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US Coast Guard unloads 18.5 tons of cocaine

The Coast Guard unloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Florida.  The crew of the Hamilton offloaded the drugs, worth an estimated $498 million in Port Everglades. The drugs were seized by U.S. Coast Guard cutters and a Royal Canadian Navy ship during 20 separate drug stops. “The 18.5 tons of seized cocaine coming off our decks today is the product of partnerships and the collaboration of U.S. Southern Command, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State and Justice, the Canadian Navy and many of our international maritime service partners,” said Capt. Scott Clendenin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton. The Coast Guard increased patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America. During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially located and tracked by allied military or law

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US air strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

The U.S. military launched fresh air strikes against pro-Assad forces in Syria, officials said Thursday. The American strikes were the first against Assad positions since the Pentagon rained 57 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat air base near Homs. But the strikes confirmed Thursday were believed to be the first targeting Syrian personnel. According to the defense official, the coalition strikes targeted pro regime units operating in the vicinity of At-Tnaf. After a show of force to try to stop the pro regime forces was ignored, the strikes were mounted. “The coalition commander assessed the threat and after shows of force didn’t stop the regime forces and those forces refused to move out of the deconfliction zone, the commander on the ground called for the air strike as a matter of force protection,” a senior US defense official reported. But the attack on forces does not reflect an escalation, the official said. “There

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The MOAB Bomb exploded about two feet from the ground, causing a giant fireball to break down the tunnel under the ground with high pressure.

What the MOAB Bomb Site Looks Like Today

Images of the aftermath of the bombing of Afghanistan’s Nanganhar province, the target of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) last month, showed the massive might of the U.S. military. Fox News obtained exclusive images of the site that showed how the blast hollowed out and scorched the earth, indicating that the use of America’s largest non-nuclear combat weapon had been successful. We reported on the MOAB bomb drop last month, this is the one month anniversary, and this is what the site looks like today. “This was very effective — many of ISIS’ training camps are gone, bunkers destroyed,” Gen. Qadamshah Shahim, chief of the general staff of the Afghan Ministry of Defense, told Fox News. A high-ranking Afghan defense official, speaking with Fox on condition of anonymity, said the decision to use the bomb was made carefully. In fact, it came only after all other options had been explored.

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High Tech Navy Vessel That’s Designed to Shoot Down Kim Jong-un’s Ballistic Missiles

A high tech, state-of-the-art Navy vessel designed to intercept ballistic missiles is set to be tested later this month. The MV Pacific Collector operates by detecting the missile via GPS and shoots out a vehicle which smashes into a warhead in mid-flight to disable it. Known as ground-based mid-course defense, the ship is in port at Aloha Tower in Hawaii for a key upcoming ballistic missile defense test. The news comes as North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile that flew for half an hour and reached an altitude of 1,240 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan – a flight pattern that could indicate a new type of missile. The ship, measuring 393 feet long and housing 24-foot antennas, will be used in support of missions from the US Missile Defense Agency missions, reported the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Spokesman Chris Johnson said the agency doesn’t usually discuss missile defense tests until after

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People watch a news report on North Korea firing a ballistic missile, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017 © Kim Do-hoon / Reuters

N. Korea: latest missile test ‘successful & proves its capability to carry nuclear warheads’

Pyongyang – North Korea is claiming that its medium-range ballistic missile test carried out on Sunday, under the supervision of Kim Jong-un, has ‘proved’ the “tactical specifications and technical characteristics” of the missile which North Korea says is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Pyongyang’s state run Central News Agency announced that North Korea has succeeded in launching its new surface-to-surface missile on May 14. “The test fire was conducted with maximum angle of the projectile’s elevation in consideration of the safety of neighboring countries, with the aim of confirming the tactical specifications and technical characteristics of the new long-range strategic ballistic rockets capable of loading powerful heavy-weight nuclear warheads,” KCNA announced. According to Pyongyang, the launch has enabled testing of “actual flight conditions” the missile’s “stabilization, structural, pressurization and launch systems,” as well as “reliability of the rocket’s engine” and its integrity “in the harsh reentry environment.” “The launched rocket

