The Duke of York has lost his military titles and royal patronages just a day after his failed attempt to dismiss a lawsuit from an alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim.
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US Special Operations dropped a 2,000 pound bomb on Syria's largest dam in 2017 despite the fact it was on a 'no-strike' list: NYT
The US was blamed by ISIS, Russia, and the Syrian government for the strike, which then-Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend said was "crazy reporting."
- The Hill
The U.S. military has sent the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group to take part in a NATO naval exercise in the Mediterranean amid tensions between the West and Russia, the Pentagon's top spokesperson announced Friday. Neptune Strike 22 exercises, which are set to begin Monday and run through Feb. 4, will "demonstrate NATO's ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities of an aircraft carrier strike group to...
- The Daily Beast
Screenshot from Lindsay ChurchThe House Veterans’ Affairs Committee took Wednesday as an opportunity to hold a virtual hearing on how toxic chemicals are killing U.S. soldiers. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) took the hearing as an opportunity to clean his gun.Cawthorn, the youngest current member of Congress, fiddled with his black pistol while one witness explained how university medical researchers could help the government examine how burn pits are harming military service members.“It was immat
Details Emerge in Deadly Rollover Crash that Led to Charges Against Driver as Marines Identify Victims
The Marine Corps identified the two Marines who lost their lives as Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gierke and Pfc. Zachary Riffle.
New satellite photos show the Russian military massing near Ukraine as US warns Russia could invade on 'short notice'
Russia has positioned tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine, and the US says an attack could come on "very short notice."
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Current fighting between Ukraine and Russia has been more frequent and intense than previously known. Here’s how soldiers are avoiding sniper fire, digging trenches, and preparing for war.View Entire Post ›
- Victorville Daily Press
The General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit is a fascinating slice of history paying homage to the iconic San Gabriel native.
Spain has sent warships to join NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea as tension in the region rises over the Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border, Defence Minister Margarita Robles said on Thursday. A mine-sweeper is already en route and a frigate will sail within three or four days, Robles told reporters. "Russia cannot tell any country what to do, so NATO will protect and defend the sovereignty of any country that can or wants to join NATO," she said.
- The Independent
Sgt. Vernon Judd was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War and taken to a prisoner camp. He stayed there until his death on Feb. 15, 1951.
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India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly three years ago. The move triggered strong protests from opposition leaders, who said extinguishing the “eternal flame” was tantamount to erasing history. A soldier lit a torch from the flame at its location at the India Gate and carried it to the National War Memorial, less than half a kilometer (a third of a mile) away.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement used cruise missiles and ballistic missiles alongside drones in Monday's deadly strike on the United Arab Emirates, which intercepted part of the attack, the Gulf state's ambassador to the United States said. It is the first time the UAE, which rarely discusses its security in public, has said missiles were used in the assault that killed three civilians in Abu Dhabi, and the first time it has claimed to have intercepted some of the weapons. The Houthis said they fired four Quds cruise missiles at an oil refinery in Musaffah district and the airport in Abu Dhabi, a Zulfiqar ballistic missile at Dubai airport and several drones at those and other sites.
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“He was the epitome of a gentleman,” a relative said. “He was just kind and gracious to everybody he met. You rarely heard him say a bad word about anybody.”
The State Department has approved requests from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to transfer U.S.-made weaponry to Ukraine, reflecting a growing urgency on NATO's eastern periphery to deter Russian aggression.Why it matters: As much as the Ukrainian military has improved since 2014, it would still be no match for a full-scale Russian invasion. The U.S. and its allies are instead hoping that Western arms and training — in addition to the threat of crippling financial sanctions — will help deter Vlad
- The Week
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott takes fire from all sides for indefinite National Guard border deployment
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According to Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles, Spain has sent warships to join NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Tension in the region is growing over the Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border.
- CBS News
The drivers and passengers of both vehicles came from the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
- CBS News
An array of lethal and non-lethal weapons systems have been approved to give Ukraine the means to defend itself.
- Associated Press
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries. The call came a week after Russia’s chief negotiator in talks with the U.S. on tensions over Ukraine said he would “neither confirm nor exclude” the possibility of Russia sending military assets to Cuba and Venezuela if the U.S. and its allies don’t curtail their military activities on Russia’s doorstep.
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The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and left dozens dead on Friday. Across the border in Iraq, gunmen stormed an army barracks north of Baghdad before dawn Friday while soldiers inside slept, killing 11 before escaping — the deadliest attack in months on Iraq’s military.
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The servicemembers involved in the accident were part of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.