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Defence Budgets to Rise, Shift Toward Middle East Defence Budgets to Rise, Shift Toward Middle East

The global economic downturn that began in 2008 didn’t just affect consumer businesses. The effects of the recession reached all the way to the most sacred of government spending initiatives – military spending. Global defense budgets have been falling since …

Caravan of Death Victims Identified in Chile Caravan of Death Victims Identified in Chile

On September 11, 1973, Socialist leader of Chile Salvador Allende was overthrown by military forces under the command of Augusto Pinochet. Following this successful coup, Pinochet would seat himself atop Chile’s government and would remain as dictator of Chile for …

North Korea Warning Renewed (Again) North Korea Warning Renewed (Again)
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The North Korean government has renewed its call for upcoming U.S.-South Korean war games to be called off. The exercises, known as “Foal Eagle” and “Key Resolve” are planned to run from February to April and will include land, sea, …

Prince Harry Trades Flight Suit for Business Suit Prince Harry Trades Flight Suit for Business Suit

Palace officials have confirmed that Prince Harry is, in fact, leaving his helicopter flying days behind him. Women worldwide mourned the loss as they realized that no more photos of the Prince looking hunky and debonair in his uniform would …

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 …

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside of Four Churches in California Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside of Four Churches in California
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The religious-crazed circus is at again with all their obnoxious antics and political beliefs. Westboro Baptist Church was scheduled to protest at four churches in Glendale, Calif. on Sunday morning. According to their website, the protests were to take place …

‘Enlisted’ Premieres with Great Reviews ‘Enlisted’ Premieres with Great Reviews

Fox Network’s newest comedy, Enlisted, premiered this past Friday and looks to be off to a great start. The show is being dubbed as a “workplace comedy,” albiet one that takes place on a military base instead of a traditional …

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. …

Military Pension Cuts Could Save The Budget Military Pension Cuts Could Save The Budget
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 20 percent cut in “burgeoning military personnel costs” in an effort to slim down the military costs plaguing the country. “We all know that we need to slow cost growth in military compensation,” …

South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted

In 2011, South Sudan became the newest nation on planet Earth, splitting from Sudan after years of brutal civil wars. Since it gained its independence, South Sudan has struggled to implement a strong and effective government, mainly due to the …

USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) almost had a collision with a Chinese warship on December 5, 2013. The two ships came within the proximity of being several hundred yards away from each other. A source, who wanted …

Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles
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Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the …

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 …

What Is It Like To Defuse A Bomb? What Is It Like To Defuse A Bomb?

You’ve seen the movies where the focused combat veteran or nervous rookie cop clenches a pair of wire cutters and is fixated on snipping either the blue or red wire. According to TV Tropes, the bomb defusing concept is known …

China Witnessed B-52s Entering Defense Zone China Witnessed B-52s Entering Defense Zone
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On Tuesday, two U.S. B-52 bombers flew over the East China Sea as part of a previously planned training exercise; however, no notification was given to Beijing. In the past, the lack of notification may not have raised any eyebrows. …

Christmas Cards, Holiday Mail for Heroes Christmas Cards, Holiday Mail for Heroes
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Some may be wondering whether mailing Christmas cards is even worth it this year. Isn’t that the purpose of email and electronic Christmas cards, after all? However, for students at Spring Hill Elementary School, there is no doubt about the …

Human Error Caused Camp Pendleton Accident Human Error Caused Camp Pendleton Accident

Four Marines were killed Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, while clearing the firing range of unexploded ordnance. A military investigation deemed that human error was the cause of the tragedy. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. at the …

Troy Polamalu Cuts Locks In Support Of Veterans Troy Polamalu Cuts Locks In Support Of Veterans

The last time Troy Polamalu’s hair touched a Barber’s tool was more than 11 years ago, but Troy was ready to let go of his treasured hair (at least a little bit) to support the veterans.  USA today reported that …

Mark Wahlberg Stars In Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” – Trailer Mark Wahlberg Stars In Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” – Trailer

With today being Veteran’s Day, what a perfect day to check out the trailer for the upcoming real-life military thriller “Lone Survivor”. Based on the best-selling memoir by Marcus Luttrell, the film tells the true story of the 2005 “Operation …

Navy Bribery Scandal Implicates Three US Officers Navy Bribery Scandal Implicates Three US Officers
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Three US Naval officers have been indicted in a bribery case concerning husbanding activities in Asian ports. Commander Jose Luis Sanchez, Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau II have all been …

Gary Sinise Uses Fame to Help Veterans Gary Sinise Uses Fame to Help Veterans
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Forrest Gump is often referred to as America’s iconic movie. The 2.5 hour movie takes its audience on a journey throughout American history during the latter half of the 20th century and is known for its character portrayals. Perhaps the …