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Taiwan commissions advanced new F-16s as China threat grows

November 18, 2021 10:53 am

Frequent Chinese and U.S. military exercises in the region have raised fears of conflict touched off by a crisis over democratically-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory.

US troops still deploying to Iraq, even as Afghan war ends

September 20, 2021 2:49 pm

Although the mission may have dropped from public attention, the United States still has boots on the ground in the other nation it invaded in the wake of 9/11. About 2,500 US troops are in Iraq now.

Joe Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees

September 09, 2021 8:59 am

Cathy Russell, director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, sent letters to 18 people named to the boards of visitors for the Air Force Academy, Military Academy and Naval Academy calling on them to resign by close of business on Wednesday or face termination.

‘What will happen to me?’ An uncertain future awaits Afghans who fled

August 30, 2021 10:48 am

Her family had been killed during the Taliban’s rapid takeover in Afghanistan and she had barely managed to get on an evacuation flight out of Kabul. Now, she was hundreds of miles from her homeland — all alone.

Father of first American killed: Afghanistan end 'shameful'

August 19, 2021 8:40 am

Mike Spann was killed days later, on Nov. 25, 2001, during a prisoner uprising at the fortress where he had been questioning extremists.

After tense 24 hours, Indian embassy leaves Kabul: ‘very happy we are back home safely’

August 18, 2021 7:41 am

This is the second time since 1996 that India has evacuated all its diplomats and personnel from the embassy — both times after the Taliban had captured power.

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

August 04, 2021 9:34 am

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the US military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after someone attacked the officer on a bus platform shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

US military mission in Afghanistan to conclude on August 31: Joe Biden

July 09, 2021 9:53 am

"Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31st. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritising the safety of our troops as they depart," Biden said.

US military denies American troops in Syria were attacked

July 05, 2021 9:45 am

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rockets were fired from areas controlled by Iran-backed fighters in the area of Mayadeen, also in Deir el-Zour.

Explained: Why Biden is backing reform to take away US military’s authority over sexual assault cases

July 03, 2021 8:19 pm

The changes were recommended by an independent commission convened by US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to overhaul US military’s sexual assault prevention and prosecution process.


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: