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The Costliest Day in SEAL Team Six History

The Tangi Valley, located along the border between Afghanistan’s Wardak and Logar provinces some 80 miles southwest of Kabul, is a remote, …

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Should the U.S. still carry a ‘big stick’?

To the extent that President-elect<p>Donald Trumphas articulated a coherent view of foreign affairs, it appears to be that the United States needs to reject most policies of the post-1945 period. NATO is a bad bargain; nuclear proliferation is a good thing; Russian PresidentVladimir Putinis an …

How the U.S. Military Sees the Anti-ISIS Fight

A dispatch from Iraq<p>ERBIL, Iraq—There’s no welcome sign at this U.S. military base discreetly tucked into the corner of the Kurdistan International Airport in northern Iraq. It doesn’t even have a name. But it’s here. Thousands of troops are here, including Americans, Germans, Italians, Finns, and …

Trump Says He'll Show Off The US Military In Parades

Donald Trump plans on displaying the United States military’s strength when he becomes president by having troops march in parades.<p>“Being a great …

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Why Donald Trump is the U.S. Army’s Once in A Lifetime Opportunity

The stars may be aligning in favor of the U.S. Army. There is a recognition in all quarters – Congress, the military, the American people and even …

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>We're living in interesting times, folks.<p>Some may say they're tense times or scary times, while others would classify them as exciting and hopeful. No matter your disposition, the one thing you can't dispute the …

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces inflict 'heavy losses' on ISIS

<b>Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Two years ago, Iraqi soldiers in Mosul threw down their weapons and fled the city in terror as armed militants overran the streets under the banner of the emerging threat of ISIS.<p>On Monday, invigorated Iraqi forces and their allies started back down the road to Mosul to try …

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China Warns that South Korea Will 'Pay the Price' if THAAD Is Deployed

SEOUL, South Korea -- The United States and South Korea will "pay the price" if they deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile battery on the divided …

North Korea

The US military is building a $100 million drone base in central Niger

Niger, a security ally of the West, is grappling simultaneously with incursions from jihadist group Boko Haram across its southern border with Nigeria as well as roaming al Qaeda-linked groups in its vast desert spaces.<p>Security sources have also expressed concern about a possible southern influx of …

US to turn its aircraft carriers into floating drone factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Aircraft carriers are the perfect forward operating platforms to create, deploy and support countless autonomous drone …

Nissan thinks the 2017 GT-R is $8,200 better than last year's model

It's still cheaper than a 911 Carrera 4S, but the new GT-R's $109,990 price tag is still not exactly a bargain.<p>The Nissan GT-R has always been a bit of a bargain. When the current generation launched, it was an absolute steal at $69,850. Of course, market demand sent that price much higher just one …

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