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Army, Navy leaders latest to speak out about racism in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody

U.S. Army and Navy leadership released statements and videos Wednesday acknowledging the pain and tumult being felt across America and the military ranks over the May 25 death of George Floyd and the protests and national unrest that have followed. Top Army officials released a letter noting the public frustration and affirming the Army’s commitment to rebuilding trust in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who prosecutors say was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer while restrained. It was the latest in a string of military leaders weighing in on the subject after days of roiling ... Read more

International Update: Brazil’s Covid death toll passes 31,000 – Lockdown latest

3 June Global: Known deaths in the coronavirus pandemic passed 380,000 on Wednesday, with Johns Hopkins University figures showing the toll currently standing at 380,250. Confirmed cases number 6,378,239 so far. Brazil: A record 1,262 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Brazil today – taking the country’s total death toll to 31,199 – but the president continues to downplay the pandemic. UK: The UK’s official death toll passed 50,000, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. Covid-19 Report — Updated twice a week Understanding the Covid-19 outbreak, the economic impact and implications for specific sectors Our ... Read more

Generation Jihad Ep. 12 – The ISIS Spokesman’s Latest Rant

Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss the latest diatribe released by Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, the Islamic State’s spokesman, who portrays the coronavirus as an act of divine retribution against the West and accuses the Taliban of working with the “Crusaders.” Bill and Tom also discuss a new report outlining the Taliban’s reluctance to “publicly break” with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s resiliency in Iraq and Syria. Powered by RedCircle Subscribe: Take a look around the globe today and you’ll see jihadists fighting everywhere from West Africa to Southeast Asia. They aren’t the dominant force in all of those ... Read more

UK, France, Germany ‘regret’ latest US move on Iran

Britain, France and Germany on Saturday strongly condemned a US decision to end sanctions waivers for companies from nations that remain in a nuclear accord with Iran. The waivers were part of the landmark agreement signed with Tehran in 2015 that sought to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions in return for lifting crippling economic sanctions. They allowed European, Chinese and Russian companies to work on the conversion of a heavy water reactor in Arak, a major industrial city in western Iran. “We deeply regret the US decision to end the three waivers covering key JCPOA nuclear projects in Iran,” read a ... Read more

Birding While Black: Just the Latest Bad Reason for White People to Call Police

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CDC’s Latest ‘Best Estimate’ of COVID Death Rate Is 13 Times Lower Than Initial WHO Claim

It’s a number that informed so many of our public policy decisions regarding COVID-19: 3.4 percent. On March 3, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a remark during a media briefing that guided how we viewed the threat posed by the novel coronavirus. “While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease,” Tedros said during the briefing. “Globally, about 3.4 percent of ... Read more

The Latest App to Reveal Sensitive Information and Locations of U.S. Military and Intelligence Personnel

The Strava Global Heatmap is a map displaying an anonymous aggregation of workouts from millions of users on its fitness tracker app. In 2018, it inadvertently revealed the location of sensitive military activities around the world. In response, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan prohibited DoD personnel from using geolocation features on apps and electronic devices in operational and deployed areas. Combatant Commanders or their designees could “authorize the use of geolocation capabilities only after conducting a threat-based comprehensive Operations Security (OPSEC) survey.” Military personnel must be ready to perform their duty when called upon. And personal and operational security ... Read more

Latest Appeals Court Order Signals A Good Outcome For Michael Flynn

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his legal team, led by attorney Sidney Powell, received promising news Thursday from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a rare move, a three-judge panel ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan, the presiding judge in the long-running criminal case against Flynn, to respond to Powell’s petition for a writ of mandamus. In that petition, Powell asked the appellate court to order Sullivan to grant the government’s motion to dismiss the criminal charge against Flynn. While Thursday’s order does not guarantee Flynn a win, the signs are hopeful. To understand why requires some lawsplaining, so let’s ... Read more

AVT releases the latest variant of X-MADIS counter UAV system – Defence Blog

Ascent Vision Technologies, specializes in gyro-stabilized imaging systems and fully integrated solutions, completed the delivery of several units of the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) to a non-disclosed US DoD customer, according to Gabriel Alberto Bazzolo. The delivery, part of a major contract award, included the latest variant of the X-MADIS, which incorporates cutting-edge technology innovations for improved portable, on-the-move capabilities in combating small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). The AVT said that X-MADIS units are in service around the world protecting combat forces, civilians and critical infrastructure, as well as some of the world’s most influential leaders. To ... Read more

Spain Coronavirus Latest News on State of Emergency

A man passes shuttered stores in Madrid. Photographer: Paul Hanna/Bloomberg Photographer: Paul Hanna/Bloomberg Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Spain will seek permission from Congress to extend the state of emergency for a fifth time to combat the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said. Sanchez, speaking in a press conference on Saturday, said he’d call for a prolongation of about a month and hoped it would be the last time as Spain begins a gradual easing of restrictions on ... Read more