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Soldier Rescues Stray Iraq Pup

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Dracut, MA native Chris Smith had a few choice words for the ISIS fighters he has battled for the past six months after he returned home last night from his wild adventure on the front lines in Iraq -- the barbaric group is a "sinking ship." "They are not going to be around long. The biggest threat I think is more here and in Europe with the mi... more

Report: Russia Defeats NATO in Baltic War Game

An Abrams tank from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division fires its 120 mm main gun during a live-fire exercise in June 2015 at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia. Joshua S. Brandenburg/U.S. Army

STUTTGART, Germany -- A Russian offensive on NATO territory in the Baltics would overwhelm underarmed alliance forces in a matter of hours, leaving NATO with a harsh dilemma: Launch a long, bloody counteroffensive or concede defeat. That is the conclusion of a new report by Rand Corp., which conducted a series of elaborate war games from summer... more

VA: Incorrect Wait Times Recorded at Colorado Springs Clinic

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DENVER -- Workers at a Colorado Springs VA clinic incorrectly reported that some veterans got appointments sooner than they actually did, while at least 288 veterans had to wait longer than the government's 30-day target, federal investigators said Thursday. The investigators didn't say whether the records were deliberately falsified to make th... more

Pregnant SOUTHCOM Service Member Moved to Avoid Zika Virus

Examining a mosquito trap in San Juan, Panama, on June 6, 2015, are, from left: Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Peet, Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford and a regional vector control specialist. Derek Paumen/U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON -- A pregnant service member stationed in an area where the Zika virus has been detected was moved to avoid contracting the disease, though no troops are known to have the mosquito-borne illness, a U.S. Southern Command spokesman said Thursday. SOUTHCOM issued a voluntary relocation option for pregnant troops, their family members an... more

F-35 Still Dogged With 'Deficiencies': Pentagon Report

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

The U.S. military's futuristic F-35 fighter jet remains dogged by dangerous problems sure to further complicate what is already the most expensive weapons project in history, a Pentagon report says. The plane, which boasts a version that can take off and land vertically, is supposed to form the backbone of the military's future fighter fleet, e... more

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