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  • Paris Attack: Police Hunt BMW Driver Who Mowed Down Six French Soldiers

    08/09/2017 4:56:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/09/17
    Car rams into soldiers near their barracks outside ParisVehicle took off after the incident, police sayLocal mayor says it was 'without a doubt a deliberate act'France has been in state of emergency since November 2015​ French police launched a manhunt on Wednesday after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. Police were scrambling to track down the vehicle, which took off after the incident described by local mayor Patrick Balkany as "without a doubt a deliberate act". Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany has said he saw a BMW drive...
  • Remembering the Indian Soldiers Who Helped Liberate Jerusalem 100 Years Ago

    08/08/2017 5:32:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Israel Daily Picture ^ | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | former Israeli diplomat
    Remembering the Indian Soldiers Who Helped Liberate Jerusalem 100 Years Ago Indian Lancers guarding Turkish prisoners in Jerusalem in December 1917 Welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and thank you for the sacrifices made by your country’s soldiers who saved the Jews of the Land of Israel 100 years ago and eventually led to the Jewish state’s creation. An idyllic fenced park is located in the middle of the Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem, just a four-minute Waze-directed detour from Hebron Road. This cemetery, which I visited for the first time last week, is the burial site for 79 Indian soldiers...
  • Decompress

    08/03/2017 10:05:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/17 | Jim Ross Lightfoot
    What is the life of one soldier worth?: Why not give our troops 30 days before they return home an opportunity to decompress in a setting that is equipped with mental health professionals, programs designed to return soldiers to civilian life An article by Gregg Zoroya, “USA TODAY” highlights an issue our country is facing that needs attention and, as possible, correction. Too many people in our military are victims of suicide. A small portion of what Mr. Zoroya wrote: “The number of suicides among troops was 145 in 2001 and began a steady increase until more than doubling to...
  • Three U.S. soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan attack: U.S. officials

    06/10/2017 1:00:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/10/17 | reuters
    Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another wounded during an attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to three U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity. A local Afghan official said earlier two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded during the shooting in Achin district, where U.S. special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants.
  • Military poetry by Bradley Van Deusen

    05/29/2017 10:18:06 AM PDT · by mairdie · 11 replies
    Old Soldiers' Drums ^ | 1933 | Bradley Van Deusen
    Poetry of my father, Major Bradley Van Deusen, 1905-1955, buried in Ft. Sam Houston Military Cemetery, San Antonio TX, among an almost endless field of monuments. Appropriate to Memorial Day.
  • US Army base on lockdown, sixty four soldiers busted in cocaine drug ring

    04/19/2017 4:11:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Authorities arrested several soldiers at Fort Stewart on Tuesday. The soldiers are believed to have used, had or involved in the sale of cocaine. Officials at the base were reluctant to speak with Popular Military, only offering a small statement in a press release. “We dedicate resources and work closely with our local law enforcement partners to identify and suppress illegal drug use in our ranks,” Maj. Gen. James Rainey, senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said in a news release. An anonymous source at the base told Popular Military that sixty four soldiers from the 3-15 Infantry Battalion...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...
  • RIP Hal Moore, All-American Badass Whose Bravery On The Battlefield Inspired 'We Were Soldiers'

    02/12/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    IJR ^ | 02/11/17 | BENNY JOHNSON
    America has lost a hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the legendary commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, whose bravery on the battlefield inspired the movie 'We Were Soldiers' has passed away. “He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized,” the Army said in a powerful statement. Moore was 94. After being accepted to West Point in 1942, Moore served in the Korean War and commanded a heavy mortar company. He became a professor at West Point after the war, educating a young...
  • LTG Hal Moore passed away

    02/11/2017 4:36:35 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Army WTF Moments ^ | February 11, 2017 | unknown
    LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the week-long Battle of Ia Drang.
  • Fascinating World War II handbook reveals what American soldiers were told to expect in Australia

