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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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The List 4723


 
To All,
A bit of history and some tidbits.
Regards,
Skip
This day in Naval History
May 16
1811—The frigate President, commanded by John Rodgers, exchanges several shots with HMS Little Belt during the night. Each captain claims the other fired first, increasing tensions between the two countries prior to the War of 1812.
1820—The frigate Congress becomes the first U.S. warship to visit China when she visits Guanhzhou (now Canton).  
1919—Three Curtiss NC seaplanes leave from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, Canada for the first trans-Atlantic flight. Only NC 4 makes the flight successfully reaching the Azores on May 17.
1943—USS MacKenzie (DD 614) sinks the German submarine (U 182) west of Madeira. Before being sunk, (U 182) sinks five Allied merchant vessels, including the American steam merchant Richard D. Spaight on March 10, 1943.
1944—USS Franks (DD 554), USS Haggard (DD 555) and USS Johnston (DD 557) sink the Japanese submarine (I 176), 150 miles north of Cape Alexander, Solomon Islands, forcing Japanese to shift the position of their subs in the New-Guinea-Carolines area.  
1965—The first US naval gunfire support in Vietnam is performed by USS Henry W. Tucker (DD 875) as she fires upon the Viet Cong coastal concentrations southeast of Saigon.  
1992—Military Sealift Command's USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) is christened and launched at New Orleans, Louisiana.  
 
Thanks to CHINFO
Executive Summary:
Top national headlines included North Korea's threat to pull out of upcoming talks with South Korea over the Mac Thunder exercise, as well as the identification of last year's leak of classified CIA documents, the largest in the agency's history. USNI News covered the ongoing exercise Chesapeake 2018 as French pilots train aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, getting a head start on carrier qualifications while the French carrier Charles de Gaulle undergoes an 18-month maintenance period. Chief of Staff of the French Navy Adm. Christophe Prazuck stressed that "All this is not merely a technical or a diplomatic exercise. What we're really doing is preparing to fight together in the future. Proving our seamless interoperability is a very powerful message." "As we look out on the flight deck waiting to see the next launch, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between U.S. sailors and French sailors as they prepare for the next launch," said CNO Adm. John Richardson. "This is exactly the level of teamwork we're going to need as we confront high-end competitors at sea in high-end blue-water warfare." Additionally, the Washington Post reports that North Korea has threatened to walk away from the upcoming nuclear summit, demanding that the U.S. stop calling for a "unilateral" denuclearization.
 
 
 
This Week in American Military History:
By Thomas Smith
May 15, 1862:  U.S. Marine Corporal John F. Mackie participates in an action against Confederate forces at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, for which he will become the first Marine in history to receive the Medal of Honor.
 
According to his citation, "As enemy shellfire raked the deck of his ship, Corporal Mackie fearlessly maintained his musket fire against the rifle pits on shore, and when ordered to fill vacancies at guns caused by men wounded and killed in action, manned the weapon with skill and courage."
 
May 15, 1963:  Astronaut, fighter pilot, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr., piloting "Faith 7," becomes the first American to spend an entire day in space, and the first man to sleep in space.
 
A former U.S. Marine private who ultimately was commissioned an Army second lieutenant, Cooper will retire an Air Force colonel.
 
May 18, 1775:  Future turncoat Col. Benedict Arnold leads a successful surprise attack against a British fort and the adjacent shipyards at St.
Johns, Canada. Among Arnold's prizes is the British sloop HMS George which he renames "Enterprise," the first of eight so-named American Navy ships.
 
May 18, 1863: Union Army forces under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant move against the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Vastly outnumbered Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton fall back on prepared defenses. Pemberton's army is quickly surrounded. Grant strikes Pemberton's positions the following day hoping to destroy his army before it is properly positioned. Losses are heavy among the ranks of the assault forces. The siege of Vicksburg has begun.
 
May 21, 1881:  Clara Barton, the Civil War's famous "angel of the battlefield," founds the American Red Cross.
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Today in History May 16
1770
Marie Antoinette marries future King Louis XVI of France.
1863
At the Battle of Champion's Hill, Union General Ulysess S. Grant repulses the Confederates, driving them into Vicksburg.
1868
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted during Senate impeachment, by one vote, cast by Edmund G. Ross.
1879
The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state.
1920
Joan of Arc is canonized in Rome.
1928
The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
1943
A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany.
1951
Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory.
1960
A Big Four summit in Paris collapses because of the American U-2 spy plane affair.
1963
After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury
 
