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As the Earth gets warmer, the polar ice caps melt and sea levels rise. The more sea levels rise, the more people in low-lying coastal areas are threatened. A new study funded by the U.S. military finds that more than a thousand low-lying islands and atolls across the world will be rendered uninhabitable by ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. - 71 percent of young adults in America don't qualify for military service for various reasons. The most common reason, disqualifying 31 percent, is obesity. Joining the army was something Logan Dicus had always considered. "It had always been something in the back of my ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Our nation's military faces an unusual fight. Defense leaders say boosting troop numbers has been a challenge partly because many recruits are not physically fit for service. Now a group of retired military leaders are urging president trump to take action. Military leaders are struggling ...
With naval power Britain at the EU's exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores. Madrid's manoeuvring comes as the EU looks to deepen military cooperation to show unity in the wake of Brexit. The bloc's 27 remaining member states have already ...
On April 24, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroying three ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle and damaging a fighting position. Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS ...
A long-awaited report into a top-secret Cold War unit of the Swiss army has finally been published, 27 years after it was written. The Cornu report reveals that neutral Switzerland had surprisingly close co-operation with the UK - a Nato member. But some readers are disappointed; the full details were heavily redacted by the ...

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German defense ministry is unhappy with what it views as an unsatisfactory military budget, and will have to postpone at least one ... more funding would still be needed to plug continuing shortages in German military equipment after 25 years of declining spending, the sources said.
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas. “Military children go through different challenges than civilian children,” said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Cerna, a parent ...
For more than a year, the Army issued waivers to more than 1,000 recruits who had been diagnosed and treated for mood disorders and nearly 100 who self-mutilated, USA Today reported this week. From Oct. 1, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2017, the service accepted new soldiers with a history of behavioral ...
Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while confessing to violently hitting his stepson. The Pentagon on Thursday, April 26, 2018, released hundreds of court documents about the former Air ...
Anyone who's served in the military, worked for the federal government or addressed a package at the post office is familiar with the handiwork. But they might not have realized that all the ubiquitous SKILCRAFT U.S. Government pens were made by the visually impaired. The pens turn 50 this month.
A “moral economy” means spending more on things like health care and education and less on the military, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, shared a stage with the Rev. William Barber II at Duke University in Durham on ...
The company is pitching the design, called the Yagu, primarily for border patrol and other law enforcement duties in remote areas, but it could also offer a better protected, lightweight vehicle for certain conventional military and special operations forces. Earlier in April 2018, Plasan unveiled the Yagu at the ...
“While casualties on the battlefield are understood to be consistent with our military duties, I accept no casualties due to sexual assault within our ranks,” Mattis said in his memo, invoking the Latin phrase meaning “in the place of a parent. “Military leaders are to be zealous in carrying out 'in loco parentis' ...
The current budget situation will allow the military to restore its competitive advantage over any possible adversary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford stressed that the U.S. military has a competitive advantage over any ...
Mattis appeared before the committee with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and David L. Norquist, the Defense Department's comptroller and chief financial officer. Military Successes. Mattis highlighted progress, including in Afghanistan and with the global effort to ...
Melissa Cerna, center right, military child and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps member, speaks with Joint Base Andrews first sergeants at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Dec. 5, 2017. The first sergeants learned about the various programs the school offers students, ...

