Prison riot? Send in the SAS

Who said the SAS feed only on enemy sentries and terrorists? Rowdy prisoners can occasionally form part of their diet as well. Scotland—1987. 30 years ago, a prison riot in Peterhead had turned ugly.  50 inmates had managed to take control of D-wing.  The riot had begun by the stabbing of an officer, but it had quickly escalated in […]

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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s family is asking Trump for a presidential pardon

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher plans on asking President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon, his family announced on Thursday. A message posted to the Free Eddie Gallagher Facebook page, which is maintained by Gallagher’s wife Andrea, stated that his family “is seeking Congressional Support for a Presidential Pardon” and encouraging supporters to call their congressman […]

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Former VA Secretary David Shulkin says Trump’s ‘shadow rulers’ threatened treatment for veterans

David Shulkin ran the nation’s largest health system under two presidents. As secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, he oversaw a hospital empire that served nine million veterans and employed 135,000 people. Under Shulkin’s leadership, the VA reduced wait times for health care, improved the appeals process for veterans seeking disability benefits, focused on […]

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CIA-backed Afghan security units are carrying out illegal killings, Human Rights Watch says

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security units backed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have carried out extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, indiscriminate air strikes and other rights abuses and should be disbanded, a rights group said on Thursday. Human Rights Watch said it investigated 14 cases in which CIA-backed Afghan counterinsurgency forces committed serious abuses […]

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America’s newest aircraft carrier only has 4 of its 11 elevators working, but at least it can do these high-speed turns

The Navy’s beleaguered USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier may not have working weapons elevators, but it’s certainly got some moves. The $13 billion supercarrier on Wednesday returned to Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia after several days of sea trials, a major step for a much-hyped carrier that just spent 15 months undergoing post-shakedown repairs […]

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