Stories tagged: military
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
China, U.S. disaster drills show a shared goal: saving lives
On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a joint response to a natural disaster.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Right call on proposed transgender ban
If Mattis’ review is fair, he will conclude that there is no reason these men and women should not continue to serve.
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
2nd U.S. judge halts proposed transgender military ban
Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump’s administration.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
U.S. attacks militants in Somalia and Libya
Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
U.S. troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash
U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Navy says it will hold Whidbey Island aircrew accountable for tracing giant phallus over Okanogan County
Okanogan residents told The Spokesman-Review that they saw the male genitalia deliberately being drawn in the skies above their town by a jet around noon on Thursday.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar’s military issued its most forceful denial yet that security forces committed atrocities during “clearance operations” in the west of the country, saying an internal investigation had absolved them of …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Zimbabwe army says ‘this is not a takeover’ and Mugabe safe
In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster and amid a night of unrest, Zimbabwe’s army early Wednesday sought to reassure the country that “this is not a …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Outside View: Remember to say thanks to veterans
They could be anyone – from accountants who once served as MPs to contractors making beautiful homes to retirees proudly displaying their service on a ball cap to those still …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Melania Trump visits military families in Alaska
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Melania Trump might have been a fashion model at one time in her life, but she had no qualms ripping off a chunk of messy …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Amazon’s veteran ranks swell past 17,500
Amazon says the number of veterans and military spouses in its workforce exceeds 17,500, putting the company well ahead of its goal of scooping up 25,000 people in the orbit …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon in the 2018 fiscal year, a dramatic increase over the amount …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Trump issues warning to North Korea: Do not ‘try us’
President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today, telling him the weapons he’s acquiring “are not making you safer. They are putting your …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Raqqa a reminder of U.S. military might
The heaps of rubble in Raqqa that once housed terrorists and torturers convey a bedrock lesson, as valid now as in 1945: It’s a mistake to provoke the United States.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Uganda expels North Korea military experts over U.N. sanctions
Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
After IS collapse in Raqqa, U.S. faces other extremism threats
The U.S. military says the Syrian city of Raqqa is about 90 percent cleared of Islamic State fighters.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
At 30,000 feet and 300 miles per hour, Air Force breezes through midair refueling
Journalists got a first-hand look at the high-speed, highly technical operation of midair refueling during a mission high above the eastern Nevada desert Thursday.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Two killed, 6 injured in Fort Jackson accident
An accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation at Fort Jackson on Friday afternoon, resulted in the deaths of two soldiers and injured six others, two critically.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
With no elaboration, Trump talks of ‘calm before the storm’
President Donald Trump delivered a foreboding message, telling reporters as he posed for photos with senior military leaders that this might be “the calm before the storm.”
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Christine Flowers: QB and officer offer speech lesson
While the only real damage Kaepernick can do is screwing with our Sunday afternoons, this U.S. Army officer poses a threat to the government.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
ISIS stages surprise attack on Syrian government-held village
Islamic State militants on Thursday attacked a village in eastern Syria recently captured by government forces, threatening to cut the main highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the city of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Judge rejects Bergdahl request for White House meeting information
A military judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors trying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don’t have to turn over more information about conversations one of them had with the Trump administration about …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Taliban target Mattis’ plane at Kabul airport; woman killed
The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Russia reports destruction of all remaining chemical weapons
Russia has completed the massive task of destroying its Cold War-era chemical weapons stockpiles, winning praise from an international chemical weapons watchdog.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Syria troops in near-full siege of ISIS in key city
Russian-backed Syrian government forces have all but encircled Islamic State militants in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, a group that monitors the war said Wednesday.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch
When President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran had “just test-fired” a missile, he seemed to know something the rest of the government did not. Turns out, he did …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
War in Korea? The scenarios are sobering
This is the way a nuclear war begins. Simulations of a war on the Korean peninsula usually start with a relatively minor incident at the demilitarized zone between South Korea …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
North Korean diplomat says Trump has ‘declared war’
North Korea’s top diplomat says President Donald Trump’s tweet that leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer” was a declaration of war against his country by the United …