Military

B-1B Wows Oshkosh Crowd With Epic High-Speed Afterburner Passes At Dusk

The B-1B "Bone" poured flame and roared before disappearing partially into erupting clouds of dense vapor.<p>Patrick Barron/Airshowstuff.com<p>Tyler …

Hero Marine dog with cancer gets a tear-filled farewell

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.<p>Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, …

U.S. Marines

Essay: Why the Air Force Needs a New Bomber

One does not need to look very hard to see that these are dangerous times. The United States today is faced with multiple threats and security …

U.S. Air Force

Why does the US military buy so much Viagra?

<b>Amid the fall-out from US President Donald Trump's announcement on Twitter that transgender people will not be able to serve in the US military, one statistic has been frequently raised to draw attention to the comparatively small estimated costs of transgender healthcare.</b><p>It refers to the amount …

U.S. Military

The Baker Rifle Transformed Soldiers Into Long-Distance Killers

<i>Originally published on June 16, 2015.</i><p>On a freezing January day in 1809, rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the British 95th Rifles was flat on his back in …

Military History

Navy "Fixes" Electromagnetic Aircraft Carrier Fighter-Jet Catapult

The Navy's emerging aircraft carrier electromagnetic fighter jet catapult has successfully completed testing of a new software fix designed to …

USS Gerald R. Ford

Why Trump Keeping Trans People From The Military Is A Good Decision

In a stunning move, President Trump announced on Twitter that transgender individuals will not serve in the U.S. military. Despite Congress voting in …

U.S. Military

India is shopping for submarines as China extends its reach into the Indian Ocean

India has contacted six foreign shipyards with a formal request for information about building six nonnuclear submarines.<p>The request comes as part of Project 75I, a program worth over $12 billion, according to Defense News.<p>New Delhi asked shipyards in Russia, France, Japan, and Germany, among …

India

Twitter is mourning the loss of Ivanka Trump’s ‘LGBTQ friends’ after transgender ban

Donald Trump’s not the only one taking some serious backlash for his military transgender ban.<p>Twitter is going after the whole family — taking aim at …

U.S. Military

Fight to Keep A-10 Alive Tells Bigger Story

Patching up aging airplanes is an accepted part of life in the U.S. Air Force. An oft-repeated factoid in budget hearings on Capitol Hill is that the …

U.S. Air Force

WWII pilots used North Carolina waters for target practice. Now their bombs are washing ashore.

The sudden appearance of two large, rusty and barnacle-encrusted World War II-era munitions on the beaches of Cape Hatteras, N.C., this summer have puzzled the area’s park rangers and local historians.<p>“We haven’t had these in the past,” said Boone Vandzura, the chief ranger of Cape Hatteras …

Military History

Tesla Model S is being used as chase car to launch spy planes on Royal Air Force base

Lockheed’s U-2S spy planes are famously difficult to launch and land. Their extremely poor field of vision requires a chase car on the ground that can keep up with them.<p>They use some powerful vehicles and now we learn that the British Royal Air Force has turned to the all-electric Tesla Model S to …

Tesla Model S

Before the Air Force: From biplanes to a jet prototype

Military History

‘Dunkirk’ Shows Why Nationhood Really Matters

They were practically kids, and they were sitting ducks.<p>In the summer of 1940, roughly 400,000 British troops stood stranded on a beach in Dunkirk, …

Military History

Ohio State Fair ride victim recently enlisted in Marines

The 18-year-old man killed Wednesday when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had joined the Marines less than a week before the tragedy.<p>The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the lone person who was killed Thursday as Tyler Jarrell of Columbus. Seven others, who ranged in age from …

U.S. Marines

Forging alliances: Britain and the US in the Korean War

<i>US parachutists land behind enemy lines in the Imjin region where British forces were fighting bravely, March 1951. (Ullstein Bild/Topfoto)</i><p>At dawn on …

Military History

There Are No Excuses for Not Accepting Transgender Troops

For a brief moment, the U.S. military allowed transgender troops to serve openly until Pres. Donald Trump ended the policy citing “tremendous medical …

U.S. Air Force

Passchendaele war memorials illustrate sacrifice of thousands in bloody battle

It was a fateful gesture of comradeship that would cost him his life.<p>Given leave to return to Britain for a short respite from the horrors of the Western Front, Major Arthur T Watson chose first to say goodbye to his friends in the trenches.<p>But as he paused to pick up a bundle of letters from his …

History

Why so many transgender Americans find refuge in military service

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this fall.</i><p>Growing up, no one explicitly told me military service meant respect. They didn’t have to.<p>American flags flew in countless yards, including my …

U.S. Air Force

How Trump’s White House Is Upping Its War on Leaks

The Trump administration is hunting for the sources of leaks, even within its inner circle. Newly appointed Communications Director Anthony …

U.S. Air Force

Former Head of the Navy: Trump's Transgender Ban Threatens America

By barring transgender Americans from “any capacity in the U.S. military” President Donald Trump told thousands of serving trans patriots they are …

U.S. Military

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he refuses to 'jump at everything' Trump says

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said that he has no plans to "insult" or "overreact" to President Donald Trump's provocations.<p>In an interview with Rolling Stone, Canada's leader disclosed that while he disagrees with Trump on subjects like the environment and foreign policy, he also does not …

Business (Canada)

Transgender military ban applauded for respecting biology, the common good

Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2017 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as …

U.S. Military

Psychologists not liable for CIA interrogations, lawyers say

SEATTLE (AP) — The two psychologists who helped craft the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror should be as free from liability as a worker for a company that supplied the Nazis with poison gas used in concentration camps, defense lawyers said in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit …

U.S. Air Force

An Open Letter About Transgender Service Members, From Military Veterans To Defense Secretary James Mattis

We believe you to be an honorable leader with the best interests of our force at heart. That honor cannot abide silence here.<p>Secretary Mattis,<p>When Donald Trump announced you as his nominee to lead the Department of Defense, many in our community of veterans believed you to be an outstanding …

U.S. Marines

The Army's Future Vertical Lift Future Helicopter Program Will Field a New Aircraft by 2030

The military helicopter industry is abuzz about the upcoming competition for a “future vertical lift” aircraft that would replace much of the current …

U.S. Air Force

What to do in Richmond during Redskins training camp

The Washington Redskins’ training camp began Thursday morning in Richmond, their fifth in the city, signaling the return to football and the home stretch of summer. All open practices are free to the public at the Bon Secours training center.<p>While there are plenty of football-related happenings to …

Military Aircraft

How sharks can help the US Military in the future

Could something in shark blood help American soldiers detect invisible, dangerous weapons and defeat them?<p>With advanced senses, sharks can hunt their prey by detecting even the tiniest of traces. Just one drop of blood in an Olympic-sized swimming pool would get the attention of a shark.<p>Now the …

U.S. Military

Marine Corps grounds KC-130T aircraft in wake of deadly crash

The Marine Corps Reserve has grounded its fleet of 12 KC-130T transport aircraft, the same type of plane that was involved in the deadly July 10 …

Aviation

US Admiral Stands Ready to Obey a Trump Nuclear Strike Order

CANBERRA, Australia — The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald …

U.S. Military