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Russia Asks US for Help with IEDs at Olympics

Russian government officials have asked the U.S. for help in detecting and dismantling improvised explosive devices at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey received the request while discussing a variety of security… Full Story


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UN Rescinds Invitation to Iran to Attend Talks

A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer under intense U.S. pressure after the opposition threatened to boycott.… Full Story


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Bills Open Military to Some Illegal Immigrants

Lawmakers meeting with military recruiting officials on Thursday said they support efforts to open up the armed services to men and women who were brought into the country illegally, but as children.

Reps. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif.,… Full Story


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TBI Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death

People who survive six months or longer after suffering traumatic brain injuries continue to remain at risk for premature death long after their injury, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Medical Association.

The risk of premature death… Full Story


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Iran Nuke Deal Doesn’t End Debate Over Sanctions

WASHINGTON – The weekend deal spelling out how Iran will roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief buttresses the Obama administration’s argument Tehran may be prepared for a grand diplomatic compromise averting the potential for war. But… Full Story


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American Legion Posts Revise Smoking Rules

It’s a typical weekday afternoon and about half a dozen men sit around the bar in the social quarters at American Legion Post 160 in Smyrna.

As they enter the dark room, visitors are immediately hit with the pungent, lingering… Full Story


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LCS 1 Conducted Operational Missions in South China Sea

The Navy’s USS Freedom conducted several operational patrol missions in the South China Sea while on a 32,000-mile, 10-month long maiden deployment through the Pacific region, service officials said.

As a first-in-class vessel, the USS Freedom or Littoral Combat… Full Story


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‘Miracle’ Jet Crashed at School 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, a 10-ton Wright-Patterson Air Force base RB-57 jet’s crash to the ground caused a window to be blown out of Beavercreek High School.

“There was a loud boom. It hit, bounced and rolled over. I saw… Full Story


Hitler's Bandit Hunters: The SS And The Nazi Occupation Of Europe

Hitler’s Bandit Hunters: The SS And The Nazi Occupation Of Europe

Washington: Potomac Books, 2008. Pp. xxii, 400. Illus., figs., append., notes, biblio., index. $19.95 paper. ISBN:159797157X.

Analysis/Review from Strategypage.com:

“Prof. Blood, formerly of the University of Aachen , opens Hitler’s Bandit Hunters by discussing the differences between “bandenbekämpfung — anti-bandit… Full Story


September 13, 1940: Germans Bomb Buckingham Palace

1940: Germans bomb Buckingham Palace:

German war planes dropped five bombs on Buckingham Palace and its grounds today, destroying the Palace chapel. This bombing was not the palace’s first; two days earlier, the palace was also hit by German bombs… Full Story