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US Marines deployment in Norway does not promote stability in …

On Monday, Oslo confirmed plans to deploy about 330 US Marines on its soil, apparently violating its own decades-old pledge not to host foreign troops. The deployment starts in January and is subject to further revision. “This decision of the Norwegian government is yet another link in a long chain of military preparations made under [...]

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Assessing U.S. Military Strategy In The Middle East | Here & Now

As the offensive to retake Mosul continues, Here Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with military analyst Andrew Bacevich about the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Guest Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of International Studies. Article source: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/10/28/us-military-middle-east

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Blumenthal talks immigration, cyber-terrorism, and US military needs

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks with the New Haven Register editorial board. NEW HAVEN REGISTER NEW HAVEN U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants the country to keep track of people coming here on limited visas as part of stepped-up national security. “To simply allow overstays without any oversight or scrutiny opens us to potential vulnerability,” [...]

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Why Trump says the state of US military is a ‘disaster’ (+video …

Washington — It is a reliable applause line that Donald Trump delivers often. The state of the military is a “disaster,” it is “depleted,” and as president he will “rebuild” it. Put simply, Mr. Trump wants to add more troops and ships and planes. But the United States already spends as much on its military [...]

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Is the US Navy a Sitting Duck?

Outclassed adversaries have a pesky habit of refusing to admit they’re outclassed. To wit: Early this month, U.S. Navy destroyers cruising off the Yemeni coast exchanged fire with Houthi rebels armed with C-802 anti-ship missiles. The C-802 is a ubiquitous missile of Chinese origin. Among the countries fielding these missiles is Iran, the Houthis’ patron [...]

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The U.S. Navy Wants to Put Missiles on Everything

In an article at The National Interest, the Commander of U.S. Surface Forces, Vice Admiral Tom Rowden, discusses his new concept of “distributed lethality” and its implications for the U.S. Navy. The result will be a more heavily armed, lethal Navy with amphibious ships and perhaps even ammunition ships and oil tankers outfitted with the [...]

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U.S. Navy vet gets honorary degree after 75 years

Bill Hardin graduated high school in 1941.  He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins while he pursued a degree in agriculture. “I was planning on graduating and going to be a county agent,” he said. Unfortunately destiny had other plans. Hardin left CSU, and a full-ride scholarship, to join the United States Navy in [...]

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‘Large US military projects defend the profits of corporate giants’

The Pentagon has spent $58 billion on failed weapons programs in the past 20 years, according to a new report. Among them was the Future Combat System, which failed to meet strategy requirements. A reconnaissance and attack helicopter was also scrapped as ineffective and too costly. And a so-called Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was withdrawn due [...]

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US, China plan joint military drills

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/politics/us-china-joint-military-drills/

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Russian, US military planes in near miss over Syria

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