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Thieves take fallen Marine's medals - Wolfhound45
[quote]Medals given to Cpl. Christopher Bordoni, the U.S. Marine from Ithaca, N.Y., who died from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, and his family were stolen during a break-in at his widow's North Carolina home. Jessica Bordoni discovered the burglary when she came home Wednesday evening in Wilmin...


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Army: Bergdahl could face court-martial - Wolfhound45
[quote]The Army's decision Monday to forward the investigation of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for possible court-martial means the former prisoner of war will remain on active duty and in legal limbo for months to come. The Army has not determined whether Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive u...


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Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare - Wolfhound45
[quote]The Defense Department could slash its enormous health care budget by requiring Tricare beneficiaries not on active duty to get health care coverage through Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to several current and former congressional budget experts. In the past several budget cycle...


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Army Times: 1,000 paratroopers to deploy to Iraq - Wolfhound45
[quote]About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in late January, the Defense Department announced Friday. The soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team will train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, said Pentagon Press Se...


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Hagel: More U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan than planned - Wolfhound45
[quote]KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015. At a joint news conference at the presidential palace with President Ashraf Ghani, Hagel said the original plan ...


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Army Times - Purple Hearts might be awarded in domestic terrorism cases - Wolfhound45
[quote]Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings will be eligible to receive Purple Hearts and combat injury benefits under a provision included in the latest defense authorization deal. The measure is expected to be approved by Congress next week, and would end a five-year quest by Texas lawmakers...


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Video: Watch vet confront military faker at the mall (NSFW - Language) - Wolfhound45
[quote]The Black Friday shopper in Army camo and a Ranger tab caught the attention of Ryan Berk almost immediately. Berk, a former enlisted infantryman and combat vet, smelled a potential faker. "I watched this guy talk to this little kid for like 10, 15 minutes. I heard him say he was Special Fo...


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About 250 Fort Bragg soldiers to deploy to support Iraq operations - Wolfhound45
[quote]About 250 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, officials announced Monday. The soldiers from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will begin depl...


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Have we recently checked up on missing SECr posters? - Wolfhound45
Are they okay? :dunno: - TeLeFaWx - WestCoastAg - ColoradoElkHerd And especially.... - MsGarrison Want to be sure they are all safe and accounted for. Happy Thanksgiving to all! :cheers:...


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Thoughts on Ferguson - A Black Pastor's Perspective - Wolfhound45
From a post on the OT; [quote][b]The Plight of Black Men[/b] Rest assured, I do believe there are systemic issues plaguing black men. These issues are violence, criminality, and immorality, to name a few. And all of these issues are rooted in and connected to the epidemic of fatherlessness. An...


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Businessweek - Military Chief Weighs Frontline Role for U.S. Troops in Iraq - Wolfhound45
[quote]President Barack Obama’s top military adviser said more U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq for a “long and difficult” fight against Islamic State, as military planners assess the shortcomings of Iraqi forces. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmaker...


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SBNation: Ole Miss beats Alabama, the day that never comes - Wolfhound45
Hotty Toddy! Enjoy OM fans! :cheers: [link=(http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/10/6/6909457/ole-miss-alabama-game-2014-oxford-celebration-goalposts)]LINK[/link]...


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Army Times: Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact - Wolfhound45
[quote]KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. "This agreement is only for Afghan security and stability," Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai...


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Opinion Article: ISIL is Contained and That Should Be Good Enough - Wolfhound45
[quote]You wouldn’t know it from the threat inflation (see here and here) by U.S. senior officials and politicians concerning the Islamic State — aka ISIL, ISIS, ISI, and AQI — but this terrorist threat is already successfully contained and poses little immediate or direct threat to American interes...


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Dawn: Only the Arabs can solve their identity crisis - Wolfhound45
[quote]YES, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria’s Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Muammar Qadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of these leaders go only so far to explain the ...


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'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq - Wolfhound45
[quote]As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past. “American War Generals,” which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic Ch...


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Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point - Wolfhound45
[quote]DENVER — President Obama’s decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday. Speaking at a 9/11 commemoration in Denver, Petraeus said Obama made a forceful case for battl...


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Army Times: Women invited to apply for Ranger School - Wolfhound45
[quote]The Army is looking for female soldiers who want to volunteer to attend Ranger school. The call-out is part of the Army’s ongoing effort to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Senior Army leaders are expected to decide in January if ...


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Was one of our more famous posters in Dallas last Tuesday night? - Wolfhound45
:popcorn: [link=(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/10/why-did-a-military-style-helicopter-land-in-downtown-dallas-tuesday-evening/)]LINK[/link]...


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CNN Politics - Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'will be the next president' - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016. Beck, the conservative radio and television host, used part of his radio show on Tuesday to talk about the prospect of Clinton running for president and wh...


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