 
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Thanks to Carl
 
 
John Kerry: Reporting for Duty… From Vietnam to Iran
 
Paul Kengor   May 15, 2018, 12:08 am

He hasn't changed a lick in 47 years.
I've been asked a number of times about John Kerry's unauthorized actions with Iran compared to Ted Kennedy's unauthorized actions with the Kremlin. Kerry, this spring 2018, sought to undermine President Trump's policies, whereas Kennedy, spring 1983, sought to undermine President Reagan's policies.
Many people — including the president of the United States — want to know if Kerry's actions constitute a violation of the Logan Act. It's a question I'm frequently asked about Kennedy. The short answer, in both cases, is that I'm not the source to provide the answer. Congress is. The Democratic Congress in the 1980s didn't hesitate to launch criminal proceedings against President Ronald Reagan and his staff (many of them fine men of great integrity) in a militant pursuit for impeachment over "Iran-Contra." Liberal Democrats did so while turning a blind eye as their leader — House Speaker Jim Wright — buddied up to Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega in his own negotiations.
And Wright wasn't secretary of state, just as John Kerry wasn't secretary of state when he conferred with Iranian officials in secret meetings in New York. In what the Boston Globe described as a "rare move" of "unusual shadow diplomacy," Kerry met with the Iranian foreign minister (among other high-level foreign officials) "to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran's nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings."
That's the very deal that President Trump was working to cancel just as Kerry was working to save it.
And that's hardly the only Kerry outrage. No, this is old-hat. I'd like to remind all of Kerry's affront decades ago. The date was April 22, 1971, 47 years to almost the exact day that Kerry met with the Iranians.
That moment, too, included yet another unsavory role by Ted Kennedy. Senator Kennedy helped arrange for the young Kerry, a Vietnam vet, to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, courtesy of Senator J. William Fulbright, hero to a young Bill Clinton, another vocal Vietnam War opponent. There, Kerry spoke of "war crimes committed in Southeast Asia" by American troops — war crimes that were "not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command." He charged that U.S. soldiers had "personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam…."
Kerry's blistering testimony went on and on, filling two hours. The Senate room was packed with reporters and cameras. The testimony scandalized America and its soldiers.
Kerry claimed to speak on behalf of not simply the "small" group called Vietnam Veterans Against the War, of which he was the only representative to testify, but on behalf "of a very much larger group of veterans in this country." And most damaging, his testimony came amid at least seven pending legislative proposals relating to the war; continued funding hung in the balance. That funding would signal whether the United States tried to win or opted for withdrawal, and whether the boys in the rice paddies got the weapons to defend themselves.
Kerry's statement hit Vietnam vets like verbal napalm. His analogy to Genghis Khan, widely considered one of history's worst beasts, was a damning indictment. His words made headlines worldwide. Overnight, his face was everywhere. He was inundated with media requests, an instant celebrity. He was discussed at the highest echelons of the Nixon White House, where the president dismissed him as a "phony."
And speaking of phony, John Kerry's testimony would be vigorously disputed from the outset.
One of the most dramatic such confrontations was a heated debate between Kerry and John O'Neill on the Dick Cavett Show on June 30, 1971. O'Neill had taken command of PCF 94, John Kerry's Swift Boat, after Kerry's departure. So incensed was O'Neill that over 30 years later he would co-author a bestselling book, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, laying out why he and other Swift Boat veterans judged Kerry "a liar and a fraud, unfit to be the commander in chief of the United States of America." O'Neill and a group of roughly 200 "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" called a press conference in Washington on May 4, 2004. The group wasted no time with an extraordinary ad campaign that arguably cost John Kerry the presidency. He lost the presidency less in November 2004 than in April 1971.
As to the actual origins of Kerry's information, that is likewise a controversy. One source disputes Kerry's claim with a bracing suggestion — namely, that the origins were not American, or Vietnamese, but Russian.
The Kremlin, primarily under Yuri Andropov's lead at the KGB, had a nasty campaign of disinformation aimed at American servicemen. An eyewitness was Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, who later became the highest-ranking intelligence official to defect from the Soviet bloc. Pacepa spoke to Kerry's testimony of brutal U.S. "war crimes":
The exact sources of that assertion should be tracked down. Kerry also ought to be asked who, exactly, told him any such thing, and what it was, exactly, that they said they did in Vietnam. Statutes of limitation now protect these individuals from prosecution for any such admissions. Or did Senator Kerry merely hear allegations of that sort as hearsay bandied about by members of antiwar groups (much of which has since been discredited)?
To me, this assertion sounds exactly like the disinformation line that the Soviets were sowing worldwide throughout the Vietnam era. KGB priority number one at that time was to damage American power, judgment, and credibility. One of its favorite tools was the fabrication of such evidence as photographs and "news reports" about invented American war atrocities. These tales were purveyed in KGB-operated magazines that would then flack them to reputable news organizations. Often enough, they would be picked up. News organizations are notoriously sloppy about verifying their sources. All in all, it was amazingly easy for Soviet-bloc spy organizations to fake many such reports and spread them around the free world.
As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe.
Pointing to "peace" organizations that the KGB saturated with dubious anti-American propaganda, Pacepa stated: "The quote from Senator Kerry is unmistakable Soviet-style sloganeering from this period. I believe it is very likely a direct quote from one of these organizations' propaganda sheets."
Andropov would proudly tell Pacepa that the KGB's Vietnam campaign had been "our most significant success." Thanks to the manipulation of the American peace movement.
One can debate where and when John Kerry got his information. What is undeniable, however, was its value to America's enemy: the Viet Cong.
In Unfit for Command, John O'Neill recalls the experience of one his band of brothers, Bill Lupetti, a Navy corpsman who had treated injured Swift Boat soldiers. Lupetti was stationed at An Thoi, where both O'Neill and Kerry had served. For Memorial Day 2004, Lupetti returned to Vietnam, painfully visiting Ho Chi Minh City, wandering through the streets earnestly looking to find out whether certain Vietnamese friends had survived the merciless communist takeover enabled by the American withdrawal.
Lupetti happened upon the War Remnants Museum. Inside, he came to an exhibit dedicated to "heroes" who had helped the communists win the war. A wall plaque at the head of the exhibit stated: "We would like to thank the communist parties and working class countries of the world." This included the "wholehearted support" of various "progressive human beings."
Among those progressives represented in pictures, Lupetti glimpsed American campus radicals from the 1960s. (In fact, Jane Fonda's smiling face was captured in a photo in a separate Women's Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, standing aside Madame Binh.) And there, Lupetti was staggered by the sight of a photo of John Kerry — the Democratic Party's presidential nominee that year. There he was, John Kerry, in a special exhibit honoring those whose "heroic" contributions had helped the Viet Cong defeat the United States.
The communist Vietnamese never forgot John Kerry's testimony in 1971. It had been a great help. And perhaps today, in Iran, Kerry's words are again being heralded, this time by the world's worst theocratic terror state. Perhaps if the nuclear deal gets resurrected, Kerry's mug will find a frame on the wall of a "heroes" exhibit somewhere in Tehran one day: Another testimony to him saving America's adversaries from the Republican in the White House.
 
