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Top British general given £100k for home upkeep… while soldiers live in squalor

Top British general given £100k for home upkeep… while soldiers live in squalor

One of Britain’s top generals was given £100,000 ($125,000) just to cover “domestic assistance” at his plush London home last year, despite the daily struggles faced by rank and file soldiers. General Nick Houghton, who has since retired, enjoyed one of the ‘grace and favor’ homes given to senior military officers. The bill incurred by […]

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, […]

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 […]

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