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Second World War bomb dug up by builders in London detonated by Army in huge explosion

This was the moment a Nazi bomb from the Second World War was finally detonated, more than 70 years after being dropped on London.<p>The 5ft long …

One thing the US military gets right: childcare

The recent revelations about a Fort Hood prostitution ring in which US soldiers lured female privates to participate doesn’t reflect well on the military’s ability to protect its own. The fact that some of these women were cash-strapped moms looking to feed their families puts an even bleaker spin …

Child Care

The war on ISIS is getting weird in Iraq

The US has started providing "air strikes, airborne intelligence, and Advise & Assist support to Iraqi security forces headquarters" as Baghdad struggles to drive ISIS militants out of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.<p>The Iraqi assault has heretofore been spearheaded by Maj. Gen. Qassim …

Middle East

How crashing drones are exposing secrets about U.S. war operations

Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations.<p>A surveillance mission was exposed last week when a Predator drone crashed in northwest Syria while spying on the home turf of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials believe the drone was shot down, but they haven’t ruled out …

U.S. Backs Iran With Airstrikes Against ISIS

Iran and the U.S. say they’ve been fighting parallel wars in Iraq but now they've become one in Tikrit.<p>The American-led coalition is now launching …

Iran might attack American troops in Iraq, U.S. officials fear

As a March 31 deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, some worry about Iranian mischief.<p>As negotiations on a possible nuclear deal approach a March 31 deadline, U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed about Iran’s expanding military presence in Iraq — and the threat it may pose to …

US warplanes begin air strikes on Isis in Iraqi city of Tikrit

Reversal from Pentagon puts American airpower close to a supporting role for the Iranian-backed militias on the ground, at request of Iraqi prime minister<p>US military warplanes have begun targeting Islamic State positions in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, a reversal that has placed American …

Military Gears Up for Space Warfare

Pentagon, military, and intelligence officials outlined plans on Wednesday for warfare in space and warned China not to attack U.S. satellites in any …

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 …

Snow Sculpture as Big as a House Honors Fallen US Military

March 20, 2015 by Bristol Palin<p>This guy is a true patriot – and a pretty good artist!<p>Roger Pugh makes a snow sculpture every year in his yard in …

ISIS Releases Names, Addresses Of US Military Pilots - "Kill Them Wherever You Find Them"

<b>March 21, 2015</b><p>ISIS Releases Names, Addresses Of US Military Members - 'Kill Them Wherever You Find Them'<p><b>By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine</b><p>According …

ISIS Has Allegedly Doxed 100 US Military Personnel | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Cryptocurrency Theft Reaches $1.1 Billion This Year: Carbon Black<p>The cryptocurrency market continues to be extremely lucrative for cyber criminals. …

ISIS Publishes 100-Person U.S. Military Hit List

A group calling themselves the Islamic State Hacking Division has purportedly posted the names, photos, and home addresses of 100 U.S. military …

Online threat against U.S. military lists targets in Washington

SEATTLE -- A purported ISIS "hit list" targeting American troops includes Washington addresses alongside pictures and names of military members. The …

6 weird laws unique to the US military

While the UCMJ mirrors civilian law in many ways, there are some laws on the military books that are unique and somewhat bizarre.<p>We checked out the Manual for Courts-Martial and picked out six such laws here.<p>Sorry, all you potential Aaron Burrs. Dueling isn't allowed in the US military.<p>You cannot …

Court Martial

New Bergdahl letter outlines torture

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "innocent until proven guilty" after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the …

14 Ways To Show Your Thanks To Our Military On Veterans Day

This past week, my brother hit a milestone: he has served twenty years in the U.S. Navy. That’s longer than I’ve been a lawyer. It’s longer than I’ve been married or had kids. It feels like a lifetime.<p>If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that I have two brothers. Both are military …