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Schools That Serve: Top Schools For Veterans

Rapid City, S.D., is a bustling metropolis of 68,000 that is home to the largest private collection of black bears in the world and a park containing seven enormous dinosaur statues. The small town, with about one-tenth the population of Washington,… Full Story


Fielding Robots Necessary For Saving Lives

Fielding Robots Necessary For Saving Lives

The U.S. Army has recently conducted tests on robot vehicles that can protect GIs in combat and war environment, as reported by Sig Christenson for San Antonio Express-News. The testing was held at Fort Hood several days ago.

Christenson wrote,… Full Story


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Photo: NIGHT BRIEFING

U.S. paratroopers gather for a mission brief before the return leg of a resupply convoy on Forward Operating Base Arian in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.


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New tool eyed by U.S. for anti-drug war

The U.S. Army could send a team of socio-cultural experts to Mexico to aid in counter-narcotics work, a U.S. Army official said.

The move would be in keeping with the broader role the U.S. Defense Department has assigned to the… Full Story


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Iraqis Joyful For Withdrawal But Wary Of Leaders

Iraqis expressed joy at the news that US forces had completed their withdrawal on Sunday, but voiced doubts their politicians could come together to rebuild the violence-wracked country.

“I am proud — all Iraqis should be proud, like all those… Full Story


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Training Photo: Rope Climb

An Air Force pararescueman climbs a rope ladder back into an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a tactical training mission on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2012. Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group practiced and certified members on… Full Story


DARPA And Boeing Unite For ‘FAST’ Project

DARPA’s new “FAST” program is aiming to develop a new, ultra-lightweight High Power Generation System (HPGS) that can generate up to 175 kilowatts, which is more power than is currently available to the International Space Station. When combined with electric… Full Story


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Syrian Civil War: Map image

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), Syria’s main rebel group, has officially abandoned its failed ceasefire with government forces. This nominal change of stance has been presented as a response to continued massacres of Syrian civilians, for which government-supported militias are apparently to blame.… Full Story


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Syrian rebels aim to use chemical weapons, blame Damascus

The armed Syrian opposition has got their hands on chemical weapons, the report by DamPress claims the opposition group in possession of the weapons is being trained in its use inside Turkey. No further detail on the alleged conspiracy is… Full Story


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Syria Profile

Once the centre of the Islamic Empire, Syria covers an area that has seen invasions and occupations over the ages, from Romans and Mongols to Crusaders and Turks.

A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home… Full Story