Dozens of US Green Berets are in Mozambique to help counter a growing insurgency that Russian and South African mercenaries haven't been able to stop.
The Army's Arctic skills have "atrophied," the top general in Alaska told Insider in March. Now the service is moving quickly to rebuild them.
The US Army posted photos of women troops performing various roles accompanied by the "Soldier's Creed" in response to Carlson's rant.
"The instructors had told us we had about 30 minutes to clear the blast radius ... We never really believed that," a retired Green Beret told Insider.
US Army Spc. Diamonte Ugbesia, a 22-year-old Chicago native, filmed a white woman yelling at him while he visited a friend’s apartment complex. Ugbesia, who had previously deployed to Afghanistan, is a chaplain’s assistant in the 82nd Airborne Division. “I was shocked, you know,” Ugbesia said. “So, me coming home […]
All five defence teams competing to build the Army’s Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) have revealed their designs. Boeing, the last of the major players to do so, showed its hand Tuesday, revealing the Boeing FARA. The other competitors are Bell and Collins Aerospace with the 360 Invictus, L3 […]
President Donald Trump on Friday evening absolved three US service members who were either convicted or were still facing trial of war crimes. Trump signed an executive order to grant clemency to US Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and Maj. Mathew Golsteyn. Trump also restored the rank of Edward Gallagher, […]
Army researchers have invented a new grenade designed to take down enemy drones. The grenade, designed to be launched from the standard grenade launchers used by military and law enforcement, is packed with a net that can ensnare troublesome unmanned aerial systems. Initial testing indicates that this new invention is […]
The US Army has awarded a $US480,000 contract for AR technology to Microsoft It will buy up to 100,000 HoloLens headsets with one aim to “increase lethality” Silicon Valley workers have pushed back again developing military tech on several occasions this year The US Army will pay Microsoft $US480 million […]
The Pentagon has been reorienting its forces for what it sees as emerging great-power competition with Russia and China. For the Marine Corps, that likely means shifting away from the Middle East and refocusing on Europe and the Pacific. To keep preparing for conditions in those places, Marines may soon […]
Twenty-five-thousand personnel from 25 countries around the Pacific are taking part in the 26th iteration of the US-led Rim of the Pacific exercise, which runs from June 27 to August 2. The event is meant to strengthen partnerships and security ties around the world’s largest ocean. On July 12, live […]
About a mile from the Iraqi-Syrian border is a US military fire base where approximately 150 Marines and soldiers are still hammering ISIS in Syria with artillery. “To get to the firebase, you fly by helicopter over Mosul,” NPR’s Jane Arraf reported on Monday. “And then just a little more […]
The US Army is finally getting pizza for troops in the field after roughly three decades of requests from soldiers for one of the most popular foods in America. The pizza Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) will be available to soldiers sometime in the next year or so. The pizza MRE that’s […]
The US Army is boosting its presence in Europe, sending troops and tanks to reinforce NATO security and deterrence efforts at a time of increasing tension with Russia. But the US military is also grappling with a readiness crisis, and to address that problem while reestablishing a presence in Europe, […]
As the US military’s attention shifts back to great-power competition, particular focus is being paid to the potential for conflict in the extreme conditions found at northern latitudes and higher elevations. Late last year, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller cautioned Marines stationed in Norway that he saw a “big-arse […]
Foreign militaries have been outfitting their tanks with active-protection systems, which are designed to fend off enemy fire. The US Army has been evaluating APS for some time, and now it hopes to have one on Abrams tanks by 2020. The Army is also reviewing active-protection systems for Bradley fighting […]
The Army has discontinued its plans to develop the Interim Combat Service Rifle. The ICSR was meant to replace the M4/M16 for some units until a long-term replacement was ready. The Army has officially scrapped its search for a short-term replacement for the M4/M16 rifle platform. Funds for the Interim […]
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Warning: Post contains a graphic medical image Let’s start by hoping you or anyone you know never has to use the device pictured above. Because if you do, a) it’s most probably due to a horrific gunshot wound, and b) you’ll have to stick that syringe in the wound. Then, […]
Neuren Pharmaceuticals shares fell hard after disappointing results from a trial of its brain injury drug “trofinetide”. A short time ago, the ASX-listed shares were down almost 30% to $0.074. The clinical trial conducted with the US Army couldn’t find a difference, using key measures, between the drug and a […]
Constantly preparing for new and emerging threats.
Unification of jihad.
If his actions are found to have killed anyone.
Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.
[credit provider=”Robert Libetti/ Business Insider”] It’s a well-known fact that President Obama is a fan of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. In fact, Obama has pledged to buy his own Chevrolet Volt when he leaves office, whenever that takes place.
[credit provider=”DVIDSHUB / flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/6154112854/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] I read an opinion piece today the Colorado Springs Gazette that I felt a need to respond:Despite what the Supreme Court says, the Stolen Valor Act is not freedom of speech. It is contemptible fraud and an insult to armed forces members who served heroically.
[credit provider=”Flickr/The U.S. Army” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7294922180/”] The U.S. military withheld information of fatalities from a June 1 attack on a U.S. outpost near the Afghanistan-Pakistan as two Americans were killed, reports Joshua Partlow and Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post.Official reports stated that Afghan forces and coalition forces “successfully repelled” insurgents […]
[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bowe-bergahl-appears-taliban-video/story?id=12342170″] Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier held by the Taliban since June 2009, gave several indications that he might “walk off into the mountains” leading up to his captivity, according to an in-depth article by Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone.On June 30th, 2009, Bergdahl walked off […]
[credit provider=”Abe K | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/abekleinfeld/2830102816/”] MSNBC’s Chris Hayes spent Memorial Day getting criticised for having asked aloud whether we should apply the word “hero” to every American soldier killed in war. His concern was that this usage is “rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”Actually, to say Hayes was “criticised” is […]
More than 19 countries, led by the United States, wrapped up the sprawling Operation Eager Lion military exercise yesterday in Jordan at a time of heightened tensions in the region.
