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Military families spend morning with Santa
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV). Some kids got to see Santa a little early this year. The Southeast and Armed Services YMCA hosted Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning for military families. The families got free breakfast and of course presents for ...and more »
Russian military cadets' epic #MannequinChallenge to the sound of Tchaikovsky (VIDEO)
Cadets from a Russian military youth organization have “picked up the baton” in the Mannequin Challenge by performing an impressive sequence featuring floating weaponry and Tchaikovsky's classic, The Nutcracker. TrendsViral. The internet phenomenon ...and more »
Military dad comes home for Christmas, surprises kids
One little girl just wanted her military dad home for the holidays, and Friday night, she received an early Christmas present. It was your average Friday night family dinner, but one person was missing from the Pace family. "Usually for Christmas, our ...and more »
UN to stop publishing Iraq military casualty figures
An Iraqi soldier carries a person injured by an ISIS mortar in Mosul's Masarif district on Wednesday. Photo: Rudaw video. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The UN mission in Iraq, UNAMI, will stop publicizing military casualty figures after the Joint ...and more »
In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from ... - Common Dreams (press release)Common Dreams (press release)
In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from ...
Common Dreams (press release)
"DHS should immediately stop using the for-profit detention facilities with the most notorious records of sexual abuse, detainee deaths, and denial of medical care." (Photo: Brad K./flickr/cc). In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory ...and more »
Trump's Defense Department Pick Threatens Civilian Control Of Military
Trump's included generals in his appointments for cabinet positions typically held by civilians. Tom Ricks of the New America Foundation tells Scott Simon about how that could affect policy decisions. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Donald Trump said during his ...
Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity -- including creating a nutrition-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject -- weeks ...and more »
Will Trump Reinstate a Ban on Women in Combat?
Army Capt. Kristen Griest carries a soldier during Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. She was one of the first two women to make it through the 62-day leadership course. (US Army photo). The Sacramento Bee | Dec 03, 2016 | by Adam Ashton. Hundreds of ...and more »
- Turkish military kills 20 Kurdish fighters in Hakkari, army says
ANKARA The Turkish military killed 20 fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after they tried to attack army bases in the southeastern Hakkari province, the military said on Saturday. The fighters crossed into Turkey from northern ...and more »
China's Xi says military must be smaller, but more capable
China's President Xi Jinping looks on during a meeting with Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (not seen) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/ Nicolas Asouri/Pool. BEIJING China's armed forces must be ...
Xi Jinping calls for downsizing Chinese military, but making it more combat capableTimes of Indiaall 46 news articles »
- East Bay Times
Commentary: Consistent school standards give military kids a chance
East Bay Times
Mason Filstrup, 6, and his brother Jackson Filstrup, 4, of Pleasant Hill, explore the inside of a military helicopter during VetCon 2015, a one-day resource fair for veterans and their families in Concord.A former Air Force parent argues that military ...
US lawmakers want to curb Pentagon's military cooperation with Russia
The House of Representatives wants to cut the Pentagon's military-to-military cooperation with Russia. The provisions included in a $618.7 billion defense budget bill impose strict conditions for the US military on working with its Russian counterparts.
Washington Heads Toward “Permitting Military Cooperation” with Russia Only on US TermsCenter for Research on Globalization
US military budget aimed at deterr
China's military-foreign ministry divide 'muddies South China Sea waters' - South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post
China's military-foreign ministry divide 'muddies South China Sea waters'
South China Morning Post
A Chinese coastguard ship is seen from a Philippine government vessel in the South China Sea in March 2014. Photo: AP. Shi Jiangtao · firstname.lastname@example.org. Share. PrintEmail. Related topics. South China Sea. Related Articles. A British Royal Air Force ...and more »
- South China Morning Post
How Singapore's military vehicles became Beijing's diplomatic weapon
South China Morning Post
Nine armoured vehicles belonging to Singapore are seized in Hong Kong en route from Taiwan. Is it a chance swoop by dutiful customs officials on top of their game, or part of a carefully laid trap set years ago by scheming officials in Beijing? Much as ...and more »
- Press TV
US House passes $619bn military budget
US Army soldiers participate in tactical range training using M-9 Beretta handguns on Normandy Range Complex in Basra, Iraq, July 15, 2009. (Photo by US Air Force). The US House of Representatives has easily passed President Barack Obama's ...and more »
Why Congress Mandates Civilians Lead the Military
Before retired Marine Gen. James Mattis can get a confirmation hearing to become the nation's next secretary of defense, he'll have to get past a decades-old law meant to ensure a cornerstone of American democracy -- civilian control of the military.
Why There Is Civilian Control of the Military and When That Tradition BeganABC News
Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The MilitaryWBUR
- Fox News
Military veterans smash skydiving world records in the Himalayas
A team of brave U.S. military veterans headed into the Himalayas armed with skill, one helicopter and a whole lot of state-of-the-art gear last month – and left the mountains with four skydiving world records. Military Free Fall, or MFF, is a way for ...
