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US Sending Choppers, 200 Troops to ISIS Fight

American troops will now be closer to the front lines

(Newser) - The US will deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq—upping the number from 3,870 to 4,087—and send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the first major increase in US forces in nearly a year. The uptick in US... More »

Prince Harry: I Killed Taliban Fighters

British royal returns from duty in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Leaving Afghanistan after a five-month tour of duty, Prince Harry acknowledged killing Taliban fighters and described his job on board an Apache helicopter, CNN reports. "It used to be very much: front seat, you're firing the whole time," he said, comparing this tour to deployments in 2007... More »

Prince Harry Returns to Afghanistan

Will fly Apache helicopters during 4-month tour of duty

(Newser) - Prince Harry has gone from Las Vegas to Afghanistan. Britain's Ministry of Defense says the prince is back in the country to fly Apache attack helicopters during a four-month tour of combat duty. The 27-year-old looked relaxed if slightly tired today, and gave a thumbs-up after a long journey... More »

US Arms Sales Hog 75% of Global Market

Washington's overseas sales tripled last year

(Newser) - America's weapon sales abroad last year skyrocketed to $66.3 billion, triple the 2010 figure of $21.4 billion, according to a nonpartisan report. US sales accounted for more than three-quarters of the $85.3 billion market and marked a record high for sales in a year, blowing away... More »

Army Training Missile Falls on Texas Town

100 homes evacuated after dummy Hellfire drops

(Newser) - The Army is investigating how a dummy Hellfire missile managed to become detached from an Apache helicopter to fall in a Texas neighborhood on Tuesday. A soldier's kids spotted the missile as it fell into a field around 8pm and told their dad, who contacted the military. Some 100... More »

Army to Prince Harry: Cut the Boozing

At least, not if he wants to go back to Afghanistan

(Newser) - If Prince Harry wants to make it back to Afghanistan as much as he says he wants to, he'll have to stop partying. His Army superiors have ordered the 27-year-old away from bars and social gatherings and instructed him to focus on his Apache helicopter training, sources tell the... More »

Taliban: Prince Harry Shouldn't Kill

'Captain Wales' to return to Afghanistan this year; he'll be Taliban target

(Newser) - Newly qualified Apache helicopter pilot Prince Harry is expected to return to Afghanistan for a tour of duty this year, and the people he might be shooting at aren't happy about it. "A prince should use his position to help people, not to come and kill people around... More »

Harry Canoodles With Kate Clone

He's a real-life Prince Charming, says California cocktail waitress

(Newser) - It didn't take Prince Harry long to find a California girl to "snog." And she looks a bit like Kate Middleton. Harry, who's training to fly Apache attack helicopters in California, was spotted kissing tattooed San Diego cocktail waitress Jessica Donaldson, and they've been out... More »

Harry Captains Royal Bar Hop in San Diego

From Apache helicopters to brewskis in California

(Newser) - Hail Britannica. The royal party boy has finally sloshed up along our shores—for some San Diego area bar hopping. "Harry Wales" took some time out from Apache helicopter training just a day after he arrived in California to hit not one but "several" night spots, reports the... More »

Prince Harry in Calif. This Week for Training

'Capt. Wales' to be treated like any other pilot

(Newser) - Prince Harry will arrive in California this week but he won't be getting the red-carpet treatment his brother received earlier this year. The prince is coming to America for two months of helicopter gunship training at bases in California and Arizona, CNN reports. "He will be Captain Wales... More »

Prince Harry Heading to Vegas

He'll get a Sin City break during helicopter training

(Newser) - Prince Harry is about to show off his legendary partying skills in the party capital of the world—Las Vegas. The royal boozer, who tumbled into a pool last week while dancing at one of his recent bashes, is heading to California and Arizona for 12 weeks of helicopter training... More »

Newly Single Prince Harry Going to LA

Royal party animal plans to finish Apache helicopter training

(Newser) - A suddenly single Prince Harry is going to visit Los Angeles to complete his Apache helicopter training, enjoy a little sun ... and whatever else he may uncover, the Daily reports. Having split with his lingerie model girlfriend so he won't be "tied down in a relationship when training,... More »

Prince Harry Heading Back to Afghanistan

Apache pilot expected to join unit in combat zone

(Newser) - Prince Harry is likely to return to military service in Afghanistan next year, although you won't be hearing about it when he does. The prince—whose first tour of duty in the combat zone was cut short after a media leak —has qualified as an Apache attack helicopter... More »

NATO Choppers Pound Gadhafi

Combat gets up-close and personal after relying on bombers

(Newser) - British Apache and French attack helicopters struck targets for the first time in NATO's campaign in Libya, hitting Moammar Gadhafi's troops early today near a key coastal oil city. The action was a significant step-up in NATO's operations and a major boost to Libyan rebels on the... More »

Obama Proposes $60B Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

Boasts record-setting deal will create jobs

(Newser) - The Obama administration plans to offer Saudi Arabia $60 billion worth of advanced aircraft, in what would be the largest arms deal in US history. The deal may also be expanded by tens of billions more to include naval and missile-defense upgrades, the Wall Street Journal reports. The administration intends... More »

Brit Princes Yearn to See Front Lines

William, Harry living together during pilot training

(Newser) - Prince William is older, but Prince Harry went to war first—and, he says, “if Harry can do it then I can.” Harry, joining his brother at the media event yesterday, said his helicopter training is the “easiest way of getting to the front lines,” People... More »

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