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Questions Raised After Hezbollah Displays U.S. Armored Vehicles

TEL AVIV – Images of Hezbollah’s military parade in Syria featuring U.S.-made armored vehicles have caused a stir in the Arab world, prompting questions as to whether the terror group stole them from the Lebanese military.

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U.S. Commander Contradicts Iraqis: Two-Thirds of Fallujah Still Under Islamic State

An American commander is contradicting the claim by Iraqi military leaders that the city of Fallujah has been “liberated” from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS), claiming, instead, that only one-third of the city has been cleared of an ISIS presence, and the rest is littered with traps and bombs for incoming soldiers.

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Maher: US Military A ‘Mass Murder Machine’

On Friday, HBO host Bill Maher argued that the US military is “the most ridiculous, rock with your cock out, mass murder machine the world has ever seen.” Maher criticized the Fox News special “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military” as

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Lawyers: No Jail Recommended for Bergdahl

(CNN) —The U.S. military officer in charge of last month’s hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has recommended he not do any jail time, Bergdahl’s legal team says.

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Biden: No Question That Transgenders Can Serve in U.S. Military

As the Obama administration works to lift the long-standing ban of transgenders serving in the United States military, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday in an address to the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner that there is no longer “any question” transgender people can openly

Americans, British citizen awarded France's highest honor for foiling train attack

WSJ: Gary Cooper In Europe

From the Wall Street Journal Opinion section. We repost below: Americans saving the day in Europe is a familiar story, and on Friday evening it happened again on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. Three young American friends on vacation, two

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Report: Pentagon Readying Plan to Lift Transgender Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

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Hurd: ‘This Independence Day, Let’s Recommit Ourselves to Supporting Our Troops’

Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) declared, “as we celebrate this Independence Day, let’s recommit ourselves to supporting our troops, supporting our intelligence professionals” and criticized Democrats for blocking the GOP’s national defense bill  during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows:

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NYT: U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Carrying Out Ops Beyond Train & Assist Role

American troops in Afghanistan raided the home of a local anti-Taliban commander and proceeded to blow up a munition cache inside his home, an action that shows U.S. forces are carrying out combat missions beyond their stated train, advise, and assist role, reports The New York Times (NYT).

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Mexico Buys Nearly $1.5 Billion in Equipment from U.S. Military

The United States, within the last two years, has sold nearly $1.5 billion in military equipment to Mexico, including millions of bullets, fleets of Black Hawk helicopters, and thousands of Humvees, reports Stars and Stripes.

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Naval Chaplain Files Formal Complaint over Christian Persecution

Chaplain Wes Modder spends his days basically alone in the base chapel. He is no longer allowed into his office. By order of his commanding officer, he is not allowed even to speak to the sailors in his unit. If anyone from his unit comes into the chapel, he may not speak with them.