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Sailor 'sits with' Kaepernik during morning colors

13 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United States Navy Navy San Francisco 49ers United Kingdom The Star-Spangled Banner Military Naval Air Station Pensacola Armed forces
Stolen valor! Lying military veterans could be charged under ‘Walter Mitty bill’
A proposed parliamentary bill which would make it illegal to pretend to have won medals for valor has received a mixed response from British military veterans. Read Full Article at RT.com
513 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force British Army Armed forces Military Army United Kingdom Royal Navy Ministry of Defence
Matt Lauer aids Trump's sexist strategy
The NBC anchor's grilling of Clinton and soft treatment of Trump yet another teachable moment of what awaits women who seek power.
715 points by CNN | President of the United States Gender Barack Obama George W. Bush Bill Clinton Donald Trump Armed forces Military
News Analysis: Donald Trump’s Remarks Show He’s Mistaken on Sexual Assault in Military
In defending his suggestion that the integration of women led to assaults, Mr. Trump exposed a faulty understanding of a complex issue and of the military justice system.
11779 points by The New York Times | Military Armed forces Rape Assault Donald Trump Claire McCaskill Ivana Trump United States Department of Defense
Lauer gets rough reviews after candidate forum
The longtime 'Today' host was panned following Wednesday night's event with Trump and Clinton.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | John McCain Iraq War George W. Bush President of the United States Armed forces United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Army
What Donald Trump gets wrong about sexual assault in the military
This is where Trump's retrograde sensibilities, unchecked, get dangerous.
112 points by The Washington Post | Commander-in-chief Military Armed forces Soldier Sexual intercourse Human sexual behavior Matt Lauer Military education and training
Lauer slammed after Commander-in-Chief forum
The longtime 'Today' host was panned following Wednesday night's event with Trump and Clinton.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | John McCain Iraq War George W. Bush President of the United States Armed forces United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Army
Turkey expels 73 more personnel from armed forces
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey says it has expelled 73 more personnel from its armed forces as part of an ongoing effort to rid the military of what it says are followers of the alleged mastermind of the failed July 15 coup. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said on its official ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Armed forces Turkey Navy Turkish people Military Soldier Military history Istanbul
Matt Lauer gets rough reviews after candidate forum
The longtime 'Today' host was panned following Wednesday night's event with Trump and Clinton.       
5116 points by USA Today | John McCain Iraq War George W. Bush President of the United States Armed forces United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Army
Trump's tweet on military sex assault
Donald Trump stood by his past comment that military sexual assaults should be expected "when they put men and women together" in the US armed forces during an NBC-hosted forum Wednesday night. But he added that a "court system" should be set up in the military to better deal with what he called "a massive problem."
3261 points by CNN | Rape Judge Sexual intercourse Armed forces Commander-in-chief Human sexual behavior Court Military
Trump: Putin more a leader than Obama

2626 points by CNN | Iraq War President of the United States Iraq George W. Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq Barack Obama Armed forces George H. W. Bush
Trump says undocumented immigrants in the military are a 'special situation'
"I think that when you serve in the armed forces, that's a special situation," Trump said Wednesday night.
90 points by The Washington Post | Armed forces Military Midwestern United States United States President of the United States Donald Trump Democratic Party Percentage point
Veterans assess presidential candidates fitness to be commander in chief
The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brings to the forefront the question of who is best fit to be the next commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States Military Commander-in-chief Armed forces George W. Bush Navy Commander Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton is bringing an armed forces entourage to NBC's military forum
Donald Trump won't say whom he is bringing.
