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US-Afghan army convoy fires flares, hits drivers on road

World
A local witness and the US mission in Afghanistan say a joint US-Afghan military has fired flares at several civilian vehicles, causing the cars to catch fire and injuriesByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2019, 10:14 AM1 min read A local witness and the U.S. mission in Afghanistan say a joint U.S.-Afghan military convoy has confronted several civilian vehicles with flares, after a confrontation on the road. The U.S. forces statement says Saturday that American troops released flares as a deterrent after making several attempts to wave the drivers off the road, but didn't aim at the vehicles. It said U.S. forces were trying to stop the vehicles from approaching the convoy in eastern Laghman province Friday night and didn't see any damage immediately to the vehicles. Imad Dawran, a witness t...
U.S. Army to deploy hypersonic missiles by 2023

U.S. Army to deploy hypersonic missiles by 2023

Business
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Deployment of a long-range hypersonic weapon system by the U.S. Army is expected by 2023, the Association of the United States Army was told at its annual convention. Robert Strider, deputy director of Army hypersonic programs on Monday told attendees of the AUSA convention that an experimental prototype, "with residual combat capability," will be fielded by 2023, as announced by the Army last month. "Those words are tattooed on every one of us within the rapid capability and critical technologies office," Strider said. "The booster that we'll use to launch it will be absolutely common with the Navy. In fact, there's a [memorandum of agreement] in place that put the Navy in charge of design and the Army in charge of production." Strider added that a battery of eight miss...
U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

Business
July 10 (UPI) -- The new M17 and M18 handguns of Sig Sauer Inc. received full-material release notification from the U.S. Army, the company said, the final stamp of approval for military use. "Full-material release is a significant milestone for the MHS [Modular Handgun System] program and is the official determination that the U.S. Army has rigorously tested and evaluated the M17 and M18 handguns, and associated ammunition, to determine it as safe for use when operated within its stated parameters," a statement from the New Hampshire-based company said on Tuesday. The official approval came from the U.S. Army's Pitcatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township, N.J. The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the new standard-issue pistol in June, a change in armament for the first time in 30 years. The M18 wi...
Climate change: UK government ‘like Dad’s Army’

Climate change: UK government ‘like Dad’s Army’

Science
The UK has been dealt a "brutal reality check" on its climate change ambitions, environmentalists have said.The government's official climate change advisers warn ministers are failing to cut emissions fast enough, and adapt to rising temperatures.Committee on Climate Change chair John Gummer likened them to the hapless characters in 1970s comedy Dad's Army.The government said it would soon set out plans to tackle emissions from aviation, heat, energy and transport.The prime minister recently announced that the UK would lead the world by cutting almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - so-called net zero. Theresa May also aspired to the UK hosting a hugely important global climate summit next year.But the CCC said that the U...