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Navy SEALs fail in 2 bids to rescue Taliban-held Western hostages
US Navy SEALs twice failed to rescue American and Australian university professors being held by the Taliban in a remote part of Afghanistan, during unsuccessful operations launched since early August, top military sources told US media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US military ship forced to change course after ‘harassment’ from Iranian vessel - report
An American patrol ship had to change course in the Persian Gulf after an Iranian military vessel came within 100 yards (90 meters) and did not respond to attempts to contact it, US defense officials told Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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U.S. attempted to rescue hostages in Afghanistan last month, officials say
Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A tactical group of Navy SEALs tried last month to rescue two hostages being held in Afghanistan, but were a little too late, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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U.S. attempted to rescue hostages in Afghanistan last month, pentagon says
Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A tactical group of Navy SEALs tried last month to rescue two hostages being held in Afghanistan, but were a little too late, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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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.
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Pentagon: Afghanistan hostage rescue failed
"In August, at the recommendation of Secretary Carter, President Obama authorized U.S. forces to conduct a mission in Afghanistan, aimed at ...       
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NSA leaks show US spooks use UK base to launch ‘kill-capture’ missions
Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Britain to add 100 UN peacekeeping troops in South Sudan
LONDON (AP) - Britain's defense secretary has announced at a U.N. peacekeeping meeting in London that Britain will add 100 peacekeepers to its mission in South Sudan to help build a hospital. Michael Fallon said Thursday that peacekeepers play a vital role in many parts of the world. The meeting ...
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Some families of fallen soldiers shorted on benefits
John M. Donnelly, Roll Call Every year, dozens of families who lose a breadwinner killed in the line of military duty receive hundreds of dollars less in their monthly checks than others.
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UM's grape-eating, 375-pound Onwenu unleashes wrath
Cass Tech product is biggest Wolverines player who eats fruit -- not junk food.        
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TV tonight: 'Zoo,' 9/11 Pentagon special
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
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Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him. Trouble was, with all their ...
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Clinton and Trump Each Lay Claim to Military Brass
Endorsements by retired military officers have become a regular part of the presidential campaign. But some military experts say they are overrated.
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Russian fighter jet flies within 10 feet of Navy aircraft
WASHINGTON — A Russian fighter jet flew within 10 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft, in what American officials called an unsafe intercept over the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Wednesday.Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, says the Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter made the unsafe maneuver Wednesday near a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft that was conducting routine operations in international airspace.
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Missed opportunities detailed ahead of personnel agency hack
WASHINGTON — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers.After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information, so they devised a plan, called the "Big Bang," to expel him.Trouble was, with all their attention focused in that case, they missed the other hacker entirely.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Security National security Security clearance Computer security United States Department of Homeland Security Federal government of the United States Classified information United States Department of Defense
'Swinging' general kept clearance until story broke
WASHINGTON — The Army waited to suspend the security clearance of a two-star general fired for his role in a sordid sex scandal until a day after revelations of his double life were published in USA TODAY, the Army has acknowledged.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Classified information Espionage Adultery Polygraph Affair United States Department of Defense John Edwards extramarital affair Washington D.C.
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
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U.S. struggling to contain al Qaeda in Yemen
The United States is struggling to contain al Qaeda's formidable terror cell in Yemen, despite a devastating aerial campaign coupled with an extended American military presence on the ground, according to the White House's top counterterrorism official. The battle against the jihadi terror cell, known as al Qaeda in the ...
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US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. officials
American troops will apparently remain in Iraq even when the fight against Islamic State has ended, according to Pentagon officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who said that keeping soldiers on the ground is in America’s “national interest.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pentagon asks for $30bn to address readiness, Russia and ISIS
The Pentagon is asking Congress for an extra $30 billion for 2017, mostly to address pressing readiness issues and the fight against Islamic State – yet Russia and President Trump’s budget proposal dominated the Senate appropriations hearing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Navy officer arrested in Dublin for allegedly assaulting woman
A U.S. Navy officer has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female officer at a Dublin hotel Wednesday.
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Mattis presses Congress for $30B defense hike
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implored lawmakers to approve the Trump Administration's proposed $30 billion defense budget boost on Wednesday.
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Leon Panetta blasts Trump for handling of national security
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blasted President Trump's approach to handling national security as "dysfunctional."
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Defense Secretary Mattis breaks with Trump on declaring that media are 'enemy of the American people'
Trump attacks the media at campaign rally a month into his term Feb. 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Media is a " big part of the problem" Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his...
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Pentagon: Russian actions a test of Trump administration
Some Pentagon officials believe Russia is testing President Donald Trump with aggressive moves across the globe.
7422 points by CNN | Russia Barack Obama NATO President of the United States United States United States Department of Defense Ukraine Vladimir Putin
EU must not let US push it to increase military spending – Juncker
Europe mustn’t be pushed by the US to increase its military spending, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. Modern politics is also about humanitarian assistance and development, not only “raising defence spending,” he added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Europe must not bow to U.S. spending demands on NATO: EU's Juncker
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that Europe must not cave in to U.S demands to raise military spending, arguing that development and humanitarian aid could also count as security.