    02/05/2017 12:00:52 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 5th February 2017 | Max Margan
    Australian men were described by the US military during World War II as incoherent, beer-drinking tough guys who would gamble on raindrops falling on a window. In 1942, the US Army handed a 54-page booklet to its soldiers who were sent to Australia during the war to help them deal with culture shock. Titled 'Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia', the handbook's overriding theme was that the two countries shared a robust military and cultural alliance. But 75 years later, it gives a compelling insight into America's perception of Australians and reveals what the US Army told its men about...
  • Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man

    02/03/2017 11:39:08 AM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2017 | Dave Burke
    Shortened title. Full title: Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man shot five times after attacking French soldiers outside Paris museum 'had been in the country for just over a week' A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum Police source said the attacker was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before being gunned down Streets around the Louvre have been evacuated and France's interior ministry branded the incident 'serious' French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as 'terrorist in nature'  A second person has been arrested, but it is not...
  • Soldiers Open Fire on ‘Allahu Akbar’ Machette Attacker at Louvre, Paris

    02/03/2017 2:48:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 105 replies
    The Louvre museum in Paris has been evacuated after what the French Ministry of the Interior has called a “serious public security event” in which a number of soldier opened fire on a man with a machete who cried “Allahu Akbar”.Soldiers fired five shots to disable a man at the entrance to the Louvre in Paris, France Friday morning after the machete-wielding attacker shouted threats and the well known Islamist phrase “Allahu Akhbar”, rushed the troops while carrying two backpacks, reports Le Figaro.The man was shot in the stomach and bomb-disposal teams have been deployed to assess the contents of the man’s bags....
  • The terrorist was also killed by soldiers' bullets

    01/10/2017 12:07:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/17
    Amidst accusations of soldier inaction at the recent terror attack in Jerusalem, inspection of the terrorist's body found that it contained bullets from both automatic rifles used by soldiers and civilian hand guns...
  • Why Three American Soldiers Were Killed in Jordan

    11/27/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Mudar Zaran
    On November 3, a Jordanian soldier opened fire on three CIA vehicles carrying over a dozen US soldiers, many of whom helped train Jordanian soldiers. In the senseless attack, three Americans were killed, and to this day, no one knows why. Jim Moriarty, the father of one of murdered Americans, asks the King of Jordan and the President of the United States: "Who was it that murdered my son and why?" As leader of Jordan’s Opposition Coalition, I feel obligated to answer to Mr. Moriarity directly, because none of the families of the fallen soldiers have received acceptable answers. To...
  • Pentagon recovers cash bonuses paid to California soldiers for going to war a decade ago

    10/22/2016 9:14:56 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 22, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon is seeking to recover decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers to go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The paper reported that nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom risked their lives during multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay the cash bonuses after audits revealed widespread overpayments by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets at the height of the wars 10 years ago.
  • Black Soldiers' Lives Matter Too!

    10/03/2016 6:26:10 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Patriots from 5 states gathered on Tuesday, September 27th outside the Cannon Building in Washington D.C. to try to get interest and support from Congress to help Sgt. Derrick Miller. Despite a mid-day vote, with hundreds of Congressmen and Senators walking past the group led by Derrick’s parents, few were willing to even look this mother in the eye let alone learn about how they can help Sgt. Miller. Derrick’s mother Renee took her stand on the corner after a frustrating 3 years of trying to get the support of Maryland Democrats, including Derrick’s own Congressman Chris Van Hollen. They...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Prison-made US combat helmets endangered soldiers; no charges filed

    08/17/2016 6:52:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    theWashingtonPostorBreaking911 ^ | 08/17/16 | Dan Lamothe???
    WASHINGTON – Federal inmates made thousands of defective combat helmets for the U.S. military at a prison facility that was rife with problems, including the use of degraded armor and the submission of preselected helmets for inspection to make sure they would be approved, according to a newly released investigative report. A Justice Department Inspector General summary report released Wednesday said faulty helmets were made by Federal Prison Industries (FPI), for the Army and the Marine Corps. The U.S. government-owned company operates under the trade name UNICOR and served as a subcontractor for ArmorSource, an Ohio company that was one...