War

Escalating tension has experts simulating a new Korean War, and the scenarios are sobering

This is the way a nuclear war begins.<p>Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarized zone between South Korea and its hostile northern neighbor, or a provocation that develops into a conventional war and then escalates.<p>President …

North Korea

4 reasons the US Air Force's latest show of force over North Korea is different from previous ones

On Sept. 23, hours after the latest threats from Kim Jong Un who said that Pyongyang will soon test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters …

North Korea

Russia says ISIS killed one of its generals in Syria, but it's blaming the US

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that the "two-faced policy" of the United States was to blame for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov in Syria, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.<p>The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday …

Russia

These candid photos of American women in the military defy propaganda, and expectations

A unique archive portrays servicewomen more truly than official recruitment ads<p>It was the dawning of a new era, Reagan’s America, and the U.S. Army …

Culture

N Korea accuses US of declaring war

<b>North Korea accuses US of declaring war, says it has right to shoot down American bombers</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

North Korea

Special Ops Forces: How Elite Forces Became Military Muscle

When it comes to just about every policy set by Barack Obama, President Trump has proved to be a dedicated Marxist. As in Groucho Marx. In the 1932 film “Horse Feathers,” Marx sang, “Whatever it is, I’m against it.” The same holds for Mr. Trump, who has made dismantling the Obama legacy his goal, …

News (U.S.)

Ghost Soldiers' Are The Taliban's Secret Weapon

Defeating a hardened insurgent force is already hard. Doing it when many of your “troops” don’t actually exist? That’s practically impossible.<p><i>By Jessica Purkiss, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism</i><p>Frank “Gus” Biggio arrived in Nawa, a district in Afghanistan’s embattled Helmand province, in the …

Afghanistan

The Syrian war is far from over. But the endgame is already playing out.

BEIRUT — Six years after the eruption of the armed rebellion aimed at toppling President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian war is limping toward a conclusion — one that leaves many questions unanswered and many battles still to be fought, but a resolution of sorts nonetheless.<p>That Assad would prevail on …

Syria

One week to cross a street - how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - With a grimace, Brigadier General Melquiades Ordiales of the Philippines 1st Marine Brigade recounted the …

Armed Conflict

The Army is looking for new ways to address misbehaving generals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders.<p>The programs stem from a broader worry across the …

U.S. Army

The U2 Dragon Lady

In service since 1957, the U2 is one of the main reconnaissance planes in the US military arsenal.

World News

The Only Way to Defend Against Russia’s Information War

WASHINGTON — Since the American presidential election, RT and Sputnik, Russia’s state-funded foreign media networks, have dominated the discussion about the United States’ response to Russian disinformation. This month, the American government debated whether those outlets should be categorized as …

Russia

The U.S. Military's 5 Biggest Military Defeats Ever

The worst of the worst. <i>The real disaster of the campaign became apparent at Detroit in August, when a combined British and Native American army</i> …

Military History

U.S. Demonstrates Show Of Military Force In The Skies Near North Korea

Days after President Trump and North Korean leaders swapped threats, the U.S. made a show of military force near the Korean peninsula. Robert Daly, a former diplomat, talks with David Greene about relations with North Korea.

World News

US boosts surveillance amid Russian threats in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> US forces in Syria have increased surveillance of Russian troop locations following Moscow's suggestion that US troops could get caught in Russian military operations, according to a US official directly familiar with US military planning.<p>While the US has kept a close eye on Russian troop …

Armed Conflict

Pakistani, Russian armies begin second joint exercise

The special forces of Russia and Pakistan on Monday began a joint counter-terrorism exercise in the Mineralnye Vody region, weeks ahead of Pakistan …

Armed Conflict

Battle over plans for new £3bn contract for new Army vehicle

A behind-the-scenes battle is taking place between industry and the Ministry of Defence over plans to equip the Army with hundreds of new armoured vehicles.<p>Generals want a fleet of up to 800 eight-wheeled vehicles known as Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIVs) for planned strike brigades, which are …

Armed Conflict

'Trump’s secret Yemen war': UK role in US counter-terrorism causes unease

As new figures point to doubling of covert US airstrikes in Yemen, MPs and human rights groups voice concerns over British involvement<p>Donald Trump has more than doubled the number of covert US airstrikes in Yemen compared with the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency, new estimates show.<p>The …

Politics

NKorea says it can shoot down US bombers in international airspace

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea minister says with US declaration of war it can shoot down US bombers in international airspace.<p>North Korea’s foreign …

North Korea

Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that's seriously risky

Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain Moussa …

Armed Conflict

Russian warship stopping off at Greek tourist hotspot before joining Syrian civil war

Russia’s Admiral Grigorovich warship is heading to the Mediterranean Sea, loaded with cruise missiles, ready for action in Syria's civil war. But …

Russia

These are the Weapons China Needs to Crush America in a War

Will Beijing build them? <i>The PLA has developed a dizzying array of cruise missiles designed for land, air, surface, and sub-surface launch. And to be</i> …

Armed Conflict

Pak-Russian Special Forces’ joint exercise ‘DRUBZA 17’ started in Russia: ISPR

The joint exercise of Pakistan-Russia Special Forces ‘DRUBZA 2017’ has started in Minralney Vody, Russia, stated Inter Services Public Relations …

Armed Conflict

US strikes Libya for first time under Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military conducted airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Libya on Friday, the first time it has struck targets in the North African country since Donald Trump became President.<p>"In coordination with Libya's Government of National Accord and aligned forces, U.S. forces conducted six …

Politics

Cuts could threaten Australia's cyberscience future | ZDNet

Australia is investing in short-term cyber technology goals, but what about longer-term strategic investments?<p>On 22 June this year, off the Black Sea …

Electronic Warfare

Filmmaker Greg Barker on How CNN’s ‘Legion of Brothers’ Tells Human Side of Special Forces

WASHINGTON — Greg Barker’s documentary “Legion of Brothers,” which debuts on CNN on Sunday night, tells the story of the special forces units that …

Armed Conflict

Paintballers stage world war re-enactment

Loud explosions erupted during Western Canada’s largest paintball event at the seventh annual Second World War/Juno Beach re-enactment near Moose Jaw.<p>…

Canadian News

The President and Nuclear Weapons Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trump Having the Bomb

More than 50 years after its release, Dr. Strangelove remains the indispensable movie on nuclear strategy. With biting black humor, the film shows …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Rabbis call on gov’t to halt arms sales to Myanmar

More than 400,000 people from the Rohingya Muslim minority have fled Rakhine to Bangladesh since late August, religous leaders say now is the time to …

World News

N. Korea: strike on U.S. is "inevitable"

North Korea's foreign minister said today a strike on the U.S. is "inevitable," just after it was revealed that there were American fighter jets …

Politics