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Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters

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December 8, 2017  FoxNews

Hundreds of ISIS fighters had just been chased out of a northern Syrian city and were fleeing through the desert in long convoys, presenting an easy target to U.S. A-10 “warthogs.” Continue reading Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters

The US Coast Guard is operating floating prisons in the Pacific Ocean, outside US legal protections

USCG National Security Cutter Bertholf.

November 28, 2017  PRI

If you’ve followed the War on Terror at all, you’re almost certainly familiar with the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — a US prison that exists outside the realm of the US justice system. Continue reading The US Coast Guard is operating floating prisons in the Pacific Ocean, outside US legal protections

How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars

Raytheon has mounted a high-energy laser weapon on top of a militarized dune buggy

November 24, 2017  The Washington Post

More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary device that threatens to wreak havoc on American troops: the drone.
Continue reading How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars

US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

John Hyten

November 19, 2017  FoxNews

Amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea and concern over the potential for war, the top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons. Continue reading US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax

Jay Silveria

November 9, 2017  FoxNews

A racist message posted outside an Air Force Academy dorm in September was written by one of the alleged victims, the school confirmed Tuesday, casting blaring initial coverage of the incident — which lauded the school superintendent’s forceful reaction in an apparent bid to ding President Trump — in a new light. Continue reading Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax

Trump Calls Bergdahl Sentence A Disgrace To Country And Military

Bowe Bergdahl

November 4, 2017  HuffPost

President Donald Trump on Friday harshly criticized the decision of a military judge not to give jail time to a U.S. soldier who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban.  Continue reading Trump Calls Bergdahl Sentence A Disgrace To Country And Military