This year the U.S. Army missed its annual recruiting goal by 25 percent, or 20,000 soldiers. That’s more than an entire division, which includes 10,000-20,000 troops. The National Guard missed its target by 9,000 recruits and applications are down more than 20 percent at Annapolis and West Point. This has the Pentagon looking for new ways to fill the ranks, but an old one might get the nod.Read More
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U.S. Army Recommends Food Stamps for Soldiers Struggling with Inflation
The U.S. army is recommending soldiers apply for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, to help cover their rising costs from inflation.
The U.S. Army cites the higher prices on a range of goods because of inflation in its recently released official guidance.Read More
U.S. Army Plans to Create a ‘Fat Camp’ for Overweight, Out-of-Shape Recruits
The Army announced plans Tuesday to establish a “prep course” for potential recruits who fall below the Army’s minimum academic requirements and exceed weight and body fat percentage caps amidst a historic recruiting crisis.Read More
Former U.S. Military Pilot Admits He Spied for China, Sold U.S. Secrets
A former U.S. Army helicopter pilot admitted to serving as a paid agent of the Chinese government, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday.
Shapour Moinian pleaded guilty to making false statements during security background checks and also admitted to accepting payment in exchange for passing aviation secrets obtained from his defense contractor employer to Chinese agents, the DOJ announcement stated. Moinian now faces 15 years in prison and a fine up to $500,000 for his crimes at his August 29 sentencing.Read More
Commentary: Defund the Capitol Police
The new intelligence chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is off to a rough start.
Ravi Satkalmi, a former high-ranking NYPD official, took over the Capitol Police’s expanding intelligence unit this month. But his agency suffered a major humiliation Wednesday night after it forced the evacuation of the Capitol and surrounding buildings after spotting “an aircraft that poses a probable threat.” Staff scrambled to exit the buildings in a panic, and news outlets interrupted coverage with “breaking news” bulletins about the suspicious aircraft.Read More
Georgia Troops Heading to Europe During Ukraine War
More soldiers stationed at Georgia’s Fort Stewart are headed to Europe as the war between Russia and Ukraine escalates.
Five hundred more soldiers – on top of 3,800 soldiers deployed already from Fort Stewart – will be sent to Germany in support of a infantrymen who have already been deployed.Read More