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Mar 9, 2022

Shared by Chair of Urban Warfare Studies, Madison Policy Forum | Major, US Army (ret) | Author, Connected Soldiers

Posted by in categories: military, policy

//I personally think Putin is causing a massive (record breaking) humanitarian crisis on purpose with the bombings he has done in populated cities so far. Here is why (thread):\.


“I personally think Putin is causing a massive (record breaking) humanitarian crisis on purpose with the bombings he has done in populated cities so far. Here is why (thread):”

Mar 8, 2022

Ukraine’s army is using a nimble ‘game-changing’ drone called The Punisher that has completed scores of successful missions against the Russians, say reports

Posted by in categories: drones, military

Mar 6, 2022

General Atomics’ Gambit autonomous combat drone takes the initiative

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has unveiled its latest jet-powered robotic drone, the Gambit, which is designed to use artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to fly alongside human-piloted aircraft and achieve air dominance.

General Atomics is known mainly for its drones like the SkyGuardian or the Mojave – robotic aircraft with very long endurance that can loiter over an area for extended periods for either reconnaissance or while awaiting the signal to take out a ground target with missiles like the Hellfire.

Now, the company has joined competitors like Boeing and Kratos to produce a full-on combat drone with the lines and performance of a fighter jet. According to GA-ASI President David R. Alexander, Gambit is an Autonomous Collaborative Platform (ACP), a flying team-mate that will work with piloted aircraft, penetrating into combat zones to detect, identify, and target adversaries at range and scale before they can become a threat to its human partner. In this way, fewer lives are put at risk and more time is gained for critical decision-making.

Mar 6, 2022

Crypto Allows Ukraine to ‘Operate Internationally,’ Official Says

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, finance, government, military

Amid ongoing hostilities with advancing Russian forces, Ukraine has been increasingly relying on cryptocurrency donations to solve humanitarian problems and finance its defense efforts. Crypto helps the country to receive and quickly distribute money and operate internationally, a high-ranking government official has indicated.

Ukraine Accepts, Spends Millions in Crypto, Deputy Minister Reveals

Since the Russian military assault started, Ukraine has been actively seeking financial support in the form of crypto donations. “It’s a very rapid way to get a payment — in times like that you can’t just wait for days to get money and then you have to distribute them,” the country’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Oleksandr Bornyakov said in an interview.

Mar 5, 2022

US Military Announces Plans for Satellite Orbiting the Moon

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

The US military is looking to have spy satellites patrol the Moon’s orbit, according to a recently shared video first spotted by Ars Technica.

The two-minute video, titled “Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS)” and uploaded by the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) this week, details the project.

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Mar 2, 2022

Russia states demands to launch OneWeb satellites as Telstra signs memo with OneWeb

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

Roscosmos wants guarantee from the UK satellite company it will not use its satellites for military purposes.

Feb 28, 2022

“Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy

Posted by in categories: military, sustainability

And-at a time of growing global warming, the excessive carbon footprint of modern military weaponry is wholly unacceptable.


Mar 27, 2019 — “Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy (2202836)

Feb 27, 2022

China shared U.S. intelligence on Ukraine crisis with Russia

Posted by in categories: government, military

China’s government took U.S. intelligence provided to convince Beijing to join American-led efforts to head off a military attack on Ukraine and shared it with Russia, according to a person familiar with the activity.

Intelligence-sharing with a major U.S. adversary is unusual but was part of repeated diplomatic efforts by the Biden administration to gain support from China in dissuading Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine.

Feb 27, 2022

Pentagon wants Moscow back channels to prevent nuclear escalation

Posted by in categories: military, mobile phones

“Now that Ukrainian airspace is in dispute and being contested and Ukrainian airspace runs right up alongside NATO airspace, we have conveyed to the Russians that we believe a conduit at the operational level is needed … so we can avoid miscalculation,” a senior Pentagon official told POLITICO. “And we have not received any response from them in terms of whether they agree, whether they are willing to set something up.”


As the U.S. and NATO rush weapons into Ukraine, DoD officials want more military channels to Putin’s top leaders. But Russia’s not picking up the phone.

Feb 27, 2022

Putin puts nuclear forces on high alert, escalating tensions

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a dramatic escalation of East-West tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces put on high alert Sunday in response to what he called “aggressive statements” by leading NATO powers.

The order to put Russia’s nuclear weapons in an increased state of readiness for launch raised fears that the crisis could boil over into nuclear warfare, whether by design or miscalculation.

Amid the mounting tensions, Ukraine announced that a delegation would meet with Russian officials for talks. But the Kremlin’s ultimate intentions toward Ukraine — and what steps might be enough to satisfy Moscow — remained unclear.

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