The Marine Corps condemned on Tuesday as "clearly inappropriate" a music video purporting to show a Marine strumming a guitar and singing a song about killing Iraqis, to the laughter and cheers of other troops. "We're looking in
US spending in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to help push global military expenditure fruther up in 2006 after hitting $1/2 trillion a year earlier, a research body said on Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its
[And we need a new design because?] The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are competing to design the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades.
The first of a new breed of Navy ship faster and easier to maneuver is expected to launch later this year to meet threats including modern-day pirates and terrorists who turn speedboats into suicide weapons. The Littoral Combat Ship is powered by
The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," a step that would mark a permanent shift away from adherence to human rights standa
This summer the US plans to publish its news space doctrine stipulating the deployment of weapons in circumerrestrial space. Col. Anthony Russo, head of the US Strategic Command's space division, said the new policy would remove any ambiguity
A parachute system equipped with a 1.5m (4.9ft)-span delta wing and two micro-turbojets which could propel a paratrooper 200km (110nm) from a drop point could be tested from third-quarter 2007.
Two influential legislators who have been briefed on the U.S. military's investigation into the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians said Sunday that they suspected senior officers were involved in covering up evidence of war crimes by the Marine
The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for development of a new weapon able to strike distant targets an hour after they are detected. A non-nuclear version of the submarine-launched Trident-2 missile when considering a pre-emptive attack.
More than a half-century after hostilities ended in Korea, a document from the war's chaotic early days has come to light–a letter from the US ambassador to Seoul, informing the State Dept. that American soldiers would shoot refugees approaching
It wasn't until 26 days after the memorial service -- more than a month after his death -- that the Army would publicly acknowledge what the Rangers who were with him in combat knew almost right away: Tillman died in "friendly fire." He
Over the years, families have used religious symbols such as the Jewish Star of David, the Christian cross and the Islamic crescent and star to honor their loved ones on headstones and markers. For Sgt. Patrick Stewart's family, the symbol of cho
American defence officials have secretly requested a "prodigious quantity" of ammunition from Russia to supply the Afghan army in case a Democrat president takes over in Washington and pulls out US troops.
The detention cells were too closely monitored and controlled for inmates to organise a revolt so well. Defence lawyers who regularly visit clients in the base, said they suspected the official accounts were "rubbish".
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said for the first time that officials are at odds over whether a new Army manual should endorse different interrogation techniques for enemy insurgents than are allowed for regular prisoners of war.
The US Army Reserve, tapped heavily to provide soldiers for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is “degenerating into a ‘broken’ force” due to dysfunctional military policies, the Army Reserve’s chief Lt. Gen. James Helmly said in a Dec. 20 memo to Army Ch
The United States on Monday issued its most comprehensive accounting to date of detainess currently held at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects, naming 759 people and their nationalities. S
A top US admiral said Monday he has issued a rare invitation to Chinese commanders to observe a US military exercise next month on Guam in an effort to strengthen ties. Admiral William Fallon, wrapping up a weeklong visit to China, said he hoped suc
The Army Reserve, taxed by recruiting shortfalls and war-zone duty, has adopted a policy barring officers from leaving the service if their field is undermanned or they have not been deployed to Iraq, to Afghanistan or for homeland defense missions.
American troops have complained that a new armoured body suit designed to be worn in Iraq makes them look "goofy". The water-cooled "alien spacesuits" are being handed out to turret gunners in their notoriously vulnerable Humve
[What enemy satellites?] The Bush administration is seeking to develop a powerful ground-based laser weapon that would use beams of concentrated light to destroy enemy satellites in orbit. The largely secret project, parts of which have been made
A grandmother in Eastern Iowa is getting one last call to duty.
Researchers unveiled today a unique unmanned military vehicle prototype that combines mobility, payload-carrying capacity, and ruggedness to aid troops in combat. [SWAT 3 a.m. search warrant delivery approved.]
Hundreds of US soldiers wounded in Iraq have been hounded by bill collectors for military debts after coming home. The Army demanded a soldier repay a $2,700 enlistment bonus because he served 2 years of a 3 year tour—it was a mortar blast in Iraq th
[Not that we would trust you, but...] The US military is struggling to recruit Arab-Americans for its war on terrorism some 5 years after 9/11, with many in the community wary of US foreign policy and fighting wars in the Middle East.
To the US, he is a seriously dangerous man who put the nation's security at risk by committing "the biggest military computer hack of all time". But Briton Gary McKinnon says he is just an ordinary computer nerd who wanted to find out w
The number of soldiers who took their own lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan rose in 2005 over the previous year, as the U.S. Army experienced its highest suicide rate since 1999, officials said.
Military attaches from around the world are digging in at the US Central Command headquarters here for a "long war" on terror that some say could last decades. As fighting drags on in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military is building a pe
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More than 10,000 Navy "individual augmentees" deployed around the world, of which 7,000 are in the US Central Command's combat zones, the Navy is training its sailors like soldiers more than ever before. "You take a sailor and all