14 Apr 2021

China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says

A new report predicts that China’s growing influence on a global scale represents one of the largest threats to the United States over the next several years. The major annual intelligence report, which was released on Tuesday, also warned of security challenges posed by Moscow and Beijing that the Biden

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07 Apr 2021

In Continued Escalation of Crisis: China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

On Monday, China’s armed forces conducted military exercises simultaneously to the east and west of Taiwan. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The move has been identified as a warning to the

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05 Apr 2021

Army Wants to Automate Base Access With Facial Recognition at Drive-Thru Checkpoints

The Army is currently developing a new biometric camera system that will allow for more thorough checks at base entrances, affirming that the people entering and exiting the facility are who they say they are. The Army has issued a call on its Small Business Innovation Research, looking to form

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02 Apr 2021

Venezuelan military offensive sends thousands fleeing, recharging one of the world’s worst refugee crises

A campaign by Venezuelan military near the western border is causing a new wave of refugees. Thousands are defying the pandemic to pack into makeshift camps in Arauquita, Colombia. The Venezuelan refugees represent the world’s second largest group of internationally displaced people. The mounting tensions between left-wing Venezuela and right-wing

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01 Apr 2021

Biden Trimming Forces Sent to Mideast to Help Saudi Arabia

President Biden has directed the Pentagon to begin removing some military forces from the Gulf region of the Middle East, marking the first steps in an effort to steer the US global military footprint away from the Mideast. The changes come as Saudi Arabia continues to endure rocket and drone

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31 Mar 2021

Children among the dead and injured in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists

Myanmar’s military junta has stepped up violence against its own citizens by conducting a series of airstrikes in the ethnic rebel-controlled region located in southeast Myanmar. A humanitarian aid group released more information about the attacks, which saw an increase over the past week. Humanitarian forces state that children were

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31 Mar 2021

How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prepare Service Members to Support Peers in Emotional Distress

The US Air Force has implemented virtual reality technology into its training process, aiming to offer airmen the necessary practical experience. The process is designed to simulate a mental health emergency that will be expanded to incorporate military spouses as well. The Air Force seeks to destigmatize soldiers’ mental health

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29 Mar 2021

DARPA Seeks to Improve Computer Vision in ‘Third Wave’ of AI Research

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to be a leader in the third wave of artificial intelligence innovation, seeking new methods of visually tracking objects while utilizing less power. DARPA also wants to increase the accuracy of the results. DARPA, the military’s primary advanced research organization, was

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24 Mar 2021

DARPA to test AI-controlled jets in live-fly dogfights after successful simulations

DARPA has come closer to launching AI fighter jets after recently testing two algorithms in successful two-on-one aerial combat situations. The military research agency’s algorithms tested how two different AI algorithms implemented in fighter jets would work as a team after experimenting with one-on-one fights. The battle consisted of two

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10 Mar 2021

Second death of official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party raises fears of Myanmar military detention

According to a watchdog group, an official from ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has died in military custody amid allegations of torture. The marks the second death of a political figure from Kyi’s party at the hands of junta forces this week, causing concerns over the condition

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