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'Nasrallah hides in a bunker while Israeli children play outside'

Zionist Union MK says that this difference is a victory in itself.<p>Second Lebanon War- Soldiers return home. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>Hezbollah leader …

Elaine Thompson surges clear to capture women's 100m gold for Jamaica

Thompson, 24, pulls away at the 50m mark to win in 10.71sec USA’s Tori Bowie takes silver and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce settles for bronze<p>Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson surged to the women’s 100m gold medal in 10.71sec to spoil countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s bid for a third straight Olympic …

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First Female Marine Officer Attempting Infantry Stymied on Final Try

The first female Marine to try to become an infantry officer has been reclassified to a different military occupational specialty after failing her …

The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?

It’s one thing to pull the trigger for your country – quite another for a corporation. As a new report reveals how private military contractors have changed the face of conflict, they reveal how conflict has changed them<p>When you are a soldier in the military, and you’re firing at an enemy alongside …

The new Air Force chief is sick and tired of Russia’s aerial antics

The new Air Force Chief of Staff is a month into his command and is already known for "straight talk" to his airmen and the reporters who cover him.<p>This time, the decorated combat pilot had some strong words for Russia's air force after several instances of dangerous fly-bys and aerial close …

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15 Things Great Leaders Do When Things Get Really Dangerous

A former military aviator who led Marines in an incredibly dangerous job shares his insights.<p>//<p>//<p>Most of us want to become better leaders. Maybe we want to build a company, lead a team, or simply become the type of people others look to for inspiration and guidance.<p>But there's a higher level of …

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Notorious Iraq militia leader once held by US threatens Americans on the battlefield

The powerful commander of an Iran-backed Shiite militia in Iraq -- whom the U.S. freed after the kidnapping deaths of four American soldiers in 2007 -- has hinted that his fighters could blend in with Iraqi forces to kill Americans on the battlefield in Mosul.<p>Qais al-Khazali, leader of the …

Middle East

NASA's New Camera Just Filmed a Rocket Plume So We Can See It Properly For The First Time

You've never seen a rocket test like this.<p>You've probably never thought about it, but no matter how many rocket launches you've watched on YouTube or …

BREAKING: Chinese Mole Uncovered Inside the FBI

Yet another case of espionage by a Chinese immigrant demonstrates the seriousness of threat to our national security<p>Today the Department of Justice …

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After 20 Years, Iran and These Kurdish Rebels Are Fighting Once Again

Don’t assume the PDKI conflict is a proxy war<p>by ROBERT ANDREA<p>Last month, reports emerged of clashes between Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The typical explanation for Chicago’s gang violence is as follows. Young gang members in small, disorganized cliques shoot each...<p>The frigate …

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The Army Is Testing Body Armor Made From Genetically Engineered Spider Silk

Will this next-gen material help soldiers in the future?<p>Kevlar has been the Army's go-to body armor for decades, but a new technology might be challenging that paradigm. Kraig Biocraft, a bioengineering company based in Michigan, has genetically altered silkworms to produce spider silk. Today, they …

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Bees Have Supposedly Been Trained To Make Honey From Cannabis Plants

Nicholas Trainer is many things: an artist, a locksmith, and perhaps most importantly, a beekeeper. Bees are, of course, known for their ability to …

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The military fired me for calling our enemies radical jihadis

<i>Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is reportedly being vetted by Donald Trump as a potential running mate, was fired as head of the ­Defense</i> …

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Meet the inspiring soldiers of Veteran Nation

We knew when we decided to make our award-winning documentary on the past, present, and future of how the nation treats its veterans, well, we knew it would have to include—well veterans. We had no idea what an incredible group of inspiring men and women would step forward to tell their …

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US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.<p>Over the …

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Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

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Obama will leave his successor more Middle East disasters than he inherited

Before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama won the peacenik vote. When he ran for president in 2008, he was the one aiming to "turn the page" on …

Off the beaten path in Jamaica: What life is like away from the resorts

Blair Sanderson's personal reflections on travelling to Jamaica to tell the story of a Nova Scotia farmer<p><i>CBC reporter Blair Sanderson went to Jamaica</i> …

Oren: Obama has selective memory on Middle East

Oren served as ambassador to the US during the during the first four and a half years of Obama's presidency. He wrote the book Ally about the …

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The Relentless Rise of Two Caribbean Lakes Baffles Scientists

In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the lakes are flooding farmland, swallowing communities and leading to deforestation.<p>LETANT, Haiti—On a recent calm day, the surface of Lake Azuéi has no waves, not even any ripples. Pillars of pastel-colored concrete break the still surface, the tops of what …

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Scott Kelly snaps photos of Earth and the galaxy from space – in pictures

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly is the only American to have spent 340 days in space. In addition to his research and experimentation, he captured his unique view of the Earth<p>Scott Kelly returns to Earth with a bump and a thumbs-up after record ISS stint

Geopolitics of oil takes new twist with Saudi-Russia deal

What are we to make of last week’s deal to freeze oil output between Saudi Arabia and Russia – the world’s two leading crude exporters? Is it significant and is the price of oil now likely to rise?<p>This agreement is remarkable in the sense that there typically isn’t much love lost between Riyadh and …

You Will Find This Iraq War Story Very Hard to Stomach

A few words about the burn pits.<p>If you read no other interview, read the one in Salon with author (and former soldier) Joseph Hickman about his new book, <i>The Burn Pits: The Poisoning Of American Soldiers.</i> You once again will want to bury Dick Cheney in a fire ant nest. You once again will wonder why …

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