Archive for January 5th, 2017

U.S. Marines carried out secret rescue of S.O. troop in Libya

Posted in Marines on January 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Details on a secret mission to evacuate an injured Special Operations troop in Libya last year by the U.S. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa (SP-MAGTF-CR-AF) has now emerge.

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38 North: No missile silo at Pumyong-dong

Posted in Space on January 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A recent Voice of America article suggested that North Korea has built itself a missile silo at Pumyong-dong. The folks at 38 North did their own analysis and concluded that there is no missile silo there.

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F-35C might have to redesign its nose gear

Posted in Navy on January 5th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lee Hudson from Inside Defense reports that the Pentagon has established a “red team” last September to investigate issues with the F-35C’s nose gear.

F-35C Lightning II from Squadron (VX) 23 prepares to launch from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
By U.S. Navy photo byMass Communication Specialist Seaman Anderson W. Branch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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