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Trump just congratulated Kim Jong Un for not attacking America

Seriously, he just did that.<p>President Donald Trump is praising North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for pulling back on his threat to launch missiles near Guam.<p>“Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. “The alternative would have been …

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Inside the USS Zumwalt

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Watch an Octocopter Drone Fire Assault Rifles From the Air

On the modern battlefield, it appears that drones are here to stay — and the latest development may see them bearing arms far more precise than a …

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Why Military Chiefs Are Condemning White Supremacy

The U.S. Armed Forces have had troubles with extremists enlisting in the past, and they don’t want it to happen again.<p>Since the president of the United States cast his lot in with white supremacists in his #NotAllNazis moment this week, the nation’s military service chiefs have responded with …

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Navy Rail Gun to Test Rapid Fire & Move Closer to Combat

<b>Propelled by an electrical current and traveling at speeds up to Mach 7.5, the US Navy's Hyper Velocity Projectile can shoot out of a rail gun to</b> …

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Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea

Preparing for a world where GPS connectivity isn't guaranteed sure isn't convenient but it may be entirely necessary.<p>James Cridland/wikicommons<p>Tyler …

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The Entire US Military Has Now Openly Broken With Trump And Denounced Racism

The men in charge of all the branches of the US military have denounced racism and broken with President Trump’s encouragement of racists.<p>Army Chief …

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US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable."<p>The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine …

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Atlantic Resolve: U.S. Military Drills in Romania Signal Firepower in Europe

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Two American F-15 fighter jets roar down the runway, afterburners glowing, for a near vertical lift-off that pierces through an opening in the clouds.<p>Moments later, two Romanian MiG-21s follow them for a simulated dogfight over the hilly landscape of Transylvania.<p>Amid …

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The changing face of the Israel Navy

Expansion of an exclusive economic zone presents challenge to the small Israeli naval fleet.<p>Some 30 meters underground in the Kirya military …

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'This is not a place to fight:' Under cover of dark, Confederate marker whisked out of cemetery

They came to the cemetery in the dead of night to avoid any commotion.<p>Four workers used a backhoe at 3 a.m. to remove a 6-foot monument that has stood in the Confederate section of Hollywood Forever Cemetery for more than 90 years.<p>The granite boulder commemorating Confederate veterans was taken …

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Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

President Trump's calculation about Afghanistan boils down to a familiar question in U.S. national security: Of all the bad options, what's the least worst?<p>Trump, Vice President Pence and other national security team members are scheduled to convene at Camp David on Friday to review the next phase …

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Top U.S. General Breaks Bread With Chinese Soldiers on North Korea’s Doorstep

Beijing uses Gen. Dunford’s visit as a ‘strong message’ to Pyongyang<p>SHENYANG, China—The Pentagon’s top general on Wednesday said he discussed with his Chinese counterparts ways to coordinate with China’s military to avoid dangerous miscalculations should war break out with North Korea.<p>Gen. Joe …

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A forgotten Washington state law forbids planning for a nuclear attack. That's a bit awkward these days

In jarring contrast to the forested vacationland of Hood Canal — a shellfish and boating paradise about 20 miles west of Seattle — 560-foot-long black submarines silently come and go amid the water skiers and sailboats.<p>Thanks to the eight ballistic-missile submarines homeported at Naval Base …

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Did Americans Know About Torture at Africa’s ‘Guantanamo’?

The U.S. is investigating Amnesty International allegations of torture at a Cameroon base where U.S. forces support ops against Boko Haram. Are the Americans complicit?<p>IKOM, Nigeria—Ordinary people in Cameroon, if they know anything about the main camp of their country’s Bataillon d’Intervention …

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If You're a Protester Who Wants to Fight Evil, Please Enlist in the US Military and Fight ISIS

Dear Members of Antifa,<p>Great job fighting 'Nazis.'<p>While both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right sides who gathered in Charlottesville this weekend were …

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DARPA demonstrates TALONS parasail mast system

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed a test demonstration of its Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems, …

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'Mad Dog' Mattis told members of they U.S. Navy "you're not some pussy sitting on the sidelines"

Donald Trump’s secretary of defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis appeared to suggest those who did not serve the country were “a bunch of pussies.” The …

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Turkish variants of the U.S. M72 LAW anti-tank rocket keep ending up in ISIS stockpiles

WASHINGTON — According to Kurdish activists and arms researchers, Turkish versions of the U.S. M72 LAW anti-tank rocket keep popping up in ISIS …

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Watch: IAF Patriot missiles

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) held an extensive training exercise Tuesday night, in order to strengthen the cooperation between the different elements …

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Denounces Racism and Bigotry

BEIJING—The Pentagon’s top officer denounced racial intolerance and bigotry, joining other senior military officers who made similar pronouncements in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s assertion that both sides were to blame for the clashes.<p>At a news …

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Pentagon Forces Out Popular Press Spokesman

The Defense Department has sacked a senior media adviser who had years of experience working with reporters, a move that is sure to aggravate the …

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‘Iran building missile factory in Syria’

Report showing construction is ‘significant development’ that poses dilemma for Israel’s response.<p>Syria’s Baniyas on the Mediterranean sea between …

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Pentagon doesn't plan on changes to bases with Confederate names | Miami Herald

All around the country, officials are discussing whether to remove memorials and rename public spaces dedicated to Confederate leaders. But not at …

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New U.S., Chinese MIlitary Communications Agreement Follows Years of Naval Engagement

Creating a means for quickly de-escalating tense operations is the goal of a recently signed communications agreement between military leaders from …

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Is there anything anyone can do to prevent trigger-happy Trump from pushing the nuke button?

<i>This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>Add Tuesday’s rage-spasm of a press conference to the growing list of reasons reasonable …

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Top US general says "unambiguously" no place for bigotry in US military

BEIJING: Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday there was absolutely and unambiguously no place for bigotry …

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These are the massive ships the Navy uses to carry other ships around

When a ship is damaged and needs to travel for repairs, the US Navy will contract a heavy-lift vessel to collect and transport it.

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The US government’s secret war on the KKK

The US government’s secret war on the KKK<p>16 Aug 2017 at 10:50 ET<p>Newsweek published this story under the headline of “G-Men and Klansmen” on August …

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Chemical weapons: From London and Washington to the jihadists

During a press conference held on 16 August 2017 in Damascus, Syria’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faiçal Mekdad, has revealed that both toxic …

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