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2 US troops killed and 6 injured in shooting on an Afghanistan Army base amid uncertain plans to withdraw troops

American troops killed the shooter after the Afghan soldier opened fire on the US servicemen at an Army base in Nangarhar.
Trump uses the military to polish his political credentials, but only when it suits him.

Trump doesn’t really respect members of the military. He uses them as props.

Trump loves to bask in the reflected glory of veterans, but he has no use for them once they don't conveniently fit in with his preferred narrative.
Turkish soldiers watch over the Syrian town of Kobani as they take position near Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the Turkish town of Suruc in southeastern Sanliurfa province October 4, 2014.

Turkey and Syria are fighting in a shoe box in northern Syria, and officials fear it could ignite a bigger conflict with Russia

"The tight spaces linked by a handful of roads means the entire area is filled with armed guys bumping into each other," a NATO official told BI.

Outgoing NSA legal chief warns hacking threats from Russia, China, and Iran are as dangerous to the US as climate change

The outgoing agency official joins a chorus of security analysts warning that the US must get ahead of cybersecurity threats.
Subterra Castle

A couple converted a Kansas nuclear missile silo into a bizarre 18,000-square-foot castle, and now it’s on the market for $3.2 million — s...

The Pedens spent 33 years renovating the property, decorating it like a castle, and erecting two watch towers.

2 Cold War-era nuclear missile silos sat abandoned for decades and just went on the sale in Arizona for $495,000 each

Each of these silos held land-based missiles that were the largest ever held by the US and stood at the ready for over 20 years.
Despite a ban on government-issued devices, members of the US military still post to TikTok.

US troops are still posting to TikTok despite partial ban over Chinese spy concerns, and there’s not much the Defense Department can do about it...

The US government has expressed concerns about Chinese-owned TikTok, but troops still post from personal devices, potentially posing similar risks.
The decommissioned missile silo is on the market for $400,000.

A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades just sold for $420,000

This complex used to be home to the US's largest land-based missile, Titan II, which sat there armed for 24 years.
The decommissioned missile silo is on the market for $400,000.

A decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona that was abandoned for decades is now on sale for $400,000

This complex used to be home to the US's largest land-based missile, Titan II, which sat there armed for 24 years. Now, it's on sale.

8 dogs who were military heroes, from Stubby, a WWII Army mascot, to Conan, who helped take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Dogs have been working as bomb sniffers, message carriers, and guards for US military branches since at least World War I.