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The Early Days of Motorized Military Vehicles

The U.S Army's first use of trucks in a military operation was in the "Punitive Expedition" in pursuit of "Pancho" Villa into the mountains of northern Mexico in 1916.  The Villistas had raided Columbus, N.M., killing several people and causing much damage.  Brigadier General John Pershing organized a large force of troops, horses, and vehicles ... more

Women rush across the street after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

Russian Columns Enter Ukraine; Leader Urges Calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukrainian Col. Andriy Lysenko, a senior NATO official said at least 1,000 ... more

A convoy of white trucks carrying humanitarian aid passes along the main road M4 (Don highway) Voronezh region, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

Ukraine: We Destroyed Russian Military Incursion

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO and Ukraine said Friday, and the Ukrainian president said most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops. The reported Russian incursion, which Moscow denied, came amid a week of drama over a Russian humanitarian aid mission for people in eas... more

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Oregon Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding US

An Oregon defense contractor has pleaded guilty to selling $10 million worth of phony parts for attack helicopters and military vehicles to the U.S. government, including a locknut that secures the rotor on the Kiowa attack helicopter. According to court records, the company Kustom Products Inc., a longtime seller of truck and RV parts ba... more

Afghan Insurgents Find New Opening for IED Attacks

WASHINGTON -- The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say. With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases -- and with the grounding of eye-in-... more

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