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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

April 07, 2021 1:20 pm

The state TV acknowledgment, citing foreign media, marks the first Iranian comment on the mysterious incident Tuesday involving the MV Saviz, suspected to have been carried out by Israel.

Convicted Greek terrorist ends 66-day hunger strike

March 15, 2021 10:46 pm

A jailed leftist Greek hit man has said he will end a hunger strike that has left him dangerously ill. Dimitris Koufodinas, who is serving several life sentences for murder, belonged to the November 17 guerrilla group.

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

January 26, 2021 3:26 pm

The new order prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity.

US carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

January 24, 2021 3:05 pm

The U.S. military said the carrier strike group was in the South China Sea, a large part of which is claimed by China, to conduct routine operations "to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security".

Chinese, US militaries discuss humanitarian assistance, disaster relief

November 11, 2020 6:24 pm

A three-day exchange between the two militaries will cover topics including the military's participation in fighting floods and typhoons, and in COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, as well as military-civilian cooperation.

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

October 10, 2020 5:42 pm

The potential use of troops, either active duty or National Guard, at the polls or in post-election unrest has been discussed by governors and military leaders. The Insurrection Act theoretically could thrust the active-duty military into a police-like role.

Explained: Why Donald Trump is pulling out troops from Germany

August 02, 2020 9:38 am

According to the plan, while about 6,400 soldiers will be brought back to the US, the remaining 5,400 will be redeployed in Europe including in Italy and Poland. According to Defence Secretary Esper, the plan is likely to cost Pentagon billions of dollars.

As US troops leave Afghanistan, diplomats are left to fill uncertain mission

March 23, 2020 9:54 am

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, whose fate will depend on how troops are pulled back amid the negotiations, has for years relied on its military for everything from transportation to food services.

Challenged by China and Russia, US to build force for future space wars

December 21, 2019 10:03 am

The Defense Intelligence Agency, in a report earlier this year, warned that both China and Russia have developed "robust" and "capable" space services for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Stealth bomber for Area 51 crowd? US military unit apologizes for tweet

September 22, 2019 9:31 am

On Saturday, DVIDS said on Twitter that an employee of its DVIDSHub account posted a tweet that "in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense. It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake."


Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: