Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

Audrey McAvoy/AP Ray Chavez, the oldest US military survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack that plunged the country into World War II, died at 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in San Diego. In May, he traveled to Washington, D.C., where he was honored on Memorial Day by President Donald […]

What democracy? 70% of ‘not free’ countries get US military aid

Washington has a habit of bombing defenseless nations in the name of democracy, but isn’t the least bit squeamish about selling weapons and giving military aid to countries its own human rights watchdogs deem dictatorial. Freedom House, a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) set up in 1941, publishes an annual Freedom in the World report, which […]

Argentine military sub San Juan missing for 1 year found deep in Atlantic, military confirms

The submarine ARA San Juan that vanished in the Atlantic over a year ago with 44 sailors on board has finally been detected at a depth of 800 meters, the Argentine military has confirmed. The ARA San Juan was discovered by Ocean Infinity, an American company contracted by the Argentine military to lead the search […]

US objects to Beijing’s military steps in S. China Sea – Bolton

The United States objects to Beijing’s unilateral military steps in the South China Sea, and has increased the pace of US freedom of navigation operations in the disputed waterway, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday. He was speaking to reporters in Singapore on the sidelines of meetings this week between the 10-member […]

The US and Japan finished their ‘largest and most complex’ military exercise, amid rising tensions with China

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano The US and Japan were joined by Canadian forces for Keen Sword 19, which ended this week. The exercise was the biggest and most sophisticated the US and Japan have carried out. It comes amid growing tension with China in the seas and airspace of […]

As NATO starts its biggest military exercise in years, things are heating up closer to Russia

As NATO starts its biggest military exercise in years, things are heating up closer to Russia NOW WATCH: How Russia’s most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO hardware See Also: NATO’s biggest military exercise in years just started, but Russia may be more worried about 2 countries that aren’t members of the alliance As […]

Former US nuclear command officer charged with diverting military contracts to her own company

US Navy Captain Heather Cole has been charged with criminal conspiracy after failing to disclose her active-duty military status while negotiating over half a million dollars in defense contracts with her own company. Cole pleaded not guilty before court martial and is set to go to trial in December on charges of criminal conspiracy linked […]

Chop-chop: Saudis may cut billions in military contracts & petrodollar in response to US sanctions

US penalties against Saudi Arabia over the alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi may never be implemented. But just in case, the oil-rich kingdom has threatened to hit back using several effective weapons. Washington pledged ‘severe punishment’ if the Saudis ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Saudi-born journalist, who disappeared nearly two weeks […]

Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. Khashoggi, who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish […]

Bellingcat claims it has identified second Skripal poisoning suspect as military doctor

UK-based ‘investigative’ group Bellingcat claims one of the the men accused by the UK authorities of being involved in the Salisbury poisoning affair is known as Aleksandr Petrov and is a doctor working for Russian intelligence. In another instalment of its running coverage about the two men London calls the Salisbury poisoning suspects, the open-source […]