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US Military Failed Americans in Benghazi, Says House
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Congressional report, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US military failed to protect four Americans who died in attacks on a US compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, says a Congressional report.
Why a Mother Had to Visit the Place Her Son Died
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Iraq War, UK )

Ray
- 87 days ago - bbc.co.uk
They scatter 179 poppies - one for every serviceman and woman killed in Iraq, looking so British in this alien and dangerous place.
The Secret Life of a Transgender Airman
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Transgendered, Secret Life, USA )

Ray
- 100 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a senior airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced
GPS on the West Coast Might Not Work Due to Mysterious Military Tests
Offbeat  (tags: military, technology )

Rob
- 104 days ago - mnn.com
Tests centered around a military installation in the Mojave Desert could mess with your GPS, warns FAA.
Fort Hood: Bodies of Soldiers Missing in Texas Floods Found
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Bodies, Fort Hood, USA )

Ray
- 112 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The bodies of four missing US soldiers have been recovered after their vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded riverbank at Fort Hood, Texas.
Handler Uses Military DogâEUR(TM)s Ashes for Tattoo in His Honor
Offbeat  (tags: military, dogs, humans, pets, unusual )

Hanna May
- 220 days ago - theepochtimes.com
Recently, an Afghanistan war veteran paid tribute to his black Labrador, Treo, who was by his side during the conflict. He got a tattoo made out of TreoâEUR(TM)s ashes after he died.
Veterans Say Palin Gives PTSD Sufferers a Bad Name
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Health, Palin, US veterans, USA )

Ray
- 244 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US veterans responded angrily to Sarah Palin relating her son's domestic violence arrest to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
British Legion Calls for More Research Into Gulf War Illnesses
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Gulf War illnesses, Royal British Legion, UK )

Ray
- 250 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More help is needed for veterans with Gulf War Syndrome, the Royal British Legion has said, as it marks 25 years since the beginning of that conflict.
Borowitzn Report(Humor) - Obama Continues to Stubbornly Link Gun Violence With Guns
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, terrorism, troops, politics, propaganda, military, lies, iraq, government, dishonesty, abuse, police, humor, protection, safety, ethics, crime, funny, odd, health, world )

Wilde
- 259 days ago - newyorker.com
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Republican Presidential candidates ripped President Obama on Tuesday for what they called his stubborn insistence on linking gun violence with guns.
A Security Concern Due to Divided Loyalties
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, military, US, Jew, dentist, anti-Semitism, racism )

Penny
- 278 days ago - nydailynews.com
*Divided loyalties* and security concerns are keeping a Queens dentist with family in Israel from offering his services to the military at an upstate, off~base Navy clinic.
US to Open All Combat Roles to Women, Defence Secretary Says
Offbeat  (tags: military, women, US Defense Secretary, USA )

Ray
- 294 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced that all combat roles in the US military will be opened to women.
A Muslim Marine's Retort to Donald Trump
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Trump, Muslim-Americans, USA )

Ray
- 305 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A former US Marine who inspired an online campaign by Muslim-Americans who oppose the idea of a religion-specific identification card says he's had hundreds of messages of support from serving members of the US armed forces.
Defence Strategy: What Can a £263,000 F35 Helmet Do?
Offbeat  (tags: F35 helmet, Military, Defence strategy, UK )

Ray
- 305 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The government is to set out details of its five-year defence strategy on Monday.Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that by 2023
On This Day 1950: Seoul in UN Hands
Offbeat  (tags: South Korean, War, Military, UN forces )

Ray
- 362 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
United Nations forces have taken control of the South Korean capital Seoul, three months after it fell to North Korea, the US Army has announced.
The 'Beauty' and the Horror of the Iran-Iraq War
Offbeat  (tags: horror, beauty, War, Military, Iraq, Iran )

Ray
- 362 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thirty-five years ago this week, Iraq invaded Iran and what has been described as the 20th Century's longest conventional war began. Both sides suffered terrible casualties but they had different motives for fighting and now, looking back, two soldiers
 

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