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Tom Hanks Wants Veterans To Audition For His Next War Movie

Ever catch yourself abruptly pulled out of a war movie? The squad’s cut off, outnumbered, outflanked, and ready to make their last stand. As the …

Tom Hanks

Take Your Military Parade And Drop It In Your Gold-Plated Toilet

I’ll make this short. Nobody likes a long, forced display of emotion. Except Donald Trump.<p>The stock market, previously the president’s favorite …

Military

The Military Has Been Fighting Sexual Assault For Decades, But Women Say It’s Still Happening

As a noncommissioned officer in the Army, Jenna McGinnis often told her team members that she hated drinking and driving, and if they ever needed a …

Military

The Pentagon Is Shifting US Combat Power From Iraq to Afghanistan — Again

The U.S. military has begun shifting troops and equipment from Iraq, where ISIS is trying to establish an insurgency, to Afghanistan, where the …

Military

How A Scrappy New Jersey Law Firm Opened A New Front In The War On Terror

A few years back, Osen LLC, a boutique law firm operating out of a nondescript office park in Hackensack, New Jersey, adopted the phrase “It seemed …

Middle East

Combat Ribbons Or Not, Afghanistan Marines Are ‘Very Much In Combat,’ Commander Says

The Marines in Afghanistan are definitely in combat, even if they are not being awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the former commander of Task Force …

Not Enough Veterans Are Opting Into The VA’s Test Plan To Fix Appeals

Last year, President Donald Trump signed the Appeals Modernization Act of 2017 into law — a policy meant to jump-start appeals reform within the …

Homelessness

USM©: Inside The Marine Corps’ Heated Campaign To Protect Its Sacred Brand

In 2002, Jeff Morin was a young lance corporal, just two years into a hitch in the Marines, when he struck on a business idea that combined his pride …

U.S. Marines

The Pentagon Is Woefully Unprepared For The Global War On Terror’s African Front

<b>One year into the Trump administration, what are the most complex challenges facing the U.S. military? This is the second installment of THREAT WEEK,</b> …

Africa

What You Should Know About Trump’s Authority To Order A Nuclear Strike

During the November 2017 Halifax International Security Forum, the Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commanding general of U.S. Strategic Command, …

National Security

The War Against ISIS Is Far From Over

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The 5 Biggest Threats Facing The US Military, A Year Into Trump’s Presidency

<b>Welcome to THREAT WEEK, a series exploring the most complex challenges facing the U.S. military at home and abroad — and at least one wrinkle you</b> …

Donald Trump

‘Enlisted Military’ Rated Most Stressful Job In The Country — Again. Here’s Why

Well, we made it, guys. For the second year in a row, “enlisted military” was rated the most stressful job in America! Woo-hoo — oh wait. Is this… …

Military

Is The Air Force Still Secretly Plotting To Kill The A-10 Warthog?

The A-10 Warthog got a major boost from Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson at the end of 2017, and Congress has told the service to overhaul …

Military

The Army Is Testing A New Rifle With Better Range And Accuracy Than The M4

To paraphrase the legendary military theorist Carl von Clausewitz: Everything in small arms is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.<p>Army Chief …

Military

10 Years On, The Iraq Surge May Offer Our Best Hope For Afghan Stability

Ten years ago next month, the U.S. military changed tack in a messy Iraq occupation, launching what’s simply known as “the surge.” Today, experts are …

Afghanistan

The Chinese Are On The Verge Of Dominating A New Domain: Near Space

<i>Editor’s note: The Long March will be closed for inventory the month of August. We regret any inconvenience this causes our loyal customers. In an</i> …

Military

As Syrians Stand Up, Defense Officials Say US Troops Will Stand Down

Much like with Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States can check out of Syria any time but it can never fully leave.<p>The United States will maintain a …

What You Should Know About Hawaii's False Alarm, According To A Former Navy Emergency Manager

Around 8 am local time on Jan. 13, Hawaiians received what will probably (hopefully) amount to the scare of their lifetimes. “BALLISTIC MISSILE …

Military

7 Photos Veterans Will Never Get Tired Of Posting On Social Media

Veterans are mostly proud of their service. And rightfully so, it’s no small thing to take the leap into the military and all that it entails. But …

Social Media

VA Establishes Exam Site For Deported Vets In Tijuana

For five years, deported Army veteran Hector Barajas-Varela has been fighting one of America’s largest bureaucracies. Now, he’s seeing some payoff …

Health Care

Mattis And Tillerson Are Reportedly Trying To Talk Trump Out Of Striking North Korea

The Trump administration is debating a “bloody nose” attack on North Korea, recent reports say, with the president’s inner circle split and …

Air Force Special Operators Honored For Airdrop In Afghanistan Under Intense Fire

The MC-103J Commando II airplane rumbled low to the ground, nearing the intense firefight below where a team of American special operators and allied …

Military

It’s 2018 And SFC Alwyn Cashe Still Hasn’t Been Awarded The Medal Of Honor. Why?

Three. That’s how many times Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe entered the burning carcass of his Bradley Fighting Vehicle after it struck an improvised …

Military

The Problem With ‘Let Marines Be Marines’

Proceedings, the monthly magazine of the U.S. Naval Institute founded in 1874, stands among Scientific American, The Atlantic, and Harper’s as one of …

Military

The Marine Corps Just Announced Its Next Experimental Unit

<i>Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck</i> <i>originally appeared on Military.com</i><i>, the premier source of information for the military and veteran</i> …

North Korea Accidentally Bombed Its Own City During A Failed Ballistic Missile Test

North Korea reportedly launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile in April 2017 that failed a few seconds into flight and came …

You Can Now Buy The Glock Pistol The Army Didn’t Pick For Its Modular Handgun System

The Army may have chosen Sig Sauer’s P320 for its Modular Handgun System program over Glock’s offerings, but that doesn’t mean you have to: Glock …

Military

If You're A Vet In California, Here's How The New Marijuana Laws May Affect You

Well, it’s official, the sale and use of recreational marijuana is now legal in the Golden State.<p>With the 2016 passage of Prop. 64, Californians …

Cannabis

3 Army Vets Set Free After 25 Years In Prison For Crime They Say They Didn’t Commit

Three former U.S. Army soldiers convicted of a racially motivated murder they say they didn’t commit have been set free on bail after spending more …