President Joe Biden spoke against the same backdrop that former President George W. Bush used to announce the first US airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Republicans had mixed reactions to Biden's decision. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said he's "glad the troops are coming home."
FEMA has requested help from the Defence Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Troops guarding the Capitol were forced to vacate the facility Thursday, Politico reported. National Guardsmen had to take breaks in cramped parking garages instead, the report said. They were allowed back into the Capitol on Thursday after lawmakers demanded an investigation.
A retired US Army general and a former NATO commander wrote in an op-ed Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s failure to act on intelligence that Russia was paying secret bounties to militants to kill US troops is a “betrayal.” Retired Gen. Wesley Clark argued that even if Trump was never […]
Iraq’s parliament passed a resolution that told the government to end the presence of foreign troops in the country and restrict the use of its resources. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called for the resolution “for the sake of our national sovereignty.” The vote was one of the first […]
The US is deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to defend US forces and allies from Iran, officials said. The deployment will include a Patriot missile battalion, reconnaissance aircraft and related teams, an engineering element to harden existing defences, and a fighter-jet squadron to provide additional deterrence. A […]
The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to consider the president’s efforts to bar transgender people from serving in the US military. The Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to consider the ban in the current term, meaning a decision would be set for June 2019. This would […]
Just weeks after President Donald Trump ordered nearly 6,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, the largest active-duty mobilization to the border during his presidency, some of those troops will start heading home. The expected end date for the operation is December 15, but some troops that are either not needed […]
Head-to-head comparisons of militaries are hard to make. Each force brings different capabilities to the table and excels in different environments. Global Firepower’s 2017 Military Strength Ranking tries to compensate for those differences by drawing on more than 50 factors – among them diversity of weapons, available manpower, logistical capacity, […]
President Donald Trump reportedly said that he would be open to staying in Syria for the time being, but favours an exit soon. US troop levels in Syria currently sit at around 2,000. Several branches of the US military are active in the country, including US special forces. The military […]
The Defence Department has released conflicting numbers about the number of US troops deployed overseas. It has acknowledged the differences and promised to be more transparent about troop levels. But comments by President Donald Trump and ongoing operations suggest that discrepancies will remain. Recent data on troop levels in Afghanistan, […]
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The Australian defence force has begun military training with US and Philippine troops this week. The BALIKATAN training is an annual exercise used to ensure troops are adequately prepared to respond to potential crises. It has been reported that this year’s program will involve responding to issues that could eventuate […]
Australia’s continued war effort in Iraq and Syria has been praised by the US military, which also backed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for European countries to do more in the fight against ISIS. “On the list of people who need to step up, they (Australia) are at the bottom,” […]