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Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world

Army Special Forces got its start on June 19, 1952 — 65 years ago Monday — and since then its soldiers have been at the forefront of fights in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and are now advising US-backed forces inside Syria.<p>They call themselves the quiet professionals, and they are one of the most …

Military

Southern Baptist Convention Votes To Condemn White Supremacy

The Southern Baptist Convention voted to formally "denounce and repudiate" white nationalism and the alt-right movement at the church's annual meeting Wednesday, but only after the denomination's leadership was criticized for initially bypassing the proposal.<p>The resolution decries "every form of …

Rights & Freedoms

The Pentagon Wants Autonomous Fighter Jets to Fly in Combat

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is moving ahead with an initiative to turn aging F-16 fighter jets into unmanned, autonomous combat aircraft. The …

Aviation

US student Otto Warmbier 'stole propaganda' in N Korea

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1229000/1229357_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1523421675_a3d467afb78fdc3fc3bcb7f43440181e<p><b>A US student who was arrested in North Korea has appeared on state media admitting to trying to steal a piece of propaganda from a hotel.</b><p>In his first …

North Korea

Fearing Brexit, Brussels pulls plug on kettles ban

Brussels stalls on plans to ban high-power kettles and toasters over fears of further upsetting British voters ahead of June 23 vote<p>Brussels is temporarily pulling the plug on plans to ban high-powered kettles and toasters in order to avoid giving anti-EU campaigners fresh ammunition in the …

Russia's newest fighter jet is 5th-generation 'in name only'

Unfortunately for Russia, its PAK FA, also known as the T-50, is having developmental issues that put its entire premise of being a fifth-generation fighter into question.<p>Reporting from the Singapore Airshow 2016, IHS Jane's reports that "Russian industry has consistently referred to the Sukhoi …

Aviation

Defense chief: US sailors made navigational error in Iran

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, where they were detained overnight by Iran and released.<p>"They obviously had misnavigated ... that's how they believe …

Asia

WOW Air offers $99 and $199 airfares from California to Europe, promising 'more in the future'

Traveling to Europe in the spring or summer can be pricey, making it difficult for many people to visit during peak season. So when one budget Icelandic airline announced its latest travel deal to several hot spots on the continent, it caught our attention.<p>After offering $99 flights from the East …

San Francisco