US Lawmakers call on Army to coordinate small-drone defenses

To better defend military forces against small weaponized drones, lawmakers introduced legislation calling for the Army to coordinate troop defenses against small unmanned aerial systems for the Department of Defense. Small drones — including small, easily acquired, commercially made drones Read More …

US soldier plotted with Satanic neo-Nazis to ambush his own unit overseas, feds say

A U.S. soldier assigned to an installation in Europe has been charged with trying to plan a deadly ambush on members of his own unit during an upcoming deployment with the help of an “occult-based neo-Nazi” group known as the “Order of Read More …

‘No skull and crossbones’: Here’s how the six services are implementing military face mask guidance

Balaclavas may be OK, but ski masks may not be, depending on which uniform a service member wears, under service-specific guidance on the Pentagon’s new facial covering requirements. On Sunday, the Defense Department began requiring everyone on DOD property to Read More …

The US Army uses facial recognition to train AI. Now, it needs to protect it

The US Army has announced the development of software designed to prevent the compromise of facial recognition technology in military applications. A team from Duke University, led by electrical and computer engineering faculty members Dr. Helen Li and Dr. Yiran Read More …

Jordan, U.S. target microscopic threats

Adversaries are not always detectable by the human eye. They sometimes take the form of stealthy microns, traveling silently with the speed and direction of the wind. “Gas, gas, gas!” In preparation for unexpected chemical agent exposures, U.S. Army Soldiers, Read More …

Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. Read More …

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

A US-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive. Security experts who met in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week say Read More …

The Army wants mobile nuclear reactors for FOBs, but some scientists say that’s ‘naive’

The Army wants to bring back mobile nuclear reactors to power forward bases and is asking industry how to make that happen. A collection of scientists that closely monitor nuclear issues thinks that the concept is “naive,” dangerous and describes Read More …