Archive for: March 2016

Areas of Military Technological Advancement

It is very important for the United States military to stay current in terms of their technology- falling behind and using equipment that is out-of-date could result in lives being lost. Therefore, the government is always exploring ways to improve their technology in a wide variety of areas. This has allowed them to earn the reputation of being the most advanced military in the world. Here are some of the areas of military technological advancement that America has been focusing on over the past several years.

1. Aircraft

The sophistication of American military aircraft has always been one of the things that sets it apart from other militaries around the world. That having been said, the United States can never just sit around and hope that other countries will not catch up to them. They are always looking for ways to make their planes more efficient in terms of flying reconnaissance and assault missions. The planes that are used by the Navy and the Air Force are faster and more maneuverable than the vast majority of planes that are used by other countries. They are also more fuel efficient. This is important because it means the planes will not need to return to their base as often to get more fuel.

2. Artillery

A military would not be anything without a large amount of powerful artillery at their disposal. The weapons that the U.S. military uses are getting more advanced every day. These advances have been put on display countless times during various military operations around the world. The large-caliber guns that are currently being used during operations in the Middle East have the capability to fire their ammunition at an incredibly fast rate. The speed with which these guns are able to fire has been increased significantly over the past several years. Also, the guns have been made much lighter in order to make them easier to transport.

3. Security

United States military bases will always be a prime target for terrorists. Therefore, their security is one of the primary concerns of the government. Many exciting pieces of technology have been developed in an effort to keep American military bases safe and secure. For example, barriers are used to prevent vehicles from being rammed through the gates of a military base. Truck bombs are often used by terrorists in these types of attacks. These barriers make such an attack impossible. Some of the best anti-ram vehicle barriers in the industry are made by a company called Gibraltar.

4. Body armor

Soldiers are inevitably going to be fired upon when they are involved in operations on enemy soil. Therefore, it is imperative that these soldiers are outfitted with body armor that is able to sufficiently protect them in the event that they are hit with a bullet or shrapnel from a bomb. Body armor has been around in various forms for many years. However, it has certainly come a long way in terms of its protective capabilities. The body armor that is issued to American soldiers can now stop bullets fired from guns that were previously thought to be unstoppable. This body armor is also designed to prevent knives from being able to penetrate it. It is not an exaggeration to say that these advances in body armor technology have already saved thousands of American lives.

Bernie Sanders To Talk About Middle East

A US Candidate for Presidency’s speech for his or her outlook of having Middle East the peace it needs could be the boon or bane of his or her presidential campaign, according to experts. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is about to lay out his vision and plans for the peace in the Middle East.

Sanders, known for criticising the economic inequality in the United States, is Jewish. He pled for a more humane handling of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“To be successful, we have to be a friend not only to Israel, but to the Palestinian people, where in Gaza, they suffer from an unemployment rate of 44 percent—the highest in the world—and a poverty rate nearly equal to that,” Sanders said, according to a prepared text of his remarks.

He then moved on to talk about the Islamic militant group ISIS. He said the failure of Middle East nations to stop ISIS is the failure of wealthy elites in the nations. He said that Qatar’s $200 billion funding on the World Cup Soccer Stadium is enough to help the Middle East outfit its forces to fight terrorism in its area.

Sanders pointed out that the wealthy and powerful nations in the region should no longer depend on the United States to help them.

EU Referendum May Lead To Market Turmoil

Observers fear that the UK-EU referendum date may create a credit squeeze for the United Kingdom. The Bank of England had pledged to provide extra bank funding to ensure this would not happen. The move has increased fears that Britain could face fiscal destabilisation, which may unhinge its delicate financial markets.

On June 23, UK citizens will vote for the UK to stay in or get out of the European Union. For three days, the Bank of England will open its lending facility as a precautionary measure to help Britain’s financial sector from suffering an immense credit crunch. Two days before the referendum and a day after, the Bank of England will support short-term borrowing.

According to a Royal Bank of Scotland report on risks, the political ramifications of increasing economic and operational security may affect the referendum’s outcome.

“The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU during this parliament increases economic and operational uncertainty. The result may also give rise to further political uncertainty regarding Scottish independence,” it said.

Barclays’ separate report indicates the UK is better with the EU:

ued its customers would be better off if the UK stayed in the EU, said last week: “In the UK, the referendum on EU membership gives rise to some political uncertainty and raises the possibility of a disruptive and uncertain exit from the EU, with attendant consequences for investment and confidence.