The Russian military’s stunning collapse in eastern Ukraine is injecting optimism into markets, analysts say

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Alexey Furman/Getty Images Ukraine's counteroffensive in its war against Russia is lifting Wall Street's mood, analysts say.  The government in Kyiv said it has retaken about 3,500 square miles of territory from Russia. "Suddenly investors are opening their eyes to the possibility of a sooner end to the war," wrote City Index […]

The US military’s largest base outside the US just got its biggest ammo delivery in 20 years

US Air Force/Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua The 86th Munitions Squadron at Ramstein air base in Germany got about 100 containers of munitions this month. That’s the largest shipment of ordnance the unit has gotten since 1999. It comes as the unit, and NATO forces in Europe, increase their deterrence posture amid heightened tensions with Russia. […]

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 […]