Outrage Grows After Pentagon Demands Veterans Repay Enlistment Bonuses

A Pentagon effort to recoup enlistment bonuses for thousands of California National Guard soldiers over a decade since they served in Iraq and Afghanistan has earned widespread condemnation, and lawmakers are calling for the Pentagon and Congress to waive their debts. The Pentagon demands repayment of bonuses which reached $15,000 or more. California Guard recruiters gave … Continued

The Father of a Muslim American War Hero Threw Down a Challenge to Trump

[DIGEST: Slate, Gawker] Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American Army captain slain in Iraq in 2004, delivered perhaps the most damning indictment of Donald Trump’s immigration proposals at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night. “Our son Humayun had dreams … of being a military lawyer, but he put those dreams aside … Continued

In Major Offensive, U.S. Airstrikes Deal Blow To ISIS

[DIGEST: ABC, USA Today] On Wednesday, airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State near the city of Fallujah, Iraq, killed at least 250 ISIS militants. According to Col. Christopher Garver, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the strikes began after the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) spotted an ISIS convoy as they tried to … Continued



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