The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, four U.S. officials told Reuters. The U.S. decision to indefinitely suspend the program, which has not been previously reported, was made in response to Turkey’s cross-border military incursion into Syria in October, the U.S. officials said, revealing the extent of the damage to ties between the NATO allies from the incident.
Iraq’s government told the Iraqi military not to seek U.S. help in operations fighting the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials told The Associated Press—a sign that authorities are serious about rethinking the strategic relationship. At stake are vital U.S.-provided weapons, military technologies, and aircraft that have been key in countering the threat of ISIS militants trying to make a comeback in northern and western Iraq.
Documents Reveal U.S. Military Is Tracking Russian Government News Agencies for Disinformation on Coronavirus
The U.S. military is bracing for possible Russian disinformation regarding the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek. Military planners are actively tracking disinformation campaigns promulgated by accounts operated by—or attributable to—the Russian government.
A senior Russian diplomat raised concern Feb. 5 about the United States deploying a new submarine-launched nuclear weapon, saying the move signaled Washington’s belief that it could wage a limited nuclear conflict.
An experimental navigation satellite being developed by L3Harris for the U.S. Air Force has passed a preliminary design review, clearing the way for the program to move forward, the company announced Feb. 5. The Navigation Technology Satellite-3 is an experiment to show that a layer of smaller satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit could improve the resiliency of the military’s positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities.
The service is currently conducting risk reduction assessments for enterprise-as-a-service investment meant to modernize.
U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabab terrorist in the vicinity of Beer Xaani, Somalia, Feb. 4.
Military families are fighting their own battles to get the health care and needed school services for their special needs children as required by law, they told lawmakers—with spotty assistance from defense and service officials.
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On this episode of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Lab Life” podcast, experts from the Defense Department’s Global Respiratory Pathogen Surveillance Program at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s Epidemiology Lab discuss how the lab and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitor influenza to provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with critical data to facilitate the creation of the influenza vaccine each season.