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Nov 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

“If we discover that ISIL had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then yes, you can anticipate that not only would Chairman Dempsey recommend me sending U.S. ground troops to get that weapon out of their hands, but I would order ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Iraq's army chief Gen. Babakir Zebari, right, meets with U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, in Baghdad on Saturday. Dempsey, arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit as U.S. commanders prepare to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling ISIS. (Reuters) BAGHDAD – America's top military leader arrived Saturday to Iraq, state television ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BLOOMBERG: The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target. The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: Nearly $420 million in weapons and other “sensitive items” have gone missing from U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan and are not likely to be recovered due to mismanagement and improper accounting, according to an internal report by the Pentagon’s inspector general obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Some 15,600 pieces of equipment—including “weapons, weapons ...

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Nov 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — For all the insecurities of war, Capt. Elder Saintjuste always figured the one thing he could count on from the Army was job security. A Haitian immigrant who enlisted as a teenager, he deployed three times to Iraq, missing so many birthdays and Christmases that he sometimes felt he barely knew his four ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - Rapper Eminem dropped a series of f-bombs onto the crowd gathered for a Veterans Day concert at the National Mall last night, causing some controversy about HBO's live broadcast of the event. HBO’s “The Concert for Valor” was broadcast live and captured Eminem wishing everyone a “Happy motherf***ing Veterans Day” followed by other swears ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: The former Navy SEAL who claims he killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden says he and his fellow team members doubted they would return from the raid alive. In the first installment of a two-part documentary airing on the Fox News Channel, Robert O'Neill, a former member of SEAL Team 6, ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – Citing the escalating threat of the Islamic State, the U.S. announced it would delay delivery of eight F-16 fighter planes to Iraq, instead re-routing them to Arizona, where Iraqi pilots are participating in a U.S.-run training program, the Defense Department said. The Iraqis purchased the F-16 fighters -- the first of its kind ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WEEKLY STANDARD: Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by 47,000 at a Veterans Day event today at Arlington National Cemetary. Here's audio of his remarks: "Every day for the last six years, I ask my staff early in the morning to contact the Department of Defense to get ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Salute To Our Heroes - Happy Veterans Day!

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WaPo: Military veterans voted for Republicans by a 20 percentage-point margin over Democrats in House races last week, according to the national network exit poll. Veterans made up 17 percent of all voters this year, and their strong preference for Republicans should come as no surprise -- Mitt Romney won veterans by 20 points in ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Patch.com Dozens of businesses are offering free services and reduced prices to veterans on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, and, in some cases, beyond. Some require a military ID. The list is not comprehensive. Great Clips: Veterans who visit the shops get a free haircut, or a redemption card for a free cut to be used ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The Hollywood Reporter: Clint Eastwood's latest film, American Sniper, will get a sneak peek screening at AFI Fest. The drama will be shown at a screening on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. Clint Eastwood's latest film, American Sniper, will get a sneak peek screening at AFI Fest. The ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The Hill: The Obama administration will not send an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq until Congress approves its $5.6 billion request to pay for the deployment, the Pentagon said Monday. Defense officials said the White House had made the decision to not send the troops until after a congressional vote. They said the White House ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Capt. James Fanell has been removed as director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet by Adm. Harry Harris, the head of PACFLT. (Photo: Navy) Via Army Times: A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Pal Watch

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: More than 80 wounded U.S. combat veterans and their families have filed suit against several of the world’s largest banks, which they accuse of facilitating financial transfers on behalf of Iran that directly led to the killing and wounding of U.S. troops in Iraq, according to court documents obtained by the Washington Free ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON TIMES: Unauthorized and potentially counterfeit, dangerous surgical devices and medical supplies have flowed unchecked into the Department of Veterans Affairs supply chain and into VA operating rooms, according to internal agency correspondence from a major supplier who blamed new procurement rules. The bogus supplies gained a foothold when the department started using reverse auctions to ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

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