A new video apparently taken on November 28, 2018 shows an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engaging five separate ground targets at once, including one allegedly traveling at over 40 miles per hour. While details associated with the footage are sparse, the aircraft is clearly an F-35, and based on the live ordnance being used and background foliage, it seems likely the video was … [Read more...] about Watch: Incredible new footage shows F-35 obliterating 5 targets (including a moving Humvee) at once
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According to last year's Program on Extremism Pentagon report, at least 64 Americans have left the United States for Iraq or Syria in order to join the terror group known as the Islamic State. As compared to the thousands of Europeans that have left their homes to join ISIS, that figure is rather modest, perhaps contributing to just how unsettling it can be to hear Americans … [Read more...] about American substitute teacher who sought to help ISIS ‘doesn’t really see a difference’ between terrorists and Texans
Early Thursday, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy, announced the social media giant removed hundreds of fake pages and profiles on both Facebook and Instagram that misrepresented themselves as independent new outlets and individuals. Many of these fake news outlet pages were linked directly back to Russia's state-owned news agency, Sputnik. "Today … [Read more...] about Russia put up fake independent news outlets on Facebook, many sponsored by Sputnik
Despite headlines last week about upgrades to the stealth coating applied to Russia's pseudo-fifth-generation fighter, the Su-57, new reports out of Moscow indicate that production of what was to be Russia's most advanced military aircraft has been postponed until 2020. The Su-57 has long been touted as Russia's response to fifth-generation platforms like America's F-22 and … [Read more...] about Russia postpones production of their would-be stealth fighter until 2020
China's People's Liberation Army has undergone a broad restructuring and modernization effort for years now, and according to a new report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the nation's military is finally approaching a level of capability that could enable it to dominate the hotly contested South China Sea. Although China's military development has not yet … [Read more...] about China’s growing military will soon be able to ‘impose its will in the region’ according to new US intelligence report
The Pentagon released its annual nuclear posture review last January, outlining the nuclear capabilities of foreign nations, particularly those that pose a threat to the safety and security of the United States. To the surprise of defense experts everywhere, a long-rumored Russian "doomsday" weapon, the Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6, found its way into the document, … [Read more...] about Russians tout submersible ‘doomsday’ nuke with massive, record yield — Should we be worried?
Back in December, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to form a new F-35A demonstration team, and now footage of the team practice has made its way onto the internet. If anyone was wondering what this new demonstration team would bring to the table, it seems clear now -- with some acrobatic stunts the public has never seen out of an F-35 shown clearly in the videos. While the … [Read more...] about Watch: F-35 performs never-before-seen maneuvers to show how acrobatic it can be
Weeks ago, China became the first nation to land a lunar rover on the dark side of the Moon, marking a historic high point for the nation's space program that has been rapidly closing the capability gap created by decades of American and Russian space endeavors. This week, China announced yet another historic first that has long-lasting implications for manned space exploration … [Read more...] about China accomplishes historic first as seeds sprout inside lunar lander mini-habitat
Last February, NEWSREP reported on the U.S. Navy taking delivery on its latest piece of futuristic sub-hunting technology, a DARPA-developed 132-foot, 140-ton drone warship, purpose-built to hunt down encroaching enemy submarines. Now, almost a year later, the status of the Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or ACTUV, has just been listed as … [Read more...] about The US Navy just changed the status of its sub-hunting drone warship to ‘classified’
Two weeks into a partial government shutdown that has required America's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials to continue to work without pay, a passenger managed to carry a firearm through security and onto his Delta flight to Tokyo. The TSA has since issued a statement denying that the partial government shutdown had anything to do with the lapse in … [Read more...] about Man self-reports carrying firearm through airport security, TSA says shutdown not to blame
In 2017, the United States’ ongoing efforts to dissuade North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un from continued pursuit of nuclear arms and advanced ballistic missile platforms expanded to include a massive show of force in the Pacific Ocean. Three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and their accompanying strike groups met off the coast of the Korean peninsula, where they were soon … [Read more...] about Watch: B-1B Lancers join Super Hornets in three-carrier flyover
As a journalist in the United States, some questions become unavoidable. Whether you're doing an interview on the radio or making an appearance on a podcast, there often comes a time when you're expected to answer for your industry as a whole regarding the dreary state of the media. While the wording of the questions often changes, the premise is constant: what can we do to get … [Read more...] about Opinion: Does Dwayne Johnson really ‘hate snowflakes’ or does America just love fake news?