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North Korea THREAT: Military expert reveals the ONE thing which WILL lead to WAR with Kim

North Korea would retaliate if the US launched a “bloody nose strike” and it would lead to war, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis warned.  Speaking to Fox News, he said: “I will just tell you flat out first of al that there will be no war on the Korean peninsula unless we start one with some sort of preventive action like this attempt at a bloody nose because it will not work. “I mean look, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind on the planet that we have…

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Science 

Ancient, Icy Tomb of Scythian Prince, Oldest of its Kind, Expected to Hold Hidden Treasures

Archaeologists working in Siberia have discovered an undisturbed ancient kurgan—a tomb of a Scythian prince. The tomb appears to be both the oldest and largest of its kind ever recorded in southern Siberia, according to a press release from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Gino Caspari, an Swiss archaeologist with Bern University, first identified an intriguing circular structure while studying high-resolution satellite imagery of Siberia’s Uyuk River Valley and suspected it could be a kurgan, according to the press release. A collaboration between Caspari and researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as the…

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Space 

SN Military.Space | What happened to Zuma? – Budget standoff continues – Big week for Orbital ATK

You’re reading the SN Military.Space newsletter we publish Tuesdays. If you would like to get our news and insights for military space professionals before everyone else, sign up here for your free subscription.  Hot Topic: What happened to Zuma? Something appears to have gone seriously wrong with the secret government mission, code-named Zuma, that SpaceX launched Sunday night. Exactly what, however, is far from clear. But if SpaceX keeps launching in the days and weeks ahead, we will be fairly sure Falcon 9 isn’t to blame for what went wrong. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed…

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F-35's Could Someday Help Kill North Korea's Nuclear Missiles

Kris Osborn Security, Asia Should Kim be worried?  F-35’s Could Someday Help Kill North Korea’s Nuclear Missiles Described as multi-function array technology, the DAS system uses automated computer algorithms to organize and integrate target-relevant data from missile warning systems, radar, night vision and other long-range sensors; the array is able to track a BMD target from the air at distances up to 800 nautical miles. Such a technology, quite naturally, enables a wider sensor field with which to identify and track attacking missiles. The F-35’s Distributed Aperture Sensor (DAS) has performed airborne…

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No power and growing anger at ground zero in Puerto Rico

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico — The world-renowned resort community here is a ghost town. No one sits by the three-tiered pool even though it’s high tourist season. At the area’s largest hospital, four of the five floors are closed. Long lines still form for ice and water. Livelihoods have disappeared. “No hay luz” (there is no power) is a repeated refrain from almost everyone. It has been three months since Hurricane Maria entered Puerto Rico like a battering ram through Humacao, sweeping through this southeastern coastal city and into the island’s…

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Anger Grows as Half of Puerto Rico Remains Without Power Months After Hurricane

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The revelation that more than 660,000 power customers across Puerto Rico still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria has sparked outrage, surprise and resignation among some islanders who accuse officials of mismanaging their response to the Category 4 storm. It’s the first time the government of the U.S. territory has provided that statistic, which was released as authorities warned that a lot of work remains and that crews were still finding unexpected damage after Maria hit on Sept. 20 with winds of…

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President Trump Sends Christmas Greetings to Troops

(PALM BEACH, Fla.) —President Donald Trump opened his first Christmas Eve in office by offering season’s greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world and applauding the sacrifices their families make when their loved ones are away. “Today and every day, we’re incredibly thankful for you and for your families,” Trump said from his Florida estate, where he is spending the holidays with his family. “Your families have been tremendous. Always under-appreciated, the military families. The greatest people on Earth.” Trump spoke briefly by video hook-up on Sunday to members…

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Federal Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on Refugees

Groups said the ban causes irreparable harm More (SEATTLE) — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States. U.S. District Judge James Robart heard arguments Thursday in lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and Jewish Family Service, which say the ban causes irreparable harm and puts some people at risk. Government lawyers argued that the ban is…

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The Asteroid Mission That Never Leaves Earth

For most people, the thought of spending every waking hour with strangers in a metal capsule roughly the size of a studio apartment for weeks sounds like the stuff of nightmares. For others, it’s a dream. About 400 people applied this year to live, work, and sleep in NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog, a three-story habitat built to mimic the confinement of space missions and study human behavior and teamwork dynamics. The space agency has spent the last several months shuffling groups of four volunteers in and out of the…

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Mike Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan and Visits U.S. Troops

The Vice President met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani More (KABUL, Afghanistan) — Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit Thursday to Afghanistan that the U.S. is “here to see this through” as they discussed a newly announced U.S. strategy to break the stalemate in America’s longest war and consulted on upcoming parliamentary elections. Pence’s surprise pre-Christmas visit was the first to the war-torn country by either Trump or the vice president, and it came as the Trump administration charts a pathway to ending…

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