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U.S. Military turns tattoo parlor into special operations weapons lab

TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Special Forces have always operated with the world’s state-of-the-art weaponry and technology to accomplish feats of legendary valor. While that fact remains the same, in 2016 it is not so much the what but the how that has changed. SOFWERX, which stands for Special Operations Forces Works, is a Special Operations Command (SOCOM)-funded technology developer…

New Polaris off-road vehicle to be designed for special operations

Defense contractor Polaris announced the launch of their new high-performance MRZR turbo diesel (MRZR-D) this week that will mainly be used by U.S. Special Forces. They will be pilot tested in a training exercise in Poland scheduled to occur next month. According to SOFREP, the original MRZR was easily configurable to allow operators to quickly prepare for missions and tackle…

New underwater drone will scan the seas for bombs

Drone technology has transformed the nature of land and air warfare; now the same technology is taking to the seas. The new Sea WASP, developed by Saab, has the ability to detect mines deep below the water’s surface that could potentially save thousands of lives aboard U.S. ships. Sea WASP stands for “Waterborne Anti-IED Security Platform.” According to a report…

American special forces save Pakistani leader's son

KABUL, Afghanistan — Last week, U.S. Special Operations Forces rescued the son of a former Pakistani Prime Minister who had been held hostage for over three years. Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was rescued in a joint operation between U.S. SOF and local Afghan commandos. “Working alongside our Afghan partners, we will continue…

Leaked Panama Papers show connection between George Soros and secret weapons

Long-time Democratic political donor George Soros is the latest person to have off-shore investments revealed by the so-called Panama papers. According to Fox News and SOFREP, the Panama Papers are ” a trove of 11.5 million financial documents tracing the Mossack Fonseca law firm’s efforts to help politicians, celebrities and criminals shield their money from taxes.” SOFREP reported that three…

Bristol Tennessee Police Department welcomes K9 Sonny

BRISTOL, Tenn.—The Bristol Tennessee Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the city’s K9 unit and his name is Sonny. Sonny is an 18-month-old yellow lab, and was acquired from Xtreme Concepts, Inc., a security solutions firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Sonny will serve alongside his partner, Officer Chesney Griffin. According to a news release, together, the pair recently…

Tea with the Governor General…

by Dr. Laura Tanna in The American Friends of Jamaica — 30 June, 2015 Photograph by M. Francis, Courtesy of Kings House. (left to right) Curt Talhelm, Ryan Pryor, Sir Patrick Allen, Landon Ash & Laura Tanna As those of you familiar with the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) twice-yearly galas to raise funds for health, education and development in Jamaica…