Israel’s Missile Force Could Easily Kill Millions of People in Minutes

Nuclear missiles and more.

by Caleb Larson | The national Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Although never officially acknowledged, Israel has widely considered a nuclear power. Though the Popeye Turbo and Jericho 3 are the likely nuclear delivery vehicles, Israel’s non-nuclear missile umbrella is also quite impressive.… Read more

The Forgotten Reason Why Israel Isn’t Flying Stealth F-22 Raptors

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is operated by the U.S. Air Force, and is arguably the world’s “most advanced manned combat aircraft.”

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Congressman David Obey was worried that some of the sensitive and secretive technologies that went into developing the F-22 could be discovered and reverse-engineered by enemies of the United States if the U.S.… Read more

Israel Is The Middle East’s True Military Superpower

It’s military is second-to-none.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The inability of Israel to develop long-term, stable, positive relationships with its immediate neighbors, regional powers, and the subject populations of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip means that Jerusalem continues to feel insecure, its dominance on land, air, and sea notwithstanding.… Read more

Why China’s Military Sees America As The True Enemy

The reality is that PLA officers are trained to view the U.S. as an enemy, and they will plan and act accordingly.

by Ian Easton | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: An initial assessment of Chinese military writings suggests that the PLA is engaged in a long-term, centrally-managed, strategic deception operation aimed at the United States’ government and military.… Read more

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

by Joseph Menn | Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Google is seen in Davos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.… Read more

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.… Read more

The X-44 MANTA Was a Futuristic Version of Lockheed’s F-22 Fighter

Though the design never got off the drawing board, it would have been even stealthier than the F-22 Raptor—and here is why.

by Caleb Larson | The National Interest

The X-44 MANTA, which stands for Multi-Axis No Tail Aircraft, was a futuristic-looking derivative of Lockheed Martin’s iconic F-22 design. … Read more

Archaeologists suggest surprising true purpose of Great Wall of China’s northern section

by James Rothwell | The Telegraph

A woman wearing a protective face mask visits the Badaling Great Wall of China after it reopened for business following the new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing – AP

It was supposedly built to keep the bloodthirsty Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan at bay. … Read more

Nazi Germany No More: What If Adolf Hitler Didn’t Survive World War I?

Hitler was wounded and nearly killed in World War I.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Here’s What You Need To Remember: World War II destroyed Germany and Japan as great powers. The UK and France were left a shadow of their former selves.… Read more

A study looking at the coronavirus genome in Israel found that 70% of the virus transmission in the country could be linked to the US

by salarshani@businessinsider.com (Sarah Al-Arshani) | Business Insider

(This article first appeared on May 19, 2020)

  • Seventy percent of coronavirus cases in Israel could be linked to the US, according to a new study on the virus’ genome.
  • The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, compared the sequence of the virus from more than 200 randomly selected patients and compared them to sequences of the virus found worldwide, The New York Times reported. 
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