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The Pentagon and the $25,000 Dog

1) The U.S. Military Needs More Good Dogs<p>Highly trained dogs are in high demand by border patrol units, private security firms, the U.S. military and …

Russia is making wild claims that its MiG-31 successor will be able to fly in space

The head of the Russian aircraft corporation, Mikoyan, or MiG for short, claimed on Russian TV last week that the successor to the MiG-31 will be able to fly in space.<p>The PAK DP, or MiG-41, will have "the ability to operate in space, new weapons, new speeds, [and] new operational range," Ilya …

Unmanned Aircraft

North Korea Holds off on Guam Attack, but Warns U.S. Against 'Reckless Actions'

(SEOUL/WASHINGTON) — North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Here's what we know about the reported 100,000 Russian troops going to NATO's borders

Russia is about to kick off a major military exercise called Zapad on Thursday, which has some worried that it could be a "Trojan horse."<p>The New York Times reported in late July that 60,000 to 100,000 Russian troops would be sent to Belarus and western Russia for the exercises scheduled for Sept. …

11 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to increased air pollution. And while cities like London, Paris, and Seoul are doing everything from banning diesels to …

European Travel

How the US and Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles headed for Guam

While experts say North Korea may not follow through with the test, it's still an incredibly dangerous prospect, as Pyongyang intends to shoot four unreliable missiles just a few dozen miles off the coast of Guam, a US territory where 7,000 military personnel and 160,000 civilians live.<p>North …

North Korea

How would the US retaliate if North Korea attacked Guam?

As I noted on Wednesday, Guam is well protected against a prospective North Korean ballistic missile assault. But what if an attack on Guam did occur?<p>…

US military carries out first offensive airstrike in Somalia under Trump's new authorities

The U.S. military has conducted its first offensive airstrike against the jihadist fundamentalist group al-Shabaab in Somalia, targeting the group …

Mattis is "Shocked" by U.S. Military Readiness Crisis

Like frustrated constituents at a town hall meeting, Pentagon officials Monday night expressed deep disappointment at Congress, for failing to do its …

Military

Military Omnipresence: A Unifying Concept for America’s 21st-Century Fighting Edge

The Pentagon should converge its technological and doctrinal efforts towards a perpetual, networked presence that enables operations and awareness …

Trump Grants U.S. Military Power To Set Afghan Troop Levels: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on …

This Marine Will Show You How to Zero a Rifle

Fresh from cooking bacon on an M4-style suppressor, U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christian Wade is back in his latest small arms safety …

U.S. Marines

Donald Trump's hands-off approach gives US military free rein

President has delegated direction of overseas conflicts to his generals, raising fears of unchecked escalation<p>Donald Trump’s decision to let the US military off the leash in the fight against Islamic State and like-minded terror groups in combat zones in the Middle East and north Africa appears to …

U.S. moves long-range rocket launchers into southern Syria, intelligence sources say

AMMAN (Reuters) - The U.S. military has moved a new truck-mounted, long-range rocket launcher from Jordan to a U.S. base in Tanf, Syria, near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, stepping up its presence in the area, two regional intelligence sources said on Wednesday.<p>They said the (High Mobility …

Middle East

U.S. Helicopter ‘Sets Off Flares’ as Iran Points Laser in ‘Unsafe’ Test

An Iranian Navy vessel has prompted ire from the U.S. military after an “unsafe and unprofessional” test of its capabilities on a U.S. …

Teen Accepted at All 5 Military Academies

RED WING -- Red Wing's David Howe chose to aim high when he applied to all five U.S. military service academies.<p>It paid off.<p>Howe, a 2017 Red Wing …

Military

One Afghan killed and seven US troops wounded in attack on base – US military

US military spokesman denies report by local official that Americans were killed but says at least one Afghan soldier shot dead at Camp Shaheen<p>Seven American soldiers were wounded and one Afghan soldier was killed in a shooting at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a US military official …

US military shoots down Syrian jet

The US military has shot down a Syrian jet near Raqqa, Syria. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Is Russia Ready to Fire at U.S. Military Jets in Syria?

Russia has warned that it will now consider American jets in western Syria “air targets,” after a U.S. Navy aircraft shot down a Syrian regime jet on …

Trump wants to rebuild the military, but budget could close bases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's vow to massively rebuild the US armed forces comes with an interesting wrinkle in his first budget request: a call to close military bases.<p>Trump's Pentagon is asking for a new commission to study closing or revamping bases in its budget request, as the …

Trump on NATO funding: Still misleading after months of fact checks

By Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p><i>“They (Germany) pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in a tweet, May 30, 2017</b><p><i>“This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States. And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money</i> …

Upgrading U.S. nuclear missiles, as Russia and China modernize, would cost $85 billion. Is it time to quit the ICBM race?

The sky over the turbulent Pacific was pitch-black earlier this month when a Minuteman III missile blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a column of fire that illuminated the California coastline for miles.<p>The unarmed missile thundered past the outer reaches of the atmosphere, tracing a …

Military

Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants?

By Joshua Rovner<p>Is a dangerous pattern emerging in U.S.-China relations? International relations scholar Graham Allison coined the term “Thucydides Trap” in 2012 to explain how a rising power can instill fear in an existing power, leading to hostility and mistrust that can escalate into war.<p>In his …

Russia Launches Missile Strikes Targeting Islamic State in Syria

Russia attacked Islamic State targets in Syria with cruise missiles fired from a warship and submarine, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.<p>The …

U.S. military satisfied after missile defense test

The U.S. military is taking a victory lap after a successful missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic …