Culture 2020-03-26T15:16:53Z
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Parkland activist David Hogg calls for people to 'cancel TikTok,' citing privacy concerns and the app's Chinese ownership

March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg called on Wednesday for people to "cancel TikTok" over censorship allegations and privacy concerns.
Military & Defense 2020-03-25T14:31:23Z
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This is how Canada's iconic Mountie uniforms are made

The Canadian Mounties are known for their iconic uniforms that feature the iconic scarlet tunic. This is how they're made.
Politics 2020-03-19T16:08:12Z
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Italy's coronavirus lockdown is so severe that you need a form to prove you have a good enough reason to be outside

Italy is on a nationwide lockdown. Anyone who needs to leave the house must carry a form explaining why, or they could be fined.
Military & Defense 2020-03-15T10:53:00Z

Israel's elite Mossad unit set up a luxury diving resort in the 1980s as a front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of Sudan. Here's what it was like.

Mossad agents posed as hotel staff and diving instructors at the Arous beach resort by day, and evacuated refugees out of the continent by night.
Military & Defense 2020-03-10T17:44:56Z
Military & Defense 2020-02-26T14:00:00Z

We went inside Royal Canadian Mounted Police boot camp to see how future Mounties are trained

We went inside Royal Canadian Mounted Police boot camp, where future Mounties train outdoors in negative 25-degree temperatures.
Military & Defense 2020-02-19T14:08:59Z

Turkey is now basically at war with Syria, thanks to Russian bombing that is driving 1 million refugees toward Europe

The fighting threatens to send 1 million refugees into Turkey, which has already taken in nearly four million since the Syrian war began.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T18:47:49Z

Step inside a 30-ton Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle built to battle onto enemy beaches

The AAV is more than 40 years old, but it remains the "number one vehicle" to storm a beach under fire, a Marine said.
Politics 2020-02-18T17:58:00Z

Trump administration will waive 10 federal laws to speed up border wall construction in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas

Trump has used his power to waive environmental impact rules, Tuesday marks the first time it has been used to evade federal procurement requirements.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T17:13:45Z

How the Navy's boatswain's mates get the USS Bataan into and out of ports around the world

"Each pier we pull into overseas is different," a sailor said. "They are not like the pier we are used to pulling into every week in Norfolk."
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T16:11:27Z

2 things everyone forgets about 'Mad Max'-style post-apocalypse vehicles

You still need to get around after society crumbles, but without that society, you won't be getting very far.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T14:35:52Z

Rarely seen footage from the battle of Iwo Jima reveals more about the US troops who fought and died there

More than 50 Marine combat cameramen operated across the 8 square miles of Iwo Jima during the battle, likely shooting at least 24 hours of footage.
Politics 2020-02-18T12:47:05Z

The US was left alone and humiliated on the world stage as European allies collectively dunked on Trump's 'America First' policy at a major security conference

The Munich Security Conference was themed around the idea of the Western alliance fading, and European allies openly criticized the US's approach.
Military & Defense 2020-02-18T11:45:18Z

John Bolton slammed Trump's 'wasted two years' trying to denuclearize North Korea in his first public speech since the impeachment trial

The hawkish former National Security Advisor pulled no punches on North Korea and warned that leader Kim Jong Un was "jiving the Americans."
News 2020-02-18T04:27:20Z

'You'll love Chapter 14': John Bolton discussed his book and suggested he has a lot more to say about the Trump administration

He also described worrying about "censorship" of his book, Bloomberg reported, saying at a talk at Duke University, "I hope it's not suppressed."
Military & Defense 2020-02-17T17:30:16Z

Chinese police reportedly put a professor under house arrest, cut his internet, and kicked him off social media after he criticized President Xi over the coronavirus

Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at the elite Tsinghua University, had published a scathing essay on the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus.
Military & Defense 2020-02-17T17:00:00Z

How an A-10 Warthog pilot's helmet keeps them alive and on target

An A-10 pilot's HGU-55/P helmet gives them a central interface for everything from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments.
Military & Defense 2020-02-17T14:58:02Z

