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Twins killed together to be buried together | Navy Times

The remains of twins who joined the Navy together in 1938 have been returned to Lincoln for burial, decades after their deaths on a battleship at Pearl Harbor. Two ceremonies will be held in succession Saturday at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery for Rudolph Blitz and his brother, Leo Blitz. There will be two caskets, two 21-gun salutes, two invocations, and two ... Read More »

Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals | Science Daily

Fear can be measured in the brain and fearful life-threatening events can leave quantifiable long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of the brain with enduring effects on behaviour, as shown most clearly in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study by Western University demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals ... Read More »

WWII veteran reunited with his dog tag lost in the Pacific | Army Times

A 97-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Bismarck has been reunited with a dog tag he lost in Papua New Guinea while serving in World War II. A stranger found Ed Boger’s dirty, rusted dog tag about five years ago while digging a hole for a school flagpole in Lemieng, Papua New Guinea, The Bismarck Tribune reported. Kenneth Muo knew that ... Read More »

How U.S. spec ops troops did in shooting, tactical competition with Latin American countries | Military Times

For the past 15 years, small groups of special operations troops from the United States and Latin America have met each year for a tactical competition while their senior leaders traded lessons learned and developed better ways to provide security, counter narcotics trafficking and handle disaster response across U.S. Special Operations Command-South. Military Times spoke recently with the U.S. director ... Read More »

Johor sultan says intervened in arms procurement to stop absurd pricing | Free Malaysia Today

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar says he will not hesitate to intervene if irregularities are found in the operations of the Special Forces Regiment, of which he is colonel commandant. Speaking at the regiment’s 54th anniversary parade at Camp Iskandar in Mersing today, Sultan Ibrahim highlighted what he called a lack of control and scrutiny in equipment procurement. He ... Read More »

Next phase of Canadian special forces aircraft project to begin soon | Canada.com

The next phase of the purchase of new surveillance aircraft for Canadian special forces is expected to begin soon with the request for bids for long-term maintenance of the planes. Canadian special forces will receive three new surveillance aircraft from the U.S. with the planes expected to arrive in 2022. A request for bids from Canadian firms to provide in-service ... Read More »

Intuition, The City and War | Modern War Institute At West Point

Cities matter. They matter for fighting climate change, for fighting pandemics, and, as the Urban Warfare Project continues to demonstrate, they matter for the future of fighting itself. The heightened importance of urban spaces results from demographic developments, with the global population advancing toward 70 percent living in urban areas by 2050, and from recent trends in terrorism, counterinsurgency and ... Read More »

US should sanction Iran’s incendiary kingmaker | The Hill

He has called for death to America and Israel. He has described non-Muslims as “animals who roam the earth and engage in corruption.” He has dubbed U.S. troops in Iraq “bloodthirsty wolves” and expressed support for Shiite militias seeking their demise. He has hosted Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as an honored guest. He has demanded the execution of ... Read More »

The Best Way to Deal With Russia: Wait for It to Implode | Politico Magazine

Over the past decade, the Russia threat has loomed larger and larger in the minds of U.S. foreign-policy experts and officials, but the fear has especially grown in the wake of the Russian government’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “It wasn’t a single attempt. They’re doing it as we sit here,” former special counsel Robert Mueller said of Russia’s ... Read More »

1 serviceman dead in raid to seize ex-Kyrgyz president | Yahoo News

Kyrgyz forces were reported pulling out of a village after an unsuccessful raid to try to arrest the country’s ex-president at his residence in an operation that left one serviceman dead and more than 40 people injured. The raid at former president Almazbek Atambayev’s residence south of Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek began Wednesday evening and continued into the pre-dawn hours. ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Special Forces raid in Ghor | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during the operations in Ghor province. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement said the Special Forces conducted the operations in Shakee, Jarsarkho and Surmaqala areas of the capital of Ghor. The statement further added that the Special Forces killed 9 Taliban militants and wounded 10 others. Furthermore, the ... Read More »

Army halts boat auctions, suspends plans for getting rid of maritime fleet | Stars and Stripes

The Army’s plan to shutter its watercraft units and auction off boats has been delayed until a study ordered by House lawmakers of the proposal has been completed. Army spokesman Matt Leonard confirmed Monday that the service “decided to suspend watercraft transformation while we evaluate the overall watercraft requirements needed to support of the National Defense Strategy.” The study of ... Read More »