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CIA: New Mission Op Center Monitoring N Korean Activity

The CIA has created a new and dedicated unit to observe Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs amid rekindled fears that North Korea’s sixth nuke test is imminent, and claims that the agency was planning a biochem attack against North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has established a Korea Mission Center to harness the full resources, capabilities, and authorities of the Agency in addressing the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by North Korea,” the CIA said in a statement. “The new Mission Center draws on experienced officers from across the Agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target.” (Scroll down for Video on this matter) The agency has neglected to specify where the center will be located, and for good reason, but the statement noted that a “veteran CIA operations officer” was selected to

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Trump weighting two options for Taliban, Afghanistan resolve

President Donald Trump was given two competing ideas from his advisors – one more “kinetic” and the other “less kinetic” – for U.S. Military strategy in Afghanistan, according to a senior White House official. On one side of the table are the top military strategists, who are in favor a robust U.S. military approach to resolving the now 16-year-old Afghanistan war – striking the Taliban harder and pressuring them back to the negotiating table. It would also include additional  spending on building the Afghan government’s capacity, and entail more overall funding, troops, and resources to combat the problem. On the other side of the table are those who want to maintain the existing level of troops while limiting U.S. involvement in the war. This option would leave it up to the Afghanistan government and the Taliban itself  to resolve the conflict, but assist the Afghan government with a minimal train-and-advise mission, also known as

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Marines with 3rd squad, 4th platoon, Company L, depart for a patrol through the bazaar in Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 8.

US on cusp of potential full-scale war in Afghanistan, Trump weighing options

President Donald Trump’s most senior advisers will present him with a plan to escalate the U.S. military’s mission in Afghanistan, The Washington Post is reporting. The Senior Advisers plan will include ramping up the number of U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan along with altering the U.S. military’s rules of engagement while working with the Afghan National Security Forces. The goal of the plan is to curb the Taliban’s battlefield gains and push them into entering a peace process with the Afghan government. The Taliban is still a force to be reckoned with in Afghanistan, and is creating quite the stir. Both U.S. military leaders in charge of the war have told Congress the U.S. is in a stalemate with the Taliban and needs a few thousand more troops to tip the balance. We al have seen what happens when you don’t finish the job? Or leave it a mess?

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Russia Parades its Military Might Through Moscow

Russia’s Victory Day military parade went off without a hitch in Moscow, the annual Red Square March marks the defeat of Hitler’s Nazi Germany in the Second World War. President Vladimir Putin expressed that his army can ‘repel any potential aggression’ as 10,000 troops marched through Red Square with an arsenal of military might on parade. During the Victory Day Parade we got to see the Tor and Pantsir mobile surface-to-air missile system that Russia’s Arctic Forces have taken to use, they’re white and black winter camouflage stood out among the other war machines. Scroll down for video:

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Falmouth Navy SEAL dies in Somalia by WGMESaturday, May 6th 2017 Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab on May 5.

US Navy SEAL identified who was killed in Somalia: Hero, 15-year Veteran

A Navy SEAL, Hero, and 15-year veteran was killed in action in Somalia this week, he had had been awarded the Bronze star for heroism in combat four times. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, was killed during an operation against Al Shabab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu, the Pentagon said Saturday. Milliken was a Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL, The Virginian Pilot reported. Milliken was a member of SEAL Team Six, a defense official said. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comWCSH-TV reported that Milliken grew up in Falmouth, in Maine, and was a graduate of Falmouth High School. He was killed, and two fellow SEALs were also wounded in a gunfight with the Islamic terror group. The SEALs were ambushed “early” in the mission, not long after landing, and the Pentagon was still assessing if the mission — targeting a “group of

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