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The number of substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against Army brass rose this year | Task and Purpose

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The Army Inspector General Report has shown that the number of confirmed sexual misconduct accusations against senior Army officials rose in the 2019 fiscal year. Despite a decrease in allegations in the prior year, personal and sexual misconduct rose in 2019. Sexual misconduct has been the number one substantiated report since 2015, and it is characterized by ‘engaging in adulterous ... Read More »

Young soldiers are no strawberry generation says the Chief Commando Officer | The Straits Times

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The Commander of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Special Operations Task Force has commented on his belief that when it comes to training, the younger generation has it harder. Some dismiss them as a “strawberry generation” but Colonel Kenny Tay has observed that they have to wear heavier body armor, train with more powerful weapons, and walk and ruck for longer ... Read More »

Watch Royal Marines hone future role leading United States Marine Corps into battles | Plymouth 

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A mini-documentary has been released displaying the Royal Marines, Army Commandos, and the U.S. Marines in action during Exercise Green Dagger. With the slogan “this is modern warfare” the video displays a spearheaded raid on a simulated desert city. During the exercise, the Royal Marines cleared the way for more troops to come in and finish the attack. A Green ... Read More »

A brief look at the NATO summit declaration | Chicago Tribune

A recent NATO meeting saw countries downplaying their differences and reassuring each other of their support. Article 5 was quickly mentioned, saying how the trans-Atlantic treaty was the cornerstone of the alliance. Leaders also pledged to provide more financial support for their militaries, noting how Canada and European countries had been doing this well for the past five years. A ... Read More »

No home for the holidays: 30 military families still displaced by poor housing conditions at Fort Belvoir | Fairfax County Times

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Mold and rat infestations led to poisoning and other hazardous issues that have made 30 families homeless for the holidays at Fort Belvoir. They are forced to wait for the private military housing contractors to remove the problems. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Sen. Tim Kaine have recently met with two of the families and held a hearing to discuss ... Read More »

NATO’s newest threat is coming from inside the house | Defense One

U.S. President Trump and France President Macron walking together from a past meeting in France. Picture not related to context of article.

When President Trump commented on NATO affairs and meetings, he reflected on the importance of each meeting, and that great strides have been made. While giving positive feedback, Trump did have one comment that has sparked further discussion, stating “except perhaps for one country.” This was in reference to France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who claimed that NATO was brain dead, leading to heated ... Read More »

Trudy Rubin: Why US-China military tensions over future of Taiwan could rise | Chicago Tribune

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Democracy protests throughout China have been regularly making international news. Taiwan, a nearby island off the coast, plays a key role on what could be the tipping point of conflict between the U.S. and China. These protests are creating more tension between the renegade republic island and mainland with Taiwan’s presidential election coming up next year. A gray zone currently ... Read More »

IAF, Special Ops complete joint ‘Game of Thrones’ drill in Cyprus | Jerusalem Post 

Operation Game of Thrones was recently completed in Cyprus by special operations forces and the IAF. Simulated guerrilla warfare tactics were accomplished using drones and helicopters in an unfamiliar area with difficult terrain. Training activities while fighting simulated enemy forces included single-night raids, combat in complex terrain, ground force aerial targeting assistance, and refueling of helicopters. The week long operation ... Read More »

Security threat closes Fort Bragg main gate | Fayetteville Observer

Fort Bragg, Home of The Airborne and Special Operations Forces, main gate.

Fort Bragg, Home of The Airborne and Special Operations Forces, closed Tuesday evening after a driver attempted to enter the installation without proper identification. The unidentified person was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 and crashed through a security arm, setting off additional security devices. The driver quickly left the installation soon after, but to increase security measures, the gate remained ... Read More »

US Official: Iran protest deaths may have topped 1,000 | VOA news

Picture of one of the Iran protests from November.

The body count in Iran continues to rise after protests over a sudden extreme gas price increase has reached three weeks. A U.S. official announced that there are over 1,000 suspected with deaths, with thousands wounded and another 7,000 arrested. Video footage shows forces pursuing a group of protestors before opening fire and killing at least 100 citizens. The clerical ... Read More »