Back in 2012, police arrived at a Kentucky homeless shelter to arrest a relatively unassuming-looking middle-aged man. Samuel Little was no stranger to run-ins with the law — having been previously arrested for crimes ranging from shoplifting to fraud — so he offered no resistance as local police turned him over to California law enforcement, where his warrant had been … [Read more...] about FBI confirms the most prolific serial killer in US history was likely active until 2005
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The White House announced on Thursday that President Trump will present the nation's highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor, to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams for his heroism in combat during a raid in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2008. Williams, who was assigned to Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336 during the operation, has been credited with … [Read more...] about Active duty Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor for 2008 Afghanistan raid
Ever since Russia's military annexation of Crimea in 2014, the United States military has increased its presence and overall readiness throughout Eastern Europe. However, despite the presence of some 17,000 American troops on the continent, defense officials have repeatedly called for additional support, pointing out that NATO forces throughout the region are too sparse to … [Read more...] about Dry run for WWIII: US Army to deploy 20,000 troops to Europe
For decades, earning your way onto an elite special operations unit has largely been about your performance on aptitude tests and during physically challenging assessments, but in the very near future, the Marine Corps' special operations unit known as the Raiders, or MARSOC, may be looking to computers to help identify the best candidates. MARSOC is currently experimenting … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence and SOF Selection: How MARSOC is looking for its future operators
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is widely considered to be the most advanced air combat platform ever to take to the skies, but with the increased capabilities allotted by new technologies comes an inherent drawback: the possibility that the technology can fail. That's exactly the situation Captain Robert Larson, a student F-35 pilot assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, found … [Read more...] about The aircraft’s software crashed mid-flight, what do you do? F-35 pilot speaks out
Last month, the United States Navy confirmed formally that two high profile videos allegedly captured from the nose of an F/A-18 Super Hornet attempting an intercept on an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena were real and notably, weren't meant for release to the public. The Navy did not suggest that the strange craft shown in the videos was alien in origin, but rather did … [Read more...] about The Navy has admitted that UFOs exist – will USOs be next?
When recounting the stories of Vietnam, we have a tendency to focus the experiences of the ground troops, fighting their way through unforgiving jungles -- but the fighting going on above their heads was also surprisingly hard on American forces. While the air conflict should have been one-sided (or so it seemed on paper) many American fighter pilots found themselves in a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s fighter jock mystery: How the most prolific pilot in the conflict probably didn’t exist at all
When it comes to American air dominance, no platform gets more attention than the high-cost and high-performance F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Of course, the F-35's monopoly on the media's attention makes a fair amount of sense: by most accounts, it's the most technologically advanced and expensive aircraft ever to enter the fight, and thanks to America's political schizophrenia, … [Read more...] about What is the best fighter jet in America’s arsenal?
Despite its maritime roots, the Marine Corps has spent the vast majority of the past two decades conducting combat operations in the arid deserts of the Middle East. As a result, Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger wants to remind the world that, while Marines may be able to fight in any clime or place, the Corps is still the premier amphibious fighting force on the … [Read more...] about The Marines produced this video to remind you of what they do best
Over the past few weeks, images of China's new supersonic-capable, unarmed reconnaissance drone have begun making their way online, and SOFREP was among the first to notice that the design bears a striking resemblance to a similar platform employed over China by the United States in the 1960s. However, China's propensity for stealing aircraft designs doesn't make the threat … [Read more...] about China’s new rocket powered drone is a purpose-built carrier killer
In a story seemingly pulled right out of a modern espionage novel, the FBI has apparently been paying to run targeted ads on Facebook aimed specifically at Russian speakers that live and work in Washington D.C. The ads feature Russian language captions and a link that refers the user to a website that offers details about the FBI's counter-intelligence team and includes an … [Read more...] about The FBI has been running Facebook ads aimed at Russians working in Washington DC
On July 20th, 1969 mankind accomplished what may be its greatest feat to date, as American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin departed their Apollo 11 lunar lander and set foot on an alien world for the first time. It was a momentous victory for the United States over its competitors in the Soviet Union, but through hindsight, it was much more. Humanity had escaped the … [Read more...] about The moon landing wasn’t a hoax (and you can still see Apollo leftovers on the moon to prove it)