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Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers, some beheaded

Kunduz - Taliban fighters killed 18 Afghan soldiers -- including some who were beheaded -- after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast in a major attack before the spring fighting season, officials said Monday.

Russia says hundreds of Ukraine soldiers seek refuge

Moscow - Russia said on Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers had crossed over onto its territory to avoid fighting with pro-Kremlin insurgents in the east.

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.

'Come serve!' Russia tempts Ukraine soldiers in Crimea

Mikhaylovka - He had a spark in his eye, a sympathetic smile, and a friendly voice.Major General Igor Kozhin, in charge of Russia's naval aviation, stood outside the military base in Novofedorivka, a village in western Crimea, welcoming Ukrainian soldiers with open ...

Photo Essay: Beijing's Tiananmen Square Special

Beijing - One of the largest city squares in the world, Tiananmen has been the site of political turmoil and draws millions of tourists to see its war memorials, Mao's tomb, museums, government offices, and military parades.

Op-Ed: Man's inhumanity seen as children beheaded in C.A.R.

As new levels of violence are reached in the vicious civil war in the Central African Republic, children are being drawn into the conflict, forced to become soldiers in a fight they know little about, while many more end up suffering unspeakable deaths.

The United States Army plans on using 'Iron Man' armor for troops

The United States' army is working to develop smart armor, which would give soldiers "superhuman strength". The army has called upon the technology industry, government labs, as well as academia to help them build the armored suit.

Militant attacks leave 9 dead in Egypt

A string of attacks in Egypt killed nine people, with the deadliest attack taking place in the the city of Ismailia, killing six soldiers.

US & SA troops head to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for training

Port Elizabeth - It seems South Africa and the USA are collaborating in training exercises for military troops in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape later this month.

KBR: Tax payers should foot the bill for our negligence

Portland - After being found guilty of negligence in the poisoning of at least a dozen US soldiers deployed in Iraq, KBR is insisting that US tax payers foot the bill for damages.

Video: Israeli soldier opens fire on boys throwing rocks

Beit Jala - A video has surfaced which shows Israeli Defense Forces opening fire on a group of boys throwing rocks near a school in the Palestinian town of Beit Jala.

­Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with army patrol?

Mocorito - It has been reported that a 20-year-old Mexican beauty queen was shot dead in a gun battle between drug traffickers and an army patrol, in northern Mexico. However, there is doubt as to the correct identity of the young woman.

Portugal military protest austerity in Lisbon (video)

Lisbon - Holding red cards and banners, thousands of military personnel marched through the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, protesting the austerity measures and budget cuts imposed in Portugal.

PBS set to air Veterans Day special

Washington - As the United States gets ready for Veterans Day, PBS preps for their inaugural broadcast titled "National Salute to Veterans." It airs Nov. 11 on PBS at 7 p.m. CST.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

Released documents reveal US knowledge of 1940 slaughter

Washington - Newly declassified documents have been released by the U.S. National Archives showing the United States had knowledge of the slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers and prisoners in the Katyn forest on the western edge of Russia in 1940.

NZ soldiers perform Haka for fallen comrades in Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defense Force has released a video showing hundreds of its troops, performing a traditional Maori funeral Haka in tribute to their five fallen colleagues who died in Afghanistan.

Israeli vets break the silence on abuse of Palestinian children

Breaking the Silence is an organization formed in 2004, made up of Israeli army veterans. On Saturday, they released a report to the international media on the abuse of Palestinian children.

UK border guards to strike on eve of London Olympics 2012

London - As the Olympic Flame finally arrives in London, ready for Olympics 2012, border guards will be going out on strike for 24 hours, just as the Games begin.

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.

Last minute change in London Olympics 2012 security

London - Just 2 weeks before the Olympic Games are due to start, it seems G4S cannot provide sufficient security staff for the event. Now the British Army is being brought in to do the job.

One soldier dead, two injured, in Fort Bragg N.C. shooting

Fort Bragg - In a shooting this afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C., one Soldier is dead and two are injured. The incident occurred during a unit safety brief.

Chris Hayes 'uncomfortable' calling fallen soldiers 'heroes'

MSNBC's Chris Hayes sparked controversy and debate when on the eve of Memorial Day, he said that he feels "uncomfortable" calling soldiers killed in action "heroes" because the term is "rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war."

