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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy - Mattis | Reuters - Firstpost

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U.S. military puts ‘great power competition’ at heart of defense strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called for restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter China and Russia from challenging …

Jim Mattis

Time for the U.S. Military to Get Its Swagger Back

While the Pentagon’s new strategy is being released in 2018, it is more like the year 2000 on Capitol Hill with members itching for the maverick …

War

Atheist Groups Demand End to 'Coerced Prayer' in the US Military

Two leading atheist groups are demanding the military stop invoking prayer altogether.<p>In a joint letter sent to Secretary of Defense James Mattis …

Conservative View

After Collisions, Lawmaker Presses Navy to Specialize Surface Forces

An influential lawmaker is calling on the Navy to consider adopting a specialization model of its surface officers, similar to that of foreign navies.<p>…

Military

U.S. Military Escalates War Efforts in the Philippines

Counterterrorism mission initiated after Duterte government requested aid during battle to oust insurgents from Marawi; improving ties<p>WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has launched a new counterterrorism mission in the Philippines, making operations there eligible for the same funding used to finance …

War

Airman Christopher Lewis Receives Silver Star for Mosul Heroism

"It's not someplace you try to be as a JTAC," Staff Sgt Christopher Lewis said.<p>It's what Lewis, a combat controller assigned to the 23rd Special …

Military

Japan lodges protest over U.S. military helicopter flying over school again after chopper's window-falling incident - Xinhua

TOKYO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese government lodged a protest with the U.S. military Thursday over U.S. military helicopters flying above an …

News (China)

Border Wall Models Thwart US Commandos in Tests

SAN DIEGO — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights …

Immigration

US military presence in Syria ‘aggression against national sovereignty’

Author: REUTERSThu, 2018-01-18 12:45ID: 1516269425994536500BEIRUT: The Syrian government said on Thursday that a US military presence in Syria …

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Tillerson Calls For Indefinite US Military Presence In Syria In Bid To Topple Assad

In a speech at Stanford University, the secretary of state on Wednesday outlined a new administration policy toward the beleaguered country.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled an ambitious US strategy for ousting Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Wednesday that relies on an indefinite US …

World News

Army Tests Secure Wi-Fi for Future Battlefield

The U.S. Army recently field-tested Secure Wi-Fi technology in an effort to keep pace with the fast-moving world of battlefield communications.<p>The …

Military

Fact Check: Trump's Claim That Shutdown Would Hurt Military

Amid signs that the country could be headed toward a government shutdown this weekend, President Donald Trump said the consequences of one would be …

Donald Trump

Failure to Pass Appropriations Bill Could Delay B-21 Program: Official

The B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber program may be shortchanged or potentially delayed if Congress continues to pass continuing resolution after …

Military

Diary of an Orphan: Information-Based Effects in the U.S. Military

NOTES:<p>[1] Fred Dretske, <i>Knowledge and the Flow of Information</i> (Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1981), vii.<p>[2] Claude …

British Philosophy

With MEU Delayed by Hurricane, Task Force Alone for Africa Response

SIGONELLA, Italy -- Typically, this naval air station in the shadow of Mount Etna's smoky plume goes through routine population surges and ebbs, as …

Military

Could This Be the U.S. Military's Secret Weapon to Stop a 'Swarm' Strike?

Last week’s massed attempted drone strike against Russian forces in Syria is a harbinger of things to come. Indeed, it is almost inevitable that …

Military

BMW Announces Technical Education Program for US Military Vets

At the opening of its stand at the 2018 NAIAS, BMW announced the launch of a new program aiming at training military men and women to become proper …

Military

'Hundreds' of trans people have defied Trump to sign up for the military

As many as hundreds of transgender people have signed up to join the US military, in direct defiance of President Donald Trump’s attempted ban.<p>Trump …

LGBTQ

Troops Just Want Congress to Stop Political Budget Games: Dunford

Frustrated troops just want Congress to stop the political gamesmanship and pass a budget to fund the military, according to Joint Chiefs Chairman …

War

WWII Hero Bob Dole Gets Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same …

Military

The Navy's stealthy mega-destroyer still doesn't have ammunition for its gun

The Navy's futuristic destroyer Zumwalt is some two years away from being ready for battle — but service leaders still don't know what to load in its main weapon.<p>In late 2016, the service canceled plans to buy the long-range land attack projectile, or LRLAP, a round designed to be fired from the …

War

The Trump Bump: US Military to Get Largest Raise in Nearly 8 Years

Under President Donald Trump, the economy has been booming on the back of regulatory rollbacks and a massive tax overhaul, allowing for the largest …

Conservative View

Army Recruits from Southern States Most Unfit , Prone to Injury: Study

Army recruits from 10 Southern states are the most unfit and prone to injury in training compared to other regions of the country, according to a new …

War

B-52s to Replace B-1Bs for Latest Bomber Rotation in the Pacific

The U.S. Air Force is deploying six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to Andersen …

Military

'Tuxedo Park' - How Microwave Radar Won World War II

"The Secret of Tuxedo Park" kicks off another year of American Experience documentaries on PBS Tuesday, January 16, at 9pm ET (check local listings). …

Military

Doctors' Group Protests Corps' Use of Live Animals for Trauma Training

An organization of physicians who oppose cruelty to animals is asking for an investigation of two incidents in recent years in which Marines …

Military

Army Vet Sues VA Over Scalpel Left in Body After Surgery

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.<p>Bridgeport resident …

Medicine

Ceiling Partially Collapses at Walter Reed Emergency Center

BETHESDA, Md. — Authorities say part of a ceiling has collapsed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs.<p>The …

Veterans

The US military is fighting terrorism in 76 countries around the world — here's where

"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while," former President George W. Bush said on the White House South Lawn on Sept. 16, 2001. "And the American people must be patient. I'm going to be patient."<p>Bush was right that a war on an abstract noun like "terror" would take awhile.<p>It …

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