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Cockpit video shows a Russian fighter running up on a US B-52 bomber over Eastern Europe
Three B-52 bombers from the U.S. Air Force's 5th Bomb Wing flew from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Eastern Europe in an unusual flight.
The U.S. Air Force released its own statement on recent activities, explaining that "strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe."
The U.S. and Russia frequently intercept one another's bombers in Eastern Europe and over the Pacific.
In May, Russian Tu-95 long-range bombers entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone twice in two days. The U.S. scrambled F-22 stealth fighters and intercepted them. Afterward, the U.S. touted its ability to deter and defeat threats.
Two months earlier, it was the Russians intercepting U.S. B-52 bombers flying over the Baltic Sea during a short-term deployment to Europe. Russia accused the U.S. of unnecessarily fanning tensions.
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Actor Mark Wahlberg will be visiting troops overseas to plug Wahlburgers, a fast-casual restaurant chain owned by the actor and his two brothers, Donnie Wahlberg, and chef Paul Wahlberg.
US troops will not burn and pillage like Genghis Khan's hordes as a result of Trump intervening in war crimes cases, Milley says
The U.S. military will not disintegrate into an undisciplined horde following President Donald Trump's recent intervention in three war crimes cases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley assured lawmakers on Wednesday.
Milley was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee when he was pressed by Iraq war veteran Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) about the president's actions in the cases of former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, retired Army Maj. Matthew Golsteyn, and retired Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher.
Taliban fighters attempted to fight their way into Bagram Airfield on Wednesday by invading a medical facility just outside of the base's perimeter, a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support said Wednesday.
J.P. Lawrence of Stars and Stripes and Jim LaPorta of Newsweek first reported that the battle lasted for several hours after using car bombs to attack the hospital, which is near the base's northern corner. Helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were reportedly used to drop ordnance on the hospital.
An armed suspect was taken into custody at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Wednesday morning after a brief lockdown period, according to the Texas base's Facebook account.
Though the exact nature of the incident is unclear, base officials wrote that no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
The new defense bill would create a public database for every complaint made about privatized housing
Among the dozens of requirements outlined in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act is the requirement for the Secretary of Defense to create a public database for privatized housing complaints.
So, that will be... a lot.