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London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist James Foley


NRA launches ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg

By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association this week is launching an ad campaign targeting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend up to $50 million to boost candidates who back gun control initiatives this year.

“Michael Bloomberg has declared war on the NRA and our five million members. We will not sit back and let him use his billions of dollars to impose his radical anti-freedom agenda on the American people,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“Liberals call this ‘flyover country’ — it’s an insult,” the narrator says in a television ad titled “Insult” as the camera pans over rolling plains. “But nobody insults your life like this guy — Michael Bloomberg: Billionaire, elitist, hypocrite.”

News Brief for 26 August 2014

KC-135 Stratotanker
An U.S. fighter jet refuels from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Army Veteran Walks Across Country to Raise PTSD, TBI Awareness >> Central Illinois Proud
PEKIN – A 23 year old U.S. Army veteran is drumming attention nationwide. Eric Peters is walking more than 2,500 miles. He left from Clark, NJ in June and his end destination is Santa Monica, CA. It’s all to raise money and awareness for veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. On Monday morning, Peters said goodbye to new friends he made while in Pekin. It was time to hit the road again. He said he saw a growing problem and had to take action to fix it. “A lot of veterans aren't being helped with PTSD [and] TBI,” said Peters. “They [the VA] promise you that you're always going to be taken care of, but in the past couple times, a lot of people hadn't been taken care of.”

The Three Worst Myths About Veterans That Need National Debunking >> takepart
Our country is not at war—our military is. That’s a popular adage heard throughout the U.S. military—one that’s driven by the rampant belief that so few are sacrificing for so many. You wouldn’t have heard that during World War II. Millions of young men went off to war, while millions more Americans built rifles, tanks, and aircrafts back at home. Schoolchildren donated their hard-earned pennies to be made into shell casings, while “victory gardens” were planted to supplement the food supply. Bonds were bought. Food was rationed. Everyone chipped in. Not today.

American Veteran Writes to ISIS: We Will Crush You >> NewsMax
An open letter from a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq in 2006 warns ISIS that U.S. military power will crush the terrorist organization if it attempts to bring the battle to American soil. The letter has gone viral since it was first published on the "Warfighter" blog over the weekend. It is signed by Nick Powers. In the letter, Powers mocks the Islamic State for its threats to raise the flag of Allah over the White House. What "did Saddam's troops do when we came rolling into town?,' Powers asked. "They surrendered. Twice."

NATO Maritime Group 2 ships move into formation during Exercise FLEETEX


60 years after first flight, C-130 has far outlasted expectations


US Army Pvt. Kushaial Dahlea patrols the streets of Morghan Kechah village in Afghanistan


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