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The US economy is caught in a trap. That trap is the Department of Defense: an increasingly sticky wicket that relies on an annual, trillion-dollar redistribution of government-collected wealth. In fact, it’s the biggest “big government” program on the planet, easily beating out China’s People’s Liberation Army in both size and cost. It is not only the “nation’s largest employer,” with 2.867 million people currently on the payroll, but it also provides government benefits to 2 million retirees and their family members. And it actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.

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The Trump administration is asking a federal judge to delay a requirement to begin accepting transgender recruits to the military on Jan. 1.

“Specifically, Defendants request that the Court stay the portion of its preliminary injunction requiring Defendants to begin accessing transgender individuals into the military on January 1, 2018, pending a decision by the D.C. Circuit on Defendants’ appeal,” the government wrote in a motion filed late Wednesday.

The administration and the plaintiffs have asked for a decision by noon Monday.

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Almost 400,000 people had signed a petition calling for the Defence Secretary to grant Kevin and Dazz a reprieve.

Two military dogs facing euthanasia have been saved, according to Sky sources.

Belgian malinois Kevin and Dazz were reportedly due to be put down this week because they couldn’t be re-homed.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson called the dogs’ handlers into the MOD for a meeting on Monday morning, after reports appeared in various media outlets over the weekend.

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Hidden underground near the town of Cooperstown, North Dakota is a piece of eye-opening history. It is both fascinating and a little bit unnerving, but it is well worth the visit. Discover what makes it so special and how it could have made the history books, but luckily never had to. It may be a bit of a drive for some but the experience and the knowledge gained is a more than fair trade off. Keep reading to take a look.

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Back in 2015, Barack Obama launched the pilot program for the first time. Now, with Trump’s decision to release military-grade pistols to the public, which is set to cause a massive backlash in liberals.

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act is based on an amendment that allows U.S. Army to relocate its .45 ACP M1911A1 pistols arsenal to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The defense project bill is expected to cost around $700 billion, and is now in its final stages, awaiting the President’s signature only.

According to reports, the World War II handguns will cost the military roughly $2 per gun to store each yer.

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 – Knott’s Berry Farm wants to thank active, retired and Veteran U.S military personnel by offering free admission during their ‘Military Tribute Days’ on select days in November and December starting on Monday.

The theme park says its ‘Military Tribute Days’ promotion includes two complimentary tickets for military personnel and a guest.

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Tensions between North Korea and the United States have been steadily rising for the past year, but with South Korea, Japan, China, and now most recently Russia coming into the mix, things may be far more complicated than Trump had initially anticipated.

As President Trump and Mad Dog Mattis have continued to solidify our positions in the Korean Peninsula, Russian military officials have grown angry at what they claim is an overreach of our power.

The US military has been running numerous joint drills with South Korea and Japan, in an attempt to prepare for any sort of nuclear attack which North Korea may launch. Apparently Russian diplomats think it’s unfair that we’re defending our own interests, and have just threatened an “apocalyptic situation” in the Korean Peninsula.

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A federal court on Monday issued a clarification that the U.S. military must take transgender service members by January 1, after partially blocking President Trump’s transgender policy in an earlier ruling.

Last month, a judge on the U.S. District Court ruled that the president’s order to ban new transgender recruits from joining the military — as well as potentially expelling current members — cannot be enforced while the case is being reviewed in court.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote that her injunction means that the military must continue to follow the policies established by former President Barack Obama‘s “June 30, 2016 Directive-type Memorandum,” which allowed transgender individuals to enlist beginning on January 1.

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The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with “The Nutcracker Suite” theme during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The White House officially began the 2017 holiday season Monday morning as first lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas, Hanukkah and other seasonal decorations throughout the house.

Trump chose to honor the White House’s 200-year-old tradition of celebrating the winter holidays, and this year’s theme is called “Time-Honored Traditions.” White House Christmas parties date back to 1800 when President John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, hosted the first soiree.

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