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Unprecedented: Pentagon to Award Military Drone Pilots

The contributions and meritorious service of drone pilots who have been providing direct support for years to troops in and outside the combat zone are to be officially recognized by new awards the Pentagon is expected to create as part of a broad review of the medal award process conducted by the military services, defense officials revealed Wednesday.

22 Times Obama Admin Declared Climate Change a Greater Threat than Terrorism

ISIS has taken responsibility for the horrifying attacks in Paris that have left more than 150 dead and hundreds wounded. French President Francois Hollande is calling for the closure of his country’s borders. President Barack Obama didn’t condemn Islamic radicals for the attacks, but he did call them “an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”

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Obama’s Cancerous Leadership and the Vortex Feeding It

Obama’s legacy—absent a major shift in foreign policy—is clearly established. Taking editorial license with Winston Churchill’s famous quote lauding Royal Air Force pilots in World War II for defeating Germany’s Luftwaffe and applying it to Obama and his leadership team: “Never in the field of human conflict has so little been done for so many by so few.”

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NATO Chief Calls for US to Provide Weapons to Ukrainian Army

As the war in east Ukraine between the Kiev government and pro-Russia separatists aided by Russian soldiers worsens, reports have surfaced that the United States wants to arm the Ukrainian military. The New York Times reported that NATO’s military commander Philip M. Breedlove wants the U.S. to provide weapons and equipment to the Army.

Military Silent Through Obama’s Jokes at Hagel Ceremony

Wednesday at the Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, in Fort Myer, VA, while President Barack Obama spoke at the farewell in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the largely military audience was notably silent through multiple jokes by Obama,

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US Repatriates Four Guantánamo Detainees to Afghanistan

The Obama administration announced Saturday that four Afghan detainees had been transferred from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to their home country. U.S. officials have characterized the move as a sign of good will between Kabul, the Afghan capital, and

Pentagon: Prevalence of Sexual Assaults in Military Drops

Pentagon: Prevalence of Sexual Assaults in Military Drops

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The prevalence of sexual assaults in the military decreased by about 25 percent to 19,000 in 2014, when compared to 26,000 in 2012, according to a Pentagon statement.   During the same period, victim reports increased by an estimated 66 percent to

Carter Seen as Obama’s Pick for U.S. Defense Secretary

Carter Seen as Obama’s Pick for U.S. Defense Secretary

(Reuters) – Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter emerged on Tuesday as the expected nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, sources familiar with the situation said. One source said Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of

Brooks, Shields Slam Obama Over Hagel

Brooks, Shields Slam Obama Over Hagel

Columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields slammed the Obama administration for their treatment of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”  Shields, who admitted he was a “sympathizer” of Hagel’s, said “when you’re looking for your fourth secretary

Russert: Hagel Struggled as ‘Outsider’ in Obama Admin

Russert: Hagel Struggled as ‘Outsider’ in Obama Admin

NBC News Capitol Hill reporter Luke Russert said that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel struggled to penetrate the Obama administration’s inner circle as the “outsider” and that his departure as Secretary of Defense was manifestation of the “daylight” between Obama and

Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

President Obama professed today strong appreciation for the service of his third Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. But if he was so appreciative, why exactly is Secretary Hagel about to be former Secretary Hagel? Rumors are swirling as to whether