US Helicopter Shot Down During Afghanistan Firefight; US Troops Trapped In The Middle

A group of United States Army troops and “a rescue helicopter flight crew,” according to Fox News, find themselves ducking for cover in Marjah, Afghanistan as the helicopter that held them was shot down into a compound. Hit the jump for more.

Army Plans To Cut 40,000 Troops

According to officials, the U.S. Army plans to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, affecting all its domestic and foreign posts.

(Photos) Syrian Electronic Army Admits To Hacking U.S. Army’s Website

No one is safe … Monday, the U.S. Army’s website was down. Come to find out, it the government run site was hacked into. The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that has claimed in the past to disrupt major news websites, according to Fox News, admits to being the culprits behind the issue. Check down bottom for more.

Officer Faces Departmental Charges After Shooting Unarmed Soldier.

After being cleared of criminal charges for shooting 22 year old Noel Polanco two years ago, officer Hassan Hamdy may face departmental charges that can cost him his job of 15 years. So you’re telling me after killing an innocent civilian he was still allowed to work?! Smh, even with a $2.5 million dollar settlement, the victim’s mother still plan to “fight for justice.” Read more after the jump.

(Pics) Westboro Baptist Church Founder Near Death

Founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting at military funeral procession and gay rights events is reportedly near death. The 85 year old Rev. Fred Phelps is reportedly suffering from several medical issues and he is being cared for in a health facility. Read more and check pics of the Westboro Church protests after the jump.

(Photos) Reported Sex Assaults Up To 50% In The Military!

The number of sexual assaults in the military has risen up to 50% this year! In 2012, sexual assaults were at 5,000 reports but this year there has been a significant increase – about 45% for the Air Force, 86% for the Marines, 46% for the Navy and 50% for the Army. To read more, click below.

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