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Militants in Gaza use party balloons to deliver bombs: report | Fox News

Terror groups in Gaza have been releasing groups of balloons carrying incendiary devices into cities such as Netivot. Previously, the balloons had been released in the countryside and had caused minimal damage over the past several months. Now, however, the balloons are being sent over neighborhoods and buildings. Local police in Netivot have commented that the balloons’ intent is to ... Read More »

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders’ feud | AP News

The deal signed on February 29th between the Taliban and the U.S. detailed that all U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 14 months. There are currently around 13,000 troops in the country, with 5,000 of them participating in anti-terrorism operations and supporting Afghan security forces. 8,600 troops have now begun to be withdrawn, with the 8,600 ... Read More »

N. Korea fires weapons after threatening ‘momentous’ action | AP News

Three short-range weapons were fired by North Korea and landed in the water between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. They travelled a max of 125 miles and reached a maximum height of 30 miles before landing in the ocean. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga reported the firing of the missiles and commented that none of them landed inside their ... Read More »

Top marine explains why he’s banning Confederate flags on bases | Military.com

The recent memo that detailed numerous reforms to be explored in the Marine Corps was received with mixed reviews on many of the objectives. The banning of all Confederate flags on base was one the most hotly debated memo items. Commandant Gen. David Berger has stated that his reasoning for this is because Confederate flags causes distrust and divides units. ... Read More »

Islamic State attacks Kabul gathering, killing at least 32 | Reuters

Kabul saw its first major terror attack since the peace deal was signed by the U.S. and the Taliban. Islamic State gunman opened fire on a crowd at a gathering, with the death toll currently sitting at 32 and with at least 81 others wounded. The Taliban were quick to deny any involvement, and a similar attack last year on ... Read More »

Lessons for the U.S. military from the Russian invasion of Ukraine | Military Times

Ukraine is now six years into being invaded by Russia that has led to the death of over 14,000 Ukrainians and displaced millions more. Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, has commented on how the U.S. needs to pay attention to how Russia has conducted this invasion. Yelchenko has commented on how the war in his country ... Read More »

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria’s Idlib | Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire for the conflict in northwestern Syria. The two presidents met in Moscow and signed a ceasefire to halt the attack on the last remaining Syrian rebel stronghold. Putin commented that he hopes the agreement will reduce the military presence in Idlib and allow local citizens to return. ... Read More »

These are the 21 internal memo items the top Marine wants to immediately change | Marine Times

Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger sent a memo on February 20th detailing 21 reforms he wants looked into. He also tweeted several of these, such as extending maternity leave to an entire year and increasing gender integration, which was met with mixed reviews. In hopes of having smarter candidates enlist, Berger also wants to raise the minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test ... Read More »

Do former vice presidents like Joe Biden have Secret Service protection? | USA Today

Former Vice President Joe Biden had two protestors, who appeared to be protesting diary and cows, rush the stage during his Super Tuesday speech. The first protestor was quickly pulled off stage before a second one rushed it as well. Many people began to ask if the former vice president still receives protection from the Secret Service. He, and other ... Read More »

US defense contractor charged with transmitting classified information to a foreign national with ties to Hezbollah | ABC17

Mariam Taha Thompson began working as a contracted linguist for the US government in Erbil, Iraq in the middle of December 2019. After an airstrike attack on December 30th against militants, Thompson accessed files relating to spying sources. An investigation has launched, and last month the FBI discovered a list of intelligence sources, written in Arabic, under her mattress. She ... Read More »