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News Archives for Apr 22, 2017

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  • A Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bomb is loaded onto a truck. Its explosive yield is about a third of the MOAB that was dropped on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan. But the MOP can penetrate concrete-hardened targets before detonating. (DoD photo)
    After US Drops 'Frankenbomb' on Afghanistan, Questions Linger
    Experts have questioned MOAB's estimated price tag of $170,000. A B-52 bomber's payload can pack the same punch, if not more.
  • VA's Deputy Secretary Scott Blackburn answers questions during an April 21 news conference at the VA medical center in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
    VA Sees Curbing Veteran Suicides as Top Priority
    VA has been working to remove bureaucratic and logistical hurdles to mental health care.
  • FIRE BASE BELL, Iraq -- U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 Howitzer at an ISIS infiltration route on March 18. (US Marine Corps photo)
    ISIS Moves Its Capital in Syria
    The looming battle for Raqqa is imminent but the ISIS government is no longer there, according to officials.
  •  The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the East China Sea on March 9 with warships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (US Navy Photo/Sean Castellano)
    US Carrier Group Will Arrive Near Korean Peninsula Within Days
    The announcement comes following confusion over the strike group's whereabouts.
  • An injured soldier recovers on Saturday, April 22, in a hospital after Friday's attack at a military compound in Mazar-e-Sharif province north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
    Taliban Gunmen Storm Afghan Army Base, 100 Casualties
    Taliban militants dressed as soldiers and driving Afghan army vehicles talked their way onto the base by feigning a casualty.