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Watch: Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course

U.S. SOF Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (A) participate in a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course at the Panzer …

Images suggest that Russia cluster-bombed U.S.-backed Syrian fighters

Russian airstrikes targeted the base of U.S.-backed Syrian fighters near the Jordanian border earlier this week, according to U.S. defense officials, prompting the most aggressive response from the Pentagon since Russia began its air campaign over Syria last year.<p>New images released Friday by the …

WATCH: dozens Jihadists flee battlefield due to SAA fire in South Aleppo

Combat footage released by “War media team”, on Sunday, shows Islamist fighters fleeing from heavy Syrian Army and Allies firing.<p>The video was taken …

Middle East

Islamic State launches counter-attacks on U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Islamic State group launched a counter-attack against fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Manbij on Monday, inflicting heavy casualties on the U.S.-backed forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the militants said.<p>Fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces …

Middle East

Navy SEAL Sniper Rifles Explained

I just spoke with my friend and former SEAL Team 3 teammate Chris Kyle today. I called to ask him his advice regarding my own upcoming media tour …

New Standards Weeding Out Both Male and Female Marine Combat Hopefuls

WASHINGTON — New physical standards established so women can compete for combat posts in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female …

These 17 photos show how the US military trains for amphibious warfare

The seas are considered cruel mistresses, so it's necessary for one to either stay clear or be prepared to face their unpredictable wrath. Considering that the surface of the planet consists of 71% water, it's probably in the US military's best interest to be prepared to perform on land and at …

5 Reasons An F-22 Raptor Restart Is A Terrible Idea

Recent cost overruns and issues with the F-35 have compelled political and military leaders to reconsider ordering more F-22 Raptors. The U.S. Air …

Taliban Kidnap at Least 25 Men from Buses in Afghanistan's Helmand

KABUL — Taliban fighters stopped vehicles and detained at least 25 people in the latest in a series of abductions on Afghanistan's highways in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday.<p>He said 25 men had been taken away and were being held by the Taliban. Police and army forces were searching for the …

"Acoustic Superiority": US Navy's Secret Submarine Plan to Dominate the Seas

Navy leaders say the service is making progress developing new acoustic, sensors and quieting technologies to ensure the U.S. retains its …

Military

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Is there a way to defend large swaths of land against a cruise missile attack? Right now, there is...<p>“This time, they think they have it right.” So …

Israeli troops kill 15-year-old Palestinian believed to be bystander

A 15-year-old Palestinian, shot and killed by Israeli soldiers early on Tuesday, was probably an "uninvolved" bystander, the Israeli army said in a …

Israel

Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Move to the Philippines to Keep China in Check

The U.S. hasn't paired aircraft carriers in the Western Pacific for two years.<p>The U.S. Navy has moved two carrier battle groups into the Philippine Sea to conduct exercises, the first two-carrier exercise in the region in two years. The move comes just before a UN court ruling expected to be …

U.S. aircraft carrier docks in Crete after Islamic State battles | Reuters

(Reuters) - The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier arrived in Crete on Tuesday, giving its 5,500 crew members a Greek island break after seven months at sea and over 2,000 missions launched against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria.<p>F/A-18 fighter jet takes off from the USS Harry S. Truman …

Military

Report: Marine's New Physical Standards Are Weeding Out Women

Nearly 86 percent of the women failed the tests.<p>New physical standards established so women can compete for combat posts in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female hopefuls. But they're also disqualifying some men, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.<p>In the last five …