War

San Francisco Deploys An Army Of ‘Trained Witnesses’ To Hinder ICE Operations - Fox Nation

<b>By Jazz Shaw, Hot Air</b><p>Every week it seems more and more as if San Francisco doesn’t really want to be part of the United States anymore. Perhaps that Calexit thing needs a second look…<p>Out in the City by the Bay, activists are very concerned that Donald Trump will be “George W. Bush on steroids” when …

San Francisco

U.S. backed forces say taken control of Tabqa military airport from IS

U.S.-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said on Sunday they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River.<p>The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led international …

Syrian Army

Should General Dynamics Build a Super-Tank?

The Army wants one by 2030. But will it still be relevant then?<p>The U.S. Army wants <b>General Dynamics</b> (NYSE:GD) to build it a super-tank -- an …

Aerospace

Forget big ships and fighter jets, we need mules and ropes for mountain warfare

President Trump has called our military “a disaster,” and he wants to remake it with a $54-billion increase in defense spending. He imagines the cash infusion will go toward big ships, aircraft carriers and fighter jets.<p>Most experts believe that the world’s largest expeditionary force is actually …

Armed Conflict

What It Took to Kill Nazi Super Battleship

On May 23, 1941, the Battleship Bismarck was on a roll. The largest and most powerful ship in the German Navy, the mighty Bismarck had broken out …

Military History

Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War

As we pass the 14th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, its chief progenitor is suddenly beloved by the mainstream media again.<p>Every time …

Iraq War

General wants surge of US troops to break stalemate in Afghanistan

The US and Europe need to send 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan to break a stalemate between Afghan forces and Islamic terrorists, the top US general …

Afghanistan War

Forget North Korea: A Nuclear War Betweeen India and Pakistan Should Terrify You

While the United States is preoccupied by the threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of potential adversaries such as Russia, China or North Korea, …

Pakistan

Pentagon Gets More Freedom To Fight Its Wars Under Trump’s Leadership

The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants -- and not constantly seek White House …

Syrian Civil War

One of Europe's largest Nato exercises begins

<b>Thousands of Nato army, navy and air force personnel are in Scotland for one of the largest military exercises in Europe.</b><p>Joint Warrior is held twice a year - in spring and autumn.<p>The first of this year's exercises runs to 6 April and involves warships operating from Faslane on the Clyde and …

Cold War

Joseph Kony’s ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’ Reduced to ‘Irrelevance’ by US Military

The fight against African warlord Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army became a cause célèbre on social media several years ago with the …

Africa

The Mosin-Nagant PU Sniper Was the King of 20th Century Marksmen Rifles

Quantity has a quality all its own<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>The Soviet government often exaggerated tales of its front-line snipers for propaganda purposes. …

Guns

Why No One Wants to Fight U.S. Tanks

A tank is a fast-moving, well-protected, heavily armed behemoth designed to dominate the land battlefield. As the primary offensive weapon in any …

Armed Conflict

Prepare, pursue, prevail! Onward and upward with U.S. central command

By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, Artie Shaw once remarked, “I am an incurable optimist"<p>By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked, “I am an incurable optimist.” In reality, Artie was an incurable narcissist. Utterly devoid of …

Foreign Policy

Finally, a chance to see awesome power of Cold War-era nukes in declassified films

Fun fact to know and tell: From 1945 until 1962, the United States conducted 210 above-ground tests of nuclear weapons. That’s on the order of about …

Armed Conflict

What if France Kept Fighting in WWII?

France surrendered to the Nazis in 1940 for complex reasons. The proximate cause, of course, was the success of the German invasion, which left …

Military History

‘Iron Duke’ Was the United Kingdom’s Super Dreadnought

The Royal Navy, mindful of its competition with Germany, would commission 22 super-dreadnoughts between 1912 and 1917, plus another half-dozen …

Military History

N. Korea releases synthesized video of shooting at American forces

SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea released Sunday a synthesized video showing North Korean shooting athletes targeting American military …

North Korea

How China Would Invade Taiwan (And How to Stop It)

So how do Taiwanese military experts plan to defend their country against attack, and how can the United States help? Various sources from within the …

Armed Conflict

Bangladesh honours 1971 war victims

The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.<p>The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.<p>The events …

Middle East

U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Lead

<b>DoD News, Defense Media Activity / Published March 26, 2017</b><p>A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, …

Terrorism

Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says

Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday, a Syrian military source said, as the government tries to turn back a major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, a war monitor said.<p>President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia, Iran and Shi'ite militias from …

Syrian Army

Trump is dragging us into another war...and no one is talking about it

Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington …

Syrian Civil War

The Army Can't Figure Out What To Do With the Ripsaw "Tank"

The speedy little vehicle seems useful, but for what?<p>The U.S. Army continues to test a tracked-vehicle veteran of reality TV but doesn't know what to do with it. The Army has tested the Ripsaw EV since 2010 but has yet to come up with a practical role for the quick little vehicle.<p>The Ripsaw "tank" …

Military

The only woman to win the medal of honor fought for her role in the Civil War

Don’t mess with Mary Edwards Walker<p>Mary Edwards Walker was no stranger to sneaking across enemy lines. When she wasn’t acting as a surgeon to tend to …

History

U.S. Military to Investigate Civilian Casualties in Mosul Strikes

The U.S. military on Saturday acknowledged that it carried out air strikes in West Mosul last week, when as many as 200 Iraqi civilians were reportedly killed. The U.S. Central Command said in a statement late Friday that “an initial review of strike data ... indicates that, at the request of the …

Armed Conflict

Hacker attacks: How Ohio Air Force base trains cyber army

Cyber hackers bent on chaos could potentially attack water treatment and chemical plants, power grids, financial institutions and disable weapon …

Cyberwarfare

SOCom seeking latest tech, even holograms, for Wargame Center

TAMPA — Some at MacDill Air Force Base laughed when the man running Special Operations Command asked to borrow an entire hangar for his "war games'' …

Armed Conflict

Donald Trump Is From Mars

I’ve come to the conclusion, after about 60 days of presidential antics, that the problem is not “fake news.” The problem is a fake administration.<p>So, let me see if I’ve got this right.<p>North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is …

Foreign Policy

War by any means: The story of DARPA

With the nature of war changing fast, what goes on in the Pentagon’s most secretive research agency, asks the first insider to lift the lid in The …

Armed Conflict