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War Experience Provides America's Industry With the Skills To Build Trump’s Wall

War is one of the greatest engines of technological and organizational change. The 15-year fight against Islamic jihadist terrorist groups has proven this once again. The nature of these conflicts demanded the development of new intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance technologies, processes and organization. U.S. companies responded with a revolution in sensors, command and control systems, data management and fusion software and platforms. Now they are bringing the capabilities and know-how acquired from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq back to the U.S.

North Korea: Time for a 'Red Line'?

Both the Trump administration and North Korea are ratcheting up statements about a potential conflict.

“President [Donald] Trump has changed the equation. We don’t know what he will do,” said Fred Fleitz, a senior vice president for the Center for Security Policy, a conservative national security think tank. “If there is a strike, shooting down missiles would be proportional. But I don’t think we will see a strike on missile sites.”

Snap: Theresa May Calls General Election To Secure Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that a general election will take place June 8, saying a “division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit.”

May made the surprising announcement after a meeting with her cabinet. The prime minister said the country needed stability and strong leadership following the referendum to leave the European Union.

The Air Force Has a Simple Plan to Dominate the Future: Link Stealth F-22s and F-35

At the moment, targeting information from drones is relayed from the ground station back up to an F-22.  However, computer algorithms and technology is fast evolving such that aircraft like an F-22s will soon be able to quickly view drone video feeds in the cockpit without needing a ground station -- and eventually be able to control nearby drones from the air. These developments were highlighted in a special Scout Warrior interview with Air Force Chief Scientist Greg Zacharias.

What Would Happen If A North Korean Nuclear Missile Launch Appeared Imminent?

North Korea is developing missiles with greater ranges and nuclear bombs with higher explosive yields. While the North regularly threatens America and its partners in Asia, the U.S. and its allies in the region are by no means unprepared for a North Korean nuclear attack.

The U.S. and South Korea both have preemptive strike plans for a situation in which a North Korean nuclear attack appears imminent, and while Japan is considering new options, it still relies heavily on U.S. defense.

How North Korea Could Kill Millions of People

If the United States were to attempt to launch a preemptive strike on North Korea, the regime in Pyongyang could do significant damage to both South Korea and Japan—not to mention U.S. bases in those nations.

One the reasons previous U.S. Administrations have left the volatile nuclear-armed hermit kingdom alone is because of the sheer destructive power the Kim regime might unleash in the event of war. Indeed, it would be South Korean and Japanese civilians who would take the brunt of Pyongyang’s wrath in the event of war.

Iran’s Fake Qaher F-313 Stealth Fighter Is Back

A new version of Iran’s ridiculous Qaher F-313 stealth fighter has made an appearance complete with a video of the aircraft performing taxi trials. While Iran’s latest effort shows improvement over the last iteration of the Qaher, this new version of the alleged stealth fighter is probably just a model.