US Military

  • Afghanistan Jan 12

    2 US Service Members Killed by Roadside Bomb in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement Saturday. In keeping with defense department rules, the U.S. military did not identify the service members. But a statement issued by Aurora, Illinois, Mayor Richard Irvin said Miguel Villalon, 21,...

  • US Military Jan 4

    Trump: Aim of Killing Iranian General Was to ‘Stop a War’

    President Donald Trump says the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani was not undertaken in an effort to begin a conflict with Iran....

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    Speaking to reporters in Florida for the first time since the drone strike on Soleimani, Trump says: “We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war.”...

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    Trump also says he does...

  • US Military Dec 31, 2019

    Iran-Backed Iraqi Militia Vows Revenge to US Strikes

    The U.S. has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor, a Defense Department spokesman said Sunday.

  • Nov 13, 2019

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  • May 15, 2019

    US Military to Build 6 Tent Cities Near Border for Migrants

    The U.S. military is going to provide and build tents to house 7,500 migrants at six locations near the border, NBC News reported. A Defense Department spokesperson confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security made the request and a Defense official said Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan is expected to sign the request. Read More

  • Mar 1, 2019

    John Mayer Launches Foundation Focused on Veterans

    John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging needs of women veterans. Though he publicly announced the foundation on Friday, Mayer has been working on the organization...

  • Nov 15, 2018

    US Military in ‘Crisis,’ Could Lose War to Russia or China, Analysis Warns

    The United States faces a “crisis of national security” because its historic military supremacy has eroded drastically, leaving it likely unable to fight more than a single war at a time, according to a congressionally chartered report released Wednesday. “U.S. military superiority is no longer assured and the implications for American interests and American security are severe,” said the report,...

  • Oct 5, 2018

    US Military’s Bug Gene-Altering Program: Boon or Bioweapon?

    A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to provide greater justification for the peace-time purpose...

  • Dec 11, 2017

    Pentagon to Allow Transgender People to Enlist in Military

    Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to bar transgender individuals from the military. Three federal courts have ruled...

  • Nov 3, 2017

    Military Verdict: Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge, No Prison Time

    A military judge has found that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post.

  • Apr 8, 2017

    American Soldier Killed in Afghanistan in Anti-ISIS Operation: US Military

    A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter, Reuters reported....
    “The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province” in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captain Bill Salvin said in a message on the official Twitter account of the NATO-led...

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