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Army: What to do with the Ripsaw Tank?


By Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics The U.S. Army continues to test a tracked-vehicle veteran of reality TV but doesn’t know what to do with it. The Army has tested the Ripsaw EV since 2010 but has yet to come up with a practical role for the quick little vehicle. The Ripsaw “tank” was frequently seen […]

Wounded Warriors from the past


By Ron Soodalter, History Net n 1862, Owen Flaherty left his wife and son in Terre Haute, Ind., and joined the 125th Illinois Infantry. He was, by all accounts, a quiet and easygoing man, well-liked and quick to share a laugh and a drink with his comrades. Until the Battle of Stones River, that is. […]

Veterans Increasingly Filing Disability Claims Due To MRE Exposure


By Calin, Duffel Blog WASHINGTON — More than 100 veterans have in recent months filed non-combat related disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs due to years of overexposure to meals, ready-to-eat, and that number is expected to rise, sources confirmed today. Some 20 military veterans announced their intentions to protest at the headquarters of the VA later […]

US Troops take part in a surprise attack on ISIS in Syria


By Nancy A. Youssef, Buzz Feed WASHINGTON — The US military said on Wednesday that it took part in an air assault on a major Syrian dam, the opening salvo in what it expects to be a weeks-long campaign against ISIS. In the bid to retake the ISIS-controlled dam and airfield in the Syrian city […]

What is Germany’s contribution to NATO?


By DW From Berlin to Washington, Germany’s role in the trans-Atlantic alliance has taken center stage. But what does Germany actually do for NATO? DW examines its strategic role amid a spat prompted by US President Trump. In Germany, the question of defense spending has become a contentious topic ahead of key parliamentary elections slated […]

Lockheed Martin cutting F-35 price tag by $5 Billion after Trump focus


By Julie Johnsson and Anthony Capaccio, Bloomberg Lockheed Martin Corp. is working with suppliers to squeeze $5 billion from the F-35 fighter jet’s costs as the company negotiates the Pentagon’s biggest order yet of a weapon that has been criticized by President Donald Trump. “President Trump and his administration have made clear they are focused on […]

The Eurocorps and its role in European defense


By Lt. Gen. Alfredo Ramirez, Euractiv Today it is clear that a robust European Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is a must, and the time to enhance it has come, writes Lieutenant General Alfredo Ramirez. LTG Alfredo Ramirez is Commanding General of Eurocorps, an intergovernmental military corps of approximately 1,000 soldiers stationed in Strasbourg, France. The European integration project, […]

Russian submarines are getting new torpedoes and why the US should be alarmed


By Dave Majumdar, National Interest The Kremlin’s submarine fleet is starting to receive upgraded torpedoes according to Russian naval officials. The new weapons will equip both nuclear and diesel-electric submarines. However, it is not clear if the Russians are building both 533mm and 650mm versions of the new torpedoes. Russian submarines are often equipped with […]

Pennsylvania toddler with medical emergency gets special convoy through snow storm


By Holly Yan, CNN (CNN)National Guard humvees don’t typically escort toddlers. But when a 23-month-old needed an emergency medical procedure, and a ferocious Nor’easter threatened to prevent it, soldiers and police in Pennsylvania jumped into action. The child needed to get from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono in East Stroudsburg to Geisinger Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania […]

Former NFL player Drayton Florence develops app to help military veterans


By Diamond Leung, Sports Illustrated AUSTIN, Texas – Drayton Florence grew up in a military household and went on to have an 11-year NFL career. When he got into tech after his playing career, he decided to use his skills to help military veterans. Florence helped develop the Vets 22 app, which aims to give veterans […]