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A Panel Full Of Defense Contractors Is Shaping Defense Policy

By MSN News June 22, 2017 @ 3:19pm

A new advisory panel has been tasked with streamlining the Department of Defense’s procurement process. Sitting on the powerful panel: several current or former employees of major military contractors including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric.

Those corporations every year do billions of dollars of business with the Department of Defense — and have given more than $2.2 million in campaign contributions to members of the House Armed Services Committee, which is responsible for approving changes to DoD funding.

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Report: Record 2-mile sniper shot kills ISIS militant in Iraq

By MSN News June 22, 2017 @ 2:53pm

A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.

According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from a high-rise during an operation within the past 30 days.

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Iran Escalates Involvement in Syria With Anti-IS Missile Strike

By VOA News June 22, 2017 @ 2:02pm

Iran’s missile strike this week against Islamic State targets in Syria is escalating its military involvement in Syria and likely will heighten tensions between the U.S.-led coalition and Russian and Iranian forces aligned with the Syrian regime, analysts say.

The strike — the first time Iran fired missiles outside its borders in 30 years — was meant as retaliation for the IS-claimed twin terror attacks in Tehran on June 7 that killed 17 people and wounded more than 50, Iranian officials said.

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Trump order will slow down vetting process for travelers to United States

By Source: USA Today June 22, 2017 @ 12:42pm

President Trump has taken a small step toward "extreme vetting" of foreign travelers to the United States, signing an executive order that will have the effect of slowing down visas for tourists, business travelers and other short-term visitors.

The order, signed late Wednesday with no fanfare or advance notice, updates a 2012 executive order by President Barack Obama.

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Quadruple amputee veteran creates free vacation retreat for military families

By Fox News June 21, 2017 @ 4:27pm

The Travis Mills Foundation transformed a historic Maine property into a 16-room, ADA compliant vacation resort with the help of $2.75 million in donations.

Former Army Stff Sgt. Travis Mills underwent four amputations after an IED took his arms and legs during a 2012 tour in Afghanistan. Mills didn’t think he was going to live. He is now one of five survivors who are quadruple amputees.

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