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Jul 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: The mother of a U.S. soldier who committed suicide found herself overcome with emotion on Thursday as she tried to tell Congress about her son’s struggle to get medical treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jean Somers was one of several parents who told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs ...

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Jul 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and ...

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Jul 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Air raid sirens wailed across Jerusalem Thursday as Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets across Israel, while the country’s military stepped up its offensive against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Two plumes of smoke could be seen over the skies of downtown Jerusalem in what Israeli TV stations said was an interception of ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE WEEK: Roosevelt Lafontant had a dream. A Marine Corps officer assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office at the Pentagon, Lafontant had a back-row seat in late 2001 as the Marines spearheaded the invasion of landlocked Afghanistan. To reach Kandahar from their assault ships, the Marines had to fly more than 400 miles ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI) has identified a photo tweeted out by the Taliban that shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posing with a senior member of the Haqqani network in Afghanistan. MEMRI, a think tank, said the Twitter account @khorasan3, which is associated with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, showed an undated ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The Pentagon has a plan for dealing with Islamic State “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: send in the drones. Several defense officials spoke to the news network and said that the circumstances that would allow President Obama to order a drone strike are being deliberated. “He is a person of great interest to us,” ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via WFB Earlier Tuesday, five Hamas “naval commandos” came ashore in Israel north of the Gaza border, where they were promptly eliminated in an IDF helicopter strike. The IDF spokesperson’s unit released dramatic footage of the strike. The introduction text says in Hebrew, “Prevention of an infiltration attack from the sea by a group of ...

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: At least 15 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip as Israel launches a major air and sea offensive against the militant group Hamas. It comes in response to Hamas firing more than 130 rockets at Israeli cities since Monday night. On Tuesday evening, militants launched several rockets towards Jerusalem but did ...

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. Because of delays prompted by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and Tahmooressi's trouble settling on a lawyer, the hearing will be the first time a judge ...

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via Funker350 A M240B gunner quickly locates the Taliban firing position and lays down a few bursts to suppress the enemy. The fighters broke contact and abandon their ambush position immediately after. Generally a 240 gunner will only have a "teaser belt" of about 50 rounds loaded during a patrol and his #2 is responsible ...

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria, 500 yards from the emergency room, died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday. Officials at the hospital said it took a half an hour for the ambulance to be dispatched and take the man from one building to ...

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Jul 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Infowars: The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. In a certified letter sent to Infowars, the Defense Department claims that I engaged in “unauthorized photography and broadcast” which were somehow “detrimental” to the ...

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Jul 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - The U.S. military said it had grounded the entire fleet of 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets until completion of additional inspections of the warplane's single engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Air Force and Navy issued directives on Thursday ordering the ...

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Jul 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. – The Oscar-nominated designers at Legacy Effects have outfitted such memorable movie warriors as The Terminator, RoboCop, Captain America and Iron Man. The special-effects company is now at work on what seems a mission impossible: Building an Iron Man-style suit to protect and propel elite U.S. troops by encasing them in body ...

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Jul 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: In more than a decade on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, American forces have never been routed. American combat units have suffered extensive casualties, but they have never disintegrated into a helpless mass of individual soldiers, capable of nothing more than a desperate flight for safety. This achievement should not be ...

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Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNN) -- Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier held captive for five years by militants before his release a month ago, has ventured several times off an Army base in Texas as part of the effort to get him used to everyday life in America, a military spokeswoman said. His release on May 31 in exchange for ...

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Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 59,297 employees – 17.3 percent out of 342,089 workers total -- that make $100,000 or more in yearly salary, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Among those employees, 18,709 of them earn a salary of $180,000 or more. An OPM database, FedScope, contains ...

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Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case. Several soldiers who immediately came forward after Bergdahl was ...

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Jul 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Agencie France Presse: The nearly 500 American troops sent to Baghdad to bolster security for the US embassy are equipped with Apache attack helicopters and small unarmed surveillance drones, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama on Monday ordered 200 additional troops to the Iraqi capital to ensure the safety of American diplomats and other personnel ...

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Jul 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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