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Troops slam Ted Cruz for claiming the US military has been 'emasculated'

"Why does it become 'woke' when that story doesn't quite fit the narrative?" an Army National Guard soldier said.
Military & Defense 2021-05-21T19:29:24Z
President Joe Biden speaks with retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Puckett after he was presented the Medal of Honor, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 21, 2021, in Washington.

Watch this 94-year-old Army Ranger push a walker away to stand and receive the Medal of Honor

Retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. entered the ceremony in a wheelchair, but he stood on his own for the reading of his citation and to receive the award.
News 2021-05-21T18:52:34Z
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Owner of AP tower destroyed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza says he saw no evidence of Hamas in the building

EXCLUSIVE: Hamas had no presence in the Gaza building that housed the AP, its owner says. When pressed by Insider, Israeli officials disagreed.
International 2021-05-21T18:08:31Z

In Gaza, 'war is horror' for everyone, including the cats and dogs

Saeed Al Err, of Gaza's Sulala Animal Rescue, devised a plan to save his 40 cats should he receive warning that Israel would bomb his neighborhood.
Military & Defense 2021-05-21T17:48:12Z

Biden awards first Medal of Honor as president to Korean War hero who led Army Rangers in brutal battle against hundreds of enemy troops

Ralph Puckett Jr. received the highest military honor for valor for his actions in a battle where his troops were outnumbered almost 10 to one.
Military & Defense 2021-05-21T12:26:00Z

The US and Mexico aren't on 'the same page' about cartels, and now thousands of people are fleeing to the US

"Mexico is now overwhelmed and out of capacity," a Catholic priest in southwest Mexico told Insider.
Military & Defense 2021-05-21T11:56:34Z

Video appears to show new violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem on the first day of the Israel-Hamas cease-fire

Video appears to show crowds of people attempting to flee as loud bangs ring out and smoke emanates from inside the compound.
Politics 2021-05-21T10:51:48Z

Netanyahu thanked 'my friend' Joe Biden for his support during Israel's offensive in Gaza, and threatened to attack again if Hamas did

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the comments Friday, on the first day of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas following deadly clashes.
Politics 2021-05-21T02:51:41Z

Ted Cruz implies the US military is too 'woke' and 'emasculated' to compete with Russia

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz based his criticism on a TikTok comparing a Russian army commercial with a US Army commercial.
Politics 2021-05-20T23:03:57Z

Biden administration will close 2 ICE detention centers in Georgia and Massachusetts after allegations of abuse

Both detention centers have come under federal investigation for accusations of abuse, including use of excessive force and unnecessary hysterectomies.
Politics 2021-05-20T22:28:18Z

Biden lauds cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and urges further progress

Israel's security cabinet voted to approve the truce. Hamas officials said the cease-fire would be "mutual and simultaneous."
Tech 2021-05-20T22:23:24Z

Nearly 1,000 Apple employees sign letter calling on Tim Cook to issue statement supporting Palestinians

Employees criticized Apple for staying silent, calling on it to acknowledge Palestinians living under an "illegal occupation," The Verge reported.
Military & Defense 2021-05-20T19:44:47Z

Israel says it has destroyed more than 60 miles of a vast Hamas tunnel network called the 'Metro'

The Israeli military said in a video that it neutralized a significant portion of the vast network of tunnels built beneath Gaza.
Military & Defense 2021-05-20T17:26:06Z

What the IDF's past special-ops missions reveal about how Israel takes out Hamas' rockets and tunnels

"The Israelis are top-notch, easily among the top five special-operations communities in the world," a former Delta Force operator told Insider.

Why South Korea built a rifle that's half AK-47 and half M16

To have enough rifles to arm its reserves in case of another war, South Korea had to design its own weapon.
Military & Defense 2021-05-20T14:57:12Z

Israel's Iron Dome has been put to the test in more ways than one amid intense fighting with Palestinian militants

The air-defense system has been tested not only by unusually heavy rocket fire but also by other threats it has never faced in combat before.

China and Russia agree to boost ties in a 'strategic priority' area — nuclear power

"It can be said that Russia-China relations have reached their highest level in history," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Military & Defense 2021-05-20T12:34:44Z

4 mysterious submarine disappearances a half-century ago show why undersea disasters are so hard to figure out

During a five-month period in 1968, four submarines were lost with all hands. Over 50 years later, the causes of those wrecks remain unknown.
Politics 2021-05-20T10:46:55Z

The US has quietly told Israel it can't publicly support its aggression in Gaza for much longer, report says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is said to have told his Israeli counterpart he expects fighting to wind down, though Israel has vowed to press on.

Biden and Putin shouldn't waste time arguing about things they can't fix

If Biden and Putin do meet later this year, they shouldn't spend time rehashing their irreconcilable differences.
Tech 2021-05-19T17:14:56Z

The operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline says it paid $4.4 million to hackers

Colonial Pipeline's CEO said he ized the payment because he wasn't sure how long it would take to bring the pipeline's systems back.

The 7 craziest commando missions of World War II

World War II was an innovative period for special-operations forces and commandos.

Why Muslim governments are giving China a free pass on its abuses against Uyghurs

Western governments and Muslim-majority governments have diverged in their responses to China's persecution of its Muslim minorities.
Military & Defense 2021-05-19T12:47:04Z

Navy SEALs are refocusing to fight China and Russia. Here's what current and former members say they're up against.