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Thanks to Dutch
Tesla driver, 48, dies as his car smashes into a motorway central reservation and explodes into flames 'when its battery went into meltdown'
German was on road in Swiss canton of Ticino when the accident happened
Fire brigade said the impact caused a chain reaction in the Lithium-ion battery 
Unclear whether the driver had the autopilot system turned on when car crashed
Published: 17:06 EDT, 15 May 2018 | Updated: 18:23 EDT, 15 May 2018
A driver was killed when the battery of his Tesla electric car exploded when it crashed in southern Switzerland, the local fire brigade has claimed.
The 48-year-German driver died when his car hit the barrier in the central reservation of the A2 motorway in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, turned over and burst into flames. 
It is unclear whether the car was using Tesla's controversial autopilot system.
 
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The car burst into flames when it hit the central reservation of the motorway 
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A Tesla Model S saloon. The company's autopilot system has recently come under the spotlight 
In a statement on its Facebook page Ticino fire brigade said: 'The violent impact of Lithium-ion batteries could probably have caused a phenomenon called "thermal runaway", i.e. a rapid and unstoppable increase in temperature.'
Under very exceptional circumstances, the batteries have a sudden and unstoppable increase in temperature, leading to a chain reaction that leads to their destruction, said fire safety expert Guido Zaccarelli in an article quoted by the firefighters
The brigade reportedly pulled the comment from its Facebook page, later adding that an investigation was underway and declined to comment further.
A Tesla spokesman said: 'We are deeply saddened by this accident, and we are working to establish the facts of the incident and offer our full cooperation to local authorities.'

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Police in Utah are looking into a crash involving a Tesla, whose driver said she had the vehicle's autopilot on when it hit a fire truck 
'Tesla has not yet received any data from the car and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, although it appeared to be a high-speed collision.'
The crash comes as police in Utah are looking into a collision involving a Tesla electric car that hit a fire department vehicle over the weekend.
The driver had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a fire truck, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features.
The 28-year-old female driver of the car told police in suburban Salt Lake City that the system was switched on and that she had been looking at her phone before the Friday evening crash.
Tesla's Autopilot system uses radar, cameras with 360-degree visibility and sensors to detect nearby cars and objects.
The U.S. agency also is looking into the performance of the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system after a Tesla Model X SUV crashed into a barrier on a California highway.
The driver in that incident died, but Tesla said he was pulled from the vehicle before it caught fire.
It's built so cars can automatically change lanes, steer, park and brake to help avoid collisions. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating at least two recent fires involving Tesla vehicles.
Last week the agency opened a probe of a Model S that caught fire after crashing into a wall in Florida.
Two 18-year-olds were trapped in the vehicle and died in the flames. 
 
