Injustice, The Gods among us [De iniustitia Deorum in nobis:] – ep. 17

The mark of the Beast

Caracterem bestiae et

BICC. Barcode in lieu of money, credit card, debit card, cash, personal check, or any other physical media historically used in monetary transactions. Usually scripted on the inside of the left forearm. Scanning the barcode electronically adds or subtracts amounts from the associated bank account, as applicable.… Continues

Why China’s First Ballistic Missile Submarine Only Set Sail Once

Why China’s First Ballistic Missile Submarine Only Set Sail Once

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: While China’s first ballistic-missile submarine was meant to be a real, operational submarine and part of China’s nuclear deterrent, the obstacles encountered during construction forced lower expectations.… Continues

The U.S. Marines Are The World’s Best Amphibious Force, But That May Not Remain True For Long

Training problems must be remedied. 

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The U.S. Marine Corps is turning to virtual training, which would allow units to simulate—at least to some agree—amphibious training even when ships aren’t available.… Continues

Revealed: Why The Air Force Is So Confident In The F-35 Stealth Fighter

And why China and Russia don’t stand a chance.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The idea is to enable F-35 pilots to see and destroy enemies in the air, well in advance of a potential dogfight scenario.… Continues

First Army Unit Gets New Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

by Matthew Cox | Military.com

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division this month became the first combat troops to receive the Army’s new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.

Army weapons officials fielded the new semi-automatic 7.62x51mm SDMR to soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia in early June, according to a service announcement.… Continues

Coronavirus crisis is now 2nd-worst pandemic in US history

by John Roach | AccuWeather

(This article first appeared on June 17, 2020)

Many colleges and universities are making plans for in-person classes in the fall, restaurants and bars and open and people are out interacting with each other again in many places.… Continues