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An ex-US Army general who witnessed Russia's basic training of recruits says it was awful, and the 'newbies' being drafted face disaster on the front line

A former US Army general said that Russia's announced mobilization of 300,000 reservists was a "jaw-dropping" sign of weakness. Mark Hertling, who commanded the US Army Europe, explained in a Twitter thread that he has personally witnessed how the Russian army is "poorly led and poorly trained." The poor training,...
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Billionaire bunkers: How the world’s wealthiest are paying to escape reality

When civilization collapses, J.C. Cole will be ready.  He’s founded Safe Haven Farms, a maximum security compound to ride out the next pandemic or climate-change disaster. And those who can afford to join him will also have a shot at survival, he promises. But the price tag isn’t cheap. A $3 million investment in his startup isn’t just about getting admission. Members “also get a stake in a potentially profitable network of local farm franchises that could reduce the probability of a catastrophic event in the first place,” writes Douglas Rushkoff in his new book, “Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of...
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Storm Fiona slams into east Canada, major power outages

Powerful storm Fiona knocked out electricity to more than 500,000 homes Saturday as it lashed east Canada with strong winds and heavy rains in conditions that police said were "like nothing we've ever seen." "Conditions are like nothing we've ever seen," police tweeted. 
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DoD announces new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense announced on Friday a new Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Composed of civilian men and women, the committee will “provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the improvement of racial/ethnic diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the Department with a primary focus on military personnel.”
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Don L. Michael, Specialist Four, U.S. Army, Vietnam, Medal of Honor Recipient

SP4 Don Michael’s squad had moved out ahead of his platoon, searching for signs of enemy activity. They had moved forward for about 125 meters when they located a single Viet Cong soldier. When the squad’s machine gunner fired on the lone enemy soldier, they came under withering automatic weapons fire from a concealed bunker on their right.
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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Collier, G.)

WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. Garland W. Collier, 25, of Coleman, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 15, 2022. In the fall of 1944, Collier was assigned to Headquarters Co., 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
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