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Anne Hathaway’s Going to War in Her Next Film, and Yes, It Involves Drones

Anne Hathaway will be headlining the film adaptation of Grounded, based on the acclaimed dramatic play by George Brant. As first reported in Variety, the film will follow the life of an American Air Force pilot whose career is sidetracked when, after an unexpected pregnancy, she's tasked with operating an unmanned military ... More »

The Classified Home Movies of Guantanamo Bay

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

At the Defense Media Activity, a little-known and oddly named office in Ft. Meade, Maryland, that provides “news and information to U.S. forces worldwide,” there are thousands of classified“educational” films about the American military—including a huge trove of secret home movies from Gitmo. Read more...

The Very Quiet New American Ground War in Iraq

Stephen thanks for posting the clip below — which quite clearly shows American troops in ground combat in Iraq. The fact of this firefight isn’t remarkable — after all, we’ve known of the special forces presence in Iraq for months — but how quietly the administration has escalated the fight in Iraq. Show More Summary

US and Russia talk peace, make war, in Syria

As American and Russian negotiators discuss a cease fire in Syria, both countries are supporting forces carrying out atrocities in the county.

Video appears to show battle that left Navy SEAL dead

Images captured by Kurdish peshmerga force seem to show elite American troops in much more than an advisory role

American Muslims Join Forces For National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day

Hundreds of American Muslims around the country joined forces on Saturday to put their faith into action. At least 23 teams from mosques, Muslim student clubs, and faith-based non-profits signed up to serve in soup kitchens across the country for the first National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day. Show More Summary

Victoria Azarenka forced to pull out of Madrid Open with lower back injury 

The two-time Australian Open champion was set to meet American Louisa Chirico in the third round but the latter has now been given a walkover.

American Winemaker Enlists Legendary Bordeaux Mentor For New Chapter Of California Merlot

Photos courtesy of Twomey Cellars In 2012, renowned French winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, who oversaw 44 vintages for Chateau Pétrus, joined forces with his friend, fellow winemaker and former protégé Daniel Baron, on Twomey’s Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot from the Napa Valley, a Bordeaux-style California merlot that went on sale Saturday, capping [...]

U.S. armed forces member killed in Iraq by ISIS

Islamic State (ISIS)  fighters killed a member of the U.S. armed forces in northern Iraq on Tuesday, when they pushed through a forward line of Iraqi Kurdish forces, officials said. He is the third American killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign against the jihadist group in 2014. “It is a […]

M1917 Run ‘N Gun – American Expeditionary Force Style

The gear of the US infantryman during World War I was some of the best in the period, from the ammunition pouches, to the uniform, and the rifles. Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons has taken a reproduction uniform and an original M1917...Show More Summary

Robert Reich: This Is the Kind of CEO America Needs More Of

What a yogurt company can teach us about making capitalism fairer. Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. Show More Summary

5 Takeaways From Indiana and the Path Ahead for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Matthew J. Dowd: Whoever is elected in November is likely to be a one-term president. The level of voter frustration and dissatisfaction is giving rise to a choice Americans feel forced to make.

Navy SEAL Becomes Third U.S. Combat Casualty in Iraq Since America Returned

A Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq on Tuesday, marking the third combat death of a U.S. service member in the country since American forces returned in 2014, three years after the military’s official withdrawal. The Pentagon is waiting until the family has been informed to name the service member publicly. “In October, Master Sgt. Show More Summary

American Killed in Combat in Iraq

An American service member has been killed in combat in Iraq, reports the AP. The unidentified person was advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Irbil and was reportedly killed by direct fire from ISIS a few miles back from the front lines. "It is a combat death," says defense chief Ash...

U.S. Service Member Killed by ISIS

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The unidentified American was on a mission to advise Kurdish forces.

U.S. Serviceman Killed by ISIS Forces in Northern Iraq

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

An American serviceman died in combat against Islamic State (ISIS) forces in northern Iraq on Tuesday. The U.S. serviceman died as “a result of enemy fire,” according to the U.S.-led coalition of forces—known as Operation Inherent Resolve—that is fighting ISIS. Show More Summary

The Third Way: Share-the-Gains Capitalism

Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo's stock lost about a third of its value last year, as the company went from making $7.5 billion in 2014 to losing $4.4 billion in 2015. Show More Summary

William Robinson Leigh's iconic Indian Rider may bring $400,000 at Heritage Auctions

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Offered for the first time at auction, William Robinson Leigh?s iconic Indian Rider, 1918, is expected to exceed $400,000 on May 7, in Heritage Auctions? spring American Art Auction in Dallas. With its expressive force, dramatic movement,...Show More Summary

Aging Aircraft: USAF F-15 Fleet Grounded

F-15C over DC(click to view full) “Array of Aging American Aircraft Attracting Attention” discusses the issues that accompany an air force whose fighters have an average age of over 23.5 years – vs. an average of 8.5 years in 1967. One of the most obvious consequences is the potential for fleet groundings due to unforseen […]

Feelings, beliefs, and thoughts

Molly Worthen, "Stop Saying 'I Feel Like'", NYT 4/30/2016: In American politics, few forces are more powerful than a voter’s vague intuition. “I support Donald Trump because I feel like he is a doer,” a senior at the University of South Carolina told Cosmopolitan. “Personally, I feel like Bernie Sanders is too idealistic,” a Yale student […]

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