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800 Insurgents Route 2 Iraqi Divisions

  • 06/14/2014 - 09:57

    The Islamic terrorist groups ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has been seizing large areas of Iraq this week, with very little manpower or opposition.

    Their latest victory is seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul - which was defended by 2 Iraqi divisions, about 30,000 men. The Iraqi divisions were mainly supplied with US equipment - about $15 billion of equipment was transferred to the Iraqi military. ISIS is estimated to have fewer than 1,000 fighters and weapons consisting mainly of small arms and soft-skinned civilian vehicles.

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House and House Committee Vote on Important Issues

  • 06/10/2014 - 14:57

    The House and one of its committees have voted in two very different ways on two issues important to former and current soldiers alike.

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Senate Proposes Bill to Clean Up VA System

  • 06/06/2014 - 12:35

    A bipartisan Senate bill has been proposed that would attempt to reform the troubled Veterans Administration.

    The bill, a compromise between Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. would allow for more streamlined firing of VA executives, allow for rural veterans to use health care outside of the current VA system, hire additional doctors and nurses, and attempt to streamline the VA computer system.

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Rescued POW Bergdahl May Face Charges

  • 06/03/2014 - 11:56

    In late June of 2009, then-Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl was somehow separated from his unit, and was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in early July. A prisoner exchange with the Taliban on May 31, 2014 returned now-Sgt. Bergdahl to US custody, and now many questions about his disappearance are being raised.

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VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns