USA: Video of “unidentified” federal agents in unmarked vans detain Portland protesters

UPDATE: Several attempts were made by this mixed bag of federal officers (Marshals, Border Patrol, HSI) to grab people out of dwindling crowds. At least two people were detained in this manner and both may be released as of this time. Working to confirm. pic.twitter.com/i8j8Q6nHq3 — The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) July 16, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Source: …

Training Afghanistan pilots on US soil

More than 40 percent of Afghan Air Force students in program went AWOL in the middle of training. The pilots were being trained to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan, a light attack combat aircraft. Source: Program to train Afghan attack pilots in US is disbanded after nearly half went AWOL | Daily Mail Online

Two US aircraft carriers, both southbound, one from each coast? – Venezuela?

US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (MMSI:368962000|CS:NIKE) departed Norfolk ~2019-04-26, was off AIS for 4 days, and seems to be headed South, off the US East Coast. Source The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker accurately tracks the current positions of U.S. naval assets, and according to them the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has …

Simulated explosions, gunfire part of military training exercise

That’s the word from Armed Forces officials who say personnel are taking part in a three-day exercise running from this morning until Wednesday. You could encounter military members wearing protective gear and carrying weapons on base. Expect the use of emergency response vehicles, there may be simulated explosions and gunfire. Officials say Exercise Wing Dragon …

US military stops releasing Afghanistan war information

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan , the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America’s longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency. The move fits a trend of less information being released about the war in recent years, often at the insistence of …