The 2013 Invasion of Africa
Jan07

The 2013 Invasion of Africa

The United States is making a play for a continent that hasn’t been at the forefront of military deployments since World War II but with the U.S rapidly losing ground to more than one adversary everyday it may be too little and far too late for the presence of troops in Africa to do much of anything. The U.S military machine will be deploying Army infantry and support troops to nearly three dozen African nations this year in an...

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Army Colonel On Trial In Germany
Jun10

Army Colonel On Trial In Germany

Updates Wed-1834PM-2012 Well I was wrong. Justice was not served and military men and women should be shaking their heads. Apparently being an infantry officer who hails from military royalty means that you can get away with just about anything. Col. James Johnson III was convicted and ordered to 5 years confinement however there is a catch. The panel of officers also assigned a $300,000 fine with the condition that if Johnson pays it...

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The Last American Push In Afghanistan
Apr17

The Last American Push In Afghanistan

Updates Australia vowed in an apparent U-turn Thursday to keep combat troops in Afghanistan through 2014 after Prime Minister Julia Gillard had indicated they would come home earlier than planned. Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the pledge during talks with NATO counterparts to fine-tune the coalition’s plan to hand security control to Afghans over the next two years. Progress in...

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The Post War Shrink
Feb01

The Post War Shrink

Updates The Army’s legendary Humvee is about to be replaced with the JLTV. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno on Jan. 25 listed the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle as one of his top three priorities and said the service can’t keep “hanging things on the Humvee.” The JLTV is a multi-mission capable vehicle that is mine resistant, command and control capable, utility truck and of course a weapons platform. At $240,000 a piece they...

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Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq Early
Dec18

Last U.S. Troops Leave Iraq Early

Updates December-Mon-1124-2011As an indication of the country the United States is leaving behind, for security reasons the last soldiers made no time for goodbyes to Iraqis with whom they had become acquainted. To keep details of the final trip secret from insurgents—or Iraqi security officers aligned with militias—interpreters for the last unit to leave the base called local tribal sheiks and government leaders on Saturday morning...

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