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Nazi salute protester in 82nd Airborne hat gets blasted - by 82nd Airborne Division

A Charlottesville protester photographed pulling a Nazi salute wearing a US Army 82nd Airborne Division hat has been slammed by the same division that fought against Hitler's Germany in WWII.<p>Brandon Friedman, a former Barack Obama administration official shared a photo of the unidentified man, …

Military

FBI issues warning to parents about toys spying on their kids

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys.<p>The document warns that connected toys with microphones, GPS tracking, Wi-Fi, and/or bluetooth connectivity could be giving criminals access to private information about …

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College Football

Arrest of 'neo-Nazi' soldier highlights extremists' links to U.S. military

TAMPA — Brandon Russell sat quietly in a federal courtroom Thursday, dressed not in the uniform he often wears as a private first class in the …

14 Stunning Color Photographs That Show American Soldiers Preparing Their New Tanks for Battle in World War II

This rare collection was taken by Office of War Information photographer Alfred T. Palmer in 1942, as he visited Fort Knox and were likely used for …

“I Hope It Is Not Too Late”: How the U.S. Decided to Send Millions of Troops Into World War I

U.S. General John J. Pershing, newly arrived in France, visited his counterpart, French general Philippe Pétain, with a sobering message on June 16, …

World History

The SR-71 Blackbird Was So Fast It Could Out Run Missiles (But Sits in a Museum)

<i>Blackbirds also flew recon missions off the Russian coast—though not over Russia itself—evading all of the Mach 3 MiG-25 fighters sent after them.</i> …

The WW2 naval base set to become an incredible clifftop home near Edinburgh

Gin Head, near North Berwick, was instrumental in the success of the D-Day landings. Now, it's to become one of the most extraordinary homes in the …

Scotland

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Watch 2 US B-2 stealth bombers arrive in the UK

On Jun. 9, 2017, two B-2s deployed to RAF Fairford, UK.<p>Interestingly, the two aircraft, 82-1068 Spirit Of New York (using radio callsign "Mytee 21") and 88-0329 Spirit Of Missouri ("Mytee 22), launched from their homebase at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, visited a bombing range in the UK before …

Inside the ICBM launch facility where a turn of two keys sends a Minuteman III missile flaming toward its target

A Minuteman III missile inside the silo known as Foxtrot 2 in Montana was on alert for nearly half a century, ready to fire a more than 300-kiloton hydrogen bomb to an adversary anywhere in the world in about 30 minutes.<p>That mission ended in February, when an Air Force crew ventured out onto the …

Military

US forces kill one Afghan man, 2 kids in gunfire after a bomb hit their vehicle

A man and his two sons were killed at their home in Ghani Khel, a district in the south of Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.<p>"After the bomb blast hit them, the American forces then started shooting and killed one man and two …

How Russia Targets the U.S. Military

With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American servicemembers and veterans into a fifth column.<p>In the fall of 2013, Veterans Today, a fringe American news site that also offers former service members help finding jobs and paying medical bills, …

Russia

A US Marine photographer shot these beautiful portraits of troops overseas

A US Marine Corps photographer recently took some portraits of Marines assigned to the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group.<p>The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group "support[s] maritime security operations, provide[s] crisis response capability, and increase[s] theater security cooperation while providing a …

Military

Watch bombs being dropped on ISIS in Mosul from the cockpit of a B-52

The venerable U.S. Air Force B-52 Buffs have been supporting the air war on ISIS since April 2016.<p>The Stratofortress strategic bombers, based at Al Udeid, Qatar, launched their first air strike against a Daesh weapons storage facility in Iraq on Apr. 18, 2016.<p>As already highlighted in a previous …

Military

China is Developing Its Own Deadly "Arsenal Ship"

Ships and submarines would carry hundreds of missiles.<p>A new article in <i>Popular Science</i> points to evidence that China is developing a so-called "arsenal ship," a large surface ship or submarine capable of carrying hundreds of missiles. Such a ship could allow the People's Liberation Army Navy to …

D-Day landings: Powerful photos of Allied troops storming Normandy beaches in June 1944

On 6 June 1944, Operation Overlord – aimed at liberating German-occupied western Europe – commenced as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, …

Sunken Australian warship HMAS Perth ransacked by illegal scavengers

Only 40% remains of final resting place of 353 Australian sailors who drowned off Java in second world war, archaeologists say<p>One of Australia’s most treasured second world war warships has been illegally salvaged for metal, devastating the war grave of more than 300 sailors, maritime …

Australia

We ask too much of our Air Force pilots

The U.S. Air Force is facing a severe crisis.<p>Numerous articles written by active duty military, the most recent of which are here and here, have provided their perspectives on the matter, but these pieces only serve to highlight the real crisis, and it's a cultural one.<p>There are two very different …

What A 21st Century Battleship Could Look Like

President Donald Trump seems to like big, “bold” ideas. Throw nukes around? Sure. Rip up the deck of an aircraft carrier to install the “goddamned …

Putin just said Russia has 'unstoppable' nukes — here are the areas in the US most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had developed four new "unstoppable" nuclear systems devised specifically to render American missile defenses "useless" — and even played animations of launches toward the US.<p>The systems include a superfast underwater drone, a …

War

The U.S. Military Has A "Space Aggressor Squadron" Trained for Off-World Warfare

Extraterrestrial Conflict<p>Right now, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of the American West, there are two teams of Air Force specialists preparing to …

Watch an F-16 blow a drone to smithereens with air-to-air missiles

When it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles, there's clearly a love-hate relationship within the military.<p>The Air Force is scrambling to find and train new pilots to fly the robot warriors, which hunt down high-value targets and fire missiles with relentless precision. But military planners are also …

NATO vs. Warsaw Pact: How the Ultimate Cold War Showdown Could Have Killed Millions

<i>Guarding against these attacks and providing rear-area security were twelve brigade-sized units of West German reservists. Bonn also had three</i> …

Mass Grave From Thirty Years' War Reveals Brutal Cavalry Attack

On November 16, 1632, two armies faced off at the site of Lützen, Germany. On one side was Gustavus Adolphus II, King of Sweden, and on the other was General Albrecht von Wallenstein, the leader of a regiment of Holy Roman Imperial forces. The Thirty Years’ War was Europe’s deadliest religious …

World History

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The Air Force Assembled 30 A-10 Warthogs Just to Show That it Can

The "Elephant Walk" in Georgia was a USAF show of force.<p>The U.S. Air Force just staged an "elephant walk" of A-10 Thunderbolt ground attack jets as a show of force. The May 22 exercise took place at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In a statement on Facebook, the base stated the exercise "was …

'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an …

U.S. Supreme Court

The Pentagon’s most expensive aircraft just got even more expensive

When the Department of Defense approved Lockheed Martin's CH-53K King Stallion for Marine Corps use, a leaked decision memo revealed the brand-new heavy-lift helicopters would cost $138.5 million apiece — which, at millions more than the infamously pricey F-35A Lighting II joint strike fighter, …