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The 5 worst modern battles to fight as a foot soldier

Let's be clear — all battles suck for a foot soldier, even the smaller ones. But there were some in recent times that sucked more than others for the lowly grunt, with body counts piling up, bad commanders and leadership with a total lack of respect for the lives of their men.<p>Here is a partial list …

9 Home Libraries We All Want to Curl Up in This Weekend

When it comes to the shelfie game, there’s one move that always wins: A home library.<p>A home library is the ultimate classic touch, adding a chic scholarly appeal to any home. These days, décor often displaces books on the shelf, but we prefer the idea of getting back to basics. After all, reading …

Meet The Female Graffiti Artist Who's Transforming The Streets Of Delhi With Her Rad Art

Holy wow.

A small apartment perfectly modernised

The '70s were a great time—when it came to music, civic movements and, depending on your personal tastes, even fashion. What they're not too renowned …

'There was nobody to help me stop my son joining Isis'

Families of foreign jihadis killed in Syria are helping a deradicalisation programme to bring young men back from the brink<p>Scrolling through photos on her mobile phone, Saliha Ben Ali stops at a picture of her son, Sabri, as a three-year-old sitting on Father Christmas’s lap. Santa’s white-gloved …

Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

Dean Potter's Final Essay on Love and Adventure | Outside Online

D<i>ean Potter wrote this essay on adventuring with his dog, Whisper, not long before he died in a BASE-jumping accident in Yosemite last spring. We’re publishing his words now, with the permission of his girlfriend, Jen Rapp, as a telling reflection of Potter’s values and love of the outdoors.</i><p>We …

US government asks Toyota: Why does Isil have so many of the company's vehicles?

The US treasury department has asked Toyota for help in understanding why Isil has so many of their vehicles<p>American counter-terrorism officials have asked Toyota to help them determine why such a large number of their vehicles have fallen into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

'It's Your Allies, Stupid' -- America's Greater Middle East Disasters (Pt 1)

The devastation of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by an American AC-130 gunship is a microcosm of much that is wrong with U.S. policies across the entire region: in a couple of words -- America's allies. I'm making this point in two separate blog posts: First, …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

War

Fresh terror for Afghans as Isil takes Taliban country

Hundreds of Afghans have been killed and thousands forced to flee amid a brutal turf war between Taliban and Islamic State jihadists<p>In Achin, a small district in eastern Afghanistan, governor Haji Ghalib Mujahid has called for an uprising. “Everyone who has a gun, a sword, anything, should fight …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Army ready to act over Calais crisis

Emergency measures to tackle 'swarm' of migrants as holidaymakers head for Dover<p>The British Armed Forces are set to get involved in the Calais migrant crisis for the first time in order to keep the roads clear ahead of a weekend of chaos, Whitehall sources said.<p>Military planners are considering …

Watch Host Ben Anderson Debrief Our New HBO Episode About Afghanistan

We just aired a new episode where Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan to investigate the security situation in Afghanistan as American involvement winds down. We sat down with Anderson to hear about the trip.<p>We're now almost done with the third season of our show<i>VICE</i> on HBO. Among other stories, we've …

Silent Professionals: History of the Rank of Chief Petty Officer

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Garas<br>Defense Logistics Agency Public Affairs<p>Effectively running and fighting a warship relies on …

Satellite images show ISIS, other groups destroying archaeological sites.

The well-publicized destruction of archaeological sites and museum exhibits by ISIS has garnered worldwide condemnation. Sites like Nineveh, Hatra, …

Middle East

Norway's Island Prison For Violent Criminals Looks Like No Prison We've Ever Seen

Yet no barbed-wire-topped walls or electrified fences circle the island, nor do armed guards and attack dogs patrol the grounds. By all accounts, the island prison and its inhabitants live in peace, working together and sharing resources.<p>Bastøy Prison has been called one of the most liberal prisons …

Stunningly Surreal Photos of Wild Animals Captured in Unexpected Ways

London-based photographer David Yarrow captures the wild, natural world in unexpected and often candid ways. His stunning black-and-white images showcase the strength, beauty, and power of wolves, mountain lions, zebras, and more. Sometimes, man-made structures set the scene for amazing and …

Meet the 'pocket army' funded by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky

Although he was a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko's new government in Kiev, neither had the financial nor military clout to achieve that aim. So Kolomoisky decided to build his own private army of volunteers, equipped with heavy weaponry. He paid for all of this from out of his own …

How is ISIS luring Westerners?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of medical students -- including an American, seven Britons and a Canadian -- may be the latest Westerners to join ISIS.<p>It's become a familiar story: Young people give up their futures in Western democratic nations to join the terrorist network establishing a self-declared Islamic …

Why does ISIS destroy antiquities?

CNN's Ben Wedeman explains why the terror group is ruining Iraq's cultural history.

Turner Broadcasting

Photographing the Destructive Isolation of a US Military Base in Afghanistan

LONDON — The documentary <i>Restrepo</i> (2010) opens with a dramatic shot of a helicopter whirring through the craggy brown peaks, green fields, and deep …

Women and combat: Cracking the last all-male bastion in U.S. military?

The adult-film star and director is being threatened with financial ruin, but she wants to set the record straight about her alleged affair with …

Concealed Carry

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline | Chris Woods

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

ISIS supporters may operate over 46,000 Twitter accounts, study says

As the social media battle with Islamic State escalates, a report from the Brookings Institution warns that ISIS supporters may be operating more than 46,000 Twitter accounts.<p>The 68-page report, which was released this month, underlines the potential scale of ISIS’ social media presence, even as …

The next war: Can we fight it?

WAR talk is erupting all over the world. From The Middle East to Eastern Europe. From the South China Sea to Afghanistan. But what about Australia? …

This female veteran is one of the most decorated combat photographers in the US military's history

Pearsall is a former Air Force Combat Photojournalist who spent much of her storied ten-year Air Force career assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron in Charleston South Carolina.<p>Her awards include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor. She is one of two women …