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Jun 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from PAMELA GELLER: Our troops must adhere to the sharia during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Bahrain and other Muslim countries. Subjected to dawah (proselytizing) by an Islamic cultural adviser at the Naval Support Activity, soldiers are forced to sit through lessons on Islam. No eating, drinking, alcohol, smoking during the month of ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› iResist

By Jeff Rainforth aka Rainforth's RoughNecks on Facebook: Another case of the VA abusing veterans. I spoke with Airman Brian Kolfage earlier this month. Airman Kolfage is a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran. Early last year, the VA informed Brian that they had overpaid him 2 years prior. How much did they overpay him? About $300. How ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Washington Times: Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name. “Even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Now that he's been granted Miranda rights and is being treated as an American citizen instead of a prisoner of war, we can't interrogate him to get the information we need catch other terrorists and prevent other attacks. Excerpted from CBS News: Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a suspect in the September 2012 attack on a U.S. facility ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

ABC US News | ABC Sports News Excerpted from ABC News: Amy Adams gave up a first class seat to an American soldier, but it wasn't to garner attention. After landing in Los Angeles, the actress, who tried her best to stay low-key, was approached by a news camera. "I didn't do it for attention for myself," she ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: Last week, a retiring U.S. Marine got the surprise of his life — and a fitting one for a 21-year military veteran. Master Sergeant Jacinto Bernardo, an Iraq war veteran who recently retired after serving 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, asked his old Marine buddy Jeremy Epperson to watch his ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A former member of SEAL Team Six has become the poster girl for a Pentagon effort to include transgenders — people who have undergone sex-change operations — in the ranks. Kristin Beck, formerly Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Beck, spoke recently at several high-profile events at intelligence agencies and the Pentagon to ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

ABC US News Excerpted from ABC NEWS: After spending two and a half years away from his family in the U.S Air Force, Kyle Richert returned home to Jacksonville, Florida, to surprise his grandmother, Shirley Campbell. Campbell was expecting to witness an engagement announcement for Richert’s cousin on Sunday, but instead, Richert himself walked through the ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling for a nationwide boycott of Mexican products and travel until Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is released from a Mexican jail. “This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Former Vice President Dick Cheney continued his criticism of the Obama administration’s foreign policy Tuesday on Hannity, disagreeing with the idea that Obama had no responsibility for Iraq’s current crisis. Cheney cited the RAND Corporation’s study revealing a “58-percent increase in the number of jihadist groups, a doubling of jihadist fighters ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

AP - The Pentagon says nearly half of the roughly 300 advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad, and have begun to assess the Iraqi forces and the fight against Sunni militants. Another four teams of special forces will arrive in days, bringing the total to almost ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: A failure to scan outsourced medical records has caused an approximate three- to five-month backlog at the Memphis Veteran Administration Medical Center, The Daily Caller has learned. TheDC was exclusively given a photo snapped of the medical records room on June 12, 2014. In the photo, hundreds of unprocessed medical records ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Progressives Today: Veterans are losing the war at home, and the loss is coming at the hands of their own government. A new audit finds the VA didn’t treat a veteran with PTSD for 8 years while another was in the hospital for 7 YEARS before being treated. CNN adds: In one case, a veteran with ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A new report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., claims more than a thousand veterans may have died between 2001 and 2011 as the result of misconduct and a "culture of mismanagement" at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The report rattled off a litany of allegations against the embattled agency, claiming ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WFB: A new whistleblower has come forward in the VA scandal, telling CNN the Phoenix VA has been covering up veteran deaths. Someone in the VA removed “deceased” notes from electronic files so that they would not show up on statistics of veterans who died awaiting VA attention. The whistleblower, Phoenix VA scheduling ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: A federal investigator has described a “troubling pattern” of Veterans Affairs Department officials downplaying or ignoring whistleblowers at facilities nationwide, resulting in patients receiving deficient, delayed and in some cases no needed medical attention. In a letter Monday to President Obama, Carolyn Lerner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said that ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from THE HILL: Iraq is granting legal immunity to 300 U.S. military advisers slated to train local forces, allowing them to begin their mission, the Obama administration announced Monday. The protections were agreed upon through a diplomatic note between the U.S. and Iraq, State Department deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters. "We can confirm Iraq ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Al Sadr is Iran's other main man in Iraq, next to Maliki, and he's making the threat because Iran doesn't want the U.S. to have any influence or power in Iraq. Excerpted from Sky News: A Shia cleric loyal to anti-US cleric Moqtada al Sadr has warned that the 300 US military advisers en route to ...

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Jun 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

BOSTON (CBS) – A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning. “The entire State of New Hampshire is devastated by the tragic loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from The Sydney Morning Herald: A small force of about half a dozen Australian troops has been sent to Baghdad to help protect Australian embassy staff as Iraq faces continuing upheaval amid a vicious jihadist insurgency. Fairfax Media understands that the group of Australian Defence Force personnel will primarily liaise with the US military, which ...

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