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  • The 5 (Greatest) Military Defeats in All of History

    James Holmes History, North America We break down the biggest, baddest defeats—with a twist. It is common to write lists ranking everything from history’s greatest victories to the best and worst ships or planes. This article attempts to rank history’s best defeats- something that hasn’t been done before because historians and strategists tend to focus on the victors. And so it should be. No self-respecting combatant could be grateful for losing, right? General George S. Patton himself...

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  • The 5 Best Sig Sauer Handguns on the Planet

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe We break down the best of the best.  The Swiss-German company Sig Sauer has been in the arms business for a long time. Swiss SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) a company founded in 1853, partnered with the German Sauer in 1976 to produce firearms. The joint company rode the European wave of handgun manufacturers in the late 1980s and 1990s with its series of handguns based on the original P210 platform. Today Sig Sauer sells a full line of handguns and...

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  • Army bomb disposal experts examine mortar shells find

    Staffordshire Police said the operation at the site of a former munition factory was ongoing.

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  • `Dangerous´ Army sergeant tampered with parachute in bid to murder...

    Emile Cilliers was found guilty of two attempted murder charges.

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  • Trump Should Trust Deterrence (Not North Korea Hawks)

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia The collapse of the June 12 summit is not the end of the world—yet a bloody doomsday is exactly what will happen if Trump listens to the ultra-hawkish voices in Washington.  From the moment President Donald Trump accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s offer to meet in-person, there was always a lingering suspicion that the self-proclaimed master at deal-making was a little too eager to strike an agreement with Pyongyang. Democrats on Capitol Hill and even...

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  • Nebraska high school under fire for not letting a graduating senior wear her US Army sash

    High school senior Megan Pohlmeier was given a US Army sash by her recruiter in Grand Island, Nebraska, but was told she couldn't wear it during graduation. The event has sparked fury on social media.

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  • Does Slovakia Have the Best Artillery in the World?

    Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe Believe it or not, the small nation has some very advanced artillery. Does Slovakia Have the Best Artillery in the World? Believe it or not, the small nation has some very advanced artillery. When the DANA began rolling off Czechoslovakian assembly lines in the late 1970s, there wasn’t much else like it. The enormous, 152-millimeter self-propelled howitzer had eight road wheels instead of tracks. Most mobile artillery pieces at that time were tracked, like...

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  • `Very dangerous´ Army sergeant tampered with parachute in bid to...

    Emile Cilliers was found guilty of two attempted murder charges.

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  • Army sergeant is found GUILTY of trying to murder his wife by sabotaging her parachute

    Emile Cilliers, 38, damaged a gas fitting at the home he shared with his wife Victoria Cilliers in a bid to blow her up however his plan was foiled when she smelled gas.

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  • Jealous boyfriend claims he stabbed pregnant Army vet girlfriend by accident

    Oscar Alvarez, 30, of The Bronx, has been charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, assault and weapons possession in Liv Abreu's brutal stabbing.

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  • This Tank Is 67 Years Old—and Still Fighting

    Robert Beckhusen Security, North America A few countries keep Walker Bulldogs going. The U.S. Army never really liked the M-41 Walker Bulldog. A light tank designed in 1949 and produced between 1951 and 1954 to replace the M-24 Chaffee of World War II fame, the M-41 was too light to handle beefed-up communist armor coming off Soviet assembly lines — namely the T-55. To make matters worse, the Walker Bulldog’s development process was chaotic, the tank was both cramped and uncomfortable and too...

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  • Austria and Germany Need to Rethink Their National Security Strategies

    Franz-Stefan Gady Security, Europe While there may be a collective sense in Vienna and Berlin that security has worsened in Europe and the world, Russia is not seen as a major security threat. I used to take the train every morning from my village, Lebring St. Margarethen, to the state capital of Styria, Graz, to attend high school in the late 1990s. Every weekday, for three years, a mustachioed major of the Austrian Army, wearing a green beret and carrying a dark brown leather briefcase,...