Photos released of US soldiers posing with Afghan body parts

A U.S. soldier has released photos of soldiers posing with Afghan body parts. He released them to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the breakdown in leadership and discipline in the U.S. Army.

Op-Ed: Azhar Ahmed, racial comments and Facebook hate pages

Yesterday Digital Journal reported on the arrest of 19-year-old Azhar Ahmed, in connection with a comment that he made on Facebook. Now the hate comments and pages start in revenge.

Teenager arrested for comments made on Facebook page

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly making comments on Facebook about the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan last week.

Soldiers shoot Christian youths protesting Boko Haram killings

Yola - The decision of the authorities in Adamawa State to impose a 24-hour curfew came after soldiers shot two Christian youths protesting killings by Boko Haram gunmen. Authorities fearing that the incident could spark off violent protests imposed a curfew.

Obama welcomes U.S. troops home from Iraq

Fort Bragg - President Obama on Wednesday fulfilled his campaign promise to end the war in Iraq when he formally marked its end with a visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Obama welcomed the troops home and thanked them for their dedication and service.

Kids exposed to violence react to danger in same way as soldiers

London - According to new research, family violence can have the same impact on children’s brains as battlefield danger has on soldiers.

Soldiers 'All I Want for Christmas' video becomes viral hit

British sailors returning from deployment showed their Christmas spirit in a video posted on YouTube where, and with the help of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas," the men and women aboard the HMS Ocean spread their holiday cheer around the world.
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Ukrainian soldiers ride on a armored personnel vehicle outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Debalts...
Ukrainian soldiers ride on a armored personnel vehicle outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, on December 24, 2014
Sergei Supinsky, AFP/File
U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a villag...
U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a village in the Wardak province of Afghanistan
US Department of Defense
Vietnamese soldiers
Vietnamese soldiers
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These three servicemen came to lay their wreaths at the same time  then waited while the third caugh...
These three servicemen came to lay their wreaths at the same time, then waited while the third caught up, and made the salute together. Well disciplined, I thought and a worthy tribute.
Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
Military Soldiers stationed in Afganistan.
Military Soldiers stationed in Afganistan.
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Sgt. Angela Arounerangsy  drill instructor  Platoon 4003  November Company  4th Recruit Training Bat...
Sgt. Angela Arounerangsy, drill instructor, Platoon 4003, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits as they prepare for the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
U.S. Marines Flickr Page
Soldiers  bodies returning to Dover Air Base
Soldiers' bodies returning to Dover Air Base
U.S. Air Force photo
Soldiers featured in a YouTube video about the Chinese military
Soldiers featured in a YouTube video about the Chinese military
YouYube video
A photo of some soldiers in training reviewing their oaths. Integration back into civilian life is a...
A photo of some soldiers in training reviewing their oaths. Integration back into civilian life is a hurdle for the majority of troops but a new study may help a few with their own struggle.
Heather Crockett Via Wikimedia
Israeli soldiers work on their Merkava tanks in a deployment area near the border with the Gaza Stri...
Israeli soldiers work on their Merkava tanks in a deployment area near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 11, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP
US and South African soldiers from SA Armour Formation stand in front of a South Africn Olifant Mk1a...
US and South African soldiers from SA Armour Formation stand in front of a South Africn Olifant Mk1a tank.
US Army Africa
U.S. Marines conduct rifle movement drills during sustainment training aboard the USS Iwo Jima
U.S. Marines conduct rifle movement drills during sustainment training aboard the USS Iwo Jima
DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Petersheim, U.S. Marine Corps
An even closer look
An even closer look
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position ...
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 17, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Benny Gantz and Chief Artillery Officer  Roi Riftin  observe soldiers exe...
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Benny Gantz and Chief Artillery Officer, Roi Riftin, observe soldiers exercising in the field
Israel Defense Forces
Tourists leave Tiananmen Square to pass beneath the famous gate to the Forbidden City
Tourists leave Tiananmen Square to pass beneath the famous gate to the Forbidden City
Soldiers at Fort Drum marching into a welcome home ceremony.
Soldiers at Fort Drum marching into a welcome home ceremony.
Soldiers gather around Santa Claus in a video that has gone viral on YouTube
Soldiers gather around Santa Claus in a video that has gone viral on YouTube
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The special bouquet for the soldiers in heaven.
The special bouquet for the soldiers in heaven.