Army doubles original purchase of new Barrett sniper rifle
The US Army is excited for its new anti-personnel precision rifle, nearly doubling their orders. Budget documents show a new desire by the Army to obtain 536 additional Precision Sniper Rifles (PSR), nearly twice the original order of 357 previously placed. The Tennessee-made PSR, which is built by Barrett... Read more
After failing training, an Army PFC stole a helo and landed it at the White House
Some men handle rejection in different ways, be it the ending of a relationship or being cut off at the past when it comes to trying to forge their own future. In such trying times, some men give up, some soldier on, and others just snap. Robert Kenneth Preston... Read more
Raids across Turkey as prosecutors issue 695 warrants for coup links
Istanbul (dpa) – Turkish prosecutors issued warrants for 695 people, including serving soldiers, for their alleged links to a suspected 2016 coup mastermind, state news agency Anadolu reported on Tuesday. The suspects being sought in raids across the country include Justice Ministry workers, former and current soldiers, and former... Read more
Trump calls on Russia to stop supporting ‘atrocities’ in Syria
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop its support for what he called the Syrian government’s “atrocities” in the country’s conflict. In a statement released by the White House on Sunday, Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said that Trump, in a phone call with... Read more
Taliban claims deal with US to be signed by end of February
Kabul (dpa) – An agreement between the Taliban and the United States will be signed by the end of February, the militia’s political spokesman based in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, told dpa on Monday. US and Taliban representatives have been holding talks aimed at finding a political solution to the... Read more
Syrian air defenses confront “hostile targets” near Damascus

Syrian air defences confronted “hostile targets” which breached the country’s air space near the capital Damascus, state media reported late Thursday.

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Syrian going to prison in Germany for posing with severed head
Koblenz, Germany (dpa) – A man who posed with a severed head in his home country of Syria is being sent to prison in Germany for the crime, following a court ruling in the city of Koblenz on Thursday. The western city’s higher regional court sentenced the man, who... Read more
Navy looking to retire first of four LCS ships despite only being six years old
The US Navy is looking to retire the first of four littoral combat ships, despite being just over half a decade old. Despite a push to reach 335 ships by 2030, the Navy is seemingly more than happy to ditch its LCS fleet, even though many of the ships... Read more
Pentagon again raises injury numbers from January Iranian strike
Washington (dpa) – The US military on Monday once more raised the number of service members it said were injured in an Iranian missile attack on two bases in Iraq in January, with 109 now being diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury. Of these, 76 returned to duty, the... Read more
Watchdog: US reconstruction in Afghanistan cost thousands of lives
Kabul (dpa) – According to a US watchdog, reconstruction and stabilization activities in Afghanistan have left 5,135 people killed or injured. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a report late Monday titled “The human cost of reconstruction” in the war-ravaged country. The incidents happened during... Read more
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