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As Fighting Intensifies, U.S. Troops to Train Ukrainian National Guard / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

The U.S. State Department aims “to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense, and maintain rule of law” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman told Defense News. The training mission comes at a time when fighting around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk between government forces and anti-Kiev separatists rages on. Rebels plan to expand battles for new territory, […]

Phishing Scam Targets United States Military Members | PCWorld

AppRiver describes the phishing attack, “These emails come with subject lines such as ‘USAA Notification’, ‘Security Alert’, ‘Urgent Message for USAA Customer’, etc. A link in the email takes you to a fake login page that asks you for all your pertinent USAA login and personal financial data. Once the information is submitted you are […]

Probe links pro-ISIS hacker to military breach | TheHill

Centcom said the cyberattack did not access the military’s operational networks nor expose any confidential information. The digital infiltrators tweeted out military PowerPoint slides relating to China and North Korea, in addition to publishing military officials’ home addresses. The event was cited by President Obama on Tuesday as he rolled out new portions of the […]

APA – Two assailants on military office burned alive in Congo

“The military prosecutor’s offices were attacked at around 9:00 pm [local time] by men whose identities are not yet clear,” Beni’s mayor Bwanakawa Nyonyi, said Saturday, adding that the attackers were driven back by the army. According to the mayor, two of the assailants were found by locals early Saturday and “were burnt alive while […]

‘Horrific statistics’: Male rapes common in UK army, DoD data reveals — RT UK

Last February, a 20-year-old man was subject to “assault by penetration” by a group of seven men, The Times reported. In May, another soldier, 28, was attacked by his seven fellow servicemen, while three other young men in the army – one of them 18 years old – were the victims of penetrative sexual assaults […]

BBC News – Iraqi army ‘had 50,000 ghost troops’ on payroll

Known in the military as “ghost soldiers”, they either did not exist or no longer reported for duty, however their salaries were still paid. A statement from the PM’s office said the payments have been stopped. Correspondents say rampant corruption in the Iraqi army is seen as one of the reasons why it has struggled […]

Wounded Vets Sue Wall Street Over Iraq Attacks |

The lawsuit filed in US District Court in Brooklyn, New York, named Barclays Plc, Credit Suisse Group AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc.The banks did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The lawsuit was brought under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, a 1992 law that permits victims to bring […]

US sailors hit by ‘hood attack’ in Turkey – Yahoo News

Several dozen members of the nationalist youth group Turkiye Genclik Birligi Turkish Youth Union/TGB attacked the sailors in the Eminonu district on the Istanbul waterfront, a popular tourist hub.They sought to force white sacks onto the heads of the sailors, who were in civilian dress, and chased them across the quayside, shouting “Yankee Go Home” […]

Russian ‘Blackwater’? MPs call for local security industry loophole — RT Russian politics

The prepared draft suggests introducing amendments to the current Criminal Code that directly bans the organizing of or participating in non-state armed groups. They also suggest changes to the Federal Law on Weapons that would allow military contractors to buy and use firearms and various items of military hardware.The deputies want the Federal Security Service […]

Military suicides an ‘epidemic,’ says Canadian expert | Ottawa Citizen

“There is no question that it is at epidemic proportions,” he added. “Why would there be so many soldiers in the U.S. dying by suicide and not in Canada? The Canadian military’s answer is that it’s because of excellent care and excellent leadership but are the Americans so poor that they are not providing adequate care […]

Robert O’Neill, ex-SEAL, says he shot bin Laden –

‘Neill’s move to go public is a controversial one, as it violates an unspoken military rule: Don’t seek attention for your service.”We do not abide willful or selfish disregard for our core values in return for public notoriety or financial gain,” said an Oct. 31 letter to the Naval Special Warfare ranks from commanding officer […]

More than 600 US troops say they were exposed to chemical agents in Iraq | US news | The Guardian

Defence secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an internal review of military records after the Times reported in October that US troops encountered degraded chemical weapons from the 1980s that had been hidden or used in makeshift bombs.The initial newspaper report disclosed that 17 service members had been injured by sarin or sulphur mustard agent, and several […]

Coup leader in Burkina Faso received U.S. military training – The Washington Post

Lt. Col. Isaac Zida, the former deputy commander of the presidential guard, emerged Saturday as the country’s ruler — at least on an interim basis — after angry demonstrators attacked government buildings and forced Burkina Faso’s longtime strongman to flee the country.In 2012, when he was a major, Zida attended a 12-day counterterrorism training course […]

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles |

The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles — the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase […]

Shebab’s new leader a devout, ruthless hardliner – Yahoo News

Very little is known about Abu Ubaidah, and a senior Shebab official only described him as having been very close to Godane, a hardliner who had overseen the group’s transformation from local insurgency to major regional guerrilla threat.”Avenging the death of our scholars and leaders is a binding obligation on our shoulders that we will […]

Urban Shield reignites militarization debate in Oakland | Al Jazeera America

Urban Shield is a four-day event that brings together law enforcement agencies from around the world — including Israel, Bahrain, Qatar, Brazil, Guam, South Korea and Singapore. A two-day trade show featuring the latest in policing and surveillance technology is followed by two days of emergency-preparedness training exercises throughout the Bay Area. The event began […]

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