The Pentagon Is Giving Up on Particle Beam Weapons

The Department of Defense doesn’t think they could be weaponized soon enough.

By Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

  • The DoD, which showed interest in neutral particle beams earlier this year, now thinks they’re too hard to field anytime soon.
  • Particle beams work by using atomic and subatomic particles to “melt” their target.
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A U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ship Just Set Sail with a Whopping 13 Stealth Fighters

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS America in 2019 has set sail across the Pacific region with no fewer than 13 U.S. Marine Corps F-35B stealth fighters aboard.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

The U.S.… Read the full article.

Milt Jackson and Big Brass – For someone I love

Enjoy Milt Jackson:

Recorded: New York, August 05, 1963


Milt Jackson – Vibes

Clark Terry – Trumpet

Dave Burns – Trumpet

Snooky Young – Trumpet

Bill Berry – Trumpet

Elmon Wright – Trumpet

Quentin Jackson – Trombone

James Cleveland – Trombone

Tom McIntosh – Trombone

Julius Watkins – French Horn

Willie Ruff – French Horn

Ray Alonge – French Horn

Paul Ingraham – French Horn

Jimmy Jones – Piano

Richard Davis – Bass

Connie Kay – Drums … Read the full article.

China’s Nightmare: Why Is Taiwan Building Kamikaze Drones?

A good or bad idea?

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key Point: Taipei is trying out new technologies in the hope that they can deter and defend and against Beijing.

A new suicide drone appeared at the August 2019 edition of the biennial Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition in the island country’s capital.… Read the full article.

Deadly protests in Guinea as Russia calls for change of rules to keep despot in power

By Adrian Blomfield, Africa correspondent | The Telegraph

Protesters burn tyres as they demonstrate in Conakry CREDIT: AFP

When police shot dead nine pro-democracy protesters in Guinea this week, Western embassies quietly shared their misgivings with the country’s president, Alpha Conde.… Read the full article.