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Military families warn of unsafe housing: rats, toxic mold and more

Military families testified Wednesday about ‘slum-like’ conditions in some privatized base housing that they allege contributes to disease and birth defects. Continue reading

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Pentagon watchdog warns ISIS could retake Syrian territory in months after US withdrawal: official

A forthcoming report from the Pentagon’s inspector general concludes that the ISIS terror group will regain territory it has lost in Syria in a matter of months without military pressure, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News late Thursday. Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of the Mattis bombshell: More resignations expected after ‘protest’ exit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, which shocked Washington’s national security establishment and rattled America’s allies, was sealed in a fateful 18-hour period that saw President Trump resolve to withdraw troops from Syria – alarming Pentago… Continue reading

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Defense Secretary Mattis visits military troops deployed to border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Texas on Wednesday where he will visit some of the troops deployed to the border. Mattis will spend about an hour with active-duty Army soldiers in McAllen, Texas who are living in what some have called substanda… Continue reading

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American pilot killed in Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet crash

An American pilot on board a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet was killed when the aircraft crashed Tuesday in Ukraine, officials said. Continue reading

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New VA secretary warns Trump’s signature program could collapse without fix

EXCLUSIVE: President Trump’s newly installed Veterans Affairs secretary, in his first interview since taking office earlier this week, sounded the alarm about the need to fix a critical program allowing veterans to see local private doctors instead of … Continue reading

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Marine vet gets smart home (and independence) from Gary Sinise Foundation

On April 11, 2012, two weeks into his sixth combat deployment, Major Eric Burkett’s V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft crashed in North Africa. Continue reading

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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for controversial mission in Afghanistan

Thursday afternoon at the White House, President Trump presented Slabinski with the Medal of Honor for his actions – getting wounded team members off the mountain and directing devastating close-air-support against the enemy. But not everyone in the mi… Continue reading

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Paul Ryan: ‘Hollowed out’ US military needs spending boost following recent crashes

With another potential government shutdown looming, the Speaker of the House wants to make sure the U.S. military is not shortchanged after more deadly crashes in the past week killed nine American servicemen, which the Wisconsin Republican blamed on y… Continue reading

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New satellite photos show Iran establishing another base in Syria

Iran has built another permanent military base outside Syria’s capital city complete with hangers used to store missiles capable of hitting all of Israel, according to Western intelligence sources. Continue reading

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US ignores China ‘at our peril’ and lags on missile tech, Pacific commander warns

A warning that the U.S. has fallen so far behind in missile tech compared with China, it may not be able to win a future war against Beijing. Continue reading

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81-year-old US citizen ordered back to prison in Iran

The US government is demanding Iran release an 81-year-old American it returned to prison this week– after giving him a 4-day leave for health reasons. Continue reading

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Nearly 20 American hostages languish around the world

It’s been nearly 11 years since retired FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared while investigating a cigarette smuggling ring on Kish Island off the coast of Iran in the Persian Gulf. Continue reading

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Iran filling vacuum following ISIS defeat in Iraq

Today, the Islamic State controls just three percent of Iraq after controlling one-third of the country two years ago, but American officials say an old nemesis in the region continues to stoke tensions inside the country, creating another immediate ch… Continue reading

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Virgin Islands bracing for long recovery after one-two punch from Irma, Maria

Some 1,200 U.S. National Guardsmen are helping residents in St. Croix dig out after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Continue reading

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US soldiers welcome Afghan translator who saved their life: See the tearful reunion

The soldiers who served with him in Afghanistan call him “Fred.” Continue reading

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US watched North Korea prepare for ICBM launch

U.S. officials watched the fueling of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile fired Tuesday — but apparently did not activate any anti-missile systems to shoot the rocket down. Continue reading

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Iranian naval vessel trains laser on helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz

An Iranian missile boat pointed a laser at a U.S. Marine helicopter while two Navy warships and a cargo ship were transiting out of the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, a senior US defense official said. Continue reading

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Iran test-fires torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran test-fired a high-speed torpedo on Sunday, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News, marking the latest provocative action from the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

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US missiles target Syria airfield in response to chemical weapons attack

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that cou… Continue reading

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