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North Korea Reportedly Arming Elite Soldiers With ‘Nuclear Backpacks’

North Korea Reportedly Arming Elite Soldiers With ‘Nuclear Backpacks’

  Editor’s  note:  Colonel Jim Hanke, VT editor, is the only man to have done 3 parachute jumps carrying one of these things. After conducting a series of successful nuclear tests, North Korea is putting together an elite military unit that will be equipped with “nuclear backpacks,” according to an unnamed source in the isolated […]

Syrian War Report – July 19, 2016: Three US Soldiers Killed in Manbij

Syrian War Report – July 19, 2016: Three US Soldiers Killed in Manbij

…from SouthFront Last weekend, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces successfully repelled all militant advances and reached the strategic Castell Road south of Mallah Farms. This allowed the pro-government forces to set fire control over the Shuqeif Industrial District and Youth Housing Complex. A part of Handarat Camp is also reachable for the government artillery. Separately, […]

Top Secret Khazarian Mafia Disposal Operations for American Soldiers

Top Secret Khazarian Mafia Disposal Operations for American Soldiers

The American people, and especially American Soldiers, were never supposed to find out about these top-secret Khazarian Mafia operations to dispose of US Soldiers after they are no longer needed for cannon-fodder to fight KM foreign wars for profit.

Ukraine conducts reconnaissance-in-force in Donbass, loses 200 soldiers

Ukraine conducts reconnaissance-in-force in Donbass, loses 200 soldiers

The Ukrainian special services made a thrust at the Debaltsevo region in Donbass and advanced 4 km. Ukrainian army does not have the guts to take Donbass Escalation of shelling was also registered at the direction towards Mariupol. The front line made up 20 km and affected posts of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. […]

US Pumps Billions of Dollars Into Afghan Ghost Soldiers That Don’t Exist

US Pumps Billions of Dollars Into Afghan Ghost Soldiers That Don’t Exist

Afghan soldiers are struggling against the Taliban, in part because close to 40% of Afghanistan’s forces are “ghost soldiers,” troops that exist only on paper. Karim Atal is the head of the provincial council in Helmand, where the resurgent Taliban has seized large areas of land since the United States handed over control to Afghan forces a year ago. “At checkpoints […]

Busted: German state channel accused of faking Russian soldiers in Ukraine

Busted: German state channel accused of faking Russian soldiers in Ukraine

A Russian television channel alleges a German state broadcaster hired actors to show Russian involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. The scandal centers around a Russian ‘volunteer’ paid by the German company to say he was fighting in Ukraine. The documentary film, entitled ‘Strongman Putin’ produced by ZDF, suggests many Russians are fighting for the […]

Taking Care of Pets While Deployed

Taking Care of Pets While Deployed

Although the wars are drawing down, the deployment schedules for our men and women in uniform aren’t easing up. Troops continue to meet multiple operational needs, such as theater security exercises with partner nations, Navy ship cruises and other training requirements.

Arrests, a Murder and a Visit to Jenin Camp

Arrests, a Murder and a Visit to Jenin Camp

At 3:30 AM on 27 July 2011, heavily armed and masked Israeli Forces hurled blocks of stone into several windows of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp and arrested two men. Juliano Mer-Khamis, established the Freedom Theater in 2006 and was murdered outside of it on 4 April 2011. I never made it to the Freedom Theatre, but I did spend a day in Jenin Camp on 23 July 2007.

Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress

Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress

April is Confederate Memorial Month where various commemorations held throughout the month, primarily in the South. In the other states I would venture to say that most have never even heard of it, a combination performance of historical revisionism, political correctness, and amnesia. But I am happy to report that we are seeing more events being held each year,and better attended.

Duty – Honor – Country

Many contributors to Veterans Today may not have an understanding of members of the Armed Forces – particularly career Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and CoastGuardsmen. (Also derisively referred to as Lifers!) I have a blue retiree I.D. card. Guess I qualify as a Lifer.

Proportionality and Restraint

Controversy over American military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan is common. America has been at war for over ten years. Children of troops that fought America’s enemies in the first days of the war on terror are now fighting too. There is no end in sight. Very well intended people like to point out that The United States failed to comply with what has become to be called the “Powell Doctrine” after General Colin Powell.

German troops in Afghanistan call on Angela Merkel to explain why they’re at war

Under pressure: German troops are calling on Chancellor Angela Merkel to tell them why they’re at war in Afghanistan By Daily Mail Foreign Service (UK) German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves – in the form of a badge that protests their country’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan. Some troops have taken […]

A Warrior Poet

* From: A warrior poet – Los Angeles Times * Brian Turner’s ‘Here, Bullet’ is a soldier’s view, in verse, of the war in Iraq. Brian Turner served seven years in the U.S. Army. One of them was as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. […]

Women’s Work

Meanwhile, back here in the United States, women in the military are still seen as less capable and something of a curiosity. The fact that we are so grossly outnumbered — only 14 percent of soldiers in the Army are women — automatically makes us a curiosity. Until I saw that video about the I.D.F., I thought that women were pretty well integrated in our Army.

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