Military in line for significant pay raise but face push back from Obama and Congress
Members of the military are getting closer to the largest military pay raise in three years. If the reconciled 2017 defense budget offered by the House and Senate are passed, military personnel should expect a 2.1 percent lift in salary going into 2017 ...and more »
Jim Carr says military comments not a threat to pipeline protesters
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says his comments about the possible use of "defence forces" or police during future protests over pipeline projects approved this week by Ottawa weren't meant to be read as a threat. "There is no warning intended ...
Echoes of Oka: Trudeau minister says military involvement possible against oil pipeline resistanceAPTN National Newsall 11 news articles »
- Slate Magazine
What Exactly Is “Military Artificial Intelligence”?
UAS A soldier stands in front of an Unmanned Aerial System during an official 2013 presentation by the German and U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems. Michaela Rehle/Reuters. We are in an era of existential fear of technology. Luminaries like Bill Joy, Elon ...
House Pushes Ahead with $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill
Some military veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest. In this Nov. 23, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John · Senate Votes Unanimously to Renew Iran Sanctions Law. Associated Press| by Richard Lardner.and more »
- The National Interest Online
Poland Takes Its Military Might Seriously | The National Interest
The National Interest Online
Unlike most of its NATO and European peers, Poland has consistently viewed defense as a priority issue.and more »
Write Email With Maximum Efficiency Using This Military System
If you're tired of spending all of your time writing email, or feel like your email requests never get properly fulfilled, give this military-based system a shot.and more »
- USA TODAY
White House: Obama supports registering women for military draft
WASHINGTON — President Obama supports requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18 — becoming the first president to endorse universal draft registration since Jimmy Carter. "As old barriers for military service are being ...
White House, Pentagon back requiring women to register for military draftFox News
White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Milit
Air strikes kill 54 civilians in Iraq, Syria: US military
WASHINGTON The U.S.-led coalition killed 54 civilians between March 31 and Oct. 22 while carrying out air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday. Up to 24 civilians were killed in one ...
54 civilians in Iraq, Syria killed in US-led airstrikes: US militaryGlobalnews.caall 8 news articles »
China Says Building Military Base For Expanded Operations Is Not 'Military Expansion' - Daily CallerReuters
China Says Building Military Base For Expanded Operations Is Not 'Military Expansion'
Chinese troops march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Rolex Dela Pena/Pool. 5354237. China is defending its first overseas military base, claiming that ...
China says it wants smooth military ties with TrumpReuters
China hopes to promote military ties with USBusiness Standardall 33 news articl
- Center for Research on Globalization
America's Military Base on Diego Garcia: What's Next?
Center for Research on Globalization
The 50 years term of the agreement between Great Britain and the USA regarding the Pentagon's lease of Diego Garcia atoll, which is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, for military purposes expires in December 2016. However, chances are it could ...
Mattis Pick Could See Senate Clash on Women in Combat, PTSD
President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Military.com | Dec 01, 2016 | by ...
Trump may put 5 military officers in top posts. That's unprecedented.Washington Postall 13 news articles »
- The Hill
Defense bill tackles retaliation against military sex assault victims
A bipartisan pair of senators on Thursday praised the inclusion of their efforts to combat retaliation against military sexual assault victims in the final version of the annual defense policy bill. “This is just another step in what's been an historic ...
- Lawmaker: Troop caps means US pays twice for military capabilities
Washington Examiner (blog)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., said Thursday she's worried the military is paying twice for some of its capabilities overseas because troop number caps force it to use contractors for certain job functions. The Obama administration has capped the number ...and more »
- Voice of America
Rwandan Tribunal Charges Ex-military Officer Over Genocide
Voice of America
FILE - Skulls and bones of some of those killed in Rwanda's genocide are seen at a memorial shrine at a Catholic church in Ntarama, Rwanda, April 4, 2014. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. KIGALI —.and more »
Buffalo Bills Military Recognition presented by BENRUS - Week 12
At each home game during the 2016 season, the Buffalo Bills will honor a military member during the games' third quarter break presented by BENRUS. The military member honored Week 12 was Lance Corporal Jeremy Bruce of the United States Marine ...
The Misunderstood Drinking Culture of Military Wives
A recent government study sent shockwaves through my community. “Military wives may be more likely to binge drink,” the Military Times reported. My initial response to the study was, Well, when your spouse goes to war, you drink more wine. But is that ...
- Huffington Post India
How Is The Enemy Attacking India's Military Bases With Such Ease?
Huffington Post India
Soldiering is dangerous and difficult profession. Among other things, it is a profession where "zero error" is an absolute must, not just one of the parameters in the "desirable category" list. At the crack of dawn, when most are unwilling to move out ...and more »
- Hindustan Times
US committed to India's military modernisation efforts: Envoy
This file photo from June 1999 shows Indian artillery men fire 155mm Bofors guns at enemy positions from a gun emplacement in the Drass sector of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AFP). The US on Thursday said it is committed to enhancing India's military ...
