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    U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran


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    UPDATED: MAY 15, 2019 11:12 AM ET
    (BAGHDAD) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran.

    Recent days have seen allegations of sabotage targeting oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a drone attack by Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels, and the dispatch of U.S. warships and bombers to the region.

    At the root of this appears to be President Donald Trump’s decision a year ago to pull the U.S. from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, embarking on a maximalist sanctions campaign against Tehran. In response, Iran’s supreme leader issued a veiled threat Tuesday, saying it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels.

    The movement of diplomatic personnel is often done in times of conflict, but what is driving the decisions from the White House remains unclear. A high-ranking British general said there was no new threat from Iran or its regional proxies, something immediately rebutted by the U.S. military’s Central Command, which said its troops were on high alert, without elaborating.

    Last week, U.S. officials said they had detected signs of Iranian preparations for potential attacks on U.S. forces and interests in the Middle East, but Washington has not spelled out that threat, and an alert on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said that all nonessential, non-emergency U.S. government staff were ordered to leave Iraq right away under State Department orders.

    The U.S. in recent days has ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group to the Gulf region, plus four B-52 bombers.
     
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    F-15EX could be delivered as early as 2020: Boeing https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/f-15ex-could-be-delivered-as-early-as-2020-boeing-458168/
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    and the story of, ehm, controversial coverage etc. goes on as
    US Army’s missile defense radar program advances into prototyping competition https://www.defensenews.com/land/20...rogram-advances-into-prototyping-competition/
     
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    ... Navy Wary of Growing Costs While It Ramps Up Ops
    The Navy is adding more ships as quickly as possible, even as it grapples with how it's going to pay the costs to keep them afloat once it gets them, a top officer said. https://breakingdefense.com/2019/05/navy-wary-of-growing-costs-while-it-ramps-up-ops/
     
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    interestingly,
    Navy Must Retain 80 Percent of Sailors Annually to Grow Fleet https://news.usni.org/2019/05/16/navy-must-retain-80-percent-of-sailors-annually-to-grow-fleet
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Air Force has deployed 20 missiles that could zap the military electronics of North Korea or Iran with super powerful microwaves, rendering their military capabilities virtually useless with NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ry-military-electronics-North-Korea-Iran.html

    This news piece has also been picked up by Military and Aerospace electronics.
    https://www.militaryaerospace.com/r...ilitary-electronics-with-highpower-microwaves

    While the CHAMP program is no secret, tying its deployment to the ongoing Iran and NK situation may actually question the credibility of the news itself.
     
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    here's the link to
    Making sense of CHAMP, the silver bullet miracle missile that isn’t

    December 13, 2017 https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic...-the-silver-bullet-miracle-missile-that-isnt/
     
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    That ain't happening unless standards for re-enlistment are lowered..slightly. And re-enlistment bonuses are raised considerably...Long ago when I served the USN was looking for 30-40% retention rate. 80%?!! No way...period.
     
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