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Ben Kuroki, Japanese-American WWII war hero who flew over Japan, dies at age 98

Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98.<p>Kuroki died Tuesday at his Camarillo, California, home, where he was under hospice care, his daughter Julie Kuroki told the Los …

U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

Military

Dreadnought 2050: Is This the Battleship of the Future?

Locally 3-D printed drones, a 3-D holographic command table, “supercavitating” torpedoes evaporating the water around them, laser weapons and an …

Humvee to be replaced by JLTV in US Army

After the iconic World War II Jeep and its 1980s successor Humvee comes another emblem of the American fighting force - a new all-purpose vehicle …

The US Navy's New Ships Are Supposed to Hunt Mines But Can't Actually Find Them | VICE News

The US Navy's troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a.k.a. "the Navy's most hated program since its inception," was hit with more criticism recently.<p>In response to an internal Pentagon report that pointed to continuing, decade-long deficiencies in the ship's mine-hunting system, leaders of the …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.<p>writer

National Parks

Fed up cops turn their backs on Obama's Labor Day visit

<b>President Obama</b> gave a <b>Labor Day speech</b> in Boston about the importance of unions on Monday, but one of the area’s top police union’s didn’t want to …

POD Tents Provide You a Modular Camping Tent System

Have you remembered camping doughnut camping tent? It’s pity that the modular camping tent is just a design concept, so we found POD tents that …

Camping

Medicine to Stock up on for When There Is No Doctor

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.As preppers we stock up on supplies that we think we will need in an emergency. The order of priority for …

Medicine

Should You Open Carry? - Bearing Arms - Concealed Carry, open carry

One of the evergreen arguments on gun forums is whether or not gun owners should choose to open carry their defensive handguns, or carry them …

Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan.<p>Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would …

Confirmed: The CIA's most famous ship headed for the scrapyard

The <i>Hughes Glomar Explorer</i> was more than just a giant ship — it was a giant secret, possibly the biggest and strangest covert operation the CIA pulled off during the Cold War. But now, 40 years after its original mission, it’s finally headed to the scrapyard.<p>The ship, now called <i>GSF Explorer</i>, had …

Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII

MONACO (AP) — In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to …

World History

Gun control wouldn't have stopped the Virginia shooting. We need to talk about mental health

Bryce Williams passed a background check before shooting Alison Parker and Adam Ward. America must look instead at its failing medical system<p>The murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward was a postmodern nightmare. Vester Lee Flanagan II, who went by the name Bryce Williams, shot and killed his victims …

Guns

'A dangerous cocktail' is brewing in Turkey

Clashes between Turkish security forces and insurgents in the country's southeast have reportedly escalated to the level of "urban warfare," the Wall Street Journal reported recently, as PKK-linked youths dig "explosive-laden trenches" and carve out "autonomous zones" free from state control.<p>The …

A peace agreement just ended one of the worst conflicts on Earth — but there's a huge catch

On August 26, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir finally signed a peace agreement that will formally end nearly two years of civil war in the world's youngest nation, which gained its independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011.<p>Kiir, under the threat of possible international sanctions and a …

Russia and China are developing drones that could make stealth aircraft obsolete

According to Zarchary Keck writing in The National Interest, both Beijing and Moscow have begun development of unmanned aerial vehicles that have the goal of finding, detecting, and possibly even eliminating enemy stealth aircraft.<p>China's stealth detection drone, called the Divine Eagle, is …

Poland: Please stop looking for that ghost Nazi train rumored to be full of gold

"I'm certain the train exists, but it might contain dangerous materials from World War Two," said Piotr Zuchowski, Poland's head of national heritage.<p>The Polish government said "foragers" have become active near the town of Walbrzych in Poland where the 500-foot long train was reportedly found in …

Why Is the US Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa?

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US Military months from testing a Non-lethal sonic weapon that is reminiscent of Star Wars

LIPE’s lasers fire extremely short bursts (around a nanosecond, or a billionth of a second) of directed high energy at a target. That target could be …

FBI alert warns of Middle-Eastern males 'approaching' US military families

The FBI has issued an alert to law enforcement agencies in Wyoming and Colorado, advising them to watch out for Middle Eastern men who have been …

Obama invokes Iraq war debate in push for Iran deal, amid Dem defections

President Obama vigorously defended Wednesday his nuclear agreement with Iran as one "the world unanimously supports," reaching back to blame America's invasion of Iraq -- and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein -- for emboldening Iran, while labeling Republican opposition as "knee-jerk partisanship," …

Tony Blair could face trial over 'illegal' Iraq war, says Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn, the Labour leadership frontrunner, claims Chilcot report may lead to ‘consequences’ for former PM over decisions made during 2003 invasion<p>Tony Blair should stand trial on charges of war crimes if the evidence suggests he broke international law over the “illegal” Iraq war in 2003, the …

United Kingdom

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

History

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day

Seventy years ago this week we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy<p>Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if we've come even one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world's only …

Homeschool Record Keeping

Homeschooling is very popular. Though most children still attend public and private schools, some families see a great value in teaching their …

Home schooling could become more common as Ontario rolls out its new sex-education curriculum this fall

Ontario’s controversial new sex-education curriculum is irking some parents so much they’re yanking their children from the public school system …

Southwestern Ontario

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Rumors from the NHL Blogosphere – August 2, 2015

It’s another quiet Sunday for media-generate NHL trade & free agent rumors, so let’s take a look at what’s kicking around the blogosphere of late.<p><b>The</b> …