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Albert Wong.

The California man suspected of holding 3 women hostage before killing them and himself was an Army veteran once hailed as a ‘hero’

Albert Wong, 36, was reportedly a tortured Afghanistan war veteran who had a hard time dealing with civilian life after his deployment.

Crazy videos show the A-10 Warthog doing what it does best — annihilating its targets

The videos were shot during training exercises and in real-world scenarios.
Afghan Commandos provide mounted security during a clearing operation in Shnah Kanda village, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, December 11, 2017.

ISIS wants to be as dangerous as the Taliban — but it’s not even close

ISIS-K is more of a deadly nuisance than a strategic threat in Afghanistan and the Taliban remains the dominant jihadist force.
President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis during a cabinet meeting at the White House, March 13, 2017.

How Jim Mattis defused a White House confrontation that left Reince Priebus saying ‘WTF’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has had a stabilizing influence in the White House — and over Trump.
A-10 Warthog

The beloved A-10 Warthog is a sitting duck for the kind of attack that downed a Russian jet in Syria

The downing of a Russian Su-25 on Saturday highlights the dangers facing American A-10s in Syria and Afghanistan.
Afghan security forces arrive at the site of a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan January 24, 2018

ISIS claimed responsibility for deadly attack on a children’s charity and it shows their resilience in Afghanistan

ISIS-K has managed to hold onto territory and conduct a number of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, despite large battlefield and territorial losses.
An Afghan security force walks in front of the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 23, 2018.

US State Department: Americans are among the dozens killed during 12-hour standoff at a hotel in Kabul

Officials did not immediately offer additional details on the names or number of people killed in the attack.

Senior officials say Trump often puts on an Indian accent and imitates Prime Minister Modi

Trump is known to engage in an offensive caricature of his Indian counterpart, but reportedly still takes his words to heart.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to testify about authorizations for the use of military force before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, US October 30, 2017.

Here are the dramatic tweets and policies Tillerson and Mattis reportedly had to hold Trump back from

President Donald Trump has a flair for the dramatic — and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis often deal with the fallout.