Marine Corps veteran and Wisconsin Senate hopeful Kevin Nicholson has been seen as a star candidate for the Wisconsin Republican Party this election cycle, but he recently came under fire for criticizing veterans who identify as Democrats, claiming that their service contradicts their political views.

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Defense Department / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton.

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is skeptical that the increases in defense spending proposed by President Donald Trump will actually make the United States any safer.

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U.S. Army National Guard / Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer

Whenever Congress and the White House play a game of chicken that results in a government shutdown, the losers are the families of U.S. troops killed in combat and training exercises.

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Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

In the history of outrageous laws, where there are plenty of really out there ideas, a bill from Texas Democratic Rep. Jessica Farrar may just beat them all.

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Photo By Bill Clark via Associated Press

A former Marine and congressman has pledged to oppose a congressional waiver for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of Defense. Following President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he selected Mattis to head the Defense Department, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona’s 7th District issued a statement on Dec. 5 pledging to oppose the waiver.

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Photo courtesy of Sean Barney

On May 12, 2006, Lance Cpl. Sean Barney was serving in Fallujah, Iraq, as a Marine infantryman when he was struck in the neck by a sniper’s bullet. Miraculously he survived, in large part due to the incredible efforts of his fellow Marines and the unit’s Navy corpsman. Ten years to the day, Barney took time to thank the men who saved his life in a video commemorating his “alive day.”

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