'Battlefield V' is finally sending us to war in the Pacific


VIDEO: Battlefield V – War in the Pacific Official Trailer

Battlefield V is shipping out to the Pacific theater of World War II, and it's about time!

The teaser, which was posted to the game's official Twitter account on Monday, gives just a brief glimpse of what we might see when the latest add-on finally debuts this Fall. A full reveal of what's in store will be released on Oct. 23.

In the brief clip we see a U.S. service member looking out toward a string of islands from aboard a ship as someone shouts "it's time to move out soldiers." And while it was a bit of a personal let down that the character isn't a Marine — I'm biased, sue me — I can't deny that I'm incredibly stoked for one reason: We may finally get to use the M1 Garand.

Given that Battlefield V is set to run the course of World War II, with individual free-to-play expansions moving the timeline forward, it makes sense that players haven't yet had a chance to use the iconic rifle: At this point in the game's existing timeline, the U.S. military has yet to enter the war — even though the M1 Carbine and Thomson submachine gun, both of which were hallmark weapons of the U.S. military during World War II, have already made it into the game.

With the Pacific theater opening up to players, we'll get to play as two new factions, the U.S. and Japan, as well as see some new maps (Iwo Jima is already slated to be one of them). The new expansion also includes seven new weapons and gadgets, and some additional vehicles.

But Heaven help DICE if they don't finally add the Garand.

The Space Force has a name tape now


The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.

In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the new service branch nested in the Department of the Air Force.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.

With his typical dramatic flourish, Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from the White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.

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The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.

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Two immigrants, a pastor and an Army sergeant have been convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud as part of an illegal immigration scheme, according to federal prosecutors.

Rajesh Ramcharan, 45; Diann Ramcharan, 37; Sgt. Galima Murry, 31; and the Rev. Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty Thursday after a nine-day jury trial, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado.

The conspiracy involved obtaining immigration benefits for Rajesh Ramcharan, Diann Ramcharan, and one of their minor children, the release said. A married couple in 2007 came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago on visitor visas. They overstayed the visas and settled in Colorado.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.

Iran's Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine information from the data and voice recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that came down on Jan. 8.

The plane disaster, in which all 176 aboard were killed, has added to international pressure on Iran as it grapples with a long running row with the United States over its nuclear program that briefly erupted into open conflict this month.

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