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Myanmar coup: Army takes control after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar coup: Army takes control after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi

World
Myanmar's military has taken control of the country after detaining a number of leading politicians and claiming there were "huge discrepancies" in November's election.A one-year state of emergency has been declared, according to military-owned TV, and power has been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Min Aung Hlaing. Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was among those detained in an early morning raid on Monday, according to her party. Vice President Myint Swe has been made acting president. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Myanmar: Acting pre...
Army talent management program a success, director says

Army talent management program a success, director says

Business
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The director of the U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force this week called 2020 a success, citing innovations in finding and retaining officers. The office was elevated in prominence in 2019 after Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville called for making Army personnel a greater priority, with talent management a special interest. Advertisement Since Fiscal Year 2020 began in September 2019, the Army found preferred assignments for over 30,000 active-duty officers with the Army Talent Alignment Process, a system designed to match the needs of soldiers and incoming units, according to the Army. "2020 has been a rough year for everyone, but when you look at the Talent Management Task Force you see how we've taken the chief's No. 1priority and made it a reality," Maj. Gen...
Army breaks ground on new soldier performance research facility

Army breaks ground on new soldier performance research facility

Business
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Army broke ground Thursday on the Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute, or S2PRINT. The new human research and engineering laboratory, situated at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., is a joint project of Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Advertisement The lab is planned to "baseline, measure, predict and optimize individual soldier and small unit readiness, performance, and resiliency across real-world, mission-essential tasks," the Army said in an August press release announcing plans for the site. The new facility, which will be housed in an 80,600-square-foot building, is expected to be completed in the next three years. Let'...
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Business
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hypersonic missiles can strike within six inches of a target after traveling thousands of miles at Mach 5 or faster, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Speaking to a conference of the U.S. Association of the Army on Tuesday, McCarthy referred to a Mar. 19 test of the missile, which was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. It flew at hypersonic speed, defined as five or more times the speed of sound, before striking its "designated impact point," the Army said. Advertisement "Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches," McCarthy said on Tuesday. His comments came a week after Russia announced the successful test-firing of its Zircon hypersonic missile, striking a target 300 miles away after travelin...
Tig Notaro replaces Chris D’Elia in ‘Army of the Dead’

Tig Notaro replaces Chris D’Elia in ‘Army of the Dead’

Entertainment
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Tig Notaro has replaced Chris D'Elia in Zack Snyder's Netflix movie, Army of the Dead, after D'Elia was accused of sexual misconduct. The zombie movie was complete, but D'Elia's scenes will be re-shot once Snyder, Notaro and essential cast and crew are able to safely return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down most TV and film productions in North America for months. Advertisement Notaro has not publicly commented on the project, but she retweeted a link to a media report about it. The film's ensemble includes Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder and Samantha Win. D'Elia also had a planned Netflix series in the ...