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UK must boost defence budget to ensure armed forces can protect 'homeland' against Russian attack, former military chief warns

Britain’s defence budget must be increased to ensure the UK’s armed forces can protect the “homeland” against potential attacks from China or Russia, a former military chief has warned.

Politics

Bergdahl sentencing: Trump's recent comments concern judge

President Trump's criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a factor in the soldier's sentencing as a military judge weighs the president's impact on public perception of military justice.

World

U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' trip to the Philippines this week couldn't have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City - with a critical dose of help fr

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What happened when Trump showed me his foot

President Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world. I should know -- I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War. And that's why I have little doubt about whom

World

U.S. Revises Timeline on Niger Battle

Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, provides the most detailed public accounting to date of what happened in the Oct. 4 ambush which marked the single deadliest toll resulting from military combat so far during the T

Sport

Arizona State honors Pat Tillman, other veterans with 'Brotherhood' jerseys

Adidas and the Arizona State University football team collaborated on a design for new “Brotherhood” uniforms to honor fallen alumni Pat Tillman of the U.S. Army and other veterans.

World

Pentagon updates Niger ambush timeline, says US troops called for air support hour after attack

Amid immense speculation surrounding the ambush in Niger earlier this month that left four U.S. troops dead, a top U.S. general addressed the ambush’s timeline and provided new details on the attack.

United States

Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry."

World

North Korea threats at 'unprecedented, critical' level, Japan official says

The threat of nuclear war posed by North Korea has grown to an “unprecedented” level amid growing tensions with the rogue regime and now requires the U.S., Japan and South Korea to demonstrate “different responses” to the threat, a

United States

Trump awards Medal of Honor to retired Army medic, Alabaman

President Donald Trump is awarding the Medal of Honor to a retired army medic from Alabama who risked his life during the Vietnam War to help wounded comrades.

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Why terrorist threats will survive ISIS defeats

Last week, the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that it had taken Raqqa, the Syrian city, which had served as ISIS' capital. The taking of the city is the latest in a series of substantial military blows to ISIS' fortunes. However, Ameri

United States

Qatar opens new military office in DC, showing US close ties

The government of Qatar is opening a new military office in Washington as it works to show close security ties to the United States.

United States

Police bomb squad called after jogger finds armor-piercing tank round

The Pennsylvania State Police bomb squad was called after an armor-piercing tank round was found by a jogger.

United States

Pence honors memory of Marines killed in 1983 Beirut bombing

Vice President Mike Pence is honoring the memory of 241 U.S. service members who were killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon.

United States

Bergdahl sentencing will feature how desperate search changed 3 lives forever

As the fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in the hands of a judge this week, a military court is expected to hear dramatic testimony Monday from the soldiers and a Navy SEAL who were badly hurt in the search for the Army sergeant after he deserted his post.

United States

Twitter Users Support McCain's Vietnam War Remarks About Draft Dodgers

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was not so subtle while attacking President Donald Trump on Sunday night in regards to his lack of military service. Trump who questioned McCain’s status as a war hero during the 2016 presidential elections, got a taste o

World

Iraq, the Kurds and me: What went wrong in Kirkuk?

I didn't expect Iraq to use military force against the Kurds. And I believed, or hoped, the U.S. would step in

Politics

Wounded US soldiers set to testify before Bergdahl's sentencing

A dramatic testimony is set to ensue at the court today as Army Sgt.

World

Abe says his priorities are North Korea and aging Japan

Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.

United States

Air Force preparing B-52 bombers for 24-hour alert status, official says

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to place its fleet of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since 1991 amid escalating tensions with North Korea, the military branch's chief of staff said in a report Sunday.

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