[credit provider=”Secretary of defence | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/secdef/6689141151/”] Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard commands Fort Bliss, one the nation’s largest Army bases, so his blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military.”I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act,” he wrote on his official […]
“Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers. By wearing […]
[credit provider=”Dereliction of Duty II” url=”http://www1.rollingstone.com/extras/RS_REPORT.pdf”] The other day we wrote about Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis’ blistering report on the deteriorating mission in Afghanistan and the lies told to the American public by some of its highest military officials.The 84-page report is full of cogent arguments and vivid anecdotes that describe “the truth […]
The Pentagon is “reviewing and planning for a range of additional measures that may be necessary to protect the Syrian people,” defence Secretary Leon Panetta said last Thursday, with top US military planners using the recent US intervention in Libya as a potential template for action.
[credit provider=”WFTV” url=”http://www.wftv.com/news/news/war-veteran-comes-home-21000-phone-bill/nLdsM/”] Verizon Wireless is backpedaling after a U.S. soldier called them out for charging him more than $21,000 for calls he made while overseas.Before Brent Worthington left for a five-month tour in Iraq, he went to a local Verizon store to sign up for an international phone plan, he […]
[credit provider=”WKTV” url=”http://www.wktv.com/news/local/145793355.html”] A U.S. Army veteran has won a two-year tug-of-war with Bank of America over more than $25,000 in fraudulent charges he claimed were made on his debit card.Here’s what went down:
[credit provider=”Spc. Ryan Hallock, 28th Public Affairs/U.S. Army “] U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been officially charged with the premeditated murder of 17 Afghan civilians and could face the death penalty, according to a press release from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).The 38-year-old soldier is accused of walking off a U.S. […]
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[credit provider=”AP”] This post originally appeared at The Christian Science Monitor. Afghanistan has seen its first large-scale response to Sunday’s early hour rampage by an American Army staff sergeant who allegedly left his base and killed 16 nearby villagers.
How do you modernize without money? Army brass are test-driving a new message at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) conference in Fort Lauderdale: Modernization is about more than new equipment – which, by the way, we can’t afford. There are plenty of other things we can do to keep […]
[credit provider=”U.S. Army / Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod” url=”http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2011/december.html”] Over the past several years, the US Army has developed an exemplary program in exploiting numerous social media methods, and done so without a lot of flash, expense, or personnel.They have an engaged audience, numerous followers, and maintained a multi-pronged campaign into all of the […]
This post originally appeared at mental_floss.
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[credit provider=”US Army”] U.S. soldiers wounded on patrol could soon find fast relief: The Army has begun testing the ability of a “bioelectric bandage” to ease pain, kill infectious microbes and speed up healing.The Procellera cloth bandage contains small silver and zinc dots in the pattern of tiny batteries that […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/thelatestslub” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelatestslub/4476057884/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The average soldier’s military career tends to span less than 15 years, but that number varies depending upon branch of service, whether the solider is in active duty or in reserve forces. Since this length of military service doesn’t come close to making up the average adult’s […]
[credit provider=”Micahel Baird via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjbaird/105586525/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The Pentagon doesn’t know what happened to more than $100 million in cash held at Saddam Hussein’s palace in Baghdad during the Iraq war, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.What’s more, the Pentagon can’t find documents to […]
[credit provider=”U.S. Army” url=”http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2011/january.html”] The U.S. Army has had a busy year – from the big announcement that soldiers serving in Iraq would be pulled out and home for the holidays to the demise of Osama bin Laden to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”We found some absolutely stunning […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] North Korea is a nightmare state, worse than George Orwell’s 1984.Every decent person looks at the state and wishes that the regime would just collapse under the weight of its stupidity and wickedness.
Intending to buy at least 100 unmanned helicopters, the U.S. Army will spend at least $1 billion on a project slated to start early next year.
[credit provider=”AP”] Through lack of testing, hurried production, and a general rush to production over five million pieces of body armour worth $2.5 billion went to soldiers between 2004 and 2006 that may well have been useless.According to the Associated Press, these new findings come after a New York Times […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Despite the recent talk of withdrawals, the Kandahar Airfield Hospital in Afghanistan is as busy as ever treating American servicemembers.According to The Virginian Pilot, the hospital is getting slammed with wounded servicemembers on a daily basis.
[credit provider=”BAE Systems” url=”http://defence-update.com/features/2010/january/gcv_army_100110.html”] The Pentagon officially approved $1.35 billion in funding for its new fleet of Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV) to replace the Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.According to defence News, the Army plans to buy more than 1,800 GCVs at about $10.5 million apiece.
[credit provider=”AP”] A massive new data mining system called “Nexus 7” is being used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to understand the subterranean fissures in Afghan society, and to look for signs of weakness or instability.The classified program ties together “everything from spy radars to fruit prices” in order […]
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Uss_san_antonio_1330453.jpg”] Less than two months after the USS San Antonio was finally declared fit for duty, all four of its engines are experiencing problems, forcing it to be once again pulled from service.The $2 billion San Antonio has been plagued by problems since being commissioned, and has […]