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3 US soldiers shot in Afghanistan 'insider attack'

Three U.S. Army soldiers were shot and wounded Sunday when an Afghan Army soldier opened fire on them inside a base in southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province, officials told Fox News.<p>The attack occurred around 1:30 p.m. local time at Camp Antonik in Washer District in Helmand.<p>"Coalition …

General says Russia bombed site near US forces in Syria in ISIS fight

Russian air forces bombed a site close to U.S. troops in Syria on Tuesday, a near-miss in the fog of war against the Islamic State -- though the strikes still hit U.S.-backed forces.<p>U.S. Lt. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend said Wednesday the incident occurred after Russian pilots began bombing what they …

US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific

The United States Air Force (USAF) has deployed four B-1B Lancer heavy strategic bombers to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam in the Western Pacific. …

​Commercial helicopters unable to meet Huey recapitalisation requirements

The US Air Force has delayed the release of its final request for proposal to recapitalise its fleet of UH-1N Huey helicopters, after contractors …

Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium ore, seek Russia help to make nuclear fuel | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran plans to buy 950 tonnes of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years and expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel, its top nuclear official said in remarks published on Saturday.<p>Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi attends the …

Kurdish Forces Close in on Raqqa City as More ISIS Strongholds Collapse

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces wrested control of a new set of villages from ISIS in the northern countryside of Raqqa on Thursday, making …

NORAD responds after Russian bombers zoom around Japan

A pair of Russian Tu-95 Bear nuclear-capable bombers flew around Japan on Tuesday, prompting the Japanese military to scramble fighter jets as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) increased its threat posture, two U.S. defense officials revealed to Fox News.<p>The Russian bombers …

North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs On Kim Jong Un

North Korean elites have turned their backs on leader Kim Jong Un and dissent is on the rise, according to a recent defector who was formerly Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K.<p>“Kim Jong Un’s days are numbered,” Thae Yong Ho told a press conference in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on …

B-2 bombers kill nearly 100 ISIS terrorists in Libya

A pair of B-2 "stealth" bombers blasted two ISIS training camps in Libya on Wednesday evening, dropping 108 precision-guided bombs and sending jihadists scattering -- many of whom were then "cleaned up" by drone-launched hellfire missiles, U.S. defense officials told Fox News.<p>A B-2 Spirit taking …

Navy repeatedly dismissed evidence that ‘Fat Leonard’ was cheating the 7th Fleet

For Fat Leonard, conning the U.S. Navy was a big piece of cake.<p>The Navy allowed the worst corruption scandal in its history to fester for several years by dismissing a flood of evidence that the rotund Asian defense contractor was cheating the service out of millions of dollars and bribing officers …

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

In a new show of force, China's first aircraft carrier and five other warships passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea on Monday, Taiwan's Defense Ministry reported Monday.<p>China's Defense Ministry said Saturday that the Liaoning carrier had set off for a routine open-sea …

Versatile F-4 Phantoms making 'final flight' for U.S. military

The last of thousands of F-4 Phantom jets that have been a workhorse for the U.S. military over five decades are being put to pasture to serve as …

With Agni V success, India adds long-range ICBM to arsenal, becomes 5th nation in world to have 5,000 km range nuclear missile

India has two short-range—Prithvi and Dhanush—missiles and three mid-range ones. (PTI)<p>Additions to a country’s arsenal are rarely predicated on any …

Morale Improving, But Sustainment Problems Still Dog Air Force’s Nuclear Enterprise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Years after several scandals shook the US Air Force's nuclear enterprise to its core, measures put in place to bolster morale, …

ISIS may have air defense weapons in Syria town

WASHINGTON — Militants from the Islamic State group got control of military equipment and weapons, possibly including air defense equipment, when …

China flew nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan before Trump call with Taiwanese president

Less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s president over the phone, China flew a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan for the first time, two U.S. officials revealed to Fox News.<p>On Nov. 26, two Chinese Xian H-6 bombers, along with two escort …

New recruitment drive indicates deep manpower problems in Syria’s army

BEIRUT — Syria’s army said Tuesday that it had formed a new volunteer corps to join its five-year war effort, an announcement that underscored the extent to which its once-sprawling armed forces have crumbled.<p>In a statement, the army encouraged men 18 and older to register for the newly minted …

Islamic State used fake tanks to confuse airstrikes

Iraqi military units liberating villages on the march to Mosul say they have seized wooden tanks and even replica soldiers used to draw coalition airstrikes away from real targets.<p>The mock-ups were found in a warehouse in the village of Bawiza, north of Mosul, along with real armored vehicles and …

US soldiers killed in suicide bombing at Bagram Airfield identified

The Department of Defense on Monday identified two U.S. soldiers killed in an explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan.<p>The department said 20-year-old Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa, Illinois, and 30-year-old Sgt. John W. Perry of Stockton, California, died of injuries inflicted by an …

Air Force starts selecting second round of enlisted RPA pilots

The Air Force will choose its next class of enlisted airmen seeking to fly remotely piloted aircraft in 2017.<p>In a Wednesday release, the Air Force …

Pentagon Could Look to Close Bases Without BRAC Authorization

WASHINGTON – For several years, the Pentagon has been blocked by Congress in its request to begin another round of Base Realignment and Closure …

U.S. artillery, airstrikes pound ISIS defenses in Mosul

As Iraqi and Kurdish forces tighten the noose around Islamic State fighters in Mosul, the U.S. is helping them blast through enemy defenses.<p>The …

Iran claims it's sending elite fighters to infiltrate US, Europe

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader.<p>The IRGC “will be in the U.S. …

Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire

Iran deployed two warships off Yemen threatening to further escalate tensions after the U.S. fired Tomahawk cruise missiles destroying three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.<p>Iran sent the ships to the Gulf of Aden, one of the …

Houthi rebels fire 2 missiles at US Navy destroyer in Red Sea

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer operating off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea on Sunday -- though neither missile hit the ship, the Pentagon said in a statement.<p>Though the American warship wasn't struck, the ship was definitely targeted, a U.S. defense …

US fighter jet crashes off Japanese island of Okinawa

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> A US Marine Corps pilot ejected safely when his fighter jet crashed into the waters off the Japanese island of Okinawa, officials said.<p>The fighter jet, a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet, departed the Kadena US Air Base and crashed 153 km (95 miles) off Hedo Cape, according to a …

North Korea only has 28 websites (sad!)

The world got a sneak peek at North Korea's secretive Internet service this week, which we now know includes a grand total of 28 websites.<p>On Sept. 19, one of North Korea's top-level nameservers was incorrectly configured to reveal a list of websites under the .kp domain. Security engineer Matt …