5016 points by The Washington Post | Donald Trump Bill Clinton President of the United States John McCain Hillary Rodham Clinton Ivana Trump Fred Trump Armed forces
Trump’s new plan: Stop defense cuts & military draw-down
Donald Trump is looking to end defense spending cuts and allocate even more funds in the more than $600 billion US military budget, his campaign says. The tycoon wants to bolster the Army with new ships, planes and submarines. Read Full Article at RT.com
512 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense United States Army Military Armed forces President of the United States Combat Hillary Rodham Clinton United States armed forces
Philippine army to create task force to chase big drug syndicates
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army will create a "battalion size" task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-value targets in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, the country's military chief said.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Armed forces Military News agency News Tom Glocer Drug Enforcement Administration
Boeing contracted for P-8A research and sustainment
Ryan MaassFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $68.6 million task order to conduct research, development, integration and testing to support the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
1 points by UPI | United States Navy World War II United Press International Armed forces Naval Air Systems Command Royal Navy P-3 Orion P-8 Poseidon
‘Forced to strip & pole dance’: New details emerge of sadistic abuses at elite German military base
Female soldiers have been routinely forced to strip and pole dance as part of humiliating “recruitment tests” and “training sessions” at the notorious military base in southern Germany, according to a new internal report obtained by German media. Read Full Article at RT.com
1891 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces Soldier Abuse Military base Bullying Child abuse Navy
‘Irrefutable evidence Kiev used WMDs’ against E. Ukraine civilians – Russian investigators
The Russian Investigative Committee says it has received rock-solid proof that Kiev’s armed forces have been using weapons of mass destruction against civilians in eastern Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
3166 points by Russia Today | World War II Nuclear weapon Armed forces Russia United States War Military history Ukraine
Two-thirds of US Navy strike fighter can’t fly – report
Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A 18 strike fighters cannot fly, “most because there isn’t enough money to fix them,” Defense News reported, adding the fleet has been grounded because jets undergoing planned maintenance are awaiting spare parts. Read Full Article at RT.com
3267 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy United States Air Force Navy Research fellow Military Armed forces
Two-thirds of US Navy's fighters can't fly
Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy's F/A 18 strike fighter jets are currently unable to fly, grounded due to repair delays or because they are awaiting spare parts.
8050 points by CNN | Ronald Reagan Barack Obama United States Navy F-35 Lightning II President of the United States Aircraft carrier Navy Armed forces
City in fear: 100 die after cops walk out
More than one hundred people have been killed and several more injured in the Brazilian city of Vitoria this week, after military police officers staged a walkout to demand better salaries and benefits.
2488 points by CNN | Brazil Espírito Santo Police Federal government of the United States Facebook U.S. state War Armed forces
Afghan Defense Ministry backs calls to bring in more foreign troops
Bringing in more international troops would be a “good step” in tackling militant insurgents, an Afghan Defense Ministry official said a day after a US military commander suggested that the NATO-led force in Afghanistan was “a few thousand” soldiers short. Read Full Article at RT.com
539 points by Russia Today | Afghanistan Taliban International Security Assistance Force Mujahideen Terrorism Military Armed forces Kandahar
Thousands More Troops Needed in Afghanistan, U.S. General Says
A few thousand more troops are needed to help end the stalemate in Afghanistan and Russian meddling is complicating the counterterrorism fight, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told a Senate panel.
322 points by The Wall Street Journal | Commander-in-chief United States Senate Military United States Army Navy Army Armed forces United States
Military services detail plans for $30B budget boost
The plans represent an attempt by the Defense Department to halt an erosion of the military’s readiness for combat        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Marine Corps Military United States Navy F-35 Lightning II Royal Marines Armed forces F/A-18 Hornet Royal Air Force
Sen. Elizabeth Warren adding staff with national security credentials
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is adding staff with national security credentials.On Monday, the Massachusetts Democrat announced she had hired Sasha Baker to serve as her national security adviser in her Washington office.Baker most recently served as the deputy chief of staff to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter.The decision to hire Baker comes as Warren begins her tenure as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a high-profile assignment that could enhance Warren's foreign policy credentials.
