Don’t panic! Dad’s Army proves to be as good as it was

Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst was perfect as Sergeant Wilson and Kevin McNally wasn’t far off as pompous Captain Mainwaring; although Mathew Horne as Private Walker did occasionally feel more like a subdued Brian Conley than James Beck’s immortal spiv. Using the original Jimmy Perry and David Croft-penned scripts, Mercury Productions remade three long-lost episodes of […]

How the U.S. Army and Marines Are Preparing for Future Urban Wars

For Iraqis returning to Mosul, the homes missing roofs and walls, filled with rubble, are a reminder of what existed before ISIS took control of the city in 2014. To the U.S. Army that helped liberate the city — originally designed as a fortress — after a nine-month campaign, the ruins and a lingering threat […]

Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

Reuters/Carlos Jasso An Army Special Forces veteran pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking conspiracy counts, admitting he attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of cocaine from Colombia.  Master Sgt. Daniel Gould was charged in August after officials at the US Embassy in Bogota discovered cocaine in gutted-out punching bags. An X-ray scan revealed the cocaine […]

‘Embarrassing’ and ‘entirely inappropriate’: One of the most highly decorated former US Army generals blasts Trump’s visit with US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq to visit US troops fell short among some political commentators, including one of the most highly decorated officers in the US Army. Former US Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who was awarded three Purple Heart medals, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars, described Trump’s visit as “embarrassing” […]

‘Precision strike?' US coalition targets ISIS butcher, as Syria says the missiles hit army positions

The US-led coalition says it targeted a top Islamic State terrorist commander, who was involved in the beheading of a US officer and posed an “imminent threat.” Local media, however, claim the airstrike hit Syrian army positions. “Coalition forces conducted precision strikes against a senior ISIS (Islamic State, IS) member, Abu al Umarayn, and several […]

Ukraine puts army on ‘full combat alert’ after naval clash with Russia off Crimea

Ukraine has placed its troops on full combat alert, as MPs in Kiev are set to approve President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to impose martial law following a skirmish between the Russian military and Ukrainian vessels near Crimea. The decision to put the Ukrainian armed forces on the highest level of alert came after the Ukrainian […]

Operation ‘No deal’? UK army braces for Brexit chaos as May faces fierce rejection of divorce plan

The military is reportedly drafting contingency plans that could see British troops deployed in the streets, as the prospects of a chaotic Brexit seem increasingly realistic, with Theresa May facing a potential no-confidence vote. “About 20 officers who normally oversee Operation Temperer… were ordered last week to step up no-deal Brexit planning,” the Sunday Times […]

EU army: Will it be easy for Europe to get rid of American political diktat?

The creation of a European army would be a boon for Russia-EU relations, various military experts have told RT. It would mean getting rid of the US political diktat – and that’s why Washington will not allow it. Were the European Union to create an army of its own, as French President Emmanuel Macron and […]

‘Unconstitutional’: Neutral Austria wants no part of European army proposed by Macron, Merkel

If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister’s office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna’s constitution and neutrality. Defense Minister Mario Kunasek’s office told Kurier newspaper that while Austria has no details on the army proposed by […]

‘Good for multipolar world’: Putin positive on Macron’s ‘European army’ plan bashed by Trump

Europe’s desire to create its own army and stop relying on Washington for defense is not only understandable, but would be “positive” for the multipolar world, Vladimir Putin said days after Donald Trump ripped into it. “Europe is … a powerful economic union and it is only natural that they want to be independent and […]