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Vietnam-era veteran counterfeited, legally, to make life hard for the enemy

By Lou Michel, Charles J. Zoerb never set foot in Vietnam, but from his printing presses on Okinawa he helped create weapons to expose North Vietnamese infiltrators and help demoralize the enemy. So, in his case, you could say the pen was mightier than the sword. And Zoerb was well prepared for his role […]

Army Lieutenant General McMasters picked for National Security Advisor

By Brendan McGarry, President Donald Trump has selected Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned last week over his contacts with a Russian official. Trump made the announcement on Monday after meeting with McMaster and other military officials at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, […]

Are hoverbikes on the military horizon?

By Darren Orf, The Scorpion-3 Is the World’s First Manned Hoverbike Not that the world necessarily needed one. Famous sci-fi props, like the flying DeLorean or a scout trooper speeder, are undeniably cool. Unfortunately, their real-world counterparts are often much less so. But with the advent of drones and quadcopters, ambitious engineers are finally […]

US Navy aircraft carrier deploying to South China Sea

By Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press, The U.S. Navy sent an aircraft carrier and guided-missile destroyer to patrol the South China Sea over the weekend, for the first time since President Trump took office, military officials confirmed. The USS Carl Vinson carrier was joined by the USS Wayne E. Meyer and aircraft from […]

U.S. Navy’s FA-18 squadrons are broken

by DAVID AXE, Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. Navy’s roughly 800 F/A-18 strike fighters are grounded owing to budget-driven maintenance delays, according to Defense News, a trade publication. Now the sailing branch is struggling to make up the shortfall. Sixty-two percent of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornets are unflyable, the Navy told Defense News. […]

Grieving Army widow meeting husband’s coffin at airport leaving all in tears

By People Magazine, A touching moment between a grieving military widow and her husband’s coffin was captured on camera by a bystander, giving millions of viewers on social media a window into the heartbreaking and personal effects of war. Lisa West Williams was waiting to exit her aircraft at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday, when she and her […]

Dangerous legacy: Much of US military not combat ready

By Mike Miller, A 2015 analysis by the Heritage Foundation determined that the U.S. military under President Obama was not only shrinking in size, but had become only “marginally able” to defend America, its interests, and its allies. Two years later, it’s only gotten worse. As reported by The Daily Signal, top military brass from […]

‘Financial field manual’ available now for military family

By Marlene Y. Satter, A new resource has been released for military servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans, in advance of Military Saves Week, February 27–March 4. The guide, the latest edition of the Kiplinger’s Financial Field Manual: A Personal Finance Guide for Military Families, is a personal finance guide made possible […]

Vice President says US stands by NATO but allies must share burden

By John Vandiver, MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence delivered a tough-love message to Europe on Saturday, saying the United States stands behind NATO, yet U.S. allies’ failure to carry their share of the security burden will no longer be tolerated and threatens to damage the 68-year-old military alliance. Pence, on his first trip […]

White House denies report that National Guard could be used to round up illegal immigrants

By Garance Burke, WASHINGTON — The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials said the […]