Military

Ukraine Calls Up 40,000 Reservists

March 17, 2014
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Ukraine’s parliament endorsed a presidential decree Monday to deploy 40,000 reservists to its army and national guard, only hours after Crimea voted to join Russia.

Andriy Paruby, secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said 20,000 reservists would be deployed the Ukrainian armed forces and the rest within a newly...

US Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker From Libyan Rebels

March 17, 2014
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So many ops just go under the radar…. more via Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker.

US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker seized this month by Libyan rebels.

The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory in international waters southeast of Cyprus, according to the Pentagon.

Rear Admiral John Kirby...

AFP: Ukraine reports Russian ‘invasion’ on eve of Crimea ‘breakaway’ vote

March 15, 2014
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It’s on, as they say.

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of invading a region bordering Crimea and vowed to use “all necessary measures” to repel an attack...

11 US soldiers Tortured in Vietnam’s worst prison were unbreakable

February 15, 2014
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More at link below.

On September 9, 1965, Navy Cmdr. James Bond Stockdale was flying his A-4 Skyhawk on a mission over North Vietnam, just days after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when his plane took fire and hurtled down. Forced to eject with seconds to spare, he landed with severe...

Pug and Veteran: Man in dog shirt poses with dog in man shirt

January 23, 2014
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Okay, then!

UPDATE: The man in the photo is Chris Bowser, a war veteran who was struck by a grenade while serving in Iraq in 2003. His nonprofit organization, Heroes Meeting Heroes, aims to give “other wounded soldiers the opportunity to get to meet some of their heroes.”

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New drug may help combat PTSD by overriding painful memories

January 17, 2014
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In a study published in the journal Cell, a team of neuroscientists examined the effects of a drug known as an HDAC2 inhibitor. When used in rats, the drug appeared to help the rodents overcome traumatic memories.

via  Fox News.

Afghanistan: Proof of life video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl surfaces

January 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The military has obtained a video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that refers to events last month, a sign that the long-held Bergdahl may still be alive.

via Proof of life video of captured soldier surfaces.

Part of crashed Navy chopper found, crew member still missing

January 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Searchers have found part of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed off the Virginia coast, killing two of five crew members, while one is still missing, the Navy said on Thursday.

via Part of crashed U.S. Navy chopper found, crew member still missing – chicagotribune.com.

Norfolk helicopter crash: US military copter crashes at nature reserve, 4 dead

January 7, 2014
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Four people died last night when an American military helicopter crashed at a coastal nature reserve.The HH-60G Pave Hawk was on a training mission when it was downed on flooded marshland shortly before 8pm.Locals were immediately told to clear the area, with coastguards warning of “live ammunition” at the crash...

Reuters Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament

July 2, 2013
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What could go wrong?

(Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

via Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution,...

Afghanistan calls off talks with U.S. on security agreement

June 19, 2013
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Typical Obama foreign policy, one step forward, two steps back.

KABUL, June 19 Xinhua — The Afghan government on Wednesday announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the proposed security agreement, saying the United States had contradictory stance over the peace process in Afghanistan, local media reported.

via Afghanistan...

Fort Greely: Lt. Colonel Joseph Miley investigated for allowing sexual favors between officers and soldiers

May 25, 2013
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Alrighty then. It just keeps getting better, or worse, depending upon your perspective. Whatever the case, I’ve never seen so many of these types of stories involving the military breaking at one time. Something is behind it all coming up at once.

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Miley’s wife, Tracey, featured as the August...

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