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Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing Marine vet Austin Tice and other US hostages

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Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries. The Syrian government officials they were scheduled to meet in Damascus seemed ready to discuss the fate of U.S. hostages believed held in their country, including Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist captured eight years earlier. The […]

Inside the Pentagon’s plan to keep extremists from joining up

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The Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill and the extent to which current or former service members participated it served as a wake-up call to the Defense Department, Pentagon officials have said. DoD has been, however, aware of the encroachment of domestic extremism in the ranks in recent years, and has made several reports to […]

Inside the Pentagon’s plan to keep extremists from joining up

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The Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill and the extent to which current or former service members participated it served as a wake-up call to the Defense Department, Pentagon officials have said. DoD has been, however, aware of the encroachment of domestic extremism in the ranks in recent years, and has made several reports to […]

A look inside the complicated assault case the Marine Corps doesn’t want anyone talking about

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A prosecution’s push to silence those working to fight for Marine Cpl. Thae Ohu was struck down by a Marine Corps judge Monday. “I lack sympathy to infringe on constitutional rights,” Lt. Col. Michael Zimmerman, the judge in the case, said during a hearing on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Ohu’s family says she […]

Inside the case against ISIS militants suspected in the deaths of Western hostages

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WASHINGTON — As two Islamic State militants faced a judge in Virginia last month, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection and strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say kidnapped her son before he was murdered. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh stand accused of belonging to an […]

‘A modern day SS’: Inside the white supremacy allegations of a Marine, veterans charged in illegal weapons case

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The northeastern U.S. group that recently separated Marine Liam Montgomery Collins, 21, was allegedly recruiting for would be a “legitimate” paramilitary force ― one he described as “a modern day SS.” Collins often frequented the “neo-Nazi and White Supremacy Extremist” web board Iron March, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Friday. “Everyone [in the group] […]

‘A modern day SS’: Inside the white supremacy allegations of a Marine, veterans charged in illegal weapons case

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The northeastern U.S. group that recently separated Marine Liam Montgomery Collins, 21, was allegedly recruiting for would be a “legitimate” paramilitary force ― one he described as “a modern day SS.” Collins often frequented the “neo-Nazi and White Supremacy Extremist” web board Iron March, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Friday. “Everyone [in the group] […]

‘No more free points’: A look inside the Corps’ upcoming junior Marine promotion system

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In a Wednesday administrative message the Corps announced it be will launching a new promotion system for juniors Marines, ditching the proficiency and conduct marks known as pros/cons for JEPES: the junior enlisted performance evaluation system. The Corps hopes the new system will improve its ability to select corporals and sergeants, encourage competition throughout the […]

Inside a fatal Ranger raid that killed an ISIS-K emir in Afghanistan

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Infrared lasers swept over the contingent of U.S. Army Rangers as they traversed eight-foot-high stepped terraces within eastern Afghanistan’s Mohmand Valley on the night of April 27, 2017. From the moment those Rangers fast-roped into the valley until they departed, they were under a constant hail of gunfire from barricaded Islamic State-Khorasan positions. But the […]

Here’s what the damage inside the Bonhomme Richard looks like

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Photos have emerged online this week of the charred insides of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, which burned for more than four days this week. A Navy official confirmed the authenticity of the images. The collection below was gathered and posted on Twitter by @Osinttechnical. Photos circulating online show the damaged interior of the […]