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Strikes Successful Against Syrian Chemical Weapons, DoD Officials Say

  • By Lisa Ferdinando, DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The strikes last week against Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal were successful in degrading that country’s chemical weapons, research and storage facilities, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said today.

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RUSSIA MILITARY BLASTS TARGETS NEAR U.S. TROOPS, NORTH KOREA AND CHINA

By Tom O’Connor with Newsweek
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Soldiers during a drill of the China-Russia counterterrorism Cooperation-2017 in Yinchuan, China, on December 5. China and Russia have called on North Korea to halt testing, but have also called on the U.S. to scale back its military presence on and around the Korean Peninsula.

On the westernmost stretch of Russian soil, grenadiers of Russia’s Baltic Fleet Marines fired RPG-7 anti-tank and AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers at a mock “illegal armed formation” Thursday at the Khmelevka training ground in Kaliningrad, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The militarized Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which will reportedly see such explosive exercises until the end of the month, lies isolated from the rest of the country by NATO states Lithuania and Poland and has become a flashpoint of recent escalations reminiscent of the Cold War.

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America Debuts New Military Mega-Base in South Korea

By David Axe with The Daily Beast

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The U.S. is quietly consolidating its forces on the Korean Peninsula into a new fortress south of Seoul, to defend against an attack from the North.

While U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wage an escalating war of words over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program, the U.S. military is quietly transforming its forces on the Korean Peninsula…

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3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes en route to USS Ronald Reagan, 8 recovered

By Lucas Tomlinson with Fox News

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Three U.S. Navy sailors remained missing Wednesday after a U.S Navy plane crashed in the Philippine Sea shortly after takeoff from Japan, as early indications pointed to an engine failure as the cause of the mishap, multiple defense officials told Fox News.

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EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Aliens Killed Border Agent by Crushing in His Skull with Rocks, Says NBPC

by BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ with Breitbart.com

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Exclusive details have emerged on the early morning attack against Border Patrol agents that left one agent dead and another hospitalized in serious condition on November, 19 2017.

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Texas church shooting: Man describes chasing down shooter following gun battle with resident

By Adam Frisk with Global News

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A Texas man described his efforts in taking down the man accused of opening fire inside a church on Sunday, slaughtering 26 people and injuring about 20 more in Sutherland Springs.

Johnnie Langendorff was driving past the First Baptist Church in the small rural town when he saw two men shooting at each other.

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Bowe Bergdahl, the former hostage who pleaded guilty to desertion, avoids prison

By Alex Horton with The Washington Post

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, avoiding prison time, on Nov. 3. Bergdahl, who the Taliban held hostage for five years, pleaded guilty in October to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (The Washington Post)

 Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who in 2009 walked off a U.S. military outpost in eastern Afghanistan and spent the next five years in enemy captivity, was sentenced Friday to a dishonorable discharge from the Army but will avoid prison time.

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8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians in downtown NYC terror attack

By Tina Moore, Larry Celona, and Danika Fears with NYPOST

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A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular bike-only path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday — killing eight people in the shadow of the World Trade Center and then shouting, “Allahu Akbar.”

“This was an act of terror,” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at an evening press conference.

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What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway?

By JASON C. DITZ with The American Conservative

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For five years, U.S. forces operated under the radar—until four of them were killed.

On October 4, four U.S. troops and five Nigerians were killed in ambush by heavily armed ISIS-affiliated fighters near the restive Mali border in Niger. While the press has been obsessed with how President Donald Trump has handled it politically back home, it’s important to note that this event not only marked the first U.S. combat deaths in Niger, but the first public revelation that the Pentagon was carrying out anything close to combat operations there at all.

U.S. MILITARY SENDS TROOPS TO RUSSIAN BORDER, OFFICIALS SAY THEY WANT ‘PEACE, NOT WAR’ WITH RUSSIA

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Russia has accused the U.S. of violating a peace treaty between Moscow and the Western military pact NATO after the Pentagon deployed a new force in the tense Baltic region. It’s the latest of several Western moves seen as provocations by Russia, which has vowed to respond.

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Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.

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North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has grown with each Kim regime

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With Kaitlyn Schallhorn with FOXNEWS

Analysts tracking North Korea’s nuclear program based on its propaganda say they aren’t surprised by the communist country’s capabilities.

Jeffrey Lewis, a nonproliferation expert with the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies program in Monterey, Calif., told The Wall Street Journal that by studying photos and videos of other missile tests, he and his team knew North Korea had the capabilities for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten the U.S. mainland.

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US troops killed in Niger identified as decorated Green Berets

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By  Lucas Tomlinson with FOXNEWS

The three U.S. Army Green Berets killed in Niger earlier this week were identified Friday as decorated soldiers based out of Fort Bragg.

The Army identified the men as Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, a Special Forces medical sergeant, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, an engineer. All three were assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).

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AFRICOM confirms Green Beret team ambushed in Niger, 3 feared dead

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By Derek Gannon with Sofrep.com

Niamey, Niger —Breaking news from several sources confirms that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire near the Niger-Malian border.

USAFRICOM Media Relations Officer, Samantha Reho sent this press release; “We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger. We are working to confirm details on the incident and will have more information as soon as we can confirm facts on the ground.

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Gunman Kills At Least 50 in Las Vegas, Thought to Be ‘Lone Wolf’

By Fred Lucas with The Daily Signal 

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In what authorities are calling the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a gunman killed at least 50 people and injured more than 400 Sunday night at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas by firing from the 32nd floor of a hotel.

The number of deaths surpasses the carnage from the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016, where 49 people were killed, according to initial reports.

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Leave Veterans and Soldiers Out of the Anthem Debate

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ESPN Armed Forces Classic, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 2013. Credit: U.S. Army photos by Anthony Langley —Story By Danny Sjursen at The American Conservative 

As the earth warms, storms surge, soldiers deploy, and bombs drop, America finds itself riven over…football.

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