War

WATCH: A North Korean defector makes a daring escape while being shot at

The United Nations Command released a video showing a North Korea defector who brazenly crossed the border into South Korea, as North Korean soldiers fired their weapons at him.<p>On November 13, the North Korean soldier began his escape by speeding toward a bridge in a jeep at around 3:20 p.m. local …

Military

The 5 Most Powerful Aircraft Carriers, Subs, Bombers and Fighter Aircraft Ever

In today's world, where everyday it seems a new piece of military technology is poised to take over the battlefield and make everything else …

Military History

Military overhauls retirement system in biggest shift since World War II

The military is overhauling its retirement system next year, and members should be prepared for the biggest structural changes since World War II.<p>“[The reforms] came about over the last seven years or so, both to try to continue to retain outstanding people in the military while reducing the …

Business

Report: Military personnel reassigned following Trump's Asia trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Allegations that multiple US service members had "improper contact" with foreign women while on the President's Asia tour have spurred an investigation and led to their reassignment, The Washington Post reports, attributing the information to officials familiar with the situation.<p>The Post …

Donald Trump

America is building a massive arsenal of crazy new superweapons

On Tuesday, <i>Reuters</i> published a report on the modernization of the United States' nuclear weapons arsenals and frankly, it's pretty terrifying. In …

Armed Conflict

Jimmy Carter once sent launch codes to the cleaner, and other scary tales of the ‘nuclear football’

Getting to know the president’s mobile missile command center<p>In the spring of 1988, President Ronald Reagan made a historic trip to Moscow to meet …

Culture

US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in a US airstrike on a camp in Somalia, US Africa Command said in a statement, the latest in a series of strikes against the al-Qaeda-affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country.<p>The strike on an al-Shabaab training camp …

Al-Shabaab

Royal Navy escorts Russian naval destroyer out of UK waters

A Russian naval destroyer was escorted out of UK waters by the Royal Navy after it was detected in the Moray Firth.<p>HMS Somerset was called to monitor …

Armed Conflict

Disgusted That Bergdahl Might Receive $300K in Benefit Pay, 100 Lawmakers Finally Agree on 1 Thing

The controversy over the sentencing of convicted Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl rages, but there’s one thing at least 100 U.S. Congressional Reps agree …

Bowe Bergdahl

How Obama's $1.25 trillion nuclear arsenal modernization sparked new arms race with Russia

President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the Nobel Peace Prize that …

Armed Conflict

In 1991, America Stopped Building the Ultimate Submarine Russia or China Still Can't Beat

The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built. Designed to succeed the Los Angeles–class attack submarines and …

Armed Conflict

U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

The Pentagon revealed Tuesday that military investigators made a grisly discovery this month when they stumbled upon additional human remains of a …

U.S. Politics

A Week of Desperation Inside Mugabe’s Fight to Stay in Power

It was 4 a.m. on Nov. 15 in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare. After gunshots had shattered the quiet of the night many were alert.<p>Troops commanded by …

Africa

The Next Big Iran Military Threat: Stealth Submarines That Could Battle Israel?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again slammed Iran’s presence in Syria, this time claiming that Tehran has a plan to base aircraft …

Armed Conflict

Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain

As with 9/11, so with the start of the Blitz. On a God-given September day with gentle sun shining through a crystal-clear sky, unimaginable violence …

Military History

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a …

Business

Make Putin Pay for Cheating on Nukes

The U.S. can move ahead on plans for an intermediate-range missile without actually violating the INF Treaty.<p>President Donald Trump’s continuing courtship of Russian leader Vladimir Putin is casting darkness over U.S. foreign policy. But there is a ray of light where Russia is concerned. The …

Russia

Iraq to resume oil reparations to Kuwait for Gulf War devastation, says UN

The UN Security Council's compensation agency has announced Baghdad's desire to settle war reparations by 2021. Iraq had suspended compensation …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Canadian Armed Forces vessels have helped seize 2,162 kg of cocaine since October

Two Canadian Armed Forces vessels have helped intercept 2,162 kilograms of cocaine in international water in the past month, according to a news …

Canadian News

The Real Reason Russia Wants New Missiles and Hypersonic Weapons

Russia is starting to move away from relying on its non-strategic nuclear weapons [3] as it starts to field new long-range precision guided weapons …

Armed Conflict

Impossible to predict costs of F-35 and numbers may fall, MPs hear

Rising costs may force the Ministry of Defence to cut its planned order of 138 stealth jets, officials have suggested for the first time.<p>MPs on the Commons defence committee heard it was impossible to accurately forecast the costs of the F-35 programme. As costs become clearer as they enter …

Military Aircraft

Pentagon reports troop surge in Middle East

The number of US soldiers and civilian support staff deployed to Syria and the broader Middle East surged by more than 30% over the summer, according …

Armed Conflict

What is the case against Ratko Mladic?

<b>Ratko Mladic is accused of some of the worst crimes of the wars in former Yugoslavia, including genocide.</b><p>The UN tribunal in The Hague will deliver its verdict on Wednesday.<p>He was the military commander of Bosnian Serb forces in the 1990s, against Bosnian Croat and Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) …

Armed Conflict

UK military chief ‘sympathetic’ to cut in F-35 fighter jet order

, Security and Defence Editor<p>One of the UK’s most senior military chiefs has suggested that Britain may cut the number of F-35 combat jets it buys in …

Aerospace

Lebanese army chief urges troops to ‘be fully prepared’ for Israel attack

The commander of Lebanon’s armed forces, General Joseph Aoun, on Tuesday urged his troops to be “fully prepared” to confront Israel amid spiraling …

Middle East

The Indian Navy’s Master Defense Plan

<i>By Periklis Stampoulis</i><p><b>Introduction</b><p>The South Asian region is dominated by India. Along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, it forms a …

South China Sea

Trump Quietly Increasing U.S. Troops In Middle East

This number doesn't even account for the big rise in troops stationed in Afghanistan since Trump announced his new strategy for the fight against the …

Armed Conflict

Russia Doesn’t ‘Solve’ Terrorism—It Helps It

In a recent Twitter crusade to coax the “haters and fools” into sharing his affinity for a renewed relationship with the Kremlin, President Donald …

Russia

Can A President Be Stopped From Launching A Nuclear Weapon?

Support the news<p>The current head of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. John Hyten, recently said he would resist what he called an "illegal" order from …

Armed Conflict

Russia's Army Just Upgraded Some of Its 'Big Guns' That Once Fired Nuclear Weapons

Should NATO be worried? The Russian Ground Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of modernized 2C4 Tulip self-propelled 240mm mortars. The …

North Korea