13 incredible stories of American servicemen who won the Medal of Honor — the military’s highest honor

Reuters The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to American servicemen for distinguished service in the field of battle. Since it was first given in 1863, the medal has been awarded only 3,517 times, 19 of which were double awards. Today, the medal is given to any soldier […]

Russian military’s drones & cams show E. Ghouta humanitarian corridors (LIVE)

Published time: 16 Mar, 2018 06:49 Edited time: 16 Mar, 2018 07:07 People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria March 15, 2018 © Omar Sanadiki / Reuters Syrian civilians are being evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus via […]

The most recent US casualty in Afghanistan reflects the military’s evolving mission there

U.S. Army The Department of Defense has identified the Army Green Beret killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 4 as Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Cribben, a 33-year-old senior communications sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion 10th Special Forces Group out of Fort Carson, Colorado. Cribben died of wounds sustained while conducting operations in Logar province, Army Times […]

‘US military’s only goal in Afghanistan is to not have to admit they failed’

US bureaucracies that set foreign and national security policy on issues such as Afghanistan are not interested in learning the lessons of the past, as then they would be out of jobs, investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter told RT. Saturday marks 16 years since the US invasion of Afghanistan after the then-President George W. […]

The military’s burning of hazardous waste was more dangerous than initially thought

Photo: Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez/Marine Corps The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants that are sent into the air from uncontrolled burning of hazardous waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia, according to a draft of a long-awaited report compiled by researchers at […]

The Russian military’s new assault rifle has passed its field tests

Wikimedia Commons The AK-12 assault rifle has passed military field tests and meets all of the Russian armed forces’ design and operational standards, gunmaker Kalashnikov Concern says, according to Jane’s 360. The AK-12’s success in military trials sets it up to become the standard weapon for soldiers in Russia’s Ratnik — or Warrior — future […]

A suspected North Korean drone photographed the US military’s advanced missile defense system in South Korea

The Defence Ministry/News1 via Reuters Seoul’s Defence Ministry said Tuesday investigators discovered hundreds of photos from the drone’s Sony-made in-built camera. The ministry said they include 10 photos of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence missile launchers and a radar system installed in the southeastern town of Seongju earlier this year. It says the rest […]

The military’s special ops may try to develop ‘super soldiers’ with performance-enhancing drugs

Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston/US Army US Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from Defense News. While special-operations forces already have access to specialized resources, like dietitians and physical therapists, […]