The 5 biggest stories around the military right now (July 8 edition)
Reveille! Reveille! Here’s the news you need to know about to start your day fully mission-ready:
- A new report just dropped showing that military personnel are still getting hassled over student loans — despite plenty of federal protections that have been in place.
- The Senate grilled Pentagon leaders over its ISIS strategy on Tuesday, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter admitted only 60 Syrian opposition fighters had been trained up so far.
- An Air Force F-16 fighter collided with a civilian Cessna aircraft over South Carolina.
- DARPA is working on a new system that will help detect cyber attacks called “Plan X.”
- About 220 U.S. troops are taking part in a joint NATO exercise in the Republic of Georgia.
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North Korea's emerging free market threatens to topple the regime
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