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New US sanctions target Iran network backing use of child soldiers

New US sanctions target Iran network backing use of child soldiers

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. The United States has slapped sanctions on a network of businesses that provide financial support to an Iranian paramilitary force
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Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane Michael

Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane Michael

Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane MichaelNearly 4,500 National Guard troops are on duty in Florida and Georgia helping residents and businesses dig out from the wreckage of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as
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US Army is updating its missile defense strategy with Russia and China in mind

US Army is updating its missile defense strategy with Russia and China in mind

The Army's Space and Missile Defense Command is hard at work on its revised air-and-missile defense strategy.
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Army xTechSearch Narrows to 12 Finalists

Army xTechSearch Narrows to 12 Finalists

Army xTechSearch Narrows to 12 FinalistsTwelve finalists have been selected in the Army’s XTechSearch competition after presentations were made during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
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Eastport soldier killed in Korean War to be buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery

Eastport soldier killed in Korean War to be buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery

It’s been 68 years since James Ivory Jubb died. On Wednesday, the remains of the Korean War casualty will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. “Jubby,” as he was known to his friends growing up
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At least 17 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks

At least 17 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. Taliban fighters have attacked two checkpoints in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, killing at least 17 Afghan soldiers and abducting
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Inside The Army’s Pursuit Of A High-Tech 6.8mm Round

Inside The Army’s Pursuit Of A High-Tech 6.8mm Round

Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. This week, U.S. Army leaders revealed a much clearer picture of the service’s
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Why I Never Liked Those Videos Of Deployed Soldiers Surprising Their Kids At School

Why I Never Liked Those Videos Of Deployed Soldiers Surprising Their Kids At School

It always seemed kind of unfair to me. Kids with deployed parents have enough uncertainty in their lives. I think kinder to say, “I’m coming home tomorrow,” and then meeting in private. Lots of emotions
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Good NCOs Can Save the Army Money

Good NCOs Can Save the Army Money

Good NCOs Can Save the Army MoneyGood enlisted leaders could save the Army money because their experience results in lower attrition for junior soldiers, a new RAND Corp. report says, recommending the Army take leadership
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Gen. Abrams approved by Senate to command US Forces Korea, Vice Adm. Faller to lead Southern Command

Gen. Abrams approved by Senate to command US Forces Korea, Vice Adm. Faller to lead Southern Command

Army Gen. Robert B. Abrams was confirmed to become the next commander of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of Senate approvals for military nominees during a marathon session Thursday. Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller
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WWII vet chose Army Air Force to avoid infantry; soon realized it was bad pick

WWII vet chose Army Air Force to avoid infantry; soon realized it was bad pick

When a 1943 graduate of Williamsville High School returned home on leave from World War II and shared war stories, James A. Kaeppel knew he wanted nothing to do with the infantry. “This fellow had
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New Army Combat Fitness Test starts Oct. 2020; ‘get in shape or hit the road,’ Army says

New Army Combat Fitness Test starts Oct. 2020; ‘get in shape or hit the road,’ Army says

In October 2020, the Army will introduce a new Army Combat Fitness Test and it promises to be a challenge. On Monday, the secretary of the Army said soldiers must “rise to the challenge to
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Swarms of hurricane-spawned mosquitoes attacking servicemembers in North Carolina

Swarms of hurricane-spawned mosquitoes attacking servicemembers in North Carolina

Thousands of rare mosquitoes spawned in the wake of Hurricane Florence are swarming servicemembers in bases across North Carolina, causing some training to be cut back while troops wait out the winged apocalypse. The mosquito
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Add Greece to the list of countries pressing for more US troops

Add Greece to the list of countries pressing for more US troops

STUTTGART, Germany — Greece has invited the U.S. to set up new bases in the country, offering up coastal northeastern cities that would place American forces at the gateway to the Black Sea and in
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Movies And Shows You Need To Watch To Understand The US Military, By A British Army Officer

Movies And Shows You Need To Watch To Understand The US Military, By A British Army Officer

I’m not sure that books are necessarily the best medium for understanding the US military. I’m inclined to think that a combination of television and movies (the ultimate expression of American culture as they are)
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Pakistan tests its Hatf-V ballistic missile — but why bother when more capable alternatives exist?

