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US Army Is Working On A New Camouflage To Hide Soldiers From One Of Their Greatest Threats

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The Army is developing new camouflage systems to hide soldiers from an emerging threat – high-end thermal sensors.
The service is investing in new systems with the ability to mask a soldier’s body heat and break up his electronic signature, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers.

Army snipers previously told Business Insider that thermal sensors are now one of the greatest challenges to concealment, but the Army has some new ideas that will let them disappear like never before.

The US Army is working on new camouflage systems to protect soldiers on future battlefields by countering one of their greatest threats, a top Army general revealed Tuesday.

“Advanced camouflage technologies are critical,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Military.com first reported. “We are putting a fair amount of money into advanced camouflage systems, both individual, unit, vehicle, etc.”

The general explained that future battlefields are likely to be “highly lethal” environments where “units will be cut off and separated,” making soldier lethality and survivability key.

“We know that adversary [target] acquisition systems are very, very capable in that if you can see a target, with precision munitions … you can hit a target,” he added, further explaining, “So camouflage systems that break up electronic signatures and break up heat signatures are critical.”

In an era of renewed great power competition, the Army is increasingly looking closely at protecting soldiers against advanced threats from countries like China and Russia. Among the greatest threats, soldiers face is advanced sensing technology, a top US Army sniper previously told Business Insider.

“Defeating a thermal signature is probably the hardest thing that a sniper has to do, especially with the emerging technology by our near-peer enemies,” Staff Sgt. David Smith, a sniper instructor at Fort Benning, said, explaining that while it is easy for snipers to hide in the visible spectrum, it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to disappear as US rivals “creep into the thermal arena.”

A US Army soldier may be concealed and well hidden from the watchful eyes of the enemy but light up like a Christmas tree on a thermal imaging device, which can detect the temperature difference between a human body, typically 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and the environment they’re hiding in.

Milley didn’t identify which systems the Army is working on, but the projects would likely include the new Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS) and possibly the Improved Ghillie System (IGS) being developed for snipers.

ULCANS, developed by Fibrotex, is a kind of advanced camouflage designed to conceal troops from night vision, thermal imaging, radar, and more. The Army awarded Fibrotex a contract to supply US troops with this technology last year.

The IGS is in testing right now and is expected to eventually replace the older Flame Resistant Ghillie System (FRGS) Army sharpshooters are wearing now. It is unclear if this new system is designed to counter thermal sensors, but it is being put through full-spectrum testing.

It’s not enough to just hide, Army soldiers are having to change the way they conceal themselves to disappear as they have never done before.

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US 2020: Joe Biden Releases His Tax Returns Hours Before Presidential Debate

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US presidential candidate, Joe Biden released his tax returns on Tuesday, September 29, hours before he is set to square off with President Donald Trump in the first presidential debate in Ohio.

According to his tax returns, Joe Biden and his wife earned nearly $1million in 2019 and paid $346k in taxes.

Tweeting Tuesday night, Biden wrote; “The American people deserve transparency from their leaders, it’s why as of today, I’ve released 22 years of my tax returns.”

US 2020: Joe Biden releases his tax returns hours before presidential debate

Biden’s tax release comes days after a bombshell report from The New York Times showed Trump paid just $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017.

The shocking figure reportedly paid by Trump was possible due to reported financial losses, a damaging blow to the successful ‘billionaire businessman’ image he has projected throughout his career.

Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said on Tuesday that they released the presidential candidate’s financial information to be transparent.

“This is a historic level of transparency and it will give the American people faith once again that their leaders will look out for them and not their own bottom line,” she said.

Trump has never released his tax returns claiming he can’t release them since he is being audited by the IRS.

On Monday he also denied the New York Times report that said he paid only $750 as tax in 2016 and 2017.

When asked about the report at the White House, Trump simply said: “I paid tax.”
“I’ve paid a lot, and I’ve paid a lot of state income taxes, too,”.

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Togo Appoints First Female Prime Minister

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Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé has appointed the country’s first-ever female prime minister.

Victoire Tomegah Dogbé is an economics and marketing graduate and had held a senior post in the president’s office.

Before that, she spent a decade as the minister of grassroots development and youth employment.

She had earlier worked for the United Nations Development Programme.

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Agyin Asare, Kofi Oduro & Sam Korankye Ankrah Are Fake Pastors : Rev Owusu Bempah

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Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah aka The Nation’s prophet has called out some renowed Ghanaian pastors as fake men of God who are just deceiving their followers.

According to the founder and leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International named the likes of Agyin Asare, Kofi Oduro & Sam Korankye Ankrah as some of the fake pastors in the country.

He made this allegations while speaking in an interview with Fiifi Pratt on Accra based Kingdom FM.

Rev. Owusu Bempah indicated that prophecies of these pastors do not manifest and that alone is a clear indication that they are not genuine.

Attacking Agyin Asare, he disclosed that when he prophecied about the June 4th disaster some years ago, he (Agyin Asare) insulted him and told Ghanaians not to be worried because there was nothing going to happen.

But fast forward the incident happened adding that the families of all those who lost their lives should blame him for deceiving them because if they had listened to him Owusu Bempah, all these could have been averted.

Watch the interview below:

Throwing missiles at Prophet Kofi Oduro, he the latter is not a genuine prophet simply because he sees nothing in the spiritual realm. But all he knows what to best is to make unneccesary noise in the country.

He continued that Prophet Oduro who also leads Alabaster International Ministries congregants is doing everything he can to prove to the world that he is truly from God but the truth is, he is fake.

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