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A Crazy Way Japan’s Military Could Have Beat America During World War II

James Holmes, Could this have worked? If a military triumph lay beyond Tokyo’s reach, the second two methods remained available in the Pacific. Japanese commanders could have husbanded resources, narrowing the force mismatch between the warring sides. They could have made the conflict more costly, painful, and prolonged for America, undercutting its resolve. Or, […]

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch still has nightmares of Iraqi captors years after rescue

By Meg Wagner, – Reprint of 2015 article. Ex-prisoner of war Jessica Lynch still has nightmares about the Iraqi men who took her hostage a dozen years ago. As the 12th anniversary of her capture approached earlier this year, Lynch said she “broke down” — prompting her to seek mental health care for the first […]

Iran’s Stealth Fighter Is No F-35

By Dave Majumdar, The reality is that the Qaher F-313—which was widely derided as a hoax when it was first rolled-out in 2013—is likely nothing more than an ill-conceived propaganda ploy. Iran’s indigenous Qaher F-313 fifth-generation stealth fighter is allegedly about to enter serial production, according to a top Iranian military official. However, the […]

Combat Nurses and Donut Dollies

By Heather Stur, Joyce Denke was 19 years old when her fiancé, Cpl. David Ives, received his orders for Vietnam. It was early 1967, and he had only six months left in the service. The young couple, who lived in Temple, Tex., just south of Waco, decided not to let the war dampen their […]

Ohio moving to make it easier for military spouses to get job credentials

By Barrie Barber, Two Ohio lawmakers say they want to make it easier for active-duty service members and military spouses to obtain an occupational license in their career field when they move to the Buckeye State. The legislation would expedite the process to obtain the certification, lawmakers say, a process that depending on the […]

The House approves $578 billion to keep armed forces operating

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press, The House voted decisively Wednesday to approve a $578 billion spending bill that keeps the U.S. armed forces operating through September and sets the stage for substantial increases to the Pentagon’s budget advocated by President Donald Trump. The fiscal year 2017 defense legislation passed the GOP-led chamber by a […]

Air defense soldiers ready to protect nation’s capital

Source: FARGO – More than 200 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will be honored Thursday before leaving for a yearlong deployment. The deploying soldiers hail from communities across North Dakota including Minot as well as cities in Minnesota, California, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The soldiers […]

US-Japan Relations: Okinawa Village To Lodge Complaint After US Bell UH-1Y Venom Chopper Incident

BY VISHAKHA SONAWANE, Residents of a village in Japan’s Okinawa are expected to lodge a complaint with the U.S. military after a Marine Corps chopper dropped a tire during external cargo lift training Wednesday, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday. The helicopter — a Bell UH-1Y Venom — was lifting tires during the training one fell […]

The F-35 Finally Met Its Nemesis: Weather

By Charles P. Pierce, In recent months, ever since El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago took control, our old friend the F-35 Strike Fighter—a.k.a. The Flying Swiss Army Knife, a.k.a. The Flying Bonfire of Cash—has had a bit of a recovery. The president* has been beating his chest about a great deal he made in knocking […]

US deploys Marines to Syria

Source: News agencies, Several hundred marines have deployed into Syria with artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push ISIL out of its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed. The marines are pre-positioning howitzers to be ready to assist local Syrian forces, according to US officials. The […]