Pakistan tests its Hatf-V ballistic missile — but why bother when more capable alternatives exist?

An accompanying compilation clip of Pakistan's missile test was unusual in that it showed the inert re-entry vehicle striking the target area, an aspect not always shown in such tests.
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Fresh tanks to replace ‘enduring equipment set’ on Korean Peninsula

Fresh tanks to replace ‘enduring equipment set’ on Korean Peninsula

New tanks bound for the 2nd Infantry Division’s rotational armored brigade combat team in South Korea began off-loading Monday at the port city of Busan, Eighth Army officials said Tuesday. The new equipment, which includes
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‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on Navy escorts in the next big war

In a major war, the U.S. Navy would likely have its hands full with combat operations, forcing the nation's civilian mariners to confront the possibility of transporting weapons of war unescorted in...
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Army targets young Americans in new ways for recruiting

Army targets young Americans in new ways for recruiting

Recruiters armed with new marketing campaigns and technology will target cities where the Army has struggled to engage potential soldiers as part of a revamped strategy to fill the ranks. The service is taking a
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Thomas Vandal, former commander of Eighth Army and 2nd ID, dies

Thomas Vandal, former commander of Eighth Army and 2nd ID, dies

A former commander of the Eighth Army and 2nd Infantry Division died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal commanded the Army’s highest headquarters unit on the Korean Peninsula from February
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Civilians Provide Continuity for Army, Esper Says

Civilians Provide Continuity for Army, Esper Says

Civilians Provide Continuity for Army, Esper SaysCivilians who work for the Army provide vital cohesion for the service, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper said Oct. 10.
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IBCS passes latest communications test, with more on the horizon

IBCS passes latest communications test, with more on the horizon

The next step for the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) is to measure how the equipment responds to various environmental conditions and terrains.
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Senior Army leaders: Active-duty, Reserves, National Guard all key in warfighting

Senior Army leaders: Active-duty, Reserves, National Guard all key in warfighting

The U.S. Army’s active duty forces cannot fight the nation’s wars alone, the senior enlisted leader of Forces Command said on Tuesday. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston made the remarks during a forum at the
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Boeing: Apache helicopter fix could take until past 2020 to complete

Boeing: Apache helicopter fix could take until past 2020 to complete

The most limiting factor for getting the repairs done? How fast Boeing's supply chain can manufacture retrofit kits.
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Road to Future Vertical Lift: Defiant preps for first flight, Valor leaves the nest

Road to Future Vertical Lift: Defiant preps for first flight, Valor leaves the nest

The two vertical lift aircraft under development for the U.S. Army are making headway on the road to one day delivering a potential future medium-lift aircraft to the joint forces.
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Can the Army pull off buying two new helicopters back to back?

Can the Army pull off buying two new helicopters back to back?

The Army’s track record over the past few decades hasn’t been good when it comes to trying to buy a new helicopter, but now the service wants to buy not one, but two different aircraft.
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Interview: Dr. Bruce Jette, Army acquisition chief

Interview: Dr. Bruce Jette, Army acquisition chief

As the Army undergoes a major transformation to include the activation of the brand new Army Futures Command, some things within the acquisition branch will change and some things will stay the same.
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Army nearing strategy on way ahead for Indirect Fire Protection Capability

Army nearing strategy on way ahead for Indirect Fire Protection Capability

The Army is nearing the completion of a strategy on the way head for an Indirect Fire Protection Capability that could include a solution to address cruise missile threats in the near term.
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U.S. Army to procure latest version of 155mm BONUS precision-guided munitions

U.S. Army to procure latest version of 155mm BONUS precision-guided munitions

On 9 October, BAE Systems has announced that U.S. Army latest version of 155mm BONUS precision-guided munitions. The U.S. Army is adding BAE Systems’ Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition to its arsenal, through a contract with
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So Patriot and THAAD will talk. What does that really mean?

