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U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
BAGHDAD — With American bombs raining down from the sky, Shiite militia fighters aligned with Iran battled Sunni extremists over the weekend, punching through their defenses to break the weekslong siege of Amerli, a cluster of farming villages whose Shiit
The Real Reason USS Cowpens' Commanding Officer Was Fired
San Diego-based USS Cowpens, commanding officer Capt. Greg Gombert ensconced himself in his cabin for several weeks after becoming ill, putting a female officer in charge with whom Gombert had an “unduly familiar relationship," according to a Navy report.
Canada To Move Weapons Into Iraq To Bolster Kurdish Forces
OTTAWA - Two of Canada's military cargo planes will soon be ferrying weapons to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq — and the Harper government sounds prepared to do even more to counter the "barbarous attacks" of hard-line Islamic milita...
Kurdish Forces Say They Urgently Need More Weapons
The Kurdish fighters, also known as peshmerga, say they have yet to receive any new weaponry, even though U.S. officials said this week that they have been quietly arming the Kurds since June, when the Islamic State militants first swept into Iraq.
Seller in Red Deer takes to Kijiji to sell fighter jet
Along with the well-worn futons, tired loveseats and suspect mattresses, bargain hunters shopping on Kijiji in Alberta on Friday stumbled across a high-flying ad with much loftier ambitions. Once used by Britain’s Royal Navy to fly missions in Kosovo, a S
A Battalion Apart: The History of the PPCLI
For 100 years, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry has been one of the most storied and well-known regiments in the country. From unusual beginning — founded by the heir to a textile fortune, it was the last privately-raised regiment in the Co
Outrage Builds in Army’s Deadly Abuse of South Korean Soldier
SEOUL, South Korea — The soldiers beat the 20-year-old private almost every day for more than a month. They flogged him with a mop handle until it broke. They made him eat toothpaste and lick their spittle off the floor. At one point, when he became grogg
Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron
BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros.
The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offer
HMCS Toronto to join NATO in Mediterranean
Minister of Defence Robert Nicholson will announce the immediate deployment of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto to join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean.
Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza
Israeli forces, backed by artillery shells and airstrikes, launched a major ground offensive into Gaza late Thursday, marking a dramatic escalation in the 10 day-old conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Military tests robotic mule
The U.S. Marine Corps. has enlisted the help of a four-legged soldier.A robotic mule known as the Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, is taking part in military exercises in Hawaii.
Iron Dome racks up 90% success rate so far
The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a nearly 90 percent success rate since Monday night, an improvement over its performance during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.
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