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In this Friday, May 13, 2011, file photo, soldiers of 1AD attend a color casing ceremony of the First Armored Division at the U.S. Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany. With rising tensions with Russia along its border with U.S. allies, the Army announced in Oct. 2021 it was sending military advisers to work alongside allied units in Europe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Twenty-year terror war leaves U.S. military struggling to meet new challenges

- The Washington Times

The U.S. military is too small to do the jobs it is being assigned and burdened with aging equipment that has been worn out from two decades of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is probably capable of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict, but would be hard-pressed to fight a multi-front war against combined adversaries.

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Soldiers of special battalion "Azov"; talk at a checkpoint in the port city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Shelling resounded on the outskirts of the city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The roots of Europe's gas crisis

The gas crisis in Europe has added yet another dimension to a global crisis, with many well-known experts predicting that the worst is still to come.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Wellington, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Trump, Biden tied in presidential poll

- The Washington Times

Pundits have advised him to get off the political stage, academics and journalists ponder his future plans, and his rivals just grimace. Former President Donald Trump still registers on the public radar, whether he's onstage at a rally or issuing daily public commentary about the state of America. Mr. Trump appears to have potential influence on the outcome of the 2024 presidential election. And yes, there's a poll.

A man visits a hacker community website at a house in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an official said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) **FILE**

New internet protocol to boost China state hacking

- The Washington Times

The Chinese government recently announced it now leads the world in upgrading its wired infrastructure, and security analysts are warning the new Internet Protocol Version 6 will only increase the danger from Beijing's state hacking operations.

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, after an explosion and fire on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. While one sailor has been charged with setting the fire, the more than 400-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, lists three dozen officers and sailors whose failings either directly led to the ship's loss or contributed to it. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Navy review cites failings in Bonhomme Richard fire

- The Washington Times

A 20-year-old disgruntled sailor is accused of starting a fire aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020, but a just-released Navy investigation found a number of training and response failures contributed to why the vessel burned for a week and led to the total loss of the ship.