Spec Ops Working on Real-World Iron Man Suit, Pentagon Plans Tests of Banned Missiles, and More
We had some pretty seriously cool stuff happen this past week, but probably the coolest was the beginnings of an Iron Man suit for Spec Ops...
Don't worry, we cover it below...
Pentagon Plans to Test Missiles That Have Been Banned for Years
Due to a treaty drawn up between The United States and Russia, The Pentagon plans to begin flight tests for two types of missiles that have been banned for more than 30 years.
However by implementing these projects, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty may not longer be kept in effect.
This means that Washington & Moscow would no longer face constraints on deploying land-based cruise or ballistic missiles with ranges of 500 - 5,500 km.
US Support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen Ends; Senate Passes Resolution 54-46
This past Wednesday, the Senate voted 54-46 to end U.S. support for the Saudi-Arabian fighting in Yemen.
This is the first time in history that lawmakers have invoked the War Powers Resolution to halt American military involvement in a foreign conflict.
Lawmakers passed this vote even after threat of a Presidential veto.
21,000 Troops Booted Under 'Deploy or Get Out' Policy
Since the Defense Department implemented "Deploy or Get Out" since last summer, around 21,000 non-deployable troops have been forced out of ranks.
This was determined by both mental and physical points.
Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wants to be sure that "warfighters achieve established physical, mental, and security vetting standards... War is unforgiving, and our mission demands we remain a standards-based organization."
Amid Naval Intel Breaches, US Prepared to Strike Back Against Cyberattacks
Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran have been carrying out cyberattacks against the United States more and more frequently with increased sophistication.
Just recently, the head of the U.S. Cyber Command released that there has been significant breaches of naval systems that concluded that the service is losing the cyber war.
After this, he states that the U.S. is now prepared to use cyber operations more aggressively to strike back, with concerns about the 2020 election being compromised.
Spec-Ops Beginning on a Rudimentary Iron Man Suit
Back in 2013, the U.S. Special Operations Command sought proposals for its Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.
It has striking similarities to the Iron Man suit popular in theaters, but SOCOM put out the excitement that it is not an Iron Man suit, but rather an exoskeleton.
But c'mon, that's what an Iron Man suit is!
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