A year after a Special Forces soldier was denied the Medal of Honor, a congressman has appealed to the new Army secretary to review the case. For his role in repelling a 2013 ambush in Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee had been recommended for the prestigious award but was ultimately denied by then-Army Secretary John McHugh.
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command pulled out all the stops in its annual competition to find the finest soldiers, putting three women and 12 men from its various units through a rigorous three days of field and academic tests — on little sleep, rations of Meals, Ready to Eat, and zero coffee.
President Barack Obama recently announced that an additional 250 Special Operations forces will be sent to Syria to stem the spread of the Islamic State. It won't work. By now, "too little, too late" has become the moniker of the administration's Middle East policy.
Germany’s a great place for exploring by bike any day of the year. But it’s hard to beat an “auto-free” day, when a normally busy highway is shut down to motorized traffic, and cyclists, skaters and hikers come out in the tens of thousands.