1. Falcon
    Created by Falcon
    Oct 25, 2017
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    By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
    OCTOBER 25, 2017


    BEIJING — Xi Jinping of China has so many titles — more than a dozen and counting — that he has been called “chairman of everything.”

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    Mr. Xi’s multiple designations reflect his status as one of China’s most influential modern leaders. On Wednesday, he gained another...
  2. Falcon
    Created by Falcon
    Oct 25, 2017
    Malta’s best known investigative journalist, whose reporting about offshore tax evasion prompted a major political crisis in the European Union member-state, has been killed by a powerful bomb near her home. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died Monday, aged 53, gained international prominence last year, when she used information from various sources, including the leaked “Panama Papers”, to accuse senior members of Malta’s government of implication in tax-evasion schemes. Her reporting led to the resignation and eventual re-election of the country’s Labor government last year.

    https://intelnews.org/2017/10/17/01-2197/...
  3. Falcon
    Created by Falcon
    Oct 25, 2017

    PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22.

    The HIMARS is a weapons system made up of the M142, five-ton chassis vehicle and can carry either a launcher pod of six rockets or one MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).

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    It enables Marines to engage targets within minutes after firing and features an advanced targeting system that strikes with an extremely high accuracy...​
  4. Falcon
    Created by Falcon
    Oct 25, 2017





    They lost a lot of territory and could have potentially lost more, now they are at the negotiating table.

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  5. Osmanovic
    Created by Osmanovic
    Oct 23, 2017
    RIYADH: US Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will embark on a four-nation trip to the Middle East including Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with plans to discuss combatting terror financing on top of his agenda.
    During his stay in Riyadh, Mnuchin will hold talks with top Saudi officials, including Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

    According to the itinerary of the US treasury secretary released on Sunday by the US Embassy in Riyadh: “Mnuchin will commemorate the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, and deliver the keynote address at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Summit on Wednesday.” The US secretary will meet top...
  6. Osmanovic
    Created by Osmanovic
    Oct 23, 2017
    Who will pay for the reconstruction of Raqqa?

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    What these journalists saw in Raqqa was utter urban destruction on a scale unseen in recent history, worse even than that of west Mosul or eastern Aleppo. Initial estimates suggest that some 1,800 civilians died in the battle and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that over 80 percent of the city has been damaged or destroyed. All of Raqqa's prewar population of 300,000 Syrians had fled....
  7. mikcog
    Created by mikcog
    Oct 22, 2017
    I haven't found a thread specifically discussing these questions.

    I met a Marine officer recruiter the other day who said that the Marines are the only branch that can guarantee me a slot in flight school upon completion of OCS. Is this a true statement?

    Is it true that the military is suffering pilot shortages much like the civilian aviation pilot shortages?

    I am currently in my final year of university with my major being Aviation Management with Flight (by the end of next year I will be a commercial pilot), what advantage will this give me (if any) over other potential military pilots? and would I have higher chances in a different branch to the marines?

    a few factors about...
  8. BlueHawk
    Created by BlueHawk
    Oct 21, 2017