Intel Inspector General calls bullsh*t on a bunch of whistleblower conspiracy theories

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community called bullshit on a whole bunch of conspiracy theories regarding the CIA whistleblower at the center of a Trump impeachment inquiry. In a lengthy statement released on Monday, the IC IG explained what the actual whistleblower process is and how this particular whistleblower went through […]

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The Army will practice rapidly deploying soldiers across the Pacific next year in a message to China

About a year from now, the Army plans to practice rapidly deploying 8,000 to 10,000 soldiers from the mainland through Western Pacific islands and into nations around the East and South China Seas for training that will send a message to China. The first “Defender Pacific” — the Pentagon’s most significant exercise for the region […]

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No more half-assing PT: These are the Army’s new combat-oriented fitness standards

The Army’s current Physical Fitness (PT) standard is having its last rounds. Come 2020, the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) test will take effect. And now the Army has revealed the long-awaited standards for the combat-oriented test. To ace the ACFT, which is tailored for every Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Soldiers must: Perform a […]

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People are going nuts over the ‘Tetris Challenge’ — which is basically every anal-retentive SNCO’s dream

In recent weeks a small corner of Twitter has been besieged by photos of first responders and service members posing alongside gear, assorted equipment, and vehicles that have all been meticulously organized to look like a life-sized toy set, before being posted online as part of the so-called Tetris Challenge. The Guardian wrote about the […]

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Both rivals in Afghanistan’s presidential election claim victory in a repeat of 2014

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, have both claimed victory in a weekend presidential election, a scene reminiscent of the last vote in 2014. Though preliminary overall results aren’t expected for another three weeks, Abdullah told a news […]

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It was the biggest scam in Tricare’s history. Now troops may be going to jail

Editor’s note: This article by Patricia Kime originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community. For those who saw a loophole, it was easy money. In 2013, a handful of pharmacy companies that make compounded medications — personalized dosages or formulas normally crafted for patients who can’t tolerate […]

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Exclusive: Ex-Marine pleads guilty to smuggling more than 150 pounds of meth and cocaine from Mexico

A former Marine corporal has pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 150 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico into the United States and will be sentenced in November. Austin Travis Dempsey, 22, was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents in Calexico, California soon after midnight on Oct. 28, 2018 as he tried to […]

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