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Fort Bragg's 18th Airborne Corps to deploy to Iraq

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The 18th Airborne Corps headquarters will return to Iraq later this year to assume command of the anti-ISIS mission. The Army officially announced the deployment Tuesday, stating that Fort Bragg’s 18th Airborne Corps would replace the Fort Hood, Texas-based III Corps headquarters in the fall. That unit replaced the 18th Airborne Corps in that mission in September of last year. And previously, the 18th Airborne Corps relieved the III Corps of the mission i ... More

ISIS releases video of deadly ambush on US soldiers in Niger

Christopher Brennan New York Daily News A propaganda video released by the Islamic State terrorist group shows part of what happened in the 2017 attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger. The clip appeared to come from the helmet of one of the soldiers killed last October, when 11 Special Forces members and around 30 Nigerien soldiers were ambushed in the west African country. Though many Americans may not have been aware that the U.S. had a military presence in Niger, Army staff serge ... More

The true story of '12 Strong:' Horse soldiers were first to enter Afghanistan

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there were three key stories that described the resolve of the American people, according to retired Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland. The first had to do with the victims of the attack themselves. The men and women aboard hijacked airliners who fought to save others and the many people working in New York and Washington who, amid the devastation of the attacks, put their own lives at risk to save others. The seco ... More