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Thanks to Bill….to funny!
 
Hypnotist at a Seniors' Home
 
It was entertainment night at the Senior Citizens' Center.
After the community sing-along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show - Claude the Hypnotist!                                          
Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time," said Claude.
The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew, from his waistcoat pocket, a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
"I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see
"It's a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations," said Claude.
He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch --- watch the watch ---- watch the watch                                          
The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth.
The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces.
A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch.
They were all hypnotized.
And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!!
The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact.
"SHIT," shouted Claude.
It took them three days to completely clean up the Senior Citizens' Center and Claude was never invited back again.
 
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Subject: 1945 Air Show
Neat stuff if you are interested.................A lot of History !! 
Incredible!
Never saw this particular footage ever before!
Nazi Jets. Nazi Helicopters. Italian fighters. Flying JU-88's.
Fascinating footage of captured weapons and Axis aircraft at a
1945 air show at Freeman Field in Seymour , Indiana ..
This footage is ONLY four months after the German surrender,
And just one month after the Japanese surrender!
Great Glenn Miller music will definitely get you in that
WW II (patriotic) "Mood" to remember!
Nearly a 70 year look back at a Victory celebration, the end of the war.
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  Item Number:2 Date: 05/16/2018 INDONESIA - POLICE OFFICER DIES IN SWORD ATTACK IN SUMATRA (MAY 16/JAK)  JAKARTA POST -- At least one Indonesian police officer has been killed in an attack on a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra, reports the Jakarta Post.   On Monday, a minivan crashed through the gates of the Riau police headquarters. Four men armed with swords jumped out of the vehicle and began attacking, said witnesses.   At least two officers were stabbed, said a national police spokesman cited by Agence France-Presse.   Police opened fire in response, killing four assailants, reported the Jakarta Globe.   One officer was struck and killed and a journalist was injured when the driver of the van quickly reversed in an attempt to flee the compound, said police.   Police arrested one assailant.   The Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack via the Amaq media channel, reported Reuters.   Police blamed the attack on Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a local group linked to ISIS, reported the BBC.   Police also blamed JAD for three attacks on churches on Sunday. Those attacks killed 18 people and injured 40.   On Wednesday, national police officials said counterterrorism forces had detained the chief of the East Java wing of JAD as a part of stepped up efforts against the group, reported the New York Times.    
  Item Number:4 Date: 05/16/2018 IRAN - INITIAL TALKS POSITIVE, MORE WORK TO BE DONE TO SAVE NUCLEAR DEAL, SAYS ZARIF (MAY 16/REU)  REUTERS -- The Iranian foreign minister says that initial talks with European leaders on the nuclear deal have been positive but that more remains to be done, reports Reuters.   On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with European officials in Brussels to discuss the fate of the deal after President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that the U.S. would withdraw from the accord.   "We are on the right track...a lot will depend on what we can do in next few weeks," said Zarif.   Zarif met with E.U. external affairs chief Federica Mogherini in the morning and foreign ministers from the European members of the P5+1 -- France, Germany and the U.K. -- in the afternoon.   After their meeting, Mogherini said that they had reached a preliminary set of parameters that included Iranian access to oil markets and the international banking system; sea, land, air and rail travel; the continuation of E.U. investments in Iran; and a measure to counter the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on E.U. firms operating in Iran, reported the Guardian (U.K.).   Zarif called recent U.S. sanctions against Iran's central bank governor "illegal."   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed his desire to maintain the deal but said his country will resume nuclear enrichment if sanctions are re-imposed.   Some Iranian officials have indicated that the primary concern is selling oil on the international market.   Iranian officials have also been meeting with Chinese oil buyers to ask that China maintain imports after the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions
