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Iraq army battles to lift IS siege of Amerli

Government troops launch operation to take back Shia Turkmen majority town Amerli, besieged by fighters for two months.

There’s Even More Religion Than We Thought in Fort Gordon’s Army Substance Abuse Program

Yesterday, I posted about how military personnel at Fort Gordon in Georgia who were struggling with drugs or alcohol may be directed by their superiors to go into the "Army Substance Abuse Program" (ASAP): The problem was that one of...Show More Summary

Teenager Who Joined the Army Dies While Test Driving Lamborghini

Post by Lisa Fogarty. An 18-year-old boy from Long Island, N.Y. died this weekend when he took his dream car -- a Lamborghini -- out for a test run and crashed it into a guardrail. Samuel Shepard, who had recently graduated high school...Show More Summary

South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

2 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

Lebanon army probes 'jihadist beheading of soldier'

The Lebanese army is investigating pictures and video footage of the alleged beheading of a Lebanese soldier by Islamic State jihadists, a military spokesman told AFP on Saturday. IS supporters released a video showing the decapitation...Show More Summary

Art of Manliness Podcast #79: On Killing and On Combat With Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Last year we did a series of posts about an analogy that breaks the world into three kinds of people: sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves. That insight came from retired Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a man who has spent his career researching, writing, and speaking about an unpleasant topic: killing. Specifically, what happens to a […]

POTD: The Austrian StG58

Gregor emailed us this photo saying “This is how the Austrian Army uses the FN FAL (STG58): to hold helmets!”. The photo was taken during the Austrian National Day, which falls on October 26. The StG58 was the Austrian Bundesheer version of the FN FAL. Show More Summary

Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.

Confusion over coup attempt in Lesotho

Prime minister flees to South Africa and tells Al Jazeera he is being hunted, but his deputy denies army has taken over.

India To Subsidise Solar Power Projects For Army, Railways

The Indian government has devised a plan to promote domestic solar photovoltaic module manufacturers even as it recently dropped the proposal to levy anti-dumping duties on imported modules. The Indian government plans to take advantage...Show More Summary

Ninja Bunny - The Bad Egg Adventure is a short lived trip

Ninja Bunny - The Bad Egg Adventure is a free game for iPhone and iPad that's available for iOS 4.3 or later. It pits the hero, Ninja Bunny against the villain, Bad Egg and his army of robots. My expectation of this game was a little mixed after...

Air power to the fore in the Middle East

As a former Army officer, my service bias has always made me a believer that only events on the ground matter. The air force is a great enabler but rarely the decisive factor. But my experience of the Middle East has also taught me the...Show More Summary

China's Xi urges army to create strategy for information warfare

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as the country embarks on military reform, state media said on Saturday. Xi heads the...Show More Summary

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia

Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against Shebab Islamist fighters aimed at capturing remaining ports from the extremists, army and government officials said Saturday. "Operation Indian Ocean started late last night.... Show More Summary

Lesotho military in 'attempted coup'

Army units surround government and police buildings, as gunfire heard in small African kingdom, minister says.

Does ISIS Have Black-op Backers?

ISIS looks like a movement backed by unknown but radical sources, somehow able to command the capability of a regular army, the logistics, planning, recon, real-time command and control, and adanced weapons.

Should Americans be allowed to Serve in Foreign Armies?

AJ+ “An American, Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed fighting for the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. He’s not the only American to have been killed fighting…

The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How The Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks...Show More Summary

A Monument to Old Douglas

23 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Earlier this week, John told us about the Camels of Texas. The Confederate Army used quite a few of them during the Civil War. That inspired Neatorama reader Russ Warner to send us some of his neat pictures of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Show More Summary

Ukraine Asks Facebook’s Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Bots

Ukrainian Facebook users have complained to Mark Zuckerberg himself that their accounts are being blocked on the site in droves—and they're blaming the Kremlin's bot army.

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