On 74th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, mayor implores Prime Minister Abe to sign U.N. nuclear weapons ban
Seventy-four years since the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the mayor of the iconic city has implored Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to sign a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons. Mayor Kazumi Matsui made the request at the Peace Memorial Park ceremony earlier today, asking Abe to... Read more
Military Leadership U: West Point continues to set the standard after 217 years
A starting point for some of America’s finest military leaders, The United States Military Academy boasts a proud tradition of being one of the finest and most exclusive learning institutions in the world today. Officially opened on July 4th, 1802, West Point boasts a 16,080-acre campus and is home... Read more
156 years of perseverance: The Battle of Gettysburg saved the Union and America as we know it
For many, the history of July 4th begins and ends with the American war for independence against Great Britain, as well as the birth of a new nation. However, July 4th holds significant weight during other eras of America’s history- and includes a war that threatened to tear the... Read more
Trump becomes first sitting U.S. President to enter North Korea
By Eli Stokols and Victoria Kim Los Angeles Times Moments before his meeting with Kim Jong Un, as President Donald Trump stared into North Korea for the first time, he still nursed a familiar grievance: The media don’t appreciate his accomplishments. Standing atop an observation point on the South... Read more
Native Americans vets are not receiving their full VA benefits due to archaic regulations
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes Inside a small conference room in a hotel-casino on the Ohkay Owingeh reservation, attorney Carol Wild Scott sat across the table from veterans and their families, one group after another, who were there to find answers they couldn’t get anywhere else. There was a... Read more
World War Speed: PBS documentary looks at cocaine use by German soldiers
Battlefield conditions are brutal- from austere environments to disease and the ever-present threat of being killed by another person, and the collective toll can be a lot for a soldier to bear. Unfortunately for soldiers, fatigue is often the biggest enemy of all in a high-stakes game that depends... Read more
House could posthumously rescind Medals of Honor awarded to Wounded Knee Massacre soldiers
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes A bill introduced Tuesday would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who received them for actions during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, when hundreds of Native Americans were killed by U.S. cavalry soldiers. The Remove the Stain Act is sponsored... Read more
Newest Medal of Honor recipient eliminated 11 threats during ‘house of nightmares’ mission, saved his unit from massacre
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Pinned down inside a pitch-black, insurgent-filled house in the early days of the second battle of Fallujah, Staff Sgt. David Bellavia grabbed a heavy M249 automatic machine gun from another soldier and charged forward into oncoming fire from enemy fighters hunkered down in a... Read more
The battleship that wouldn’t sink: How the USS Nevada became a symbol of the American fighter during WWII
Two attributes often come to mind when attempting to describe the American mindset: stubbornness and perseverance. If ever there was a physical embodiment of those qualities it would be the USS Nevada.  A battleship that rose from her watery grave after the attack on Pearl Harbor to exact vengeance... Read more
Editorial: The U.S. can protect tankers from Iran, with help from allies
  It was known as the “tanker war.” In 1987, Iran wreaked havoc on global energy supplies moving through the Strait of Hormuz, using mines to attack Kuwaiti oil tankers and eventually triggering direct conflict between U.S. naval forces and Iranian vessels. The U.S. estimated that Iran had attacked... Read more
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