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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 […]

‘We are fully ready to be lethal’: 1,100 US-led troops to send a message to Russia in Poland

By Robin Emmott, Reuters A U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April, a U.S. commander said on Monday, as the alliance sets up a new force in response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some […]

By Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz Media The US military is the largest employer in the world, but only about 15% of its nearly 1.3 million active-duty workforce are women. In the Marine Corps, it’s only about 7%. The small numbers are a very big problem. The latest US military scandal is shocking in its both scale […]

The general who went to war on suicide

A commander with a history of depression created a unique way to keep his soldiers from killing themselves. The Army had other ideas. By Ben Hattem, Politico the evening of July 19, 2010, Major General Dana Pittard, the new commander of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, got a call from the base’s 24-hour duty […]

President’s budget may finally give veterans their due

By Charles Throp, Men’s Journal On the campaign trail Trump promised to make life better for our nation’s military, through both an increase in resources and reform to the veteran care systems back home. Now, with Trump’s 2017 budget plan, the country is getting its first look at his administration’s recommended fiscal year. The president […]

Psychological tricks that gave Vikings an edge in battle

By Corinne Purtill, Quartz Media The Vikings aren’t very special on paper. Their weapons and armor were similar to other European armies’ of the time. Their helmets were basic iron or leather (those iconic horned outfits were invented in 1870 by an opera costumer). So what made these medieval Norseman such legendary warriors? In addition […]

Three inexpensive weapons systems Trump and the Pentagon would love

By Rick Smith, Fox  Business President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the U.S. military Opens a New Window.— and says he’ll increase defense spending by $54 billion next year to do so. But Trump also wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars on government contracts– buying vastly more hardware, but increasing overall defense spending by […]

World War I battlefield bears silent witness to ‘sepulchre of crime’

By Jeff Stein, Newsweek When I first visited Flanders Fields several years ago, it was springtime. A gentle sun and puffs of soft breezes ruffled the famous red poppies among the gravestones, giving the well-kept cemeteries the aura of a peaceful resting place. When I returned last November, it was dark and rainy, far more […]