Articles Tagged with military

Illegal Immigrants Will Soon Be Allowed To Enlist In The U.S. Military

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Illegal immigrants will soon be allowed to enlist in the United States military. The Department of Defense (DOD) is going to allow President Barack Obama’s “Dreamers” who entered America illegally as children, to join the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The move has drawn quick and sharp backlash form some. Many opponents are questioning… Read more »

U.S. Jets Intercept Six Russian Planes That Approached The Alaskan Airspace

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Six Russian planes that came suspiciously close to the U.S. airspace off the Alaska coast were intercepted by two U.S. jets, reports CNN. The report also mentions the interception of two other Russian planes that approached the Canadian airspace – which were subsequently intercepted by two Canadian military planes. The six Russian planes that were… Read more »

Leader Of Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab Killed In U.S. Strike

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The Inquisitr recently reported on the military operation the U.S. was carrying out against the al-Shabaab; and now American airstrikes have resulted in the death of the leader of the Islamic militant organization. According to Fox News, U.S. officials confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, was killed during a Monday… Read more »

VA: Oscar The Grouch Used To Depict Veterans In Training Manual

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A new VA internal training guide used Oscar the Grouch to reference veterans. The use of the Sesame Street character, who is rarely pleasant, has angered many vets and Veterans Affairs staffers who have also served in the military. Oscar the Grouch was reportedly used to reference veterans that were likely to attend town hall… Read more »

Military To Scan Soldier’s Brains For Signs Of Disloyalty?

HandShake could potentially detect insider threats by scanning soldier's brains

A new system, dubbed HandShake by its developers, may scan the brains of U.S. soldiers and their allies in combat theaters to asses signs of disloyalty, potentially protecting them from insider attacks. HandShake was developed by a company named Veritas, according to Activist Post, and is indicative of a larger trend in neuroscience that sees… Read more »

‘I Love My Soldier’ Bumper Sticker Prompts Nasty Letter On Windshield

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A hateful letter was left on a windshield because of an “I Love My Soldier” bumper sticker proudly displayed by a military fiancé. Ellen Wilson, of Georgia, is still extremely puzzled about the incident, and does not want another military spouse or significant other to have to endure the same experience. Earlier this month, Ellen… Read more »

College Students Sign Petition To Place Gun Owners In FEMA Camps

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Students at a California college recently signed a petition to support not only the repeal of Second Amendment rights but to place gun owners in FEMA camps and even execute those who possess firearms. Political activist Mark Dice was once again able to easily entice young Americans to trample on the rights guaranteed to them… Read more »

Climate Change: GAO Report Says Global Warming Makes Military Vulnerable

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Climate change may be making our military “vulnerable” and impacting “readiness” according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Officials from the GAO recently visited Defense Department sites and what the staffers deemed effect of global warming on the United States Armed Forces capabilities. Excerpt from the GAO climate change and the military report:… Read more »

‘The Human Whisperer': Dog Helps PTSD Survivor Live Life

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You often hear about service animals that help someone who is blind or otherwise incapacitated live their everyday lives in a way that resembles some sense of normalcy. This is a story about a dog who is helping a Memphis-area veteran live what many would consider a normal life after a traumatic brain injury while… Read more »

Amy Adams Goes Coach: Gives First Class Seat To U.S. Soldier

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According to one of the witnesses who saw it happen, actress Amy Adams pulled a class move this morning (June 26) when she gave up her first class seat for an American soldier and instead took his coach seat. The act was witnessed by ESPN’s Jemele Hill, co-host of the network’s Numbers Never Lie, who… Read more »

Army Sergeant Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Dozen Soldiers

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Army Sergeant Angel M. Sanchez has been accused of sexually assaulting 12 soldiers over the past three years. Staff Sergeant Sanchez charges include claims that “several” of the sexual assaults occurred while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Angel Sanchez was present for a pretrial hearing in Fort Leonard Wood earlier this week. Defense attorney Ernesto… Read more »

Pentagon Set To Destroy $1 Billion Worth Of Ammo

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The Pentagon is planning to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammo. The missiles and bullets purchased with taxpayer money could still be used by the troops, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published by USA Today. The exact amount of ammunition and missiles scheduled to be destroyed by the Pentagon remains… Read more »

Contact Lenses With Night Vision Coming To Troops?

Graphene technology could lead to night vision contact lenses for the troops.

Will military forces get access to night vision contact lenses? Researchers Ted Norris and Zhaohui Zhong believe that the possibility is growing very near. They recently found a new way to sense light using two layers of graphene. Graphene is a thin, mostly transparent, sheet of pure carbon with 2-dimensional properties. It is light weight… Read more »

Russia Halts Ammo Shipments To US, Financial Watchdog Website Claims

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Russian ammo will no longer be shipped to the United States, if a report issued by Silver Doctors is accurate. The website is an economic watchdog focusing on fluctuations in the precious metals markets. American ammunition manufacturers have been working around the clock seven days a week to handle the demand created after the Sandy… Read more »

Gay, Lesbian Troops Perform In Drag At Kadena Air Base [VIDEO]

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At the Kadena Air Base located in Okinawa, Japan, gay and lesbian troops performed in drag for a fundraiser. This is so different from the days of the policy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Historically after its repeal, there have been many gay marriage ceremonies and potluck gatherings on U.S. bases in support of the LGBT… Read more »

North Korea Fires Missiles Into The Sea – Again

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North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan once for the second time in less than one week. The South Korean Defense Ministry is now on high alert and urging their neighbors to the North to stop the missile launches. The short-range missiles launched earlier today were reportedly Scud missiles that flew… Read more »

Russian Flag Raised Over Ukraine Government Headquarters In Crimea

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Ukraine is warning Russia about military action inside the protest torn country. Armed men just seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Crimea and raised the Russian flag. Kiev’s new rulers are reportedly alarmed about the turn of event and is advising Moscow not to “abuse its navy base rights” by moving troops around… Read more »

Pentagon Building Its Own Military Version Of Reddit

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Reddit has blossomed into one of the largest website destinations in the world and through its use may social issues have been addressed, friendships have been formed and problems have been solved. It’s the latter outcome of Reddit that has led the Pentagon into building a Defense Department-approved version of Reddit called “Eureka.” The new… Read more »

DARPA Awards Contractor $21.4 Million To Secure Google Android Devices

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Malware detection and network security contractor Invincea has been awarded a $21.4 million contract to secure the Google Android OS for military use. The award was given to the company by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The contract requires that Invincea figure out how to secure… Read more »