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News Archives for Nov 16, 2016

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  • An M1A2 Main Battle Tank breaches through obstacles during the Army Warfighting Assessment (AWA) 17.1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, 2016. (U.S. Army Photo/Pfc. Frederick Poirier)
    US Army Ranked 'Weak' in New Think Tank Report
    The U.S. Army is ranked "weak" and the other branches "marginal" when it comes to military power, according a new report.
  • FILE - In this Sept. 1992 file photo, former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
    Melvin Laird, Vietnam War Defense Secretary, Dies at 94
    Melvin Laird, a U.S. defense secretary during years when Nixon struggled to find a way to withdraw troops from Vietnam, has died.
  • U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and their Philippine counterpart salute at the closing ceremony of the 33rd joint US-Philippines amphibious landing exercises dubbed PHIBLEX, Philippines, Oct. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
    US-Philippine Link Strong Despite Bluster in Manila: PACOM
    The head of U.S. Pacific Command said relations with the Philippine military remain strong in spite of Duterte's rhetoric.
  • Iraqi special forces advance towards Islamic State militant-held territory in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
    US Ground Troops Now Likely Inside Mosul
    U.S. troops serving as advisors were with elite Iraqi units taking the lead in pressing the advance inside Mosul.
  • Staff Sgt. Keaton Thiem received the Silver Star medal in a ceremony Nov. 16 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he is stationed. (U.S. Air Force)
    Air Force Combat Controller Receives Silver Star for Firefight
    Staff Sgt. Keaton Thiem said that he was humbled to join a long list of special tactics airmen who have received the award.