Production of Barrow-built military gun set to resume after India finally signs on the dotted lineNW Evening Mailall 36 news articles »
Military Tech Company ODG Raises $58 Million To Grow Its Augmented Reality Business
Osterhout Design Group has been quietly building gadgets like augmented reality glasses for the United States military since 1999. Unlike many of its Silicon Valley peers, ODG has managed to survive without heaps of outside cash from investors. The San ...and more »
US Military Develops 'Multi-Object Kill Vehicle' to Blast Enemy Nukes
The new weapon is designed to find, track and destroy multiple enemy warheads — even if they are accompanied by decoys. BY IRENE KLOTZ. 0. Defensive weapons that can intercept and destroy enemy missiles before they can harm the United States or ...
- Deutsche Welle
What's Turkey's military goal in Syria?
As Turkey's military mission in Syria, called Operation Euphrates Shield, enters its 100th day, soldiers have gained control of a swatch of northern Syria. But what are the operation's next steps and final goals? Türkische Panzer in Syrien (Reuters ...and more »
Commander: More US Troops in Afghanistan Sent 'Strong Message'
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the United States Central Command, thanks U.S. and coalition forces at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2016. (U.S. Army/Spc. Christopher Brecht). Military.com | Dec 01, 2016 | by Matthew Cox.and more »
- Times Colonist
Ex-sailor not surprised by military misconduct findings
Nicola Peffers during her deployment with the Canadian Navy. She has since written a book about her experiences, The Black Deck: A Woman on Board. Photograph By Submitted photo. Previous Next. Nicola Peffers during her deployment with the Canadian ...
Results of study on military sex crimes not surprising: former sailorVictoria Newsall 2 news articles »
- The Guardian
Ukraine missile drill to avoid Crimea airspace, military officials say
Ukrainian fighter jets during a training session of the Ukrainian air force. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA. Reuters. Thursday 1 December 2016 05.17 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on ...and more »
Senators, Military Specialists Say Army Report On Dismissed Soldiers Is Troubling
An Army review concludes that commanders did nothing wrong when they kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they came back from Iraq or Afghanistan – even though all of those troops had been diagnosed with mental health problems ...and more »
- The Guardian
Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military
People wait to receive aid at Guthail, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, where the river Yamuna's water level is 118cm over the danger line. Photograph: Anik Rahman/NurPhoto/Getty Images. Damian Carrington · @dpcarrington. Thursday 1 December 2016 01.00 EST.
Climate change already major security threat – military chiefsRT
Military experts warn of 'epic' humanitarian crisis sparked by climate changeA
Marine Colonel Charged with Alleged Sex Assault of a Child ...
A decorated Marine colonel assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, has been removed from his post and charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a child, ...and more »
- Voice of America
Report: Vietnam Expands Military Runway in South China Sea
Voice of America
A Vietnamese floating guard station is seen on Truong Sa islands or Spratly islands in this April 12, 2010 picture. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend ...and more »
Congress Defies Obama, New Defense Bill Adds More Troops, Gives America's Military Biggest Pay Raise in 5 Years - Independent Journal ReviewIndependent Journal Review
Congress Defies Obama, New Defense Bill Adds More Troops, Gives America's Military Biggest Pay Raise in 5 Years
Independent Journal Review
The Wildfire is an opinion platform and any opinions or information put forth by contributors are exclusive to them and do not represent the views of IJR. As President-elect Donald Trump might say, this is “yuge.” Under the final version of the ...and more »
- New York Times
Europe|EU Plans Big Increase in Military Spending
New York Times
BRUSSELS — European Union officials announced plans for a big increase in military spending on Wednesday, pledging to take greater responsibility for their security at a time when the United States appears to be taking a step back in its role in the ...and more »
- New York Times
EU Plans Big Increase in Military Spending
New York Times
BRUSSELS — European Union officials announced plans for a big increase in military spending on Wednesday, pledging to take greater responsibility for their security at a time when the United States appears to be taking a step back in its role in the ...
EU reveals plans to boost spending on military capabilitiesIrish Timesall 152 news articles »
- CTV News
Class-action lawsuit launched against military over alleged sexual misconduct
Members of a support group for military sexual assault survivors are launching a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Armed Forces. Several members of the military sexual trauma (MST) peer-support group, called “It's Just 700,” filed a notice of ...
Women in Canadian Military Report Widespread Sexual AssaultNew York Times
Canadian military has no strategy to recruit more women, audit
Over Obama's objection, Congress agrees on a bigger military pay raise, more troops - Military TimesMilitary Times
Over Obama's objection, Congress agrees on a bigger military pay raise, more troops
Military personnel would see a 2.1 percent pay raise starting in January and a significant manpower boost within the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps as part of Congress' annual defense spending bill unveiled Tuesday. The compromise measure also ...
Ministry welcomes bill for Taiwan-US military exchangesTaipei Times
Military draft for women among dropped ideas in compromise 201