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Pentagon Releases Identities of Soldiers Killed in Niger

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/6/2017 at 3:30pm
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On Wednesday, three Army Special Forces soldiers died in Niger after they were ambushed. The Pentagon has released their names. From The Washington Examiner:

The soldiers were Staff Sgts. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., according...

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Bergdahl Expected to Plead Guilty to Avoid Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/6/2017 at 2:30pm

Sources have told The Associated Press that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the man rescued from former President Barack Obama in exchange for Taliban members at Gitmo, is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy to avoid a trial.

Obama showed off Bergdahl and made a big...

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Three Army Special Forces Killed in Niger After Ambush

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:30am 10/5/2017 at 11:30am
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The United States Africa Command confirmed that three Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in Niger on Wednesday night after they were ambushed. Two other U.S. soldiers were wounded while Nigerian forces lost five soldiers. The command released this statement:

Update #2: On Oct. 4, three (3) U.S. service members and one...

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Fundraiser for Serra High School Junior ROTC Program

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/23/2017 at 2:30pm
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Regular readers of Morning Insurrection will recall that I recently attended my son’s high school open house.

I am blessed to be able to send my son to a really superb institution: Junipero Serra High School, Home of the Conquistadors. Not only is the facility wonderfully counter-cultural, but the teachers I met...

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Pentagon: No Repayment of Erroneous Enlistment Bonuses Paid to California National Guard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 8/26/2017 at 2:00pm

Last year, we blogged about California trying to force National Guard members to repay enlistment bonuses that had been paid to them in error.  The Pentagon quickly reacted to the pushback and stopped collection of these erroneously distributed bonuses, pending further review.

The review is complete, and the Pentagon has announced that...

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Trump Sends Pentagon Guidance on Transgender Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/25/2017 at 8:30pm

President Donald Trump has issued guidance to the Pentagon on transgender policies. Trump has asked the military to stop admitting transgender individuals, but gives the secretaries of defense and homeland security some leeway. From Fox News:

The directive reinstates the ban...

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Clark University Prof Criticizes ‘Militarized Patriotism’ at Sporting Events

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A feminist professor at Clark University penned an op-ed to express her hatred of “militarized patriotism” at sporting events. From Campus Reform:

Cynthia Enloe, a research professor at Clark University, wrote in a recent article for the University of California Press that she worries she may be “complicit” in the “insinuation of...

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Navy Will Include Cyber Hacking as Part of the USS John S. McCain Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:30am 8/22/2017 at 11:30am
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On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Ten soldiers remain missing, but reports have emerged that some remains have been found.

But this is the second deadly collision our Navy has had in the Pacific in the last three months. The Navy has started an...

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Vietnam Vet Receives Medal of Honor for Saving 10 Soldiers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8:00pm 7/31/2017 at 8:00pm
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In 1969, 23-year-old James McCloughan served as a private first class combat medic in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. But at Tam Ky, the enemy constantly fired upon his unit for 48 hours.

McCloughan did not stop fighting. He risked his life and managed to save 10 fellow soldiers on nine occasions...

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Trump: Military ‘Will Not Accept or Allow’ Transgender People

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00am 7/26/2017 at 10:00am

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the military “will not accept or allow” transgender people:

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be...

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Long-standing China-India Border Dispute Deepens

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:30am 7/11/2017 at 11:30am
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A territorial dispute along the China-India border is threatening to turn into a military conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations. The area under dispute is located near the ‘Bhutan tri-junction’, where the borders of China, India, and the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan meet. The Chinese envoy to New Delhi described the...

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U. S. Shoots Down Syrian Fighter-Bomber After Attack on Coalition Forces

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 5:59pm 6/18/2017 at 5:59pm
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A U. S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber following an attack on U. S.-led coalition forces in Syria.

This story is just breaking, so we will have more as it becomes known.

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U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government warplane after it attacked Washington-backed fighters...

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Seven American Sailors Missing After USS Fitzgerald Collision With Container Ship (UPDATE: Remains of Missing Sailors Found)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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The Navy destroyer the USS Fitzgerald collided with a much larger container ship off the coast of Japan.  Seven U. S. sailors are missing, and three sailors were medically evacuated due to injuries sustained in the collision.

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Search and rescue efforts went on after dark for seven U.S. sailors missing after...

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Russia Unveils Massive New Military Base in the Arctic

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00am 4/28/2017 at 7:00am
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Democrats have been running around for months crafting an anti-Trump narrative about the threat Russia presents to our democracy. Now, there is real reason to be concerned about Russia’s actions.

Russia has built an expansive new military base in the Arctic.

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Chris Christie Commutes Sentence of Marine Convicted On Gun Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/16/2017 at 2:00pm

This is good news.  Chris Christie has commuted the sentence of a former Marine from Virginia who was convicted in New Jersey on gun charges.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday commuted t...

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‘Biggest Defense Deal In Israel’s history’ – Israel Aerospace $2 billion Contract With India

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00am 4/7/2017 at 10:00am
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In what is being described as the largest single defense deal in Israel’s history, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has secured a defense contract worth almost $2 billion from India.

Under the contract, IAI will equip the Indian Armed Forces with long and medium-range missile defense systems that have been developed through a...

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100 Years Ago Today, America Entered World War I

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/6/2017 at 6:30pm
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On April 6, 1917, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to enter World War I, 373-50, almost three years after the war began. President Woodrow Wilson vowed American neutrality, but that all changed due to Germany’s submarine warfare. Wilson admitted America’s tactic did not work:

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