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate Military Member of Parliament Armed forces John F. Kennedy United States Scientific method Washington
Military services detail plans for $30 billion budget boost
WASHINGTON (AP) - Buoyed by President Donald Trump's pledge to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, senior Pentagon officials have delivered to Congress plans for increasing the defense budget by more than $30 billion to acquire new jet fighters, armored vehicles, improved training and more. The informal proposals, obtained by The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Armed forces Military United States Congress Combat Armour
Donald Trump wants bigger military, bigger defense budget
Donald Trump on Wednesday plans to call for more military spending and for an expansion of the nation's armed forces. Mr. Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is scheduled to roll out the details of his plan in Philadelphia. In a preview, the Trump campaign said the New York billionaire would ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Donald Trump Armed forces Ivana Trump John McCain Fred Trump Navy
Trump says journalists ‘have their reasons’ to play down terror threat
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday asserted that the news media was playing down the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, telling American military personnel that journalists were reluctant to report on the extremist group’s attacks in Europe and “have their reasons” for failing to cover them.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States NATO Mass media White House Military White House Press Secretary Armed forces Terrorism
Lawmakers seek immigration ban waiver for military interpreters, sick kids
A small number of House lawmakers who are military veterans are pleading with President Trump to grant exceptions to his refugee and immigration ban for people who risked their lives to aid US forces in the terror fight. The lawmakers — 15 Republicans and one Democrat — also sought special consideration for children from war-torn...
13 points by New York Post | President of the United States United States United States armed forces Iraq War Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Military Armed forces
Ex-Tory candidate ‘lied’ about her SAS training, armed forces group tells RT
Azi Ahmed, an entrepreneur and former Tory parliamentary candidate, published a book in 2015 in which she claimed to have almost passed selection training for the SAS – Britain’s top special forces unit. Military sources accuse her of lying. Read Full Article at RT.com
7361 points by Russia Today | Military Special Air Service United Kingdom Conservative Party Soldier British Army Armed forces Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Navy investigating convoy's display of Trump flag
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Navy is investigating the apparent display of a Donald Trump presidential campaign flag by the lead vehicle in a military convoy.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Virginia Donald Trump Armed forces Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Mattis memo reveals plans for leaner Pentagon, more money to fight ISIS
The US Department of Defense will ask for additional funds in 2017 to step up operations against Islamic State and to improve battle readiness, while planning for sweeping reforms to improve efficiency, says a memo from the new Pentagon chief. Read Full Article at RT.com
229 points by Russia Today | United States Department of Defense United States Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II Military Armed forces Fighter aircraft Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Duterte: 'I will kill more if only to get rid of drugs'
Philippine leader says he will ask military to help in anti-drug war as rights group reveals police abuses.
5596 points by Al Jazeera English | Illegal drug trade Philippines Davao City Police Armed forces Martial law Police brutality Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Russian ‘Pentagon’: RT unveils mysteries behind walls of Russia’s MoD management center (VIDEO)
RT has been afforded exclusive access to Russia’s state-of-the-art Defense Ministry Management Center which boasts a multistage check system, over 2,000 CCTV cameras, and a supercomputer capable of calculating military outcomes. Read Full Article at RT.com
460 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces Soldier Army Navy Fighter aircraft World War II Military exercise
Hezbollah shows off U.S. armored personnel carriers; U.S. wonders how they got them
Stephen FellerQUSAYR, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah showed off U.S.-made armored personnel carriers in a parade in Syria, but the U.S. doesn't know how they got them.
197 points by UPI | M113 armored personnel carrier United Press International News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst United States Armed forces Armoured personnel carrier
How did Hezbollah get U.S. armored personnel carriers?
Stephen FellerQUSAYR, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah showed off U.S.-made armored personnel carriers alongside Russian-made tanks in a military parade in Syria, but U.S. officials have no idea how they got them.
197 points by UPI | M113 armored personnel carrier United Press International News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst United States Armed forces Armoured personnel carrier
Hezbollah shows off U.S.-made tanks in parade, U.S. military unsure how they got them
Stephen FellerQUSAYR, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hezbollah showed off U.S.-made tanks in a parade, which some thought were stolen from Lebanon, but U.S. military officials say that is impossible.
