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Watch This Russian Soldier Stroll Through A Minefield
You may be cool, but you’ll never be “strolling through explosions like you’re out for a walk in the park” cool.
A video posted to the Facebook page of Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, shows a Russian soldier walking through a testing range in a bomb suit as explosions go off all around her.
In the April 22 post, Rogozin referenced the science fiction film “Terminator,” calling the cybernetic killing machine a “sad excuse,” compared to the woman in the video.
He’s not wrong.
Walking unflinchingly through the minefield, the tester seems completely unfazed by the explosions going on around her.
According to Maxim, the next-generation bomb suit was designed by Russia’s Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering, part of Russia’s defense industry, and focuses on small arms and non-lethal equipment.
At the video’s end, the tester nonchalantly pulls off the now blackened hood, and shakes out her long locks of blonde hair, as a man walks up and gives her a bouquet of flowers.
The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."