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Iran has premiered an awesomely bad knock-off of the awesomely bad Top Gun, which tells the "officia

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Iran has premiered an awesomely bad knock-off of the awesomely bad Top Gun, which tells the "official true story" of Abbas Babaei's role in the Iran-Iraq War and his rise from fighter pilot for the Shah to major general for the revolutionary Ayatollah. Titled Passion of Flight, there's even a Persian version of Goose. Read more...

Ret Maj General: Hagel Had a Look of Fear While Discussing ISIS Threat

Tuesday on "DEFCON 3 by KT," Fox News military analyst Ret. Major General Robert Scales told KT McFarland the threat from ISIS is extremely credible and senior leaders at the Pentagon were "infuriated" with the Obama administration's...Show More Summary

CNN Panel: Dismisses Criticism Of White House Officials Attending Slain Teen's Funeral

From the August 25 edition of CNN's The Situation Room: Related: 3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service Previously: Right-Wing Media Resurrect False Claim That Administration Ignored Major General's Funeral

Right-Wing Media Resurrect False Claim That Administration Ignored Major General's Funeral

Right-wing media outlets criticized the Obama administration over news that three administration officials planned to attend shooting victim Michael Brown's funeral, citing the myth that the White House failed to send representation to the funeral of Maj. Show More Summary

200 years ago today: The British burned Washington.

"On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington City and set fire to many public buildings, including the White House and the Capitol, as well as other facilities of the U.S. government."The White House in ruins:The Capitol:

Barack Obama SKIPS Funeral of Murdered US General, Instead Plays at Ritzy Golf Course

The highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam was laid to rest on Thursday and sadly, the president of the United States did not attend the funeral. Major General Garold Green served in Afghanistan and was the victim of an insider attack. Show More Summary

Results delayed in army probe of former prisoner of war Bergdahl

“It is important that the investigation be complete, and we are confident that Major General Dahl would not ask for more time if it wasn’t necessary. Haste makes waste,” said Eugene Fidell, a military law expert who lectures at Yale University. Show More Summary

Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War

NBC News reports: U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band,

The limits of air strikes in Iraq

(Paul Mirengoff) Robert Scales, a retired Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, argues that an air campaign against ISIS is destined to fail. At first, it will probably set ISIS back, but before long the fighters will adapt. Show More Summary

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Groundbreakers Must Become Trendsetters

Every day, women around the world are cracking glass ceilings. This week, one of those ceilings will shatter all the way from Cyprus -- and reverberations should be felt the world over. Major General Kristin Lund of Norway is becoming the first female to serve as a Force Commander in a United Nations Peacekeeping operation. Show More Summary

U.S. General Killed by Afghan Soldier, German General Hurt

WASHINGTON — Another “insider” attack, purportedly from an Afghan soldier, killed a two-star American general and wounded a German general. Over a dozen people were injured in the attack. Reuters reported that U.S. Major General Harold Greene was killed. He was the most senior U.S. military official killed overseas since the Vietnam War, the news outlet […]

Source: U.S. General Was Shot in the Back Four Times by Afghan Soldier

An Afghan military official says the gunman who killed U.S. Major General Harold Greene on August 5th was an Afghan soldier and that he shot Greene once in the leg and four times in the back. Greene was visiting Marshal Fahim National...Show More Summary

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

When I reported on the tragic killing of Major General Harold J. Greene in Afghanistan, I wrote, “Every death our troops suffer in Afghanistan — or in any combat zone — is a tragedy, regardless of branch of service, gender, rank, etc.” And added: Yes, this does make news because of the high rank of [...]

Morale 'Lowest Since 2001 Among Generals' in Aftermath of General Assassination in Afghanistan

The near-unprecedented assassination of a United States Major General in Afghanistan yesterday has returned media attention to a war President Obama long deemed over. While Democrats greeted the so-called end of the Afghan War as a welcome change, sources within the intelligence community say the withdrawal has collapsed morale in the armed forces. Show More Summary

Soldier who killed U.S. general spent 3 years in Afghan army

The Afghan who opened fire on a high-ranking delegation visiting a military complex in Kabul, killing U.S. Major General Harold Greene, had served in the army for three years, an Afghan defense official said on Wednesday. In the immediate...Show More Summary

Afghan 'insider attack' leaves seven dead

Afghan policeman shoots colleagues in Uruzgan province, just hours after a local soldier shot dead a US major general.

An Insider Attack In Afghanistan

In Kabul yesterday, two-star Major General Harold Greene was shot to death in an insider attack, becoming the highest ranking American military officer killed in a war zone since 1970: The inside attack, which took place at Afghanistan’s National Defense University in Kabul, also injured more than a dozen members of the International Security Assistance […]

Afghan Policeman Turns Gun On Colleagues, Killing 7

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The latest incident comes just a day after an apparent insider attack killed a U.S. major general and left more than a dozen wounded. All who were injured Tuesday are expected to live.

Sandhurst in the Sand shooting: a bad day for the US, but the Taliban are struggling

The shooting yesterday of Major General Harold Greene at the Afghan National Defence University, killed by an unnamed local soldier, marks a very black day for Nato-led troops in the country. He was not just the most senior American officer killed in Afghanistan's 13 years of war, but as my colleague Ben Farmer writes, he was the highest [...]

Major General Harold Greene Killed In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Yesterday Army Major General Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan in one of two insider attacks that occurred that day against coalition forces. While touring Marshal Fahim National Defense University, in what a Pentagon spokesman described as a routine visit, Greene was shot and killed by an Afghan soldier firing into a crowd of coalition forces. Show More Summary

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