The Pentagon Isn’t Sure How Many Additional Troops Are Headed To The US-Mexico Border

The Pentagon Is Sure How Many New Troops Are Headed To The US-Mexico Border
The Department of Defense has not yet determined how many additional U.S. service members it will send to secure the Southwest border with Mexico, a defense official told Task & Purpose on Saturday. In a Saturday tweet, DoD spokesman Dana White declared media reports that the Pentagon planned on deploying “800 or 1000” additional troops … Read More

Marine F-35s Grounded Again As Yet Another Frickin’ Thing Needs To Be Replaced

The trouble continues for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the aircraft with more bugs than Klendathu. A “couple dozen” Marine Corps F-35Bs were grounded to repair two fuel tubes, Defense News and Marine Corps Times first reported on Thursday, the second time so far this month.   On Oct. 11, the Pentagon’s Joint Program Office that oversees … Read More

The British SAS Is Opening Its Elite Ranks To Women

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The British SAS, one of the world’s most elite special operations communities, is now open to women, the Ministry of Defence announced Thursday. Britain has slowly been phasing women into more combat-oriented roles since 2016, according to the BBC News. Now, female soldiers can join the Royal Marines and the infantry, which opens the door for … Read More

The Air Force Accidentally Dropped A Humvee Over North Carolina

Army Accidentally Dropped A Humvee Over North Carolina
A military vehicle was mistakenly dropped from a plane over Harnett County on Wednesday, but no person or property was damaged, according to Fort Bragg officials. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known as a Humvee, was to be dropped via parachute as part of a routine test at Fort Bragg, which is known … Read More

US Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Kicking South Korean Cop In The Nuts

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Two U.S. Army soldiers were arrested on Tuesday following an incident in which one soldier reportedly kicked a South Korean police officer in the genitals, Stars and Stripes reports. The two soldiers, women aged 19 and 20, were arrested after “allegedly assaulting a South Korean man in a scuffle over a motorcycle” in the northern city … Read More

Secret Service Intercepts ‘Suspicious Packages’ Sent To Obama, Clinton

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Law enforcement intercepted two “suspicious packages” sent to the offices of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, the Secret Service announced on Wednesday. The two packages, bound for Clinton in Westchester County, New York, and Obama in Washington, D.C., were identified and disposed of during “routine mail screening procedures,” … Read More

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing at Colorado Springs Airport on Tuesday morning, NBC News affiliate KOAA News reports. The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base confirmed that the bomber, based out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, was met by first responders just after 4 AM … Read More

‘Series Of Oversights’ Reportedly Contributed To Recent Death Of US Soldier In Afghanistan

A number of oversights may have contributed to the Oct. 4 death of a U.S. Army National Guard explosive ordnance disposal technician in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, the New York Times reports. The Times investigation into the improvised explosive device strike that killed Army Spc. James A. Slape found that his unit repeatedly used the same … Read More