Item Number:5 Date: 05/16/2018 LIBYA - 5 LOCAL FIGHTERS KILLED IN FIGHTING WITH HAFTAR'S FORCE OUTSIDE DERNA (MAY 16/LIBEX)  LIBYAN EXPRESS -- At least five local militiamen bhave been killed in an attack by eastern Libyan military forces on the opposition-held city of Derna, reports the Libyan Express.   On Tuesday, military forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), clashed with armed groups in the Hilah and Dahar Hamar neighborhoods outside the city.   Backed by airpower and artillery, the LNA made small gains on the outskirts of the city, about 2.5 miles (4 km) from Derna, reported Reuters.   Last week, Haftar pledged to "liberate" Derna, the last major city in eastern Libya outside of his control.   Derna is controlled by a coalition of armed Islamist groups, previously known as the Derna Mujahedeen Shura Council. The group changed has its name to the Derna Protection Force, reported the Libya Herald.   Local fighters have fought both ISIS and Haftar's forces in the ongoing civil war
ED TALKS WITH SEOUL, THREATENS U.S. TALKS (MAY 16/NBC)  NBC NEWS -- The North Korean government has cancelled high-level talks with the South and threatened to break off a planned summit between the U.S. and North Korea in response to joint U.S.-South Korean military drills, reports NBC News.   On Wednesday, North Korea said it had cancelled scheduled talks between North and South over the ongoing Max Thunder 2018 air force drills.   The South Korean Ministry of Unification said that the move violated the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration by the leaders of North and South Korea in April, reported the Korea Herald.   North Korea protests all U.S.-South Korean military drills, labeling them as provocations and a rehearsal for invasion. A South Korean military official said the drills would continue as planned.   Pyongyang had previously appeared to accept the exercise as part of the U.S.-South Korea alliance.   Kim Kye Gwan, the North Korean first vice minister for foreign affairs, said that Pyongyang could cancel upcoming talks with the U.S. if Washington continues to insist on the so-called Libya model for denuclearization, reported CNN.   In 2003, dictator Muammar Qaddafi abandoned Libya's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs as part of a deal with the U.S.   North Korean officials point out that this did not stop the U.S. from intervening on behalf of anti-Qaddafi rebels in 2011.   Kim and Trump are scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12.   Planning for the upcoming meeting is still underway, said a State Dept. spokeswoman.   Max Thunder 2018 began on June 11 and involves roughly 100 military aircraft, including F-22 fighter jets, B-52 bombers and F-15K fighter jets
Item Number:10 Date: 05/16/2018 SYRIA - REBELS WITHDRAW FROM LAST STRONGHOLD IN C. SYRIA (MAY 16/REU)  REUTERS -- The withdrawal of fighters from one of the last rebel-held areas in in central Syria is nearly complete, reports Reuters, citing state media accounts.   On Wednesday, the last fighters and their families began leaving the towns of Rastan, Talbiseh and Houla, located near the borders of Hama and Homs provinces.   About 3,950 rebels and family members were bused out of the towns over 24 hours, reported Xinhua, China's state news agency.   Food and other aid was being brought into the area, said the army.   The reclamation will ease government efforts to extend its influence across the country. The towns sit along Syria's main north-south highway, a critical supply line.   Rebels still hold significant territory in northwest and southwest Syria, along the border with Turkey and Jordan, who have backed some rebel groups and guaranteed limited cease-fires in those areas.   Idlib province is still held by a number of groups and the Yarmouk refugee camp south of Damascus is held by the Islamic State.    
Item Number:14 Date: 05/16/2018 USA - ARMY SEEKS STEALTHY UNIFORMS FOR INFANTRY (MAY 16/NATINT)  NATIONAL INTEREST -- The U.S. Army wants to develop battlefield uniforms for soldier that can evade radar detection, reports the National Interest.   The availability of advanced battlefield and ground surveillance radar has made infantry forces vulnerable to detection across the electromagnetic spectrum, according to an Army research solicitation released in April.   The solicitation calls for prototypes to demonstrate the ability to absorb radar waves in the Ku and X frequency bands at distances up to 7.5 miles (12 km).   The fabric must be flexible, durable and breathable, accommodate temperatures from -30 degrees to 125 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 degrees to 52 degrees Celsius) and endure wet and humid climates.  
  Item Number:15 Date: 05/16/2018 USA - SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN HACKING LEAKS BUT NO CHARGES YET (MAY 16/WP)  WASHINGTON POST -- U.S. officials have identified a suspect in last year's leak of C.I.A. computer hacking tools, reports the Washington Post.   Prosecutors believe Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee who worked on cyber issues, transferred the intelligence information to Wikileaks, the newspaper said on Tuesday.   Schulte is currently in jail on unrelated charges.   Prosecutors say that Schulte may have used the Tor internet browsing software to transmit the classified information without leaving a trace.   Federal authorities searched Schulte's New York apartment last year, recovering computers, notebooks and handwritten notes. The investigation has so far been unable to provide the evidence needed to indict Schulte
 
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