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U.s. Senate Candidate Ken Cope Condemns Planned Cuts to U.S. Military Strength

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 27 2014, 4:11am CST | by PR.com

U.S. Senate candidate Ken Cope today condemned the severe budget cuts planned for the Army, which would reduce our fighting force to 1940 levels.
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Pat Robertson Learns Air Force Is Making 'So Help Me God' Optional, Totally Freaks Out

Sep 19 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Televangelist Pat Robertson says it's "crazy" that the U.S. Air Force will now allow servicemen and women to omit the words "so help me God" from official oaths. “What is wrong with the Air Force?" he beseeched viewers on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s "The 700 Club" on Thursday. The Air Force announced the policy change this week, after an atheist airm ...
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What will victory look like?

Sep 18 2014 6:31pm CDT | Source: WND

“Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory,” said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Following this clarion call, 71 House Republicans bolted to join 85 Democrats in voting no to U.S. funds to train and arm Syrian rebels. Why the hesitation? Because our strategy in Syria is to rely on a Free Syrian Army that has been the least effective force in that civil war, and untrustworthy to boot. Unit ...
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Top U.S. General Says Training Syrian Rebels Could Take 12 Months

Sep 18 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that the Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey cautioned however, that it may be a year before the Syrian rebel force that President Barack Obama calls a key element of his strategy for destroying the Islamic State group is ready for ...
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The Islamic State Is Obama's Rubik's Cube

Sep 18 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There is no greater challenge than prognostication about the multi-layered conflicts in Syria and Iraq. A diverse array of players, the involvement of external parties, crosscutting interests and allegiances, and few if any stable elements make this turbulent scene susceptible to rapid, unpredictable developments. Stable resolution of any kind is not visible. Still, in order to get begin getting an intellectual grip on the situation we are obliged to make an effort at co ...
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Russia Makes a Move for the Oil Rich Arctic While Barack Obama Hesitates

Sep 18 2014 8:17am CDT | Source: Big Government

What was once a battle for the moon has now become a race to the Arctic between the West and Russia. On September 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia’s military presence in the Arctic is one of nation’s top priorities, arguing that it will protect shipping routes between Europe and the Pacific. But a few Western countries are wary about Russian military in the Arctic. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said America would increase ...
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Obama Challenges Bear Uncanny Similarities

Sep 17 2014 2:14am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is spending two days away from Washington to meet with the generals and the scientists charged with carrying out missions against two distinct national security thr ...
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Decades Later, Vietnam Soldiers Get Medal Of Honor

Sep 15 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his ...
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5 Questions About The War Against ISIS That No One Should Be Embarrassed To Ask

Sep 11 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

ISIS in Beiji, Iraq. CREDIT: AP “Harder than anything we’ve tried to do thus far in Iraq or Afghanistan” is how a U.S. general described planning to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) to the Washington Post, adding that it “makes Iraq seem easy” in comparison. “This is the most complex problem we’ve faced since 9/11. We don’t have a precedent for this.” In laying out his four-point plan for countering ISIS, President Obama still left several questions unanswered. ...
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