Robotic mules to lighten the load for Army’s infantrymen

Loads are about to get lighter for the Army’s infantrymen as plans are accelerated to deliver robotic pack mules to ground troops.

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Turkey sending captured ISIS terrorists back to the countries they came from
Turkey will return previously detained terrorists of the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) group to their countries of origin, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, Trend reports referring to Turkish media Nov. 4. Soylu noted that Turkey doesn’t intend to keep these terrorists even if they are deprived of their citizenship.... Read more
Turkey and Russia start first joint patrols in north-eastern Syria

Turkish and Russian troops started their first joint patrols on Friday in north-eastern Syria, in line with a deal reached last week between Ankara and Moscow.

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CIA-backed Afghan forces committed war crimes during operations
Afghan forces backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) committed war crimes and other atrocities during operations, Human Rights Watch charged in a report on Thursday. The 50-page report, which studied 14 cases from late 2017 to mid-2019, found that paramilitary forces had killed civilians during night-time operations,... Read more
Trump presents Medal of Honor to second Green Beret for actions in Battle of Shok Valley
WASHINGTON — With Green Berets pinned against a cliff atop an icy 10,000-foot Afghanistan mountain during a hellish firefight to capture an entrenched enemy leader, then-Army Sgt. Matthew O. Williams was where he needed to be. When two Green Berets were shot, Williams’ comrades said he was there to... Read more
Germans demand all US military leave, claiming US war with Russia is inevitable

A democratic socialist faction of the German parliament is demanding the United States withdraw all 35,000 American troops from their nation, claiming that a war with Russia is inevitable and that America’s mere presence is incompatible with Germany’s visions of peace.

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Erdogan hits back after Trump praises Kurdish militia leader
ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Donald Trump to “hand over” the leader of a Kurdish militia who’s been invited to the U.S. by senators, calling the commander and his fighters terrorists. Hours after Trump said in a tweet that he had “really enjoyed” talking to Mazloum... Read more
Cornyn: Not a bad idea to get U.S. troops out of the way if Turkey planned to ‘ethnically cleanse the Kurds’
WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn defended the president’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, arguing Wednesday that with Turkey intent on ethnic cleansing of the Kurds — longtime U.S. allies in the fight against the radical Islamic State — the move had merit. “If Turkey was... Read more
Seven suspected Islamist militants killed in firefight in Philippines
Manila — Seven suspected Islamic militants have been killed in a shoot-out with security forces in the southern Philippines, military and police officials said Thursday. The firefight erupted on Wednesday when a joint team of soldiers and police officers swooped down on a house of Mama Macalimbol, a suspected... Read more
Trump declares ‘big success’ in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared a “big success” in Syria on Wednesday and lifted sanctions on Turkey he imposed after Turkey’s military assault on Syria’s Kurdish forces, a key American ally. Trump’s move came even as the president’s top envoy to Syria said the U.S. believed Turkey had... Read more
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