanding its military influence across Africa, alarming Western officials with increasing arms sales, security agreements and training programs for unstable countries or autocratic leaders. In the Central African Republic, where a Russian has been installed as the president’s national security […]
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