197 points by UPI | M113 armored personnel carrier United Press International News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst United States Armoured personnel carrier Armed forces
Collateral damage of drones has consequences in the documentary 'National Bird'
For her second feature documentary, “National Bird,” director Sonia Kennebeck puts a face on the victims of drone warfare  who are both in the United States and abroad. Part of the technology’s appeal is the distance — both physical and emotional — between the U.S. armed forces and their targets,...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Wim Wenders Armed forces Intelligence Errol Morris Documentary film Wings of Desire Los Angeles
Lose weight or rank: Indian army takes tough stance on obesity among troops
Too many soldiers are overweight and look “slovenly” in their uniforms, India’s military leadership said, when unleashing a tough war on obesity. From now on, puffy servicemen must lose weight and become fit, or miss out on promotions. Read Full Article at RT.com
1990 points by Russia Today | Obesity Hypertension Military Royal Marines British Army Body shape Armed forces Royal Air Force
Brothers in arms: British & French militaries to share missile technology
A new joint French and British missile development scheme will revolutionize the way the countries operate together, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
72 points by Russia Today | Military Navy United Kingdom Anti-ship missile MBDA Military capability Armed forces Projectile
Turkey aims to fully secure borders early next year with Syria campaign
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey aims to have fully secured its borders in the first half of next year, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, as Turkish-backed forces pursue a campaign to clear Islamic State and Kurdish fighters from a strip of northern Syria.
-2 points by Reuters | Turkey Iraq Kurdish people Kurdish language Syria Armed forces Reuters Fertile Crescent
Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The Jack Daniel's Distillery is teaming with a military support group to help military service members and their families get home for the holidays. The "Operation Ride Home" campaign is in its sixth year. It helps active duty junior-enlisted military members and their families travel from ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Armed forces Military Army Lynchburg Tennessee Jack Daniel's Navy Military organization United States Marine Corps
Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia
Army tipped off by local community in Bolivar just days after signing of new peace deal between group and government.
732 points by Al Jazeera English | Colombia Military War Juan Manuel Santos Armed forces Combat Peace Guerrilla warfare
Riot or reined-in? U.P. prison officials disagree
More than 100 emergency response team officers, armed with shotguns, moved from unit to unit and bound inmates' wrists.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Gun Corrections Armed forces Criminal justice The Inmates
Riot or reined-in? Prison officials disagree on U.P. skirmish
More than 100 emergency response team officers, armed with shotguns, moved from unit to unit and bound inmates' wrists.        
1709 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Gun Corrections Armed forces Criminal justice The Inmates
Apache helicopter slams nose-down into sea during exercise in Greece (VIDEO)
Dramatic video has emerged of an Apache helicopter crashing into the sea nose down, just several meters from the shoreline off the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Both pilots miraculously survived the landing and were taken to hospital. Read Full Article at RT.com
1238 points by Russia Today | Military Armed forces British Army Military organization
Corrections officers: Sept. 10 disturbance at Kinross 'was a riot'
More than 100 emergency response team officers, armed with shotguns, moved from unit to unit and bound inmates' wrists.        
1709 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Gun Corrections Armed forces Criminal justice The Inmates
New 'Godzilla' makes Japan's military the tough guys
Biggest box-office hit of the year in Japan shows monster that spreads death and destruction.       
-1 points by USA Today | United States Military Armed forces Film Donald Trump President of the United States Nuclear weapon Nuclear power
Pentagon now running UK military’s UFO-hunting unit – reports
American military intelligence is now running the UK’s axed UFO-hunting squad from a plush building in a hidden corner of London’s stylish Soho Square, it is reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | 20th Century Fox Armed forces Unidentified flying object Military history Military capability United Kingdom Ministry of Defence