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Israeli army blames Damascus for Russia’s Il-20 downing, mourns death of crew – statement

Israel has blamed the Syrian government for the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane jet in Latakia province, according to the IDF statement. Israel said that it “expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members” of the Russian plane. However, it stated that  the government of Bashar Assad “whose military shot down the Russian plane,” is “fully responsible” for the ...

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French army in Deir ez-Zor? Photo shown by media raises questions about France’s role in Syrian war

A French army vehicle spotted in a photo taken in Deir ez-Zor province has led to questions about the extent of Paris’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. The image was reportedly shared by the US military on social media. The vehicle in question is a wheeled armored personnel carrier equipped with a turret, which resembles the French army’s Aravis infantry ...

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‘Just stand’: Army vet launches t-shirts with ‘patriotic’ message for Kaepernick & Nike

A clothing company founded by US veterans has responded to Nike’s collaboration with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick by launching a limited edition of ‘Just Stand’ t-shirts. Nine Line Apparel introduced the new line in direct response to sports clothing brand Nike’s decision to use Kaepernick, who sparked a wave of hugely divisive NFL national anthem protests in 2016, as ...

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US Army to send 1500 more to Germany despite Trump’s calls for allies ‘to pay more’

The US Army is to further bolster the number of troops it has stationed in Europe by a further 1,500, despite repeated complaints by President Trump that NATO allies are not spending enough to defend the continent. US Army Europe said the troops will be deployed to Germany by September 2020, calling it a “display of our continued commitment to ...

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Indian & Pakistani army troops join together for Bollywood dance party (VIDEO)

Indian and Pakistani army soldiers were filmed dancing together to Bollywood and Punjabi songs following joint military anti-terrorism drills in Russia. The dance party took place at an anti-terrorism drill hosted by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and held in Russian town of Chebarkul. The rare camaraderie between both armies was captured by India-based New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). “The soldiers ...

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What is this weird Twitter army of Amazon drones cheerfully defending warehouse work?

Here is a strange little online community to puzzle at. Amazon has developed an unnerving, Stepford-like presence on Twitter in the form of several accounts of definitely real on-the-floor workers who regurgitate talking points and assure the world that all is right in the company’s infamously punishing warehouse jobs. After Flamboyant Shoes Guy called out the phenomenon, I found 15 ...

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‘Best not mess with these guys’: Russia wins international army games, challenges NATO (VIDEOS)

Russia beat China and 30 other states in the biggest International Army Games yet, which wrapped up after 28 different disciplines were contested across seven countries. After the fourth edition of the annual competition finished with a Russian win in the tank biathlon – the most popular event in what has become the military version of the Olympics – at ...

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70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa

Around 70,000 people protested the Japanese government’s plan to relocate a US air base within Okinawa island. Locals say the base will hurt the environment and claim they have sacrificed enough for Japan’s security alliance. The demonstrators gathered at a park in the prefectural capital of Naha on Saturday, in an attempt to urge the central government to abandon their ...

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Germany mulls bringing back conscription to boost falling army numbers

Seven years after abolishing conscription, Angela Merkel’s party has floated the idea of bringing back mandatory military service. The proposal, which doesn’t sit well with everyone in Germany, has stirred a nationwide debate. The discussion unfolded after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, secretary general of Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic (CDU) Party surprisingly proposed the reintroduction of national service. “I can promise now – ...

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UK man sues US Army after being unknowingly exposed to toxic dust in their German base (INTERVIEW)

A defiant UK worker who was unknowingly exposed to toxic carcinogenic dust at a US Army base in Germany told RT how his employers’ reluctance to cover medical check-ups made him fight for justice and take the Army to court. David Wright Patterson, a British man who said he was exposed to cadmium dust – a substance that could cause ...

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