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I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories

"I joined right out of high school, like any typical high school kid does to get out of their hometown, pay for college, make something of themselves," one soldier said.
U.S. Marine LCpl. Brian Norcoss (L) and LCpl. Joshua Wall from Golf Company 2nd Battalion 7th Marines set up security during a patrol on August 16, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. Golf Company is tasked with providing security in the southwest section of Fallujah including the main business district.

15 years ago, the US invaded Iraq — here’s how it changed the Middle East country

The war killed 4,500 US troops and cost over $2 trillion.
A US Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter.

7 crew members killed after US military HH-60 helicopter crashes in Iraq

Initial reports indicate the crew members were not on a combat mission and no hostile fire was taken.

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.
President Donald Trump with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House, March 20, 2017.

Trump reportedly jokingly referred to Iraqi officials as ‘the most accomplished group of thieves he’d ever met’

The remark, reportedly made in jest, came after Trump criticized US allies and suggested taking Iraqi oil as compensation during his presidential campaign.
Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein wrote a romantic novel you can actually buy on Amazon

"Zabiba and the King" gives a glimpse into Saddam Hussein's ideology, but it isn't exactly heralded for its artistic merit.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugs a military scientist after test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US or unify Korea — the real reasons are much more surprising

North Korean leader has been called many names — crazy, mad, and "rocket man" — but a nuclear policy expert says his push for nukes make perfect sense.
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.
Santa Claus visits U.S. Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing and their family members at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Dec. 2, 2017.

Here’s how the US military celebrates Christmas when serving in warzones

Whether serving at home, or far abroad, Christmas is a time for everyone to celebrate.