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  • Medal of Honor Recipient Rejoins Military

    U.S. Army captain and Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson returned to active duty recently. Captain Swenson will be joining I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington, as a plans officer after his request to return to the service was approved. Swenson received the Medal of Honor … More

    National Guard Chief Accepts Army Aviation Restructuring Plan

    General Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, expressed acceptance of the Army’s aviation restructuring plan recently. Though there had been resistance to this plan by some in the Guard and in Congress, General Grass’s comments indicate the Army should be able to move forward with this plan that … More

    Canada Completes Mission in Afghanistan

    Canada’s final remaining training troops in Afghanistan will soon return home. The official lowering of the flag ceremony took place on March 11, signaling an end to over 12 years of commitment from the country. On October 8, 2001—just one day after the United States began operations in Afghanistan—Canada announced … More

    Iran Warships at U.S. Maritime Border: Threat or Theater?

    Iran’s recent announcement that it is sending a “military fleet” to the United States’ maritime borders was accompanied by a threat from Iran’s senior naval commander that Iran would “sink America’s Fifth Fleet” if provoked. This “fleet,” consisting of two ships, was to depart for the U.S. coastline on February … More

    Record Drug Bust Sheds Light on Security Concerns for Coast Guard

    The U.S. Coast Guard and British Royal Fleet Auxiliary recently seized $37 million worth of cocaine off the coast of the Dominican Republic that was headed to the United States. The success of this interdiction is due in large part to the cooperative efforts of the nations and agencies involved, … More

    Army Could Fall to Smallest Since Before World War II

    The Army could shrink to its lowest active-duty end strength size since before World War II, according to recent statements by military officials. Over the past two weeks Army leadership has hinted at a new strategic direction of fewer troops and lighter, more mobile weapons. However, this “strategy” is merely … More