Russian Taliban Recruit Argues He Is a ‘Lawful Combatant’

Irek Hamidullin, a former Russian army officer who defected to fight against U.S. troops in Afghanistan on behalf of jihadists linked to the Taliban, has reportedly argued before a U.S. federal court that the government should treat him as a “lawful combatant” and prisoner of war (POW) who is immune to the civilian court system in the United States.

U.S. Government via AP

Downed WWII Aircraft Found in Pacific After 72 Years

An American carrier-based torpedo bomber, the TBM-1C Avenger aircraft, was recently found in the waters surrounding the Pacific island nation of Palau after having been missing in action (MIA) for nearly 72 years since World War II.

Downed WWII Aircraft Found in Pacific After 72 Years

Perry: Trump Should Withdraw From Race After Saying John McCain ‘Is Not a War Hero’

Perry’s sharp words come after Trump attacked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying that McCain was not a war hero and was only regarded as such because he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war. Trump, who has been trading insults with McCain for the past few days, continued his critical remarks about the Senator. When moderator Frank Luntz commented that McCain was a war hero, Trump, according to a report by Politico, responded, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”