The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-02-06

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 3, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States, Politics.

Tags in this brief: Geopolitics, Military, USA, Russia, Suicide, USAF.

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MAJOR: US Deploys Submarine-Launched Low-Yield Nuke

Published 2020-02-06 14:00:26 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Navy has deployed its controversial submarine-launched low-yield nuclear warhead, the Pentagon confirmed on Tuesday, marking the event the first deployment of a new nuclear weapon added to the US WMDs arsenal in decades. “The US Navy has fielded the W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead,” John Rood, the under Secretary of Defense for Policy, said in a statement, The Hill reported. “This supplemental capability strengthens deterrence and provides the United States a prompt, more survivable low-yield strategic weapon; supports our commitment to extended deterrence; and demonstrates to potential adversaries that there is no… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, USA


MAJOR: Non-Issuance of US Visas to Russian Officials Undermining United Nations

Published 2020-02-06 13:00:13 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

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WASHINGTON, D.C./MOSCOW – The situation with the non-issuance of US diplomatic visas to Russian officials continues to deteriorate, with mass visa refusals underway, undermining Russia’s diplomatic efforts in the United Nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed on Wednesday. “We regret to state that the situation with the non-issuance of visas to Russian officials heading to the US on official business not only does not improve, it continues to deteriorate,” the foreign ministry stated, TASS reported. “Despite numerous requests from our side and our calls to lift the restrictions, there are mass refusals to grant visas from the side of US… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Russia, USA


Pentagon Report Shows Suicide Rates Soared by A Record 33% in 2019 and Killed More US Air Force Servicemen Than any Other Cause

Published 2020-02-06 12:01:00 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Air Force officially announced that almost 140 (137) USAF personnel across the active duty, National Guard and Reserve died by committing suicide in 2019, which is a staggering 33 percent increase over the previous year statistics. “Suicide is a difficult national problem without easily identifiable solutions that has the full attention of leadership,” Lieutenant General Brian Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services for the Air Force, told Military.com. The new total marks the highest annual number since the US Air Force began keeping an official record in 2008, stated service… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Suicide, USAF


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