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How U.S. special forces could destroy the Islamic State

Washington is deploying more soldiers to fight Islamic State. On Dec. 1, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the Pentagon would send a …

U.S. Air Force developing new advanced medical technology

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force is developing technology that will allow medical personnel to treat multiple patients at once …

Military

Airman may recieve the Medal of Honor for the first time since Vietnam

The military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, has not been awarded to anyone in the Air Force during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But …

Military

Former Navy SEALs reveal what Hollywood gets wrong about the elite warriors

Former Navy SEALs and "Extreme Ownership" authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talk about Hollywood's depiction of Navy SEALs and what they get wrong.<p>You can follow Jocko and Leif on Twitter.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella&Richard Feloni</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria

The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the …

Syria conflict: Russia warns US of 'proxy war risk'

<b>Russia has warned of the risk of a "proxy war" in the Middle East after the US said it would send special forces to Syria.</b><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this increased the need for co-operation between the US and Russia.<p>US officials said "fewer than 50" troops would "train, advise and …

Should The US Deploy Ground Troops Into Direct Combat With ISIS?

James Cook<p>Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College<p>U.S. Army, 1985-2009<p>@cookie6432<p>President Obama’s strategy to “degrade, and ultimately destroy” …

Middle East

US said to have approved sale to Israel of Ospreys, capable of reaching Iran

Israel is said to have finalized its “shopping list” of desired US military material as part of a new long-term agreement for US defense assistance …

U.S. Navy plans two or more patrols in South China Sea per quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands in the South China Sea about twice a quarter to remind China and other countries about U.S. rights under international law, a U.S. defence official said on Monday.<p>Subi reef, located in the …

China wants to step up military cooperation with Iran's air force

Ma Xiaotian told Hassan Shah Safi that relations between the two air forces had developed smoothly.<p>"(We) hope that cooperation can go up another level," Ma said, according to a statement issued by China's Defence Ministry, which did not elaborate.<p>A senior Chinese admiral visited Tehran last month …

China

Obama’s Military Ignores the Facts in Its Eagerness to Put Women in Combat

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the military is dedicated to integrating women into combat units — regardless of facts, reason, or logic. …

Official says if the military opens up special operations to women there’s ‘no doubt that our women will do very well in that program’<p>Related: US Navy Seals plan to accept women after female soldiers graduate as rangers<p>The superintendent of the US Naval Academy is confident the school could produce …

Military

The military’s secret military: Green Berets, Navy SEALs and the special ops you’ll never know about

A handful of elite soldiers are carrying out hush-hush missions across the globe, and their numbers are growing<p>You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of third-world littorals. Standing in judgement, buffeted by the rotor wash of a helicopter or …

PlayStation 4’s 3.00 update goes live tomorrow — here’s what’s different

Sony is sprucing up its PlayStation 4 with a major update, and now we know more about what to expect.<p>The 3.00 system update for PS4 hits the system tomorrow, according to Sony’s PlayStation blog. We’ve previously covered this update, but now the company has shown off many of the new features in …

Social Media

Here’s why most Americans can’t join the military

The military has embraced openly-gay members within its ranks, and now squabbles over combat roles for women and whether to accept transgender troops, but the future may require the Pentagon to accept whomever it can get.<p>At the height of the Iraq War, it seemed like the standard for service was so …