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VP Mike Pence Tells U.S. Naval Academy Grads the ‘Best Way to Ensure Peace’

Vice President Mike Pence delivered words of encouragement to the class of 2017 at the United States Naval Academy on Friday. He told them to look toward their future, to write a heroic story of service, selflessness, and leadership with their lives, and that President Donald Trump is the best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have.

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Britain Failed to Meet NATO Spending Target, Says Think Tank

The United Kingdom failed to meet its defence spending obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in 2016, according to the respected International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

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Quarter of Military Personnel Set to Miss Out on Referendum Vote

As many as 50,000 military personnel may miss out on their chance to vote in June’s once-in-a-lifetime referendum on British membership of the European Union (EU), as they are not registered to vote. Military leaders have called for a specialist recruitment

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Reality Check for Women in Combat

In 2013, the Obama Administration announced the President’s intent to repeal regulations exempting military women from direct ground combat units such as the infantry. The Marine Corps dutifully began a multi-phased research program to determine whether women could meet male physical standards. Two and a half years later, reality is setting in.

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Army Looks To Recruit More Muslim Soldiers

The Head of the British Army, General Sir Nicholas Carter, has said that more must be done to recruit soldiers from ethnic minority backgrounds, and the Muslim community in particular. The Chief of the General Staff, who took up his