The man suspected of killing an anti-Putin blogger in France fled to Moscow afterwards, and is linked to one of Putin's closest allies, police say

Imran Aliev was found stabbed in a hotel in Lille, France. A police source told Insider that his suspected killer flew to Moscow via Germany.
Politics 2020-02-17T06:49:36Z

Trump reportedly urged the CIA to hunt and kill Osama bin Laden's son instead of more pressing terrorist threats

Intelligence officials would reportedly give President Donald Trump lists of top terror targets, but Hamza bin Laden's name was the only one he knew.
Military & Defense 2020-02-16T18:26:00Z

ISIS is bigger now than when it first formed, and Trump's conflict with Iran could give it a boost

Trump's conflict with Iran has taken attention away from ISIS while the terror organization shows strong signs of resilience.
Military & Defense 2020-02-15T22:27:29Z

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

President Donald Trump previously boasted that his administration was stacked with notable military generals.
News 2020-02-15T08:05:36Z

Border agents are being deployed to 'sanctuary cities' as the Trump administration escalates its immigration policies

One hundred border patrol agents, including some from an elite tactical team are being sent to 10 sanctuary cities to help local immigration officer.
Military & Defense 2020-02-14T21:57:56Z

A major US ally in the Pacific wants to scrap an important military deal with the US, and that may give China an edge

The Philippines wants to end the Visiting Forces Agreement it has with the US. A similar move in the '90s gave Beijing an edge in the South China Sea.
Military & Defense 2020-02-14T20:40:12Z

Trump is taking almost $1 billion from Navy shipbuilding projects to build the border wall

The Trump administration is defying Congress and raiding $1 billion from projects like the America-class assault ship.
News 2020-02-14T16:34:47Z

The US Air Force has updated and broadened its dress code to allow turbans, beards, and hijabs

Airmen were previously allowed to make a request for religious accommodations, but they were granted on a case-by-case basis.
Military & Defense 2020-02-14T16:04:26Z

Brazil's most powerful gang is going international — here's how First Capital Command rose to power

First Capital Command got its start in Brazil's prisons. Now it's making its mark in prisons in neighboring Paraguay.
News 2020-02-14T07:34:26Z

While Barr publicly scolds Trump, his DOJ is quietly investigating those in the CIA who probed 2016 Russian interference

Attorney General William Barr claimed that Trump has "never" asked him "to do anything in a criminal case."
Military & Defense 2020-02-13T22:31:47Z

Union gunboats roaming the Mississippi during the Civil War didn't just attack the Confederate military

During the Civil War, huge metal monsters roamed the Mississippi River, carrying 75 tons of armor, up to 13 guns, and crews as big as 250 men.
Military & Defense 2020-02-13T19:55:22Z

Terrible headaches every morning: A veteran describes the pain of the kind of combat-related brain injury Trump has repeatedly dismissed

It's been 10 years, and a former US soldier is still struggling with the troubling effects of the mild traumatic brain injury he suffered in Afghanistan.
Politics 2020-02-13T19:15:00Z

Senate Republicans defied Trump and voted to stop him from taking further military action against Iran

The war-powers resolution sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia was heavily opposed by President Donald Trump.
Military & Defense 2020-02-13T17:26:45Z

NATO gave Polish firefighters an award for putting out a US Stryker armored vehicle that burst into flames

The Polish firefighters' swift response saved the burning Stryker from being totally lost.
Military & Defense 2020-02-13T15:38:23Z

How the Navy pumps 1.3 million gallons of fuel into an aircraft carrier without ever pulling into port

"The primary mission of an aircraft carrier is to fly aircraft, and we need to be able to replenish the jet fuel without having to pull in port."
Military & Defense 2020-02-13T14:35:26Z

After decades of failure, the US must get out of the war in Afghanistan before one more American is killed

Opinion: Recent US casualties in Afghanistan have underscored what's been clear for some time: The US war there is unwinnable.
Politics 2020-02-13T11:01:29Z

