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Sep 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Anti-war protesters hold up signs as U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel takes his seat to testify at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. Photograph: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS Excerpted from Washington Free ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The officials say Iraqi forces requested assistance when they came under fire from militants. Officials ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday said he predicts there could be nearly 5,000 U.S. personnel on the ground overseas by the end of the year to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “In terms of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, logistics, advice, command and control assistance, tactical air ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from USA Today: President Obama will travel Wednesday to the U.S. Central Command in Tampa to discuss plans to attack the Islamic State, a strategy that includes the prospect of airstrikes in Syria. The meeting with top military commanders comes a week after Obama unveiled the plan that includes assistance to Iraqi and Syrian forces ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Kerry said that we should invade Iraq in 2002 and voted to do so on October 11 of that year. (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to distance himself Thursday from past U.S. efforts to establish a competent Iraqi army, reminding a journalist that he had opposed the war there. “Why do you believe ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from REAL CLEAR DEFENSE: As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East. Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. “The issue exists. The leadership is aware of it,” Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis toldUSA Today on Thursday. “The leadership does have ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A jetpack for the Pentagon's "4-minute mile" project shaves 18 seconds off an individual's 1-mile time. (Image: Arizona State University) Jetpack helps soldiers run faster from ASU Research on Vimeo. Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Researchers at Arizona State University were asked by the Pentagon’s research arm if they could come up with robotic devices to give ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

JIDDA, Saudi Arabia — John R. Allen, the retired Marine general who served as the top American commander in Afghanistan, has been picked by the Obama administration to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior administration official said Thursday. The Obama administration has stressed the importance of building a ...

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: President Obama has authorized the Pentagon to target and kill leaders of the Islamic State militant group, with the organization’s head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being at the top of the administration’s list. U.S. military officials confirmed to Fox News Thursday that Obama had approved the strikes against individual targets for the first ...

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Washington (AFP) - The US Air Force has told a sergeant he will have to leave the military unless he agrees to take an oath with the phrase "so help me God," officials said Tuesday. In the latest religious controversy to roil the air force, the atheist airman last month was denied his request to re-enlist ...

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Sep 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

U.S. Marines gather in the Haditha Dam deck on Feb. 19, 2005. Excerpted from The Guardian: US warplanes have carried out five strikes on Islamist insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha dam, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the militants. Obama has branded Islamic State (Isis) forces ...

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Sep 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: A catchy country tune penned by a pair of U.S. soldiers has started to sweep the Internet, earning more than 120,000 shares on Facebook since the end of August. Lucien Patten and Lane Goff formed the band Patten and Goff on base at Fort Eustis in Virginia in late August and ...

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Aug 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft. The strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson departed San Diego for the Pacific on Friday, the ...

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Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WARFIGHTER: “As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I chuckle you may ask? Well let me explain something to you cowardice fools who think you are so tough behind all your propaganda videos. You are scaring a ...

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Vice News: Mark Gregory Paslawsky, the sole American fighting on the Ukrainian side of the war in the east of the country, died from injuries sustained in battle in the town of Ilovaysk on Tuesday. Known by the codename "Franko," the 55-year-old investment banker was a Manhattan native, and had a slight limp and ...

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: A Chinese jet fighter flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft near Japan this week in an encounter that highlights China’s continued aggressiveness in the region. The P-8, a new, militarized Boeing-737 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, was conducting routine surveillance of the Chinese coast over the East China Sea ...

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Obama administration violated federal law when it released five senior Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO concluded in a report issued Thursday that the Obama administration failed to provide proper notification of the Taliban ...

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