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Ancient military network discovered in northern Syria

Ancient military network discovered in northern Syria

Science
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered a network of military structures and remains in northern Syria dating to 4,000 years ago.The ancient surveillance and communication network was discovered a team of French and Syrian researchers who meticulously examined satellite and aerial imagery of the region's rocky terrain. The team detailed their discovery in a paper published this week in the French journal Paléorient.The network extends across 2,700 square miles of a region known as "Marges arides de Syrie du Nord," which translates to "margins arid northern Syria." The region's name refers to its position between the Fertile Crescent, a region rich in human history, which lies to the west, and the steppes to the east, a less hospitable place, inhabited historically by nomads.Both aeria
Seoul: Delaying joint military drills depends on North's behavior

Seoul: Delaying joint military drills depends on North's behavior

World
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The decision to delay joint military drills between South Korea and the United States next year depends on North Korea's behavior, Seoul officials said Wednesday.This comes after President Moon Jae In told NBC on Tuesday that he had asked Washington to consider holding the war games after the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, in order to defuse tensions with North Korea and encouraging its athletes to compete in the sporting event.North Korea has long seen the joint exercises carried out by South Korea and the U.S. as a direct threat to the regime, calling it a "rehearsal for war."While Washington is reviewing the decision, Seoul's top office said a potential delay would require the North to halt its provocations at least until the Winter Games begin, N...
Military law enforcement inconsistent in reporting crime data

Military law enforcement inconsistent in reporting crime data

Business
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's Inspector General said in a new report that law enforcement organizations within the Armed Forces "did not consistently" submit fingerprint and final disposition reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The U.S. Air Force and Secretary of Defense James Mattis launched reviews last month of how the military reports criminal records after former Airman David P. Kelley killed 26 people at a church in Texas.Kelley had been convicted of domestic violence and served one year in military prison, however that information had not been entered into the FBI database -- which would have disqualified him from owning a firearm.The report released Tuesday by the Department of Defense, which was already been in progress at the time of the shooting in Texas, found that ...
Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Business
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new tool for military observers, controllers and exercise leaders that provides a 360 degree view of the battlefield is being introduced by Saab Defense.Called "We: Are," the tool is built on augmented reality for smart phones and tablets and was introduced Monday at the I/ITSEC simulation and training event in Orlando, Fla., this week."I/ITSEC is a great place for us to introduce this new tool to the training market," Asa Thegstrom, head of Saab's Training and Simulation business unit, said in a press release. "'We:Are' has been designed with simplicity and smoothness in mind.""With the device the exercise leader can focus on what is important, which is to keep track on the individuals and evaluate entire troops in the field."Saab said "We: Are" enables an observer to i...
Mattis, Tillerson ask Congress for authorization of military force without end date

Mattis, Tillerson ask Congress for authorization of military force without end date

Business
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- As the 16-year debate rages on Capitol Hill over the legal authority sending the U.S. military to combat, a new bipartisan bill proposes a new legal authority to replace active authorities that date back to President George W. Bush's administration.On Monday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cemented the White House's reliance on a pair of 15-year-old authorizations for military force as the legal cornerstone permitting the executive branch to stage counter-terrorism operations.A new authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, has been proposed by Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and is being considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.The new AUMF would seek to replace two previous ones, the 2001 AUM...