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Here Are The Military Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In November
It also means a new month's worth of shows and movies to plow through on Netflix. While the list for upcoming content is extensive, we decided to toss together a vet's viewing guide for the next few weeks to make your November binge-watching a little bit easier.
Here are the new additions to Netflix's collection of military-themed movies and shows.
Fair Game (2010)
A political thriller based on a true story, the film follows CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) whose identity is leaked to the press — politically motivated payback for a 2003 New York Times op-ed her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn) wrote, in which he refuted the government’s justification for the invasion of Iraq. Fair Game will be available on Netflix Nov. 1.
Medal of Honor (2018)
The documentary series chronicles the lives and extraordinary deeds of eight service members who were awarded the nation’s highest commendation for valor. Through a mix of historical footage, reenactments, and interviews — some with the recipients themselves — the show seems to be just as much about the men who earned the medal, as it is the award itself. Medal of Honor begins streaming Nov. 9.
Outlaw King (2018)
Also debuting Nov. 9, this period drama follows the ascendance of Robert The Bruce (Chris Pine) from exiled Scottish nobleman, to outlaw hero, and king, as he leads a band of a ragtag warriors against the occupying English forces. If you've re-watched Braveheart one too many times and are on the hunt for a new brutal medieval bloodbath, heavy on Scottish accents and hand-to-hand combat, this may be worth adding to the queue.
This Danish crime series follows CC, a war veteran who returns home in search of peace and a sense of normalcy — which unsurprisingly, he doesn’t find. Burdened with guilt from his past deployment, CC joins up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a nefarious Copenhagen biker gang. On its face, the plot seems a bit outlandish, but if nothing else it’s sure to be something different when it arrives Nov. 13.
Narcos: Mexico (2018):
Beginning Nov. 16, Michael Peña stars as DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, in the latest addition to streaming service’s crime series. Set in the 1980s, Narcos: Mexico zeroes in on the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, led by Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), who’s taken over the operation and aims to create a sprawling drug empire. The newest iteration of the show seems poised to deliver on the series’ staples: A broad cast of complex and flawed characters navigating a morally grey world; a mix of clandestine ops and gumshoe detective work spliced with violent action; and heavy questions about America’s war on drugs.
The U.S. military's withdrawal from northeast Syria is looking more like Dunkirk every day.
On Wednesday, the U.S. military had to call in an airstrike on one of its own ammunition dumps in northern Syria because the cargo trucks required to safely remove the ammo are needed elsewhere to support the withdrawal, Task & Purpose has learned.
Retired two-star Navy. Adm. Joe Sestak is the highest ranking — and perhaps, least known — veteran who is trying to clinch the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
Sestak has decades of military experience, but he is not getting nearly as much media attention as fellow veterans Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Another veteran, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has dropped out of the race.
After preliminary fitness test scores leaked in September, many have voiced concerns about how women would fare in the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
The scores — which accounted for 11 of the 63 battalions that the ACFT was tested on last year — showed an overall failure rate of 84% for women, and a 70% pass rate for men.
But Army leaders aren't concerned about this in the slightest.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Three U.S. diplomats have been removed from a train and briefly questioned by Russian authorities in the sensitive Arctic shipyard city of Severodvinsk, near the site of a mysterious explosion in August that killed five nuclear workers.
Russia's Interfax news agency reported on October 16 that the diplomats were taken off the train that runs between Severodvinsk and Nyonoksa around 6 p.m. on October 14.
The U.S. Coast Guard had ordered the owner of an illegal 45-foot charter boat, named "Sea You Twerk," to stop operating.
He didn't, the Coast Guard said.
Now, Dallas Lad, 38, will serve 30 days in federal prison, a judge ruled Friday. When he is released, Ladd of Miami Beach, who pleaded guilty, will not be able to own or go on a boat for three years.