The Army Is Wary Of Future Insider Attacks Amid Its New Advise And Assist Missions

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In the aftermath of the insider attack that took the life of a U.S. soldier last week, Army officials are reaffirming their concerns over the prevalence of such incidents among U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan to train, advise and assist local security forces, the Associated Press reports. Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel, one of 300 soldiers … Read More

Mattis On His Cleaning Up After Trump With NATO: ‘I Love Reading Fiction’

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis called bullsh*t on a report that claimed he’d been dispatched to make nice with skittish NATO allies following President Donald Trump’s aggressive two-day summit with European leaders, calling the suggestion that the Pentagon had entered “damage control” mode  as “fiction” “That was fascinating. I love reading fiction. So it was … Read More

Meet The Heroic Aircrew Behind That Fiery B-1B Lancer Emergency Landing

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The Air Force on Friday formally recognized the actions of the B-1B Lancer bomber aircrew that saved both themselves and their aircraft amid a fiery emergency landing in May, officials announced on Saturday. Gen. Robin Rand, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to five airmen from the 28th … Read More

Army: New Command Won’t Piss Away Billions On Bad Technology

With the establishment of its new Futures Command, the Army pinky swears that the problems that doomed its $18 billion Future Combat Systems program in the last decade will not recur. On Friday, senior Army leaders announced the service was consolidating its modernization efforts in a single command that will be located in Austin, Texas. … Read More

The Latest Casualty In Afghanistan Was A Soldier On His 5th Ranger Deployment

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The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina. Currently, Army officials are trying to determine what the circumstances are surrounding Celiz’ death, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said on Friday. “I can tell … Read More

US Airman Describes ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Rescue Of Thai Soccer Team From Cave

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The rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand was, by any measure, an extraordinary feat. The weeks-long operation involved the expertise of local law enforcement and military specialists, including the vaunted Thai navy SEALs who led the rescue operation, as well as hundreds of doctors, specialists, and volunteers from around … Read More

North Korea Stood Up The US For A Meeting On Recovering POW/MIA Remains

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U.S. military officials were left in the lurch last Thursday when North Korean representatives simply failed to show up for a meeting on recovering and repatriating the remains of the U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post, officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and representatives from … Read More

The Airmen Who Walked Away From That Fiery B-1B Landing Will Receive Medals For Heroism

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The Air Force intends to award medals to an aircrew for saving themselves and their B-1B Lancer bomber in a fiery emergency landing in May, recognizing their coolness under pressure during a “tense and highly critical situation” that was any commander’s worst nightmare, service officials confirmed today. Gen. Robin Rand, the commander of Air Force … Read More