-2 points by Reuters | United States NATO Reuters United States Department of Defense Thomson Reuters Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States
General Dynamics gets $170 million cybersecurity order
Ryan MaassFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded General Dynamics a $170 million contract to perform various cybersecurity services.
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It's official: Our enemy is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS
What’s in a name?The Islamic State terrorist group would be still be barbaric under any of its names         
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NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea
BRUSSELS — NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia.Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that NATO will hold more war games and training in the strategically important sea, which borders allies Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, but also Russia, Ukraine and Georgia.Russia's naval fleet based at Sevastopol in Crimea has been a major concern for NATO.
-2 points by Boston Herald | NATO United States Joint Chiefs of Staff United States Department of Defense Atlantic Ocean Russia Black Sea Ukraine
Russia Issues Warning to U.S. Ahead of Key Military Meeting
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned against U.S. efforts to deal with Russia “from a position of strength” ahead of a key meeting between top U.S. and Russian military commanders.
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Russia won't be talked to ‘from position of strength’ – Moscow on US statement
Russia will not be talked to from a position of strength, only as an equal partner, the Russian defense minister said, commenting on the latest remark by his US counterpart. It comes as senior military commanders of the two nations are about to meet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pentagon considers sending ground troops to Syria
Stephen FellerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is reportedly working on plans to increase U.S. troop presence in the Middle East and send troops into Syria to fight ISIS.
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Top U.S. Military Commander to Meet Russian Counterpart
The U.S. military’s top uniformed officer plans to meet this week with his Russian counterpart, the Pentagon said Wednesday, marking the highest-level military meeting between Washington and Moscow in years.
570 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Marine Corps United States Department of Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff United States United States armed forces
Harward favored for national security adviser job, if he wants to take it
Vice Admiral would replace resigned Michael Flynn       
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Proposal to deploy US ground troops in Syria is ‘possible’ – Pentagon official to CNN
Conventional US ground troops may for the first time be stationed in Syria “for some period of time” to combat Islamic State, according to a CNN report citing anonymous defense officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Harward tipped for national security adviser job, if he wants to take it
Vice Admiral would replace resigned Michael Flynn       
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Pentagon considering proposing combat troops in Syria
The Defense Department is considering proposing sending conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time as part of an effort to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned.
25955 points by CNN | United States Department of Defense Donald Trump President of the United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Ivana Trump Time Fred Trump
Russian spy ship patrols 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
26449 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Russian spy ship spotted 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
26518 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Russian spy ship spotted off coast of Connecticut
The vessel patrolled 30 miles off the shore of the Groton naval sub base.       
-2 points by USA Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Cold War United States Department of Defense United States Intelligence Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty World War II
Pentagon chief Mattis threatens to 'moderate' U.S. commitment to NATO
BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum today to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), warning that if they do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them.
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Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending
BRUSSELS — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year's end or the Trump administration will "moderate its commitment" to them.He did not detail what the United States might do if NATO members failed to fall in line.Echoing a demand made repeatedly by President Donald Trump, Mattis said NATO must adopt a plan this year that sets milestone dates for governments to meet a military funding goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product.
-2 points by Boston Herald | NATO United States Vladimir Putin Barack Obama United States Department of Defense Norway Iraq War Joint Chiefs of Staff
Russian planes buzzed U.S. warship in Black Sea, defense official says
Ed AdamczykFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Russian aircraft flew close to a U.S. warship in the Black Sea last week, a U.S. defense official said, a charge the Russian military denied.
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U.S. Defense Secretary in Brussels Amid Turmoil Over Flynn
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to deliver a message that the Trump administration stands behind its allies, but expects Europe to step up its defense contributions.
125 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom Europe United States Atlantic Ocean Baltic Sea North Sea United States Department of Defense Mediterranean Sea
60,000 ISIS fighters killed, US says
The US Special Operations head said Tuesday that the US and its allies had eliminated more than 60,000 ISIS fighters.
958 points by CNN | Iraq War United States Department of Defense United States Army Vietnam War Iraq United States Marine Corps Body count CNN
Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump's defense chief
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European allies will tell the United States' new defense secretary on Wednesday that NATO is not the weak alliance U.S. President Donald Trump has accused it of being, at one of the most anticipated NATO meetings in years.
1473 points by Reuters | NATO Vladimir Putin Bashar al-Assad United States Reuters Russia Thomson Reuters United States Department of Defense
‘No incidents over Black Sea’: Russian MoD denies ‘unprofessional & unsafe’ flyby of USS Porter
The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied any unusual incidents or encounters with a US destroyer after the Pentagon accused Moscow of “unsafe and unprofessional” piloting in the vicinity of the USS Porter “patrolling” the Black Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
1251 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia United States Department of Defense Arleigh Burke class destroyer Poland Romania Baltic Sea Fighter aircraft
Harward emerges as front-runner to replace Flynn following talks
He's a former deputy commander of the U.S. Central Command
869 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States George W. Bush United States Navy United States Department of Defense Bill Clinton Franklin D. Roosevelt United States George H. W. Bush
National Security Council staffer tapped to replace Michael Flynn
The man slated to take over for ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was his right-hand man.
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