U.S. Military

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

BEIJING — China on Tuesday blasted a U.S. military spending bill that calls for development of plans to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses …

China

UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State Members in Iraq, Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network …

Military

Pentagon to return bells captured in the Philippines over 100 years ago

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US military intends to return to the Philippines the famed Bells of Balangiga, captured by occupying US troops more than 100 years ago, a US defense official told CNN Tuesday.<p>Manila has long sought the repatriation of the church bells, which were taken by US troops in 1901 …

U.S. Politics

Two US Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan: Media

TOKYO: Two US military Osprey aircraft made separate emergency landings at airports on Japanese islands on Tuesday (Aug 14), with no injuries or …

Aviation

Crash Outside Parliament in London Treated as Terrorism

LONDON — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three …

Extremism

Taliban Overrun Afghan Army Base, Kill 17 Troops

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers while Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth …

Afghanistan

US defense splurge won't intimidate China

US President Donald Trump signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 on Monday. It authorizes another 2.3 …

China

Why the US military may never build those tent cities for migrants

When the request came to the Pentagon in late June, it was framed as desperately urgent.<p>With stepped up border enforcement and immigrants streaming …

Immigration

Beam On: A Wide Range of Counter-Drone Technologies Comes of Age

Drones aid search-and-rescue efforts and capture that perfect aerial view of your beach vacation. They are simple to make, cheap to buy and available …

Drones

Marines Want Lighter Armor Plates to Help Infantry Move Faster

The Marine Corps is asking defense firms to submit ideas for a new, lightweight body armor plate that can withstand two hits.

Military

Pentagon to Study Marine Unit's Ability to Respond to Crises in Africa

Five years after the Marine Corps stood up a new land-based unit to respond to threats at U.S. embassies and other emergencies across Africa, the …

Military

Daniel MacPherson Gives the Spec Ops Lowdown on 'Strike Back'

Daniel MacPherson joined the cast of the international military thriller series "Strike Back" as part of a new cast and a total reboot of the show's …

Strike Back

Top Mattis Aide Under Scrutiny for Allegedly Misusing Subordinates: Report

Dana White, a top civilian aide to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, has reportedly come under investigation by the …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Need for New Tech Grows as Air Force's Bird Strike Mission Expands

If Dan Sullivan could use small drones to keep an eye in the sky over U.S. air bases, he would. But that may be a future strategy to survey wildlife …

Military

Search-and-Rescue Mission for Missing 13th MEU Marine Ends

A massive search-and-rescue mission for a Marine believed to have gone overboard while deployed aboard a Navy ship near the Philippines last week has …

Military

Petition Wants Chick-fil

FORT WALTON BEACH -- An airman at Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base is taking her desire for tasty chicken sandwiches directly to the president of …

Florida

This Organization Gives Military Parenting a Needed Boost

If you have kids and have been stationed at a base where this organization has a presence, you know they're there.<p>Maybe it's the kid camp help. Maybe …

U.S. Army

VA Shuffles Leadership; Former Acting Secretary Retained as Senior Adviser

WASHINGTON -- Peter O'Rourke, who became embroiled in multiple controversies during his short time as acting secretary of the Department of Veterans …

Donald Trump

AF Program Seeks Mentors

"Yards & Stripes: Service Academy Football" is a weekly podcast during the college football season devoted strictly to coveri...<p>An Air Force base is …

Military

Air Force Creates Board to Review 'Active Shooter' Reaction

DAYTON, Ohio — An Air Force base is creating a formal board to review a chaotic "active shooter" reaction that occurred on the Ohio base after a 911 …

Military

Vets in Tech: Vice Admiral Richard Hunt, US Navy (Ret)

<i>Nathan Wertz is the editor of ThisAndThatTech.com.</i><p>Vice Admiral Richard Hunt, United States Navy (Ret), is the Vice President for U.S. Business …

Military

Alien Base On The Moon In Detail, Clear UFO Photos Released By NASA Taken By Astronauts, Pilot Films UFO From Air

Waring says, “I was looking over old Apollo photos when I cam across this one that looks like a definite structure created by intelligent beings. The …

Paranormal

US military denies Taliban capture of Ghazni

Military

Podcast: Silicon Valley vs. The U.S. Military

Dan is joined by Trae Stephens, a partner with Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, to talk about why he believes tech workers are ostracizing the U.S. …

Silicon Valley

Video: NGO reaches 'traumatised' Indonesian quake survivors - France 24

LATEST SHOWS<p>MIDDLE EAST MATTERS<p>From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab<p>THE INTERVIEW<p>Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’<p>THE INTERVIEW<p>Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’<p>EYE ON AFRICA<p>Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election …

Middle East

Donald Trump signs $716b defence spending bill

US President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defence spending bill which includes funds for nuclear weapons. It’s one of the largest funding …

Donald Trump

Army Special Forces Soldier Dies After IED Blast in Afghanistan

A Washington-based Special Forces soldier has died from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near him during a recent …

Military

China threatens foreign ships and planes 'daily' in the South China Sea, but no one is yielding any ground

• <b>China threatens foreign ships and planes in the South China Sea on a “daily basis,” according to members of the Philippine military.</b>• <b><br>Warnings directed</b> …

China

Some US Military Overseas Will Vote Via Blockchain | Investopedia

West Virginia is launching a blockchain-based voting application designed for military troops serving overseas. With the app, troops registered in …

Elections

Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

COLOMBO (AFP) -<p>The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island.<p>The State Department will provide the funds as "foreign military financing", pending congressional approval, the US …

Sri Lanka