Military

China's Marine Corps is getting bigger and stronger

A reorganization and expansion brings the program from 20,000 to 100,000 Marines.<p>The People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps is in the midst of a massive reorganization and build out that will greatly enhance China's ability to project power abroad.<p>At the center of the plan multiplying the …

Armed Forces

Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia

Donald Trump may admire Vladimir Putin, but Russia’s neighbors are readying for war. Over the past few years, the government of Lithuania has ramped …

War Games

The military's F/A-18 jet keeps choking off oxygen to pilots during flight

F/A-18 Hornets of all variants seem to be affected by a serious issue: oxygen shortage, or hypoxia, is plaguing the fleet of Legacy (A/B/C/D), Super Hornet (E/F) and Growler (EA-18G) aircraft.<p>As reported by Bloomberg News, all models of F/A-18 have shown steady yearly increases of what the Navy …

Armed Forces

Carl Clark, black WWII hero who was finally honored 67 years later, dies at 100

Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized more than six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal that had been denied because he was black, has died at the age of 100.<p>Clark, who received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2012, died March 16 at a Veterans …

Military History

Here's what $1 billion worth of cocaine looks like

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter James returned to port this week with a haul of roughly 16 tons of cocaine, gathered by it, other Coast Guard Cutters, and international partners during a 26-day period in the eastern Pacific Ocean.<p>The cocaine, seized in 17 interdiction actions, had an …

Coast Guard

Marines Would Save $1B If F-35 Entered Service Faster; F-18 Hornets Struggling To Stay Mission-Ready

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station …

Armed Forces

Netflix’s Startlingly Timely World War II Miniseries ‘Five Came Back’ Revisits How Hollywood Fought Fascism

“Believe in yourself,” Frank Capra urged in his 1982 AFI Life Achievement Award acceptance speech. “Because only the valiant can create, only the daring should make films and only the morally courageous are worthy of speaking to their fellow man for two hours and in the dark.”<p>Sentiments like this …

Military History

Lawmakers Aren’t Asking A Lot Of Questions About A US Strike That Killed Hundreds

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers charged with overseeing the Pentagon and its war operations spent more time Wednesday inoculating the US military against criticism that its air strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul may have killed hundreds than asking for details about the strike.<p>Multiple members of the House …

U.S. Military

US M-3 Grant Tanks Destroyed Rommel's Panzers

Michael Peck [2]<p>Why were Rommel's tanks blowing up?<p>As the Desert Fox's panzers churned through the Libyan desert in May 1942, they were confident of …

Military History

Yet Another Version of the U.S. Army's New Spy Plane Appears in Arizona

This Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System model has a powerful radar pod underneath its fuselage.<p>Bill Word/FlickrCC<p>Another …

Military Aircraft

The 10 greatest second world war films you haven't seen

Some lesser-known wartime stories, such as Japan’s The Burmese Harp and the German-made Generation War, rank alongside the classics<p>No recent historical cataclysm has eclipsed the magnitude of the second world war. And thank God for that: the war was horrible! Its aftershocks are still felt in many …

Military History

Marine Corps Reviews Chow Hall Options as Fitness Division Activates

Step away from the burger, lance corporal.<p>In a push to develop a more holistically healthy force, the Marine Corps is creating a Force Fitness …

U.S. Military

Troops In Syria: US Military Member Dies Amid Fight Against ISIS

A member of the U.S. military died in Syria on Wednesday, according to a new report. The person, who was only identified as a "service member," may …

U.S. Military

Air War: What If Russia's Lethal Su-35 Battled America's F-15?

Who would win? <i>The Su-35S can carry over 17,000 pounds of munitions on its hardpoints, with up to 14 usable for air-to-ground attacks.</i><i>The F-15C can</i> …

Fighter Aircraft

NATO Sends Typhoon Fighter Jets To Romania In Clear Message To Russia

In a move that will surely make the volatile Black Sea region even more interesting, NATO will begin basing fighter jets in Romania in May, the …

Cold War

Soldier’s B&W Photos Capture Rare Glimpse of Seoul Rebuilding After Korean War

Born in an area that is now part of North Korea, photographer Han Youngsoo’s work gives us rare insight into how the country rebuilt itself after the Korean War. Fighting on the front lines as a young South Korean soldier, Youngsoo returned to an unrecognizable Seoul after the war ended.<p>Post-war …

Military History

East Libyan fighter jet crashes outside Tobruk, four killed

A fighter jet belonging to east Libyan forces crashed in a residential area south of the city of Tobruk on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a family of three, military officials said.<p>The MiG jet suffered a technical fault while it was being piloted by Saleh Joudah, the commander of Tobruk air base, …

Military Aircraft

Trump is tweeting from an iPhone now

President Donald Trump is fond of using his personal Twitter account both to push his policy goals and to settle scores with rivals.<p>For years, Trump tweeted from an Android device, according to his tweets and reports.<p>But now, according to Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, Trump …

iPhone

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost’

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>THE ALLURE OF BATTLE: A HISTORY OF HOW WARS HAVE BEEN WON AND LOST</b><p><b>By Cathal J. Nolan</b><p><b>Oxford University Press, $34.95, 728 pages</b><p>Not …

Military History

Lawmakers take aim at tobacco use among troops, veterans

WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to stamp out tobacco use among troops are expanding to veterans too.<p>In separate hearings on Capitol Hill …

Veterans

‘All You Have to Do Is Not Die Over There’

Marines at home. Stephen Canty capture‘Once a Marine’ explores hard homecomings for America’s warriorsby MATTHEW GAULTThe United States is deep into …

U.S. Marines

Spicer tells veteran reporter to stop shaking her head

Politics<p>Spicer tells veteran reporter to stop shaking her head<p>Mar 29, 2017<p>In a press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer told veteran …

U.S. Marines

Portraits of the Great War: Searching for descendants through art

<b>A retired British doctor is hoping to trace the descendants of allied soldiers and nurses portrayed in a celebrated collection of World War One pastels.</b><p>Doug Jenkinson, 70, became aware of the work of Swiss artist Eugene Burnand while exploring his own family history.<p>From 1917-21 Burnand scoured …

Military History

Afghanistan Still at War: Military Recruits Elite Troops to Stop Taliban Attacks

The announcement came a week after Afghan forces in the Helmand province withdrew from the strategic area, effectively ceding the territory to the …

Afghanistan War

The Third Option Includes Monsters: Brian McClellan to Write a New Military Fantasy

You have two choices: Join the enemy’s army or die.<p>Hm. Time for a third option?<p>Brian McClellan, author of the brilliant Powder Mage trilogy, has …

Military History

Massive civilian death toll in Mosul

While all the US media attention last week was focused on Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s spectacular failure to have their health care bill pass in the …

U.S. Military

Mark Harris on Turning Five Came Back Into a Netflix Documentary Series

<i>New York</i> Magazine and Vulture contributor Mark Harris got a lot of attention for his 2008 book, <i>Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of</i> …

Military History

Calgary man plays flute carved from Vimy oaks to commemorate historic WW I battle

Ryan Mullens will travel to France to mark 100-year anniversary of battle of Vimy Ridge<p>A Calgary man will be playing a special flute in France this …

Military History

Military digging up WWII battle remains from Hawaii cemetery

Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of dozens of unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the …

Hawaii

Money woes grounding Honor Flights for San Diego's World War II veterans

For seven years, Honor Flight San Diego has ferried World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., for all-expenses-paid trips to see the various …

Military History