The US Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf.
Iraq's defence ministry will buy new weapons worth more than 1.5 billion dollars(1.11 billion euros), including helicopters and US rifles, the minister announced on Monday. The purchase will be made possible by a 26 percent increase
Classified information about a US developed missile defense system was leaked from Japan's navy to students at a naval academy, a news report said Tuesday, as officials investigated security gaps in military information shared between the allies.
Desperate to shore up its flagging ranks, the military is quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members and shipping them to Iraq. Will a brutal murder finally wake up the Pentagon?
Newly declassified data show that as additional American troops began streaming into Iraq in March and April, the number of attacks on civilians and security forces there stayed relatively steady or at most declined slightly
North Korea is developing a new long-rang ballistic missile that may be capable of hitting US territory of Guam, a Japanese official said Wednesday. The new missile, believed to have been displayed at a recent North Korean military parade
A Navy lawyer accused of passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees sent a human rights lawyer their names and intelligence about them tucked into a Valentine's Day card, prosecutors said Monday. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew M. Diaz
Lt. Daniel Zimmerman, an infantry platoon leader in Iraq, posts a blog on the Internet every now and then "to basically keep my friends and family up to date" back home. It just got tougher to do that for Zimmerman and a lot of other U.S
The National Guard is likely to see an unprecedented level of new funds to fix or replace equipment worn out in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that's still not enough to make the force ready for homeland missions, its chief said.
The US government has proposed to make Vicenza, Italy, the largest US military site in Europe, but the people of Vicenza, and all of Italy, have sworn it will never happen. (Why are there bases being closed here, and others being opened elsewhere)
A lesson learned by the Muslim areas of India and China in this famous quote by Frederic Bastiat.
The Nation's Jeremy Scahill describes the rise of Blackwater USA, the world's most powerful mercenary army.
The Army is fixing the doors of every armored Humvee in combat in Iraq because they can jam shut during an attack and trap soldiers inside, Pentagon records and interviews show.
This is worthwhile reading, but there's harsh language and situations involving sexual activities. Readers beaware.
In a survey of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq, less than half of Marines and a little more than half of Army soldiers said they would report a member of their unit for killing or wounding an innocent civilian.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: GLENN MACDONALD, MAJ USAR (RET) - VIETNAM VETERAN militarycorruption.com
It looks like it's official: the US Army think that American reporters are a threat to national security. Thanks to great sleuthing by Wired's "Danger Room" blogger Noah Shachtman, the Army's new operational security guideline
Months after a politically embarrasing $1 billion shortfall that put veterans' health care in peril, Veterans Affairs officials involved in the foul-up got hefty bonuses ranging up to $33,000. The list of bonuses to senior career officials at th
The U.S. Army is tightening restrictions on soldiers' blogs and other Web site postings to ensure sensitive information about military operations does not make it onto public forums. The Army's new regulation affect service members who have r
Thousands more mid-level enlisted soldiers are leaving the Army than in each of the past two years, forcing the service to increase its use of pay-to-stay programs and find other ways to keep GIs in the fold. Four years into the fight in Iraq, the
In one video, a US soldier blasts insurgent gunmen with a heavy sniper rifle as the room fills with smoke. In another, members of an Iraqi family throw their arms around soldiers, weeping and rejoicing, after learning that their kidnapped relative h
"We have no private army. What we do have is a team of military and law enforcement veterans and other motivated, capable Americans who protect diplomats, provide training and offer logistic services, and we do those things in support of
This was forwarded to me by my wife. I don't know how she came across it on Craigslist where she spends a lot of time. But she thought I would be interested.
For the second time in a generation, the US faces the prospect of defeat at the hands of an insurgency. In April 1975, the US fled the Republic of Vietnam, abandoning our allies to their fate at the hands of North Vietnames communists.
An active-duty Army officer is publishing a blistering attack on U.S. generals, saying they have botched the war in Iraq and misled Congress about the situation there. "America's generals have repeated the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq,**QQ
How did the mainstream press get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein to 9-11 continue to go largely unreported? (Another day closer to the Revolution)
Vice President Dick Cheney tried to kill the V-22 in the early 1990s, when he was defense secretary. But it lives on today, and the Marine Corps announced on April 13 that in September it will begin flying its first combat missions in Iraq.
NBC News has learned that the commander of Camp Cropper, the massive U.S. Army detention center in Baghdad, has been charged with aiding the enemy. [There is more to this story ....]
Our Constitutional Republic is no longer simply sick - it appears to be dead. If the President can force Americans to fight, without a declaration of war, under foreign powers, then the Republic no longer exists.
On Friday's "Countdown" Keith Olbermann talks to the founder of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff, about the latest developments surrounding the death of Pat Tillman.