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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 …

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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 …

Military

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 …

Ohio-class Submarines Can Kill Entire Countries, Like North Korea

Nine years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Ishiro Honda’s <i>Godzilla</i> depicted a monster awakened from the depths of the ocean to …

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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. …

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11 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

Nixon’s Korea Dilemma Illuminates Why It’s Hard To Bomb Small Countries

<i>The current situation with North Korea is not the first time Americans have wrestled with the problem of nuclear conflict with small states. In 1969,</i> …

North Korea

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 …

Middle East

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 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 …

Military

'Russia, China won't submit to US world order'

<b>Russia and China are threatening America's so-called international order by challenging US military and economic dominance and refusing to submit to</b> …

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. Military

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 …

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 …

US Navy Destroyer Collides with Japanese Merchant Ship

<b>Updated 10:29 p.m. Eastern Standard Time</b><p>U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft rushed to help a Navy destroyer and medically evacuate at least three …

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.

Middle East

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 …

Military

Iranian-Back Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base in Syria

By Carlo Muñoz - The Washington Times<p>Hundreds of Iranian-backed militiamen, fighting alongside government troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are amassing near a U.S.-training base located near the country’s border with Iraq, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday.<p>Pro-Assad fighters …

Middle East

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

<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 from past years and not paying</i> …

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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?

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 new book, …

Geopolitics

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 …

Middle East