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Brave 12-Year-Old Pulls Baby Brother from Stranger’s Arms After Woman Tries to Snatch Him

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A 12-year-old Oklahoma girl bravely confronted a “disturbed” woman who allegedly tried to abduct her baby brother from a restaurant last week. Makayla Phillips, 12, went to lunch with her grandmother, 4-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother on Dec. 26 while the children’s mother was at work. As the family sat down to eat, the Lawton girl said a strange woman approached the table and exhibited some troubling behavior toward her younger siblings. “She walked up to them and gave both of them a kiss,” Makayla told KSWO-TV. “My grandma, she thought it was weird and not right, so she decided ... Read more

The Last Gasp of Peace: The Message of the Christmas Truce of 1914 to the Modern Profession of Arms

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The story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 is often considered “played out,” especially in historical circles, but it is a compelling tale; its best and most impactful role is on the young minds of the military who have not yet heard it. It is hard for most to come to terms with the horrors of the Western Front, and equally challenging to understand the willingness of soldiers to set aside their differences in the midst of so much death. The actions of the Christmas Truce do not echo with the heroism of Pickett’s Charge, the audacity of Theodore Roosevelt ... Read more

2 Marine Families Sue Over High Levels of Mold in Military Housing – NBC 7 San Diego

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Two military families are suing a government contractor for exposing them to dangerous levels of mold inside military housing on Camp Pendleton. The lawsuits against Lincoln Military Property Management were filed less than three months after the company was ordered to pay another military family $2 million for exposing them to mold. “We noticed our son having a harder time focusing at school and we didn’t make the connection,” said Valerie Clover, describing what she noticed in her then-6-year-old son shortly after moving into 296 Tierra Blanca Avenue on Camp Pendleton. “He also started having severe eczema flare-ups in the ... Read more

Iran can sink U.S. warships with ‘secret weapons’, military official says

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and “secret weapons”, a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency Mizan on Saturday. The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks. “America.. is sending two warships to the region. If they commit the slightest stupidity, we will send these ships to the bottom of the sea ... Read more

Forces loyal to Libya’s U.N.-backed government receive military hardware

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) from taking the capital, Tripoli. “The GNA is fostering its forces defending Tripoli with armored vehicles, ammunition and quality weapons,” the pro-GNA coalition said on one of its Facebook page, without giving further details about the origin of the military equipment. Pictures and videos posted by the coalition on its Facebook pages showed what appeared to be dozens of Turkish-made ... Read more

France: Leaked military documents underscore need to end flow of arms to Yemen conflict

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Responding to leaked classified French military documents published today by investigative news site Disclose, highlighting the widespread use of French weapons in the conflict in Yemen, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf said: “These leaked documents provide clear evidence that French military equipment supplied to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being widely used in the conflict in Yemen. “Despite overwhelming evidence, Western arms supplied to the Saudi Arabia and UAE-led Coalition are being used to commit or facilitate possible war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen, states such as ... Read more