So Patriot and THAAD will talk. What does that really mean?

The Army decided earlier this year to drastically accelerate its plans to get the Patriot medium-range air-and-missile defense system and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to communicate.
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Fort Bragg general: Army has made great strides in improving force readiness

Fort Bragg general: Army has made great strides in improving force readiness

The U.S. Army is more ready now than it has been in decades, a Fort Bragg general told military leaders Tuesday during the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army, or AUSA. Speaking
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Inflection point: Army wrestles to strike balance between current and future capability

Inflection point: Army wrestles to strike balance between current and future capability

At some point soon, the Army will have to make difficult decisions on how long legacy weapon systems and planned upgrades for those capabilities can — or should — carry the service into the future.
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The Army’s future tank may not be a tank

The Army’s future tank may not be a tank

Army is thinking outside the box for its future tank, so outside the box, it may not even be a tank.
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Army in final stages of hashing out Stryker lethality requirements

Army in final stages of hashing out Stryker lethality requirements

The Army has entered the final stages of hashing out requirements for ramping up Stryker combat vehicle lethality and will make a decision in January on what it wants in order to increase its...
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Army seeks new tactical unmanned aircraft for demo, testing in brigade combat teams

Army seeks new tactical unmanned aircraft for demo, testing in brigade combat teams

The Army is calling for ready-to-fly future tactical unmanned aircraft systems that it can demonstrate with a select group of brigade combat teams.
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(VIDEO) Army vet dies from overdose in jail cell while deputies watched, joked

(VIDEO) Army vet dies from overdose in jail cell while deputies watched, joked

In 2016, an Oregon Army vet was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked in the county jail. Five hours later, he was dead in his cell as deputies looked on and made jokes while
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Army aviation taking major steps in 2019 to improve fleet

Army aviation taking major steps in 2019 to improve fleet

The service is headed into a period of aggressive modernization. Here's how the Apache and Black Hawk are involved.
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Army’s top leaders optimistic about service’s future even as it struggles to recruit

Army’s top leaders optimistic about service’s future even as it struggles to recruit

The Army’s failure in 2018 to meet its recruiting goal of enlisting 76,500 soldiers was not a major setback for the service, which is considering major changes to how it attracts, trains and outfits its
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From Multi-Domain Battle to Multi-Domain Operations: Army evolves its guiding concept

From Multi-Domain Battle to Multi-Domain Operations: Army evolves its guiding concept

The Army's “Multi-Domain Battle” has undergone a metamorphosis that goes beyond just a name change.
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General Dynamics, AeroVironment join forces to give combat vehicles their own drones

General Dynamics, AeroVironment join forces to give combat vehicles their own drones

The companies are moving out on demos that could pave the way for a joint offering for the Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle.
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Decision coming soon on who will build prototypes for a new Army light tank

Decision coming soon on who will build prototypes for a new Army light tank

The Army is expected to make a decision by the end of the year on which companies will build prototype vehicles as part of its light tank competition.
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Will the Army’s renewed stab to institutionalize smart spending stick?

Will the Army’s renewed stab to institutionalize smart spending stick?

The Army also has an ambitious plan to modernize the force. Can the service spend responsibly to get it all done?
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US Army triggers start of possible ground mobility vehicle competition after long delay

US Army triggers start of possible ground mobility vehicle competition after long delay

Where does the Army's effort to buy a Ground Mobility Vehicle stand?
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Army pushes to get Precision Strike Munition to the force by 2023

Army pushes to get Precision Strike Munition to the force by 2023

The Army is dramatically moving forward a timeline for a new long-range capability.
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TN Army vet stops active shooter after high school football game

TN Army vet stops active shooter after high school football game

A TN dad who had just watched his son’s victorious Friday night homecoming game became a hero after he stopped a 16-year-old active shooter from spraying more bullets. Patrick Shields, a U.S. Army veteran with
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What’s the rush? US Army races to get missile defense radar early

What’s the rush? US Army races to get missile defense radar early

The Army is planning to rapidly prototype new radar to replace old Patriot air-and-missile defense sensor.
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