Why the Navy faces the most worrying challenges of any US military branch

US Navy Photo The next time we have a big war, I think the Navy will be our armed service that is caught the most flat-footed. Why? Because it hasn’t had its nose bloodied since 1945. That’s a long time to go without facing a serious combat challenge.See the rest of the story at Business […]

Korean defense chiefs adopt ‘military pact’ after Kim & Moon sign joint statement

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong un have signed a joint statement following their bilateral talks in Pyongyang. Besides the joint statement on inter-Korean relations signed by the leaders, the countries’ defense chiefs also signed a separate military pact, Moon’s press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters. While the content […]

Israeli military bus stoned after ‘accidentally entering’ West Bank refugee camp (VIDEO)

A busload of IDF soldiers clashed with Palestinians at the Kalandia refugee camp in the West Bank after the vehicle entered the camp, allegedly by accident. At least three soldiers were injured in the clash, the IDF confirmed. Palestinians reportedly started throwing stones at the Israeli vehicle after it drove inside the camp, which is […]

WATCH Russian S-300 fire missiles at Vostok 2018 military drills (VIDEOS)

The Russian Defense Ministry has released breathtaking footage of S-300 anti-aircraft systems launching missiles during Vostok 2018 exercise. Other stunning highlights from the drills were also caught on camera. The spectacular video shows S-300s preparing to fire missiles at an undisclosed location during the Russian military’s Vostok 2018 wargames which run until September 17. The […]

Locked & loaded: Russian S-300s & S-400s roll out in huge military war games (VIDEO)

Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems are put in combat mode to practice hitting targets in the largest military drill the nation has held since the 1980s. A video released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows cranes placing surface-to-air missiles on launch vehicles, while soldiers monitor radar in command centers. The launchers are […]

German military strikes on Syria would be ‘absurd & irresponsible’ – Left Party chair

The leader of Germany’s Left Party hit out at the government for mulling potential military strikes against Damascus, just one day after Berlin said it was in talks with allies about possible German military deployment in Syria. “I believe that these discussions are completely irresponsible,” Die Linke (the Left Party) leader Sahra Wagenknecht told German […]

‘Peaceful return of democracy?’ US doesn’t deny meeting Venezuelan military coup plotters

Washington still “prefers” a peaceful restoration of “democracy” in Venezuela, the White House has stated in response to a scandalous report about US officials’ contacts with Venezuelan military officers seeking to stage a coup. The US President Donald Trump’s administration has been holding meetings with a group of Venezuelan officers plotting to overthrow the Latin […]

Pentagon ‘routinely’ briefs Trump on ‘military options’ in case of chemical attack in Syria

While no final decision has yet been made, top US general says he is involved in a “routine dialogue” with Donald Trump to keep him informed about “military options” to retaliate with in case “chemical weapons are used” in Syria. “But we are in a dialogue, a routine dialogue, with the president to make sure […]

John McCain was finally laid to rest next to his best friend at the military academy where he went to school

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/U.S. Navy via AP Senator John McCain was buried on Sunday at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain trained there as a young man in the 1950s, and met his best friend Chuck Larson. Larson later became a US Admiral, and chose burial plots at the academy […]

Facebook bans Myanmar military officials following damning UN report

Facebook is taking action to halt the spread of hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar, banning Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Myawady military TV network and other people and groups. It said that international experts, working with the UN Human Rights Council, “found evidence that many of these individuals and organizations committed or enabled […]