By Nicholas Blanford, The Arab Weekly Hezbollah is expected to hand over a chain of hilltop military bases along Lebanon’s border with Syria to the Lebanese Army, potentially freeing up hundreds of fighters for combat in Syria, including Hama province where the Iranian-backed Party of God is heavily engaged in pushing back a rebel offensive. […]
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Nine thousand U.S. troops are on the ground in Afghanistan trying to help the Afghan army hold back a resurgent Taliban. Their job is getting tougher by the day, thanks in part to Moscow. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to recognize and honor its conservation army of 11,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week. This post RMEF Salutes Their 11,000 Conservation Volunteers appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
In what has been dubbed a "spectacular heist" reminiscent of any number of B-rated Hollywood action movies, an army of heavily armed robbers, estimated between 50 and 60, targeted the cash storage facility of a Prosegur SA security vault in Paraguay's Ciudad del Este, stealing as much as $40 million. Show More Summary
A slow week for new releases—it’s apparently all Boss Baby all the time these days—gives us only one major new release to discuss, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, and Armie Hammer. We disagree on it: One of our critics thought it was a fun experiment, but the other found it mostly tiresome. Show More Summary
Egyptian forces appear to have shot detainees in cold blood. There are too many signs that a military dictatorship in a key Arab nation is losing control in the sands of the Sinai The news that Egypt’s army shot dead up to eight unarmed...Show More Summary
Afghanistan’s defense minister and army chief stepped down Monday amid growing outrage over the deaths of more than 100 soldiers in one of the deadliest Taliban attacks of the 16-year war. President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Qadam Shah Shaheem,...
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Mattis branded...Show More Summary
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was "under no illusions" about the problems facing the country.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.
Mosul’s forlorn little zoo, a collection of rusted cages in a park near the Tigris River, was abandoned by its keepers in October, as the Iraqi Army began to liberate the city from the Islamic State. For three months, the zoo was a staging ground for ISIS fighters. Show More Summary
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Revisiting the Malki Affair By Christopher Solomon @Solomon_Chris For Syria Comment – April 23, 2017 On April 22, 1955, a charismatic young Syrian army officer was gunned down on a football field. The assassination of Adnan al-Malki brought about the one of the first political crackdowns in Syria’s history. Show More Summary
As anti-drone technology improves, the Army recently bought guns capable of jamming drone signals in battles.
Devtun sends us a link to the USAToday which reports that the Army has announced that, even though he retired in 2005, Major General James Grazioplene faces six charges of rape of a minor which happened in the 1980s; The charges against Grazioplene carry the potential for life in prison and loss of pension, said […]
The minister of defense and the army chief of staff stepped down under pressure after a Taliban sneak attack killed more than 160 soldiers on a northern base.
The thrilling story of British explorer Percy Fawcett dramatizes our search for a transcendent home. James Gray’s The Lost City of Z opens with a rousing sequence of sport: British army officers on horseback, galloping through the picturesque Irish country on a stag hunt. Show More Summary