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The US Marines tested all-male squads against mixed-gender ones, and the results were pretty bleak

In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat …

Military

In Charleston, Raw Emotion at Hearing for Suspect in Church Shooting

British 'jihadi hunter' in Syria says he will fight Isil to the death

Hollywood actor who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean has no military background but left for Syria to support Kurdish forces battling Islamic State<p>A British Hollywood actor who travelled to Syria to join the fight against the <b>Islamic State</b> (Isil) has given a television interview in which he says …

Boko Haram attacks island on Niger side of Lake Chad

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked an island on Niger’s side of Lake Chad but the army repelled them after heavy fighting, residents and security sources said on Saturday.<p>The Lake Chad area - a vast maze of tiny islands and swampland sheltering thousands of Nigerian refugees - is …

Africa

Pentagon chief: US considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said …

Afghanistan

Netanyahu Urges ‘Mass Immigration’ of Jews From Europe