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Ex-Israeli commandos innovate for 'weekend warriors'

- As a young officer in an elite unit of Israel's army, with its motto that no mission is impossible, Idan Peretz knew there had to be a better way to send rescue ropes across rivers.

G5 Sahel force licks wounds after HQ attack

S - On June 29, a suicide attack shook the headquarters of the Sahel's five-nation anti-terror force, failing to inflict major damage but exposing the fragility of the much-trumpeted scheme.

Israeli army unveils new 'dual-use' tank

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Thursday revealed details of a new tank it was developing, designed more for use in guerrilla warfare conditions.

Four Cameroon troops held over summary execution video

Yaound - Four Cameroonian soldiers have been arrested after a video apparently showing three of them summarily executing two women and their two children accused of belonging to Boko Haram, sources close to the army said Thursday.

Review: Matt Williams delivers on traditional country song 'Southern Man' Special

Country singer-songwriter Matt Williams epitomizes the best that modern country music has to offer. He delivers on his song "Southern Man."

DR Congo's Kabila promotes blacklisted generals in army shake-up

Apo - DR Congo President Joseph Kabila replaced the country's army chief in a military shake-up at the weekend that included the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist.

Pakistan army says it has 'no direct role' in July 25 election

Islamabad - Pakistan's military has "no direct role" in nationwide elections due July 25, the army spokesman said Tuesday, after widespread allegations it is pressuring media and the ruling party in a bid to manipulate the polls.

US Department of Veterans Affairs looks to startup for new wheels

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has struck a deal with Tel Aviv-based startup SoftWheel that develops wheels with embedded shock-absorption systems for wheelchairs, bicycles and cars.

Factfile on G5 Sahel force

Bamako - Following is a factfile on the G5 Sahel anti-terror force:- What is it?

Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' on N. Korea

Apo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis pledged Friday to maintain and strengthen the US security alliance with Japan amid fears that talks with North Korea could water down Washington's longstanding security commitments in the region.

Holiday or boot camp? French youth braces for national service

Paris - The army general in charge of bringing back national service in France said Thursday he would try to make it appealing for youngsters amid signs of resistance to a pet project of President Emmanuel Macron.

Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

Juba - A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan was killed Tuesday when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission said.

US Department of Defense looking for startups to work with

The United States Department of Defense has launched a new competition, with prize money, to "(link) innovators directly with the army to spur innovation."

Two Mexican soldiers jailed for 19 years for rape

Mexico - A Mexican court has sentenced two soldiers to 19 years in prison for raping and torturing an indigenous woman in 2002, the United Nations and local rights groups said Monday.

Israeli ministers back ban on filming soldiers

Jerusalem - Israeli ministers on Sunday backed a draft law carrying a jail term of up to 10 years for those who film or photograph soldiers with harmful intent, the justice ministry said.

For Ethiopia's Abiy, big reforms carry big risks

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's new prime minister Abiy Ahmed has announced a flurry of reforms to reshape the nation but implementing them will be harder, analysts say.

Eight years on, Syria army conscripts pack bags for home

Damascus - After eight years of military service, Syrian conscript Sonel Ali swapped his drab army uniform for bright civilian clothes last week as he packed his things one last time.

Brazil's strike chaos stirs military coup talk

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's army is often called to help when things go wrong, so it was no surprise to see soldiers deploy during a crippling truckers' strike. The difference this time: loud calls for the military to take over the country altogether.

Brazil Supreme Court head warns democracy 'only path'

Bras - The head of Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday responded to calls for a military takeover made during a truckers' strike by saying that democracy is "the only legitimate path" to overcome the country's problems.

French, British air chiefs say Western dominance slipping

Paris - The heads of the British and French air forces warned Friday that Western dominance in the skies is increasingly under threat as rival powers develop new defence capabilities.

Are cracks emerging in the Russia-Iran alliance in Syria?

Tehran - Russia's recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run.

Israel says first to use F-35 stealth fighter jets in combat

Jerusalem - The Israeli military has used its newly acquired F-35 stealth fighters in combat, making it the world's first to do so, the air force commander said Tuesday.

Israel army disputes Hamas 'fake news' on tear gas baby

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Friday disputed Palestinian accounts that a baby had died of tear gas inhalation during protests on the Gaza border.

Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

Stockholm - NATO-member Denmark said Thursday its special forces taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq would be withdrawn following the IS defeat.

Brazilian dictator personally approved killings in '70s: report

Rio De Janeiro - The president under Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1970s personally authorized executions of "subversives," according to a declassified CIA document published Friday in the Brazilian media.

At Cameroon university, insights into a bloody insurgency

Buea - Six months ago, southwest Cameroon plunged into violence as English-speaking separatists fought troops and police ordered in by the country's francophone-majority government.

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Washington - Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

Greek president rejects soldier swap with Turkey

Atenas - Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday rejected the suggestion of a swap deal involving two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey in exchange for Turkish soldiers wanted by Ankara over the 2016 failed coup.

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran "does not intend any aggression" against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence.

Canada rejects UN request to hasten Mali deployment

Ottawa - Canada is still "several months" away from deploying peacekeepers to Mali in support of a UN mission, an official said Thursday, rejecting a UN envoy's call to accelerate its plans.
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Mrs. Ferguson is handed a bouquet of flowers to symbolize the neighborhood support for her family's sacrifice.
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323  with fou...
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323, with four months remaining in the year. The number surpasses the previous record of 317 for all of 2009.
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Joint airdrop resupplies Afghanistan outpost.
Joint airdrop resupplies Afghanistan outpost.
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Col. Todd Wood gives Gen. Keith Alexander [right], Director of the National Security Agency, a tour of the Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar in southern Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson s daughter wears her father s fatigues to show her support for her dad.
Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter wears her father's fatigues to show her support for her dad.
Staff Sgt. Ray Perez-Rosa  an infantryman with Troop C  6th Squadron  8th Cavalry Regiment  jumps ov...
Staff Sgt. Ray Perez-Rosa, an infantryman with Troop C, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, jumps over a water-filled ditch while on a foot patrol to counteract indirect fire near Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, May 21, 2013
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The US Army Medal of Honor
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that ...
President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that recently lost six members, Dec. 3, 2010. The President made an overnight trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
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The sign says it all!
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Reserve soldiers conduct a training exercise (photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
Reserve soldiers conduct a training exercise (photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter proudly wears her dad's cap.
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Left to right: General Stephane Abrial (Supreme Allied Commander Transformation) greeting General Stanley A. McChrystal (Commander ISAF)
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Cpl. Anthony Gomez, field artillery tactical data systems specialist assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, currently attached to 1BCT, 4th Inf. Div., shakes the hand of a young resident of Tarok Kolache, April 1, while Pfc. Roy Heggernes interacts with a young boy during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new village mosque.
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Soldiers of Chin Shi Huangdi s terracotta army at Xi an.
Soldiers of Chin Shi Huangdi's terracotta army at Xi'an.
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Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June  2010
Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June, 2010
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President Barack Obama reaches for a Purple Heart medal which he presented to a wounded soldier at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan
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Members of the media and the army at the media breakfast.
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Panama has no military forces.
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