China sacked a brace of top officials in Hubei province, likely in a move to protect Xi Jinping from people's anger over the coronavirus outbreak

Xi Jinping has avoided involving himself in the fight against the Wuhan coronavrius. Experts say it indicates that Beijing wants to dodge the blame.
Military & Defense 2020-02-12T23:36:53Z

The US Army is not investigating Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, despite Trump saying he 'certainly' believed it would explore the idea

"We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him in any way they want," President Donald Trump said this week.
Military & Defense 2020-02-12T20:04:04Z

The Army is offering some Green Berets up to $100,000 to stay in service

The Army is competing with the high-paying jobs that experienced Special Forces soldiers can command outside the military.
Military & Defense 2020-02-12T18:36:05Z

The Air Force's very first 'Compass Call' aircraft is retiring after 37 years of electronic warfare

EC-130H "Compass Call" aircraft are specially modified to disrupt enemy communications and coordination.
Military & Defense 2020-02-12T17:36:01Z

A Navy carrier air wing commander became one of the few pilots to achieve 1,200 career carrier landings

Landing on a carrier is no easy feat. Doing it 1,200 times is something only a handful of the Navy's best fliers have ever accomplished.
News 2020-02-12T06:41:16Z

Australia's government listed 113 native animal species that need 'emergency intervention' in order to survive after its devastating bushfires

Koalas, platypuses, and some species of echidna, possum, potoroo, and dunnart were listed as "high-priority" for government intervention.
Military & Defense 2020-02-12T00:33:25Z

Trump suggested that the military might take disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alex Vindman after he was kicked off the NSC

President Donald Trump said he sent Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman "to a much different location" and "the military can handle him in any way they want."
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T20:02:48Z

Trump wants to cut foreign aid again, and it could cost Americans in the long run

The fact that Trump keeps proposing cuts, despite pushback from Congress, indicates he really does not support foreign aid.
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T18:40:37Z

US allies are 'back in the big carrier business,' but the US isn't so sure how many flattops it'll have in the future

The US and its allies have new aircraft carriers joining their fleets even as US military leaders worry it's "a big target."
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T16:36:25Z

Trump says 'I won't be changing my mind' on his view that brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran's attack are not very serious

A leading veteran's group demanded that Trump apologize for diminishing the traumatic brain injuries suffered by US troops.
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T14:54:36Z

A longtime Pacific ally that's key to confronting China is tearing up a major military agreement with the US

The Philippines officially notified the US that it would terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement covering the status of US troops there.
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T14:24:00Z

The Army wants $111 million to finally roll out its Next Generation Squad Weapon by 2023

This year's budget request includes more than double what the Army got last year for its new rifle.
News 2020-02-11T06:53:59Z

China's Communist Party is purging local officials as public anger mounts at coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 1,000

China has removed high-ranking officials in the Hubei province amid public outcry over the mounting death toll of the coronavirus outbreak.
Military & Defense 2020-02-11T00:17:47Z

A US Army drill sergeant is suspended after a profanity-laced shoving match with a recruit in Georgia

Video shows a US Army drill sergeant hitting a recruit after he used profanity. Now the drill sergeant is suspended.
Military & Defense 2020-02-10T23:11:21Z

The Navy says it wants to shrink the Marine Corps by more than 2,000 Marines

In its latest budget request, the Department of the Navy said it wanted to cut the Corps' active duty end-strength down to 184,100 personnel.
Military & Defense 2020-02-10T22:03:00Z

Over 100 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran's missile attack on US forces in Iraq

Iran hammered US forces in Iraq with over a dozen missiles. Since then, more than 100 US troops have reportedly been diagnosed with brain injuries.
Military & Defense 2020-02-10T21:43:20Z

The Pentagon revealed the new paint scheme for Air Force One, and people say it looks like Trump's private jet

Buried in the Pentagon's budget request is a photo that appears to confirm the future Air Force One is getting a red, white, and blue paint job.
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