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  • The revelation that a private contractor took part in the efforts to rescue American service members who came under attack in Niger, which The War Zone first reported, has prompted renewed scrutiny of the U.S. military’s preparedness in the region and even viral conspiracy theories about the incident. In reality, already underscored by the infamous Benghazi incident, it highlights a long-standing set of issues and it’s a wonder such things haven’t occurred more often.For more on why the U.S. military has a presence in Niger in the first place, we have a detailed explainer here. You can also find in depth information about American deployments across Africa in general here.At the core of the present debate is why American soldiers in Niger had to rely primarily on air support from French forces in the area, as well as contract aircrews stationed in the country’s capital Niamey, after they came under attack from militants near the border with Mali on Oct. 4, 2017. How this all contribu..

    The U.S. Military’s Incident In Niger Has Been a Long Time Coming

    The revelation that a private contractor took part in the efforts to rescue American service members who came under attack in Niger, which The War Zone first reported, has prompted renewed scrutiny of the U.S. military’s preparedness in the region and even viral conspiracy theories about the incident. In reality, already underscored by the infamous Benghazi incident, it highlights a long-standing set of issues and it’s a wonder such things haven’t occurred more often.For more on why the U.S. military has a presence in Niger in the first place, we have a detailed explainer here. You can also find in depth information about American deployments across Africa in general here.At the core of the present debate is why American soldiers in Niger had to rely primarily on air support from French forces in the area, as well as contract aircrews stationed in the country’s capital Niamey, after they came under attack from militants near the border with Mali on Oct. 4, 2017. How this all contribu..
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  • Drones, like many other of our contemporary technologies, were once a figment of the imagination. They were more in line with science-fiction, like controlling a machine with your mind. Well, it appears that Panagiotis Artemiadis, the head of Arizona State University’s Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab, is working on developing a brain-controlled drone navigation interface that would firmly place this into the tangible reality column. According to the Abstract of Artemiadis’ project, which has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (commonly known as DARPA), the ultimate goal here is to find brain mechanisms that allow for one human operator to “perceive multi-agent systems information" in order to then extract “control commands” for those systems. In other words, Artemiadis is trying to establish a system in which one person can control a swarm of drones, each unmanned aerial vehicle differing in their commands and behaviors. Now, we’ve made quite a fe..

    Mind-Controlled Drone Fleets Are Coming, Researcher Says

    Drones, like many other of our contemporary technologies, were once a figment of the imagination. They were more in line with science-fiction, like controlling a machine with your mind. Well, it appears that Panagiotis Artemiadis, the head of Arizona State University’s Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab, is working on developing a brain-controlled drone navigation interface that would firmly place this into the tangible reality column. According to the Abstract of Artemiadis’ project, which has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (commonly known as DARPA), the ultimate goal here is to find brain mechanisms that allow for one human operator to “perceive multi-agent systems information" in order to then extract “control commands” for those systems. In other words, Artemiadis is trying to establish a system in which one person can control a swarm of drones, each unmanned aerial vehicle differing in their commands and behaviors. Now, we’ve made quite a fe..
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  • Drastic drop in retail sales is a concern Here's the 10,000 view of Canada - The first half of the year was super-strong - One set of house-price cooling measures came in April and activity/prices are down substantially in Toronto If you think the first half was skewed, then much of that strength will be reversed in Q3 and

    The Canada-bears will be coming out of hibernation now

    Drastic drop in retail sales is a concern Here's the 10,000 view of Canada - The first half of the year was super-strong - One set of house-price cooling measures came in April and activity/prices are down substantially in Toronto If you think the first half was skewed, then much of that strength will be reversed in Q3 and
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  • Expect a big move in USD/CAD The market still isn't quite sure which way the Bank of Canada will go. The BOC's business outlook survey this week showed some worries about a slowdown but that was largely expected.

    Canada CPI and retail sales data coming up

    Expect a big move in USD/CAD The market still isn't quite sure which way the Bank of Canada will go. The BOC's business outlook survey this week showed some worries about a slowdown but that was largely expected.
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  • Expect a big move in USD/CAD The market still isn't quite sure which way the Bank of Canada will go. The BOC's business outlook survey this week showed some worries about a slowdown but that was largely expected.

    Canada CPI and retail sales data coming up

    Expect a big move in USD/CAD The market still isn't quite sure which way the Bank of Canada will go. The BOC's business outlook survey this week showed some worries about a slowdown but that was largely expected.
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  • The economic calendar is light The calendar is light but I don't think the market wants to settle down today. The dollar is under some pressure, the yen is strong as the ghosts of Black Monday haunt the market.

    Philly Fed and initial jobless claims coming up next

    The economic calendar is light The calendar is light but I don't think the market wants to settle down today. The dollar is under some pressure, the yen is strong as the ghosts of Black Monday haunt the market.
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  • UK PM May with comments as EU summit gets underway in Brussels 19 Oct - continued cooperation with Europe must be at heart of future relations - wants to see urgency in agreement on citizens rights

    UK’s May says she looks forward to progressing Brexit vision in coming weeks

    UK PM May with comments as EU summit gets underway in Brussels 19 Oct - continued cooperation with Europe must be at heart of future relations - wants to see urgency in agreement on citizens rights
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  • Australian employment market report today, reactions from ... Michael Workman, a senior economist at CBA Kate Hicki, Sydney-based economist at Capital Economics:

    Still more responses to the strong Australian jobs report coming through

    Australian employment market report today, reactions from ... Michael Workman, a senior economist at CBA Kate Hicki, Sydney-based economist at Capital Economics:
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  • The data is here from earlier: Australia September Employment Change: +19.8K (expected 15.0K) And then, this: Responses to Australian jobs report coming through

    More responses to the strong Australian jobs report coming through

    The data is here from earlier: Australia September Employment Change: +19.8K (expected 15.0K) And then, this: Responses to Australian jobs report coming through
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  • The data is here from earlier: Australia September Employment Change: +19.8K (expected 15.0K) And then, this: Responses to Australian jobs report coming through

    More responses to the strong Australian jobs report coming through

    The data is here from earlier: Australia September Employment Change: +19.8K (expected 15.0K) And then, this: Responses to Australian jobs report coming through
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