TORONTO (AP) — Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada's ...
Approximately 140 positions now located at Vandenberg Air Force Base will move to Colorado under a military restructuring plan. The affected positions, with more than 100 being military and Department of Defense civilians while the rest are contractor jobs, will relocate Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, ...
NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia's two senators have raised concerns about how offshore drilling could impact military activity in Hampton Roads. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to share concerns about the risk of offshore drilling on local ...
BELCHERTOWN — After her son joined the Air Force, Betty O'Brien imagined a military career for him filled with adventure and reliable job benefits. Now, after he was stricken at 23 with a deadly illness, she drives him to doctor's appointments, balances both their finances and prepares meals for them as a ...
WASHINGTON — The military might be Hawaii's second largest economy, but for years state officials have lacked a full understanding of just how far the money flows. That all changed last year when the state labor department launched a new website, HawaiiDefenseEconomy.org, that provided contractor ...
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Tom McCaffery on March 28 asked the Defense Health Board to examine the military's policies on complex procedures after being made aware of the U.S. News investigation, noting that "national studies that suggest a relationship between performing certain ...
WASHINGTON — Ever since President Donald Trump visited French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris last year, he has wanted to throw a Bastille Day-style military parade in Washington. That did not happen Tuesday, but Trump welcomed the French leader to the White House with a stroll past ...
Air Force Airman Allahna M. Walls, a 2017 Kelloggsville High graduate, recently completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Navy Petty Officer Garrett R. Latchaw, a 2015 Jenison High graduate, recently completed Nuclear Power School as a nuclear ...
Many of the Department of the Army civilians I had worked with and a large number of my veteran friends signed out of the military on terminal leave on a Friday and started a new job on Monday. But that wasn't me after I left the Army. The career path I wanted to explore — professional writing — didn't have ...
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved two four-star nominees to take over command of U.S. military operations in the Asia-Pacific and North America. As part of a batch of 256 military nominations, the committee advanced by voice vote Adm. Philip Davidson to be commander of U.S. ...
Six-year-old Henry will move to his seventh home this summer, slightly more than the average military child who will move six to nine times through high school, says the Pentagon. That's six to nine times start over making friends, getting to know teachers, learning about their neighborhoods like those close ...
A "moral economy" means spending more on things like health care and education and less on the military, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, shared a stage with the Rev. William Barber II at Duke University in Durham on ...
Springfield, VA, April 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A., Inc. (MOPH) regrets to announce that, effective June 30, 2018, it will no longer be able to provide assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Veterans and their families through the ...
There was lots of anticipation in the small Georgia town of Newnan for what had been billed as the biggest gathering of neo-Nazis since Charlottesville last year that ended with one person dead. In the end, it was much ado about nothing as mere dozens of people showed up to celebrate Adolf Hitler's ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts Marine killed in an attack on a military facility in Tennessee in 2015 is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a military family. The family of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan tells MassLive.com the goal is to build a home in the ...
Walker's order touches on the state's rich tradition of military history, much of it dating back to World War II. Those events include the Japanese occupation of the Aleutian Islands, the U.S. internment of some residents displaced from the Aleutians, black soldiers' role in building the Alaska-Canada Highway ...
U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Rob Thomas had been on a deployment and not seen his family in six months. So, he thought, what better way to return home and surprise his wife and two kids than by enlisting the help of the San Francisco 49ers? While linebacker Dekoda Watson picked Thomas up ...
The ceremony was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Capt. Carlos Williams, the director of the Office for Global Health Engagement, served as the master of ceremonies. The venue and guests were reflective of Currie's professional career.
Janicijevic, who was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and came to the U.S. as a teenager, joined the military under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI, program. The program allows non-U.S. citizens with critical foreign language or medical skills to enlist and earn U.S. citizenship.
WASHINGTON — Britain, France and the U.S. united Thursday around broad plans for a military strike against Syria as they worked to bridge differences over the scope and purpose of a coordinated response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, U.S. officials said. President Donald Trump met with his ...
DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Trump may punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack that was carried out against civilians in Syria. While the threat of a U.S. military strike may be on minds there, it's not showing much. Medical student Khaled al-Anaz, 23, says he hasn't done ...
During congressional testimony Thursday, the Army's top officials explained that they have no knowledge of the unit cohesion concerns expressed in a report justifying President Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ...
Decades of political turns of fortune brought us to where we are today, having moved from military rule to an emerging democracy and now backsliding. Brazil's oligarchs have reclaimed power, despite the absence of democratic legitimacy, while the most popular politician in the country over the past ...
BEIRUT — Chicago-based Boeing and state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed on March 30 a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to develop a new joint venture aiming to localize more than 55 percent of the maintenance, repair and overhaul services for fixed and rotary-wing military ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to the South China Sea Thursday to observe naval exercises and spend time with his country's sailors, according to the state-run media. Pictures of Xi during the visit showed him wearing military fatigues while aboard ship and eating with members of ...
I'm not a saint or even a bishop, merely an interested observer of this nation's ongoing military misadventures early in the third millennium A.D. From my vantage point, I might suggest the following amendment to Augustine's dictum: Any war failing to yield peace is purposeless and, if purposeless, both ...
President Donald Trump said he plans to deploy U.S. military forces to protect the nation's southern border with Mexico while the border wall is being constructed. "Until we can have a wall and proper security we're going to be guarding our border with the military. That's a big step," Trump said Tuesday at ...
We have very bad laws for our border and we are going to be doing some things, I spoke with (Defense Secretary James) Mattis, we're going to do some things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military. That's a big step," he said during a ...
(WASHINGTON) — Frustrated by slow action on a major campaign promise, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. Trump told reporters he's been discussing the idea with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Per an Army press release at the time, military forces conducted “day and night reconnaissance missions using the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System to detect, recognize, identify and geo-locate possible incursions, which they would then report to Border Patrol agents. Avenger Soldiers ...
That's why the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the military's research arm, recently created the Biostasis program, a scientific effort to use molecular biology to lengthen the so-called "golden hour" of battlefield survival following a traumatic injury. As DARPA noted in a news release: ...
They are working to “defend” space at a time when the military has become hugely dependent on Big Data from space for critical missions like tracking enemies around the globe and supporting U.S. forces with tactical intelligence and weather forecasts. This increasing focus on space is driving demand for ...
He has not yet explained how the military could be involved, but there are already mechanisms in place that the Pentagon and the various service branches regularly use to get out on the border. A small, obscure office in El Paso, Texas called Joint Task Force-North (JTF-N), is responsible for reviewing and ...


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