There have been a decent amount of stories recently in the news. Some I have covered on the blog but some I haven’t. The ones I haven’t (but have probably shared on Twitter or Facebook) are put together here in a little round-up of things you may have missed.
I will try and make this a regular post so you can stay up to date with latest from around the world and read about the stories that grab your attention.
Australian SAS Soldier Cleared of Charges
The Australian SAS soldier who chopped off the hands of Taliban soldiers has been cleared of criminal charges. Damn right as well. Good to see common sense prevail. Some people may disagree but not me. Read the full story here.
Ex-Special Forces Soldiers Protecting West End Stores in London
According to the Evening Standard, a crack unit of ex-special forces soldiers, military and former police officers have been drafted in to protect West End jewellery stores after a surge in attacks by moped raiders.
There has been an increase in moped riding robbers stealing from high-end jewellery shops in London. The team of ex-special forces and commandos from all over the world are now targeting the robbers as they strike to prevent them from getting away with as much as they have done recently.
North Korean Special Forces Plan Raids Using Paragliders
According to Yonhap news in South Korea, North Korean forces have been planning to use Paragliders to conduct infiltration raids into South Korea. The quiet, low altitude technique would be hard to detect even in the daytime and even harder at night. How successful they would be conducting infiltration raids via paragliders at night leaves a bit to the imagination, they can’t organise fuck all at the moment.
Special Forces Getting a Stealth Motorcycle
Special Forces units could be getting a stealth motorcycle that would no doubt help behind enemy lines. Popular Science reports that the creator was surprised at just how quiet it was, with a rider being able to creep up on a walker in the woods, using the bike. They heard normal dirtbikes from up to a mile away.
They said ‘Running on fuel with the generator activated, the bike is about 75 decibels or the sound of a garbage disposal. Switched to all-electric, SilentHawk lead engineer Alex Dzwill says it produces less than 55 decibels, or about the sound of normal conversation.’
That’s a few of the recent news stories. If you read something that is interesting and you think others will like to read it as well then message me on Facebook or comment on here and I can get the story shared with the community.
If this is something you want me to keep as a regular feature then let me know. Any suggestions you have for the blog also let me know. I want to try and give you more of what you want to see.