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Mike Rowe of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Inspired by Wounded War Vet

Mike Rowe of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Inspired by Wounded War Vet

By Kimberly Ripley May 28, 2014

Mike Rowe has a new hero. The Dirty Jobs star met Travis Mills recently–a wounded war veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan during which he lost both arms and both legs when a bomb blew up beneath him. The …

Taliban Captures, Shows Off Coalition Military Dog Taliban Captures, Shows Off Coalition Military Dog

Rumors had been circulating since December that the Taliban in Afghanistan had a captured a military dog from coalition forces. Now the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO group that supports anti-insurgent efforts in Afghanistan, confirms that the rumors …

Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that former U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for her role in a plot to steal fuel from the U.S. Army. Last …

Bowe Bergdahl: New Video Suggests He Is Still Alive Bowe Bergdahl: New Video Suggests He Is Still Alive

The U.S. military has obtained a “proof of life video” of an American soldier. The video appears to have been made by those who are holding him captive, officials told CNN Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in 2009 from …

MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans
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Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. …

Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll
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Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling …

Kellie Pickler, In Bob Hope Style, Sings To Troops Kellie Pickler, In Bob Hope Style, Sings To Troops
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One of country music’s most popular singers and American Idol’s finalist Kellie Pickler is giving back to our men overseas. You had to wonder who would fill those big Bob Hope shoes. A man who dedicated a big part of …

Eagles Cheerleader Honored as a Hometown Hero Eagles Cheerleader Honored as a Hometown Hero
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First Lieutenant Rachel Washburn, 25, a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 turned soldier, who finished her second tour in Afghanistan in November, was honored Sunday by the Philidelphia Eagles as a Hometown Hero. The daughter of Army …

What Does Afghanistan And Iran Pact Mean For U.S.? What Does Afghanistan And Iran Pact Mean For U.S.?

Afghanistan and Iran are moving in a more harmonious direction thanks to a long-term pact agreed to Sunday morning in Tehran. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to various terms during a one day visit by …

Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions
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The Associated Press is reporting that the United States Pentagon just spent roughly $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcrafts. Previously it had been reported that there was a great amount of difficulty in securing a deal and there …

Afghan Adulterers To Be Stoned In New Law Afghan Adulterers To Be Stoned In New Law
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Afghanistan’s sharia Islamic law committee is currently drafting a new punishment into law; adulterers will now be subject to being stoned to death in a public execution if they are caught. The same rule was in effect during the six …

‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment ‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment
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Warning: Graphic Content in Video Below. Against public outcry (both inside and outside of Afghanistan) governmental representatives for the country are considering reinstating a punishment that many would like to see relegated to the history books under topics such as …

Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted …

U.S., Afghanistan Agree to Terms For Security Pact U.S., Afghanistan Agree to Terms For Security Pact

A deal has been tentatively reached between U.S. and Afghanistan for a security pact, according to the New York Times. Reports say that the Afghan leader would accept wording allowing American-led raids on Afghan homes under “extraordinary circumstances”, or in …

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a …

Gov't Shutdown: Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars On Gov't Shutdown: Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars On

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election. …

Senior Taliban Leader Latif Mehsud Captured Senior Taliban Leader Latif Mehsud Captured
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It’s been just about a week since U.S. troops captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai’I, also known as Anas al Libi, and yesterday marked another capture by the troops. Senior Pakistani Taliban leader Latif Mehsud was arrested while driving on a highway …