Gen. Dunford on North Korea: We can protect the American people today

Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford explains how North Korea is progressing toward a nuclear weapon but stresses the U.S. is more than capable of handling that threat.

North Korea

How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group: a large metropolis dotted with military bases and garrisons stocked with guns, bombs, rockets and even battle tanks.<p>But the most fearsome …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Check Out The World's Largest Submarine As It Sails Into The Tense Baltic Sea

The two Cold War era behemoths are just two of dozens of Russian and Chinese warships that will be in the Black Sea during the coming days.<p>Youtube …


Why the Dunkirk evacuation was a near-miracle for Britain

The key moment in Churchill's first weeks in office was the British retreat to the coastal Belgian town of Dunkirk in late May 1940. Several hundred thousand British and Allied troops were encircled by the Germans.<p>Had the Germans attacked aggressively, they would have captured a quarter of a …


Teenagers who laughed while filming disabled man drown 'had no duty to save him'

Teenagers who laughed while filming a disabled man as he drowned instead of rescuing him had no legal obligation to help, according to experts.<p>Police …

Good Samaritans

The World’s Most Dangerous Flashpoint

With the world’s attention firmly fixated on North Korea, the greatest possibility of nuclear war is in fact on the other side of Asia.<p>That place is …

Armed Conflict

Navy Turning Nuke Subs Into Cruise Missile Boats | RealClearDefense

The United States Navy has test fired a pair of Tomahawk cruise missiles from USS North Dakota (SSN-784), the first Block III Virginia-class …


Canadian special forces to get new vehicles later this year

Officials with Polaris say they are track to deliver their DAGOR vehicles to Canadian special forces later this year.<p>The contract calls for a total …

Canadian News

Indian Army cannot fight a war longer than 10 days due to severe shortage of ammunition: CAG report

The audit found that a Defence Ministry plan chalked out in 2013 to meet the artillery deficit by 2019 had not been implemented yet.<p>Around 40% of the …


U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 23, 2017 12:30 am | Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 …

U.S. Army

Chinese ship in 'vicinity' of war games

A Chinese spy ship has been operating off Australia's northeast coast at the same time local and US forces are taking part in joint military …

Armed Conflict

Let’s not forget Canada’s legacy of gas warfare

On a blustery night in 1917, a group of bone-weary Canadians crouched in a trench in northern France, rose to check the wind, issued a terse order and reached down to open valves on the steel tanks buried in the mud.<p>Over the hours that followed, Canada’s release of chlorine and phosgene gas would …

Armed Conflict

Navy SEAL Program Has Its First Female Candidate Since Rules Were Changed in 2016

In January 2016, the 225-year-old rule banning women from combat roles in the United States Navy was lifted. However, it would be 18 months before a …

Armed Conflict

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>HOUSTON (AP) -- In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.<p>AlphaBay, formerly the internet's largest …


Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier

NORFOLK, Va. — President Donald Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to …

Armed Conflict

As Doklam standoff continues, how CAG report exposes vulnerability of army, navy

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>CAG report raises serious concerns about defence preparedness.<p><i>2</i><p>Indian Army has ammunition stock for only 10 days of war.<p><i>3</i><p>Indian Navy lacks …

Indian Navy

Can we stop fighting the Civil War?

The team behind <i>Game of Thrones</i> is now proposing a new show: an alternate reality series in which the South won the Civil War and perpetuated legal …

Armed Conflict

Pentagon tells India, China to engage in direct dialogue to reduce tension over Doka La

<b>Washington:</b> India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any "coercive aspects" to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Doka …


Chinese spy ship in 'vicinity' of Australia-US war games

A Chinese spy ship has been detected in the vicinity of joint Australian and US war games, the defence department has confirmed.

South China Sea

Watch The Navy's Electromagnetic Railgun's Autoloader Feed A Multi-Shot Salvo

The railgun dream is inching closer to reality, but the gun's hyper velocity ammo may be pushed into service first.<p>Youtube Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView …

Armed Conflict

Syrian Army And Hezbollah Launch Attack Near Lebanese Border - Bloomberg

Beirut (AP) -- The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the …

Syrian Army

Kalashnikov’s new autonomous weapons and the “Terminator conundrum”

Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company …

Artificial Intelligence

US general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'

U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind …


Why The F-35 Fighter Will BeThe U.S. Army'sBest Friend In A Future European War

U.S. Army leaders are worried about how their service would fare if called upon to repulse a Russian invasion of Eastern Europe. Moscow has spent the years since 9-11 gradually modernizing and professionalizing its conventional forces, while America’s Army has been distracted fighting elusive …


Russian Military Could Force The U.S. Out of Syria, Army Official Says

Special Forces head General Raymond Thomas said that, while the U.S. may wanna stay, Syria was a sovereign state and its government backs Russia.

Syrian Civil War

Top general confirms end to secret U.S. program in Syria

Special Operations commander walked back remarks that appeared to surprise the CIA.<p>ASPEN — U.S. Special Operations Commander Tony Thomas confirmed Friday that the U.S. had ended its covert program aiding rebel groups fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying the decision was made …

Syrian Civil War

Iraq’s elite special forces struggle to regroup after bloody fight for Mosul

When the Iraqi government launched an online recruitment drive for its elite counterterrorism forces in May, a startling 300,000 men applied. Of those, 3,000 passed a preliminary screening. Only about 1,000 are expected to be accepted into the rigorous joint American-Iraqi training academy, an …

Armed Conflict

Speed and range could be key for Navy's next fighter jet

WASHINGTON — The Navy is knee deep in an analysis on how best to replace its Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. Though much work is still left to be …

Armed Conflict

Why the Navy's newest aircraft carrier has no urinals

The new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford has all sorts of high-tech gear equipped for 21st century naval warfare. But there is one thing that male …

Conservative POV

High Stakes for the US Navy as It Wages War on ISIS

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—During the early days of World War II, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a memorable …