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Ay ay ay... Do you think anything will come of this?? --

#Putin  Warns of Payback for #Turkey  Downing #Russian  Warplane: (Via

"The downing of a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet on Tuesday posed the threat of more dogfights over Syria and dashed French hopes of a "grand coalition" with the U.S. and Russia to combat the Islamic State. Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately called the incident over the eastern Turkish-Syrian border a "stab in the back" and warned of "serious consequences." #syia   #iraq   #military   #news   #militarynews   #middleeast   #ISIS   #islamicstate   #opinion  
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of "serious consequences" after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian ground attack jet.
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#Obama , Hollande Pledge Solidarity Against #ISIS (Via

"Pledging solidarity after the #Parisattack , President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the #IslamicState  saying America would not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism. To this point, Obama said, #Russia  is an "outlier" in the fight." #militarynews   #military   #news   #waronterror   #terrorism   #syria   #iraq  
President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State.
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Do you think any of our allies will 'step up their game' against ISIS when we don't seem willing to step up ours?? --

#WhiteHouse  Asks Allies to Step up in #ISIS  Campaign: (Via +Military Times)

"The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the #IslamicState , while President #Obama  faced pressure in return to show the U.S.-led coalition will intensify efforts in response to the #Parisattacks , even without a major shift in strategy. Requests for more counterintelligence, military and humanitarian assistance came a day before French President Francois Hollande was to arrive at the White House to discuss the fight against the extremists believed to be behind the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people." #waronterror   #terrorism   #military   #news   #militarynews   #opinion   #syria   #iraq   #DoD  
The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who've exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was possible under the right circumstances.
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Do YOU approve or disapprove on the job the Chuck Hagel did as Secretary of Defense? LET US KNOW! --

Today in #US   #Military   #History : 2014 – Chuck Hagel resigned as US defense secretary after less than two years in the top post.
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The president is expected to sign this into law before Thanksgiving, but, it will be a while before troops see anything chance. The first to feel the impact have likely not even enlisted yet...

#Retirement  Changes Mean Tough Choices for #Troops  ... Eventually: (Via +Military Times)

"In contrast to the longstanding current system that reserves pension payouts for troops who serve at least 20 years in uniform, the new, “blended” plan would give troops who serve as little as two years some retirement benefits through vested 401(k)-style investments in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts." #financialplanning   #finance   #military   #news   #veterans   #retirementplanning   #militarynews  
Troops will have two years to get ready for the massive overhaul of the military retirement system.
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Well, this would definitely NOT be good. Let's hope it isn't true - #Chemicalweapons   next?! #ISIS‬  is in pursuit of development according to some officials...

#IslamicState‬   #Terrorists‬  Determined to Build Chemical Weapons, Officials Say: (Via +Fox News)
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Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials say the Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region.
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The #Marines  are ready to take the fight to #ISIS , and win if called! -

#USMC  Chief Weighs in on #Syria : 'If We Get Called, We'll Go': (Via +Military Times)

"Marines are prepared to fight and win a ground war with the Islamic State group inside Syria, but such an assignment would be dangerous, complicated and undesirable, the service's top general said Monday. "Could we go in there with a Marine force, into Raqqa, and pound these guys into the ground like a tent peg? Could we? Absolutely," "But then the question is: 'OK, so what's next?' Who do we give it to? I don't want to stay in Raqqa. There's nothing there that I want." #militarynews   #news   #military   #middleeast   #waronterror   #terrorism  
Marines are prepared to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, but it would be dangerous and undesirable, Gen. Robert Neller said.
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This happened today in 1961... Were you alive during this?? --

Today in #US   #History : 1963 – At 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas strip club owner.
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RIP to these brave soldiers... Keep their families in your thoughts! --

Four Killed in #Military  Helicopter Crash at #FortHood  in Texas: (Via +NBC News)

"All four crew members aboard a military helicopter that crashed at Fort Hood in Texas Monday afternoon were killed, the U.S. Army said. The crew's UH-60 chopper went down some time after 5:49 p.m. in the northeast portion of the Fort Hood Range, according a statement released by +The U.S. Army".  #militarynews   #news   #RIP  
The crew was flying a routine training mission when their UH-60 chopper went down, the U.S. Army said. The cause was under investigation.
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This is a good sign, but, hopefully they catch the Paris attack 'fugitive' soon before something else happens! --

#Belgian  Police Arrest 21, #Paris  Fugitive Still at Large - (via +Stars and Stripes)

"The raids began late Sunday, capping a tense weekend that saw hundreds of troops patrolling and authorities hunting for one or more suspected extremists including Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive since being named a suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks." #belgium   #brussels   #waronterror   #terrorism   #military   #new   #militarynews   #ISIS   #islamicstate  
Belgian police launched more raids in Brussels and beyond early Monday, detaining five more people as they continued their hunt for a fugitive suspect in the Paris attacks.
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Belgium... couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of folks..... Europe you are doomed. 
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WOW... This. Is. Amazing! Check out this crazy story/video to start your weekend. How many pull-ups do you think You could do?? LET US KNOW! --

#MarineCorps   #Veteran  Does 5,862 Pullups in a Day, Breaks Record: (Via +Military Times)

"A Marine veteran has beat the record for the number of pullups completed in a day, earning a spot in the annual Guinness Book of World Records book. Veteran Sgt. Guy Seaman, who goes by the name Guy Valentino, decided to spend #VeteransDay  besting a sailor's pullup record." #militarynews   #news   #military   #veteransnews   #video   #fitness   #exercise   #mustsee   #vets  
A Marine veteran has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records book for the number of pullups completed in one day.
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Today in #US   #History : 2001 – President George W. Bush signs the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, creating the Transportation Security Administration  ( #TSA ).

It also required programs for the inspection of air travel checked baggage within 60 days and a requirement for security screeners to be US citizens within a year.
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