Armed Conflict

The Pentagon Is Apparently Freaking Out After Trump Blabbed About Nuclear Subs Near North Korea

Since it’d been a few days since we learned the President had given away information he shouldn’t, Donald Trump recently bragged during a phone call with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines stationed off the coast of North Korea, which goes against …

North Korea

US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over …


President Trump's Foreign Policy Is a 'Dangerous Farce'

Today heads of state will be gathering in Brussels for the first NATO summit since Donald Trump assumed the Presidency of the United States of …

Foreign Policy

U.S. special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks

Touching down before dawn, Somali “Lightning” commandos climbed out of U.S. military helicopters and carefully advanced in the dark toward a ramshackle compound tucked into muddy farmland dotted by banana trees.<p>U.S. surveillance had monitored the site for days after an intelligence tip signaled the …


Could U.S. Win War Against Russia and China?

The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars …


First He Became an American—Then He Joined ISIS

When the FBI discovered a network of Bosnian-Americans giving support to terrorists, they also discovered Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a U.S. citizen and a battalion commander in Syria.<p>Abdullah Ramo Pazara had a craving for packets of instant hot cocoa. The Bosnian-American former truck driver was, at the …


Trump is a commander in chief who doesn't command

“You can blow stuff up … but where do things end?”<p>The US military is making many life-or-death decisions without input from the person who matters most: the president of the United States.<p>In Trump’s first months in office, the US conducted drone strikes in Yemen and a special operations raid where …


US Army Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons and Equipment

The unaccounted-for military supplies were supposed to be given to Iraqi armed forces as part of the Iraq Train and Equip Fund.


Mass Grave From Thirty Years' War Reveals Brutal Cavalry Attack

On November 16, 1632, two armies faced off at the site of Lützen, Germany. On one side was Gustavus Adolphus II, King of Sweden, and on the other was General Albrecht von Wallenstein, the leader of a regiment of Holy Roman Imperial forces. The Thirty Years’ War was Europe’s deadliest religious …


Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Leads Netflix’s Charge Toward Global Domination

The Afghanistan War satire, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Michôd, captures the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. And it’s the streaming service’s most ambitious film yet.<p><i>War Machine</i> is a $60 million Afghanistan War satire starring Brad Pitt and directed by <i>Animal Kingdom</i>’s David Michôd, …

Afghanistan War

Lockheed drops out of US Navy missile competition

<b>Lockheed Joins Boeing in declining to bid on over-the-horizon effort</b><p>Washington – Lockheed Martin, frustrated by changing requirements the company …


5 civilians killed in US raid on Yemen: Rights group

A London-based human rights group says five civilians were among the victims of a recent US raid on Yemen's Ma’rib.


U.A.E. May Fly Warplanes From Somalia as Africa Reach Grows - Bloomberg

A proposed United Arab Emirates base in semi-autonomous northern Somalia may add a naval facility to a military airport, extending the Arab nation’s …


Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.


Taiwan military holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

<b>Taipei:</b> Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills …


Why you won't see Aussie troops on the streets

The "war on terror" looks chillingly "war-like" when thousands of khaki-clad soldiers walk the streets of your homeland armed with military assault …


Theresa May's Police Cuts Exposed By Manchester Bombing Army Deployment - Police Federation

After 20,000 jobs lost, 'we simply do not have the resources'<p>Theresa May’s dramatic deployment of troops in wake of the Manchester bombing has laid bare Tory police cuts, the leader of the Police Federation has declared.<p>Hundreds of soldiers were ordered onto the streets on Wednesday and given a …


(LEAD) N.K. claims S. Korea fired shots at birds, not balloon carrying leaflets

(ATTN: UPDATES with reaction from S. Korea's military in last 2 paras)<p>SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korea claimed Thursday that a flying object at …


NATO formally joins coalition against ISIS

NATO joining coalition would not necessarily mean adopting a combat role<p>BRUSSELS – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is lending its support to …


Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing

The Trump administration has made it clear that the United States will take a more aggressive approach to battling al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia.<p>In March, President Trump granted the military expanded authorities to operate in Somalia, paving the way for an accelerated military campaign.<p>By …


It’s right to have soldiers on the streets but not in the long term

Operation Temperer is a necessary step in the current climate but soon our armed forces must go back to their traditional role<p>Londoners saw armed …


US administration proposes $800 million coalition support for Pakistan

<b>Washington:</b> The Trump administration has proposed to give Pakistan $800 million as reimbursement for its military and logistical support in …


Get Access

Subscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device.


How France armed Biafra's bid to break from Nigeria - Africa - RFI

The ethnic Igbo-majority Eastern Region declared its independence on 30 May 1967, following a military coup, a counter-coup and what French diplomats described as “pogroms” of tens of thousands of Igbo living in northern Nigeria the previous year.<p>The attempt to break away led to a 32-month war, …


Theresa May will urge Nato to step up fight against Isis in wake of Manchester attack

Theresa May will urge Nato to step up the fight against the Isis terror group in the Middle East in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.<p>The Prime …


Researchers want these robotic turtles to sweep for landmines in war zones

Landmines are extremely hazardous anywhere they’re deployed, and oftentimes the dangerous weapons remain buried long after military conflicts are …


Commandos sent in to end Philippine siege

The Philippines has deployed attack helicopters and special forces to drive out Islamic State-linked rebels holed up in a besieged southern city on …


Army Officers Should Be Allowed To Take Decisions In ‘War-Like’ Zones, Says Arun Jaitley

Army officers are free to take decisions in a "war-like" zone, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, referring to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a …


AFP launches air strikes in Marawi City

Soldiers are seen at the height of ground and air assault Wednesday against members of ISIS-inspired militants in Marawi City. JEOFFREY …


Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in southern Kandahar

An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.<p>Daulat Waziri, spokesman …