World

Air Force deploys A-10s to Afghanistan to ramp up Taliban fight

The U.S. Air Force has deployed A-10 Thunderbolt jets to Afghanistan for the first time in more than three years to provide close-air support for American and Afghan troops — the latest sign of escalating military operations and deepening U.S. mili

United States

NYPD officers help wheelchair-bound veteran, 85, left shivering in front of steps

When two NYPD officers spotted an 85-year-old man shivering outside his front steps in the cold, they knew they had to pull over.

World

Yemen rebels fire rockets at military parade, killing 4

Yemeni security officials say Houthi rebels fired Katyusha rockets on a military parade near the central city of Taiz, killing four civilians, including a local journalist, in an apparent assassination attempt on the interior minister and his deputy.

United States

Brand-new US Navy warship trapped in Canada amid cold and ice

A brand new U.S. Navy warship has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice.

World

Head of Britain's army warns of eroding capability

Britain's army chief says the country's ability to withstand attack and respond to threats is being eroded by a lack of investment in the military, increasing pressure on the government to boost defense spending.

World

China threatens military buildup in South China Sea after US Navy warship's passage: paper

China will have no choice but to build its abilities in the South China Sea if the U.S. continues to “wantonly” provoke trouble in the waters, Beijing’s top newspaper warned on Monday.

Entertainment

'Jumanji' boosts January box office sales as military drama '12 Strong' takes No. 2

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

United States

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point have returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

World

Report: Avalanche kills 2 soldiers, injures 7 in Turkey

A Turkish media report says Turkish troops conducting military operations in Turkey's southeast have been hit by an avalanche.

United States

Khe Sanh veterans recall Vietnam battle's start 50 years ago Sunday

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of one of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War – the Battle of Khe Sanh.

United States

Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas found out Saturday that the government shutdown might have an unexpected impact on them: It might block them from seeing telecasts of Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

United States

Government shutdown to prevent U.S. troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas slammed the government shutdown on Saturday after finding out that it might cause them to miss Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

United States

Military chopper crash in Calif. leaves 2 dead

A routine training mission at Fort Irwin turns deadly.

World

US destroyer sails near contested reef in South China Sea angering Beijing

A U.S. Navy warship sailed close to a contested reef west of the Philippines this week, drawing the ire of Beijing which issued a statement Saturday accusing the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters.

World

Turkish military 'retaliates' against fire from Syrian Kurds

Turkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria.

United States

US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities.

United States

Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse.

World

Soldiers, military police move into 4 Rio de Janeiro slums

Brazilian officials say more than 3,000 soldiers and military police officers have moved into four big slums in Rio de Janeiro seeking to arrest drug traffickers and hunt for the men suspected of gunning down a police inspector last week.

World

UN envoy says military forces in Libya are flexing muscles

The U.N. envoy for Libya said Wednesday that military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government.

United States

Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

Congress is nearing renewal of a key spy program that allows U.S. intelligence agencies to collect information on foreigners abroad.

World

US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration

The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U.S. military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airstrike figures from the Air Force.

World

Palestinian teen to be held until trial for slapping troops

An Israeli military court has denied bail for a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, ordering her held until her trial on charges that she slapped and pushed two Israeli soldiers.

Politics

Immigration, now military spending, threaten to shut down government

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders hustled Wednesday to unite enough members of their respective parties to pass a temporary spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the weekend -- with immigration and now military spending sticki

World

Reports: Turkish military training plane crashes, killing 3

Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing two pilots and a technician on board.

World

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy.

United States

Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle.

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