After two decades of counterterrorism operations, the Navy's special operators are shifting to take different, more capable foes.
Military & Defense 2021-05-19T11:15:25Z

The death toll from Israel-Gaza fighting keeps climbing as more countries call for a cease-fire

Tensions between Israel and Hamas have flared since May 10, with Israel launching airstrikes and militants in Gaza firing rockets.
Politics 2021-05-19T03:07:33Z

UN says at least 58,000 Palestinians have been internally displaced and made 合约数字币和虚拟币homeless in Gaza after a week of Israeli airstrikes

At least 200 Palestinians, including 63 children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes according to Gaza's health ministry.
Military & Defense 2021-05-18T20:30:30Z

Israeli airstrikes kill 11 children who were enrolled in a program to address past trauma from war

The children, ages 5 to 15, were killed in their 合约数字币和虚拟币homes in Gaza, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Israel and Hamas aren't trying to end their war. They're trying to look strong.

The prize Israel and Hamas are after is to be seen as tougher than the other. And there is no end to that contest.
Transportation 2021-05-18T17:03:31Z

2 pilots ejected from an F-15QA fighter jet during an emergency on the runway at a St. Louis airport

The aircraft was a new F-15 variant for a foreign buyer. What caused the pilots to eject is currently under investigation.

Russia's MiG-35 fighter jet is almost ready for battle

Like the US Air Force's new F-15EX, the MiG-35 is a highly capable fourth-generation-plus fighter jet.

The Army is getting new air-defense weapons to deal with deadlier threats from above

The Army is rebuilding its air-defense capabilities after decades of fighting enemies with little to no airpower.

SOCOM is looking at these 5 aircraft to keep an eye on its special operators

The Armed Overwatch program aims to field flexible, fixed-wing aircraft that can operate in austere regions and with a light logistical footprint.
Politics 2021-05-18T14:26:48Z

The Biden administration is gearing up to sell $735 million of smart bombs to Israel, as conflict rages on with Gaza

Progressive Democrats have been pressuring Biden to call for a cease-fire, and are unhappy with the arms sale as deaths mount in Gaza and Israel.
Military & Defense 2021-05-18T11:19:16Z

Russia's intelligence chief suggested without evidence that the US and UK orchestrated the SolarWinds hack that breached US government agencies

The head of Russia's foreign intelligence service (SVR) denied Russian involvement in the SolarWinds cyberattack and pointed at the UK and US instead.
Military & Defense 2021-05-18T08:49:30Z

Israeli airstrikes wrecked the only coronavirus testing lab in Gaza

Local ities said the al-Rimal clinic had to stop carrying out testing after it was damaged in Israeli strikes.
Politics 2021-05-18T04:26:51Z

Venmo is blocking some payments mentioning Palestinian relief funds. The company says it's following the law.

Venmo said it was trying to avoid running afoul of US sanction laws. But users say Venmo blocked transactions to legitimate charities.
Military & Defense 2021-05-17T21:57:39Z

Israel's 'shocking disregard' for Palestinian civilians may be a war crime, human rights group says

Amnesty International said it had documented four attacks on residential 合约数字币和虚拟币homes that killed innocent Palestinians.
Military & Defense 2021-05-17T20:35:40Z

Watch US soldiers fire artillery through the Army's cool new night-vision goggles

This is one of a few wild videos the Army has put out showing the battlefield through its new night-vision goggles.
Military & Defense 2021-05-17T19:25:54Z

In race for vaccines, US neighbors see chance to play Washington and Beijing against each other

As Latin American countries scramble to vaccinate their residents, two leaders there are looking to gain geopolitical leverage.

A B-1B bomber involved in a failed ejection-seat incident has been retired to take on a new mission

In May 2018, the bomber had an in-flight fire led to an ejection seat misfire, after which the crew had to make an emergency landing.
Politics 2021-05-17T16:29:01Z

In Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, longtime Palestinian residents are challenging expulsions by Israeli settlers in court and bearing a violent response, fearing the repeat of history

Sheikh Jarrah is "a microcosm of the Nakba," Diana Buttu, the director of the IMEU told Insider. "Because it's a result of the Nakba."

Why the M1911 pistol is still so popular 110 years after the US military first adopted it

The M1911 fought in two world wars, conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, and still chugged along with spec ops into the war on terror.
Military & Defense 2021-05-17T12:24:44Z

A former Associated Press editor suggested that Hamas did have offices in the agency's Gaza City building, which Israel destroyed over the weekend

Matti Friedman is contradicting his former employer's claims that it had "no indication Hamas was in the building."
Military & Defense 2021-05-17T09:59:43Z

Israel said it didn't mean to kill 42 civilians in Gaza on Sunday, saying it attacked a series of militant tunnels that caused people's 合约数字币和虚拟币homes to collapse

The Israel Defense Forces struck a series of tunnels in Gaza on Sunday, saying Hamas used it as a secret transport link.
Military & Defense 2021-05-16T22:00:00Z

US Navy SEALs are training to fight on land and water in a 'strategic location' near Russia

US Special Operations Command Europe planned simultaneous exercises to simulate a full-blown conflict with Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
Military & Defense 2021-05-16T17:38:27Z

A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism

When asked for an example, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier mentioned The New York Times' 1619 project, which examines the legacy of slavery in the US.

Why the US Navy's attempt to build a 'stealth warship' didn't work out

The Sea Shadow was developed in great secrecy, and while it may have been a "stealth ship" it wasn't in fact invisible to the naked eye.
News 2021-05-16T12:31:16Z

Israel moving towards ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza now that several military objectives have been met, reports say

Ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas could start imminently, according to senior Israeli officials. Egypt would mediate the discussions.
News 2021-05-15T22:11:02Z

Israeli airstrike destroys Gaza media building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera

An hour after a warning was issued, an Israeli airstrike flattened Gaza's Al-Jalaa tower — a building used partly as an international media HQ.

China has proved it can build warships. It faces another challenge if it wants to catch up with the US.

As the Chinese navy expands its fleet, maintaining the right balance of ships is an increasingly important consideration.
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