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Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

The publication of the booklets, first issued in World War Two, comes amid rising security concerns. “There is a significantly more complex threat with climate change, terror attacks, pandemics and manipulation of information. People need to learn and know about how to deal with it,” Christina Andersson, of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, said. She was speaking to Aftonbladet newspaper. Swedish security chief warning on fake news How Sweden became an exporter of jihad Source: Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide

The collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain together left 17 sailors dead. Source: Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide

Pennsylvania National Guard Deploys To The Middle East

Soldiers in Harrisburg, Penn., are saying goodbye to their families as they deploy to the Middle East. It’s the first time this National Guard unit has deployed since the Korean War.   Source: Pennsylvania National Guard Deploys To The Middle East

Hawaii missile false alarm triggers shock, blame and apologies – BBC News

State officials apologise as some criticise President Trump for a lack of public response. Source: Hawaii missile false alarm triggers shock, blame and apologies – BBC News

40 civilians ‘killed’ in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in two days

A total of 40 people were killed over the past two days as Assad forces intensified their attacks on the besieged Damascus suburb Eastern Ghouta, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. Source: 40 civilians ‘killed’ in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in two days

Federal background program changes could mean loss of thousands of jobs in Western Pennsylvania

Expert: Pentagon takeover of program could mean increased security risks Source: Federal background program changes could mean loss of thousands of jobs in Western Pennsylvania

North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a ballistic missile last year

One of North Korea’s test ballistic missiles last year crashed in a city not far from Pyongyang, according to new findings by online news magazine The Diplomat. Source: North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a ballistic missile last year

U.S. Military To Allow Transgender Recruits After Trump Administration Drops Appeal

An LGBT activist says the Trump administration has waved “the white flag,” dropping an appeal of court rulings blocking a ban on transgender troops. Source: U.S. Military To Allow Transgender Recruits After Trump Administration Drops Appeal

Russian submarine activity ‘highest since Cold War’ warns NATO chief

Alliance plans to set up a new command post for the Atlantic. “Russia has massively invested in its marine capability, especially in submarines,” the military alliance’s secretary-general told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the sunday edition of the German daily, as well as two other international newspapers. Source: Russian submarine activity ‘highest since Cold War’ warns NATO chief

South Korea fires shots after another North Korea soldier defects

Seoul’s Defense Ministry says the shootout happened after a North Korean soldier safely arrived at a front-line South Korean guard post on Thursday. Source: South Korea fires shots after another North Korea soldier defects

The Pentagon’s Secret Search for UFOs

Funded at the request of Harry Reid, the program probed a number of encounters military pilots had with aircraft they believed didn’t operate like anything they had seen before. Source: The Pentagon’s Secret Search for UFOs

US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares – CNNPolitics

Two US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft Wednesday after the Russian jets crossed the Euphrates River in Syria, flying east of the “de-confliction line” that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN. Source: US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares – CNNPolitics

The U.S. bought this anti-tank weapon. Within 59 days, ISIS had it.

Weapons bought by the U.S. military ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters within two months, according to a report published by Conflict Armament Research. Source: The U.S. bought this anti-tank weapon. Within 59 days, ISIS had it.

Trump signs $700B defense policy bill into law, says military has ‘gotta be perfecto’

‘Now Congress must finish the job by eliminating the defense sequester and passing a clean appropriations bill,’ the president said. Source: Trump signs $700B defense policy bill into law, says military has ‘gotta be perfecto’

Testing begins on Trump’s prototype walls – BBC News

President Trump says he will visit the prototypes and pick the winning design after the tests. Source: Testing begins on Trump’s prototype walls – BBC News

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