The soldiers' mission is to help Ugandan forces round up the so-called Lord's Resistance Army, a group that few Americans had heard of before last week.
Once again, President Obama has ordered U.S. soldiers into harm’s way unnecessarily. Last week, he quietly told the U.S. Congress that he had sent 100 U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers into Uganda to help governments in central Africa fight a rebel a
It gets awfully cold in the Afghan desert at night, and American troops need to sometimes take desperate measures to stay warm. One smart soldier in Afghanistan has stumbled on a trick, however: Bill O’Reilly’s book makes some damn good kindling.
What does Gaddafi's death mean for Africa? - Uganda: Lessons Learned from Gadaffis's Demise - Can America make a difference? - Uganda Mission Part Of Military's Wide Reach
Four months ago, Admiral William McRaven commanded the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. Now, as the new head of U.S. special forces, he argues that his shadowy, secretive warriors are increasingly central to how America and its allies fight.
Danger Room took its video camera to highlight some of the more affordable options. Trucks, Howitzers and choppers are out. Apps, night vision upgrades and truck-based rockets are in. It's almost like the Army could learn how to live on a budget.
A miniature "kamikaze" drone designed to quietly hover in the sky before dive-bombing and slamming into a human target will soon be part of the US Army's arsenal, officials say. Dubbed the "Switchblade," the robotic aircraft represents the latest
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still underway.
Purely as a testerone-fueled action flick, it looks promising, with all the genuine attention to detail us guys look for. But the whole thing is actually rather sinister.
A major investor in Solyndra LLC was instrumental in helping the troubled solar-power firm compete for a potentially lucrative U.S. Navy deal, a previously unreported connection that will likely fuel controversy surrounding the company.
The team’s goal is to build what amounts to a new body for quadriplegics.
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
Military Religious Freedom Foundation Posts USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz's Religious Freedom Edict on Billboard in Air Force Academy's Backyard. The Next Day, Gen. Schwartz's Memo is Sent to All USAFA Cadets.
Four soldiers from Fort Sill in Oklahoma were charged in a home invasion in which four people were shot and wounded. Three of the Fort Sill soldiers in Oklahoma broke into the home in Lawton on Sept. 20, and the fourth served as the getaway driver
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program - It’s not part of the plane itself, but a stealthy cruise missile developed by Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, and it’s looking for a ship to sink.
Disturbing footage of Apache attack helicopters killing people in Afghanistan is being shown to frontline British soldiers in "Kill TV nights" designed to boost morale, a television documentary will reveal.
Ahrlac is a multipurpose alternative that's marketed for perform military and civilian reconnaissance. It will cater to African governments involved in combat, peacekeeping and humanitarian work
Members of Veterans for Peace were escorted out of the Old South Meeting House in Boston Monday night after they attempted a citizen’s arrest of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. “I went down in front and looked Donald Rumsfeld in the eye and
Back when he took office, the conventional wisdom was that Leon Panetta was there to manage defense budget cuts. It turns out that he will say just about anything to prevent them, as Jacob Heilbrunn pointed out the other day.
The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.
So what will all those bad boys be doing in Iraq? They would undoubtedly just keep on keeping on with what they are already doing -- hunting down individuals and killing them. The bin Laden raid was a varsity-level operation of this type, but night a
the U.S. can’t track or fully account for 5,900 pounds of “weapons usable” nuclear material that it once shipped overseas.
The top counter-terrorism adviser to President Obama defended a broad conception of where the United States can use military force against members of Al Qaeda and its allies. Mr. Brennan also denounced a proposal in Congress to mandate military deten
Have men these days “gone soft?” Is our generation less manly than past generations? Are we less tough than our grandfathers?
Then – when the game was up and the evidence too fresh and too overwhelming – I used to get what we would today call the "Abu Ghraib response". A "few bad apples". Always a "few bad apples".
The US has fought unpopular, unwinnable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with a proxy army – at a huge cost in fraud and waste
The CIA’s armed drones and paramilitary forces have killed dozens of al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of its foot soldiers. But there is another mysterious organization that has killed even more of America’s enemies in the decade since the Sept. 11, 20
After three years, the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting completed its business this week.
The plan unveiled last month would end the time-honored, lifetime pension for those who retire at 20 years from the military, and replace it with a 401(k) program that pays benefits after turning 60 to 65. Offered by an advisory panel to the Pentagon
The Obama administration wants to keep troops in Iraq. Never mind that pre-President Barack Obama criticized the war. Never mind that Uncle Sam's annual budget deficits exceed $1 trillion. Never mind that Washington faces more than $100 trillion i