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  • His last gift was his life, saving a child from drowning

    Brandyn Jarell Mitchell enjoyed receiving gifts. Especially in December when he celebrated his birthday three days before Christmas. "He was never shy insisting he get two gifts, one birthday, one … Click to Continue

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  • Shooter who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

    William Jones, 27, pleaded guilty to killing a uniformed Salvation Army worker carrying a Bible and was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole. Jared Plesec, 21, was shot dead at close range.

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  • Man who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

    CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland man who fatally shot a uniformed Salvation Army worker carrying a Bible has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for...

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  • Wife told soldier her baby died — then tried to sell the newborn on Facebook, police say

    Army Sgt. Steven Garcia, 24, is fighting to get custody of a daughter his wife, Marina Garcia, told him died during birth while he was stationed in South Korea. She tried to sell the baby to a Texas couple on Facebook.

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  • The Pentagon Has a Plan to Use Robots to Patrol Cities

    Michael Peck Security, North America Could this work?  Mao Zedong famously advised guerrillas "to move among the people as a fish swims in the sea." DARPA thinks it has the answer: use robots to spot the bad guys. After all, one of the most dangerous tasks U.S. soldiers face is foot patrols in a hostile city. Enemies can hide in buildings and lurk in shadows. And just who is an enemy, and who is an innocent civilian, when everyone looks and dresses alike? So, DARPA has unveiled The Urban...

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  • The Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Apache Helicopter Fleet for a Critical Defect

    Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, North America We have the latest.  The Army has ordered aviation techs to widen their search for a broken part that can send Apache helicopter rotors catastrophically ripping loose mid-flight, according to documents obtained by Task & Purpose, a terrifying defect that has resulted in recent deadly Apache mishaps. In April, Defense News reported the Pentagon ceased accepting deliveries of the AH-64E ‘Echo’ Apache months earlier due to a “critical”...

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  • This Stinger Missile Is Back

    Charlie Gao Security, North America She might be old, but she is deadly.  The FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missile has been a staple of America’s short-range air defense network since the 1970s. It also has been wildly successful on the export market, being used by almost every NATO country and U.S. ally. The U.S. Military is now upgrading their Stinger to the new FIM-92J and FIM-92K models to effectively counter all aerial threats in the near future. The J model includes substantial...

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  • Wife told soldier stationed in Korea the baby died — and tried to sell him on Facebook, police say

    Army Sgt. Steven Garcia, 24, is fighting to get custody of a daughter his wife, Marina Garcia, told him died during birth while he was stationed in South Korea. She tried to sell the baby to a Texas couple on Facebook.

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  • Wife told soldier stationed in Korea the baby died — and tried to sell him on Facebook, police say

    Army Sgt. Steven Garcia, 24, is fighting to get custody of a daughter his wife, Marina Garcia, told him died during birth while he was stationed in South Korea. She tried to sell the baby to a Texas couple on Facebook.

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  • Army veteran, 23, living in Australia defends 'using men' to travel the world for free

    Lior Dvash, 23, is treated to all-expenses-paid trips to dreamy destinations including Thailand, Canada and Spain - accompanying men of all ages.

    Mail Online
  • Army top brass admit 'we're 5,000 troops short' despite ad campaign

    The number of full-time soldiers dropped to 77,120 this month down from 78,410 at the same time last year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defence.

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  • The Beretta M9A3: The Gun the Army Didn't Want

    Kyle Mizokami Security, North America Could it be better than a Glock?  In 1985, the U.S. Army made an abrupt shift, aging fleet of World War II-era handguns for a foreign model. The Italian-made Beretta M92 was classified the M9 handgun and served with the U.S. Armed Forces for more than thirty years. The U.S. Army recently chose a new handgun, the M17 Modular Handgun System, and excluded a new, updated M9A3 from the competition. Although the proposed M9A3 failed to gain traction, it is...

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