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Mar 12, 2012 79 Comments ›› Angelia

FoxNews: The Army staff sergeant being detained in Afghanistan for allegedly killing 16 civilians Sunday, most of them children, likely will stand trial in the U.S., military sources told Fox News -- and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he could face the death penalty. The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, is described to Fox ...

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Mar 12, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

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Mar 9, 2012 36 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. While Stein softened his statement to say he ...

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Mar 8, 2012 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’ve long been known as devil dogs, leathernecks and “the first to fight.” But U.S. Marines, with their self-described expertise in “killing people and breaking things,” now want to promote their kinder side as well. A new Marine Corps advertising campaign starting this weekend takes its cue from research showing today’s recruit-age generation ...

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Mar 8, 2012 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Austin) - The Pentagon is engaging in damage control after shocking testimony yesterday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing during which it was confirmed that the U.S. government is now completely beholden to international power structures and that the legislative branch is a worthless relic. Panetta’s assertion that he ...

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Mar 7, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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Mar 7, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

VIENNA (AP) – Satellite images of an Iranian military facility show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site, indicating that crews were trying to clean it of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger, diplomats told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Two of the diplomats said the crews may be trying to erase ...

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Mar 7, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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Mar 7, 2012 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Hill: The Pentagon’s top leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. military would be ready for intervention in Syria, while warning that a military campaign would be challenging and should not be done unilaterally. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that the Pentagon is reviewing military options in Syria for an international coalition to intervene if ...

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Mar 6, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

Sometimes a single picture speak all the words one needs on the sacrifices our troops make and why they fight... not because they hate what is in front of them but because they love what is behind them. Credit for Photo to Oh Penelope Photography

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Mar 5, 2012 1 Comment ›› The Assassin

(Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least two civilians on Monday after detonating explosives at the gates of the NATO base where copies of the Koran were burned, Afghan officials said. The bomber targeted a vehicle belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said district governor Kabir Ahmad Rahil, adding there could be ...

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Mar 3, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter scatters snow as it lands at a remote landing zone in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Guillermo Floresmartines wades through a canal during a patrol around the villages of Sre Kala and Paygel in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on February 16, 2012. U.S. Marines and sailors conducted clearing ...

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Mar 1, 2012 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

KABUL (AP) – Two American soldiers were killed Thursday in a shooting by an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher at a joint base in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest in a series of deaths as anti-Americanism rises following the burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers. Both were killed on the same day that ...

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Feb 29, 2012 73 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WND: In a development that could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial. Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops ...

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Feb 28, 2012 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

First Lady Michelle Obama eats with recruits at a U.S. Army messhall during a visit to Fort Jackson near Columbia, South Carolina in January. (CNSNews.com) – The healthy eating campaign has the U.S. military in its sights. During a panel discussion Thursday on how government can promote healthy eating habits, the U.S. Army touted its mess ...

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Feb 28, 2012 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Feb 28, 2012 21 Comments ›› Angelia

NPR: Since the Gay Marines Facebook page posted it on Saturday, a photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan and his partner Dalan Wells sharing a welcome home kiss in Hawaii has been getting quite a bit of attention: — 15,000 or so "likes." — 2,700 or so shares. — About 3,300 comments. — A rapidly growing number of posts. Including one ...

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Feb 28, 2012 10 Comments ›› Angelia

RIP... We have lost another American Hero but will forever remember him and his Band Of Brothers. Washington Post: Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, an Army paratrooper whose World War II service was portrayed in the book and HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” and who later as a prosecutor secured a conviction for Robert F. Kennedy assassin ...

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Feb 28, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

An Afghan soldier stands guard at the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan soldiers secure the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan protesters shout anti-U.S. slogans during a protest ...

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Feb 28, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

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Feb 28, 2012 5 Comments ›› Angelia

FoxNews: The Navy’s futuristic railgun is one step closer to becoming a reality. Navy officials told FoxNews.com this week that the railgun, which relies on magnets rather than explosives to fire bullets at several times the speed of sound, had blasted through budget constraints that are leaving federal research programs in Washington at the drawing board. “I think ...

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Feb 27, 2012 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Free Beacon: The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in ...

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Feb 26, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

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Feb 26, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

This is why our troops should NOT share information on social networks before the family is notified! Please ...

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Feb 26, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

SC Now: A South Carolina woman could get up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after her conviction for using her husband's name to collect veteran's benefits. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Megan Mosteller of Pickens was convicted by a federal jury trial in Florence of stealing more than $37,000 from the Department of Veterans ...

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