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2014-06-23 16:20:25

9 out of 10 surveyed said they disagreed with the President's decision not to notify Congress ahead of Bergdahl's recovery MCLEAN, Va., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of U.S. troops surveyed said President Obama's exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders broke America's long standing policy of not negotiating with terrorists, according to a new survey by Military.com. Responses from more than 5,600 service members, their spouses, veterans and...

2014-05-14 16:21:52

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pentagon and a New York Times reporter gave conflicting accounts this week of whether U.S. special forces beat and threatened to kill an Afghan journalist in late February http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO The Times reported on March 1 that U.S. special forces had raided a radio station south of Kabul, Radio Paighame Milli, allegedly destroying equipment, detaining three employees, cutting off the station's...

2014-05-09 16:20:59

OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Honour, marking the end of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. "As Canadians, we can look back on our contributions and achievements in Afghanistan with tremendous pride, knowing that we have helped make a difference in the lives of many people. "We also know that these achievements have been hard won. We will...

2014-05-08 20:20:42

Dates of Canada's Mission in Afghanistan to also be inscribed on National War Memorial and Promenade Building in Ottawa to be renamed The Valour Building. OTTAWA, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On the eve of the National Day of Honour, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino today announced that a permanent national memorial to Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be constructed in the nation's capital. The memorial, to be unveiled in 2017, will specifically recognize and honour the hard...

2014-04-25 23:06:05

Organization kicks off Military Appreciation Month with Donation to Marine Corps Double Amputee from Kansas (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Freedom Alliance will give a custom-made, all-terrain wheelchair to a local, wounded military hero to help his continued rehabilitation and allow him to participate in his favorite activities like hunting and fishing. In a ceremony to take place on Thursday, May 1st, Freedom Alliance will present the chair to Sgt. James “Matt” Amos, a U.S. Marine who lost...

2014-04-16 20:20:32

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7l27fn/nonlethal) has announced the addition of the "Non-Lethal Weapons Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7l27fn/nonlethal ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Prevailing uncertain economic circumstances, the complex political situation, and the deteriorating security...

2014-04-09 16:40:09

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there has been a troubling dearth of research examining the mental health toll exacted on the large numbers of civilians who work with the military in war zones. Sociologists Alex Bierman, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, and Ryan Kelty, an...

2014-03-31 20:21:33

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Ashraf Ghani has become the clear front-runner in the race to be the next president of Afghanistan. Despite the recent Taliban attacks in Kabul, Dr. Ghani's campaign has gained significant momentum. Endorsements continue to pour in from each of the 34 provinces. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/MN94094) During the recent presidential debate on international relations, broadcast by TOLO TV - the...

2014-03-31 08:35:39

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A two-month, international campaign entitled "Spring Days of Drone Action" begins in April, with the goal of generating the level of public awareness and pressure necessary to end drone attacks, drone surveillance, and targeted killing. What: Protests at U.S. drone bases, campuses, government offices; films, speakers. Dramatic photo ops. When: April 1 - May 31, 2014 Where: U.S., Europe, and Pakistan. Schedule. "In these 'Spring Days' the...

2014-03-27 23:22:19

“Minutes That Matter”, Cell Phones For Soldiers Largest Service Program For U.S. Troops and Veterans, Reached Afghanistan, Qatar, Germany and More Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 In 2013, Cell Phones For Soldiers connected 380,000 military families with more than 23 million minutes of free talk time. The calls from the United States to servicemen and women reached more than a dozen locations around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Germany and more. According to...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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