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C-17 Globemaster

How Air Force maintainers get a plane flying again after a lightning strike

It took a week of work with the help of cranes and a cherry picker to get this C-17 back to operational status.
Military & Defense 2020-07-09T19:55:34Z
US Army Europe Allied Spirit

The US Army's biggest European exercise in 25 years was canceled as it started, but it's already planning the next one

The coronavirus threw the US Army's big plans into disarray, but after months of "collective thinking," it's making plans for the future.
Military & Defense 2020-07-09T19:43:42Z
Army general Mark Milley

Top US general slams Confederacy as 'an act of treason' and says the country needs to take 'hard look' at bases honoring its leaders

The Confederacy "was an act of treason at the time against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the US Constitution," Gen. Mark Milley said.
Military & Defense 2020-07-09T17:00:21Z

Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret

The female soldier has become the first to don the Green Beret worn by the Army's elite Special Forces.

The 5 most beloved sidearms in US military history

When ground fighting gets close, US troops reach for their sidearms to save the day.

Hundreds of Marine recruits have tested positive for Covid-19 at boot camp

Recruits reporting to Marine Corps and Navy boot camp now face a 14-day quarantine before they start training.

The US military is losing the sniper war against Russia

After years of sniper dominance in the Middle East, the US military now finds itself potentially outmatched by rival "great power" snipers.

The battle of Saipan ended 76 years ago — here's how one Marine there convinced 1,500 Japanese to surrender

Marine Cpl. Guy Gabaldon grew up with a Japanese family in the US before joining the Marines. He used what he learned at home on the battlefield.
News 2020-07-09T03:59:45Z

Australia moves to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong over the city's harsh new national security law

Australian joins a growing list of countries to take action to protect Hong Kong residents in response to the new national security law.
Politics 2020-07-09T03:40:11Z

'Thank you for your service': Democrats praise Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's military tenure after he announces his retirement

"History will remember Lieutenant Colonel Vindman as an American patriot," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
Military & Defense 2020-07-08T21:41:03Z

Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system

The US needs an education system that informs students about the world around them, retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said.
Tech 2020-07-08T20:54:36Z

Law enforcement agencies are using a legal loophole to buy up personal data exposed by hackers

SpyCloud considers breach data public, and said selling it to law enforcement helps those agencies to track down cybercriminals and terrorists faster.
Politics 2020-07-08T20:04:07Z

Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she will block military promotions until Trump's defense secretary explains the 'disgraceful situation' that led Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to retire

Sen. Tammy Duckworth called out the defense secretary for his "failure to protect a decorated combat veteran against a vindictive Commander in Chief."

Air Force F-15 fighter pilot takes first flight since accidental electrocution stopped his heart for 12 minutes

"My heart started back up, and it hasn't stopped [beating] since," Air Force Lt. Col. Jonathan Kassebaum said.
Politics 2020-07-08T16:01:00Z

Lt. Col. Vindman, a key impeachment witness, is retiring from the US military after being 'bullied' by Trump

Vindman "did what the law compelled him to do," his attorney said, "and for that he was bullied by the President and his proxies."

China 'happy to' join arms control talks with US and Russia — if US cuts its nuclear arsenal down to China's level

"But actually, we know that's not going to happen," the Chinese official said, adding that the US request was a ploy to justify it exiting the treaty.
Tech 2020-07-08T11:50:10Z

Trump said he's considering banning TikTok to punish China over the coronavirus

Trump confirmed Mike Pompeo's comments that the US might ban TikTok, but his justification was different.
News 2020-07-08T05:35:27Z

FBI head calls China 'the greatest long-term threat' to the US and alleges Chinese plots to steal US data and forcibly repatriate its citizens

In remarks Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China was threatening Chinese nationals abroad through a program called "Fox Hunt."
Politics 2020-07-08T03:19:43Z

Fox News host calls Sen. Tammy Duckworth a 'moron' and claims she's using her military injuries to silence critics

"I left parts of my body in Iraq fighting terrorists. I don't need to justify myself to anyone," Sen. Tammy Duckworth previously said.
Politics 2020-07-07T22:35:57Z

Lawmakers consider spending $1 million to strip all Confederate names from US Army bases

The $1 million would pay "for the renaming of Army installations, facilities, roads, and streets named after confederate leaders and officers."

US Special Operations Command is upgrading its gunships

The upgrades would allow SOCOM's AC-130Js and MC-130Js to better fend off enemy radar detection and missiles.
Military & Defense 2020-07-07T21:19:44Z

Top US general in the Middle East questions bounty killing reports but warns 'Russians are not our friends'

The general said the intel was "very worrisome" but expressed skepticism that the secret Russian payments got US troops killed.

Meet the first and only Air Force pilot to shoot down a satellite

In September 1985, then-Maj. Wilbert "Doug" Pearson Jr. became the first and only Air Force pilot to shoot down a satellite.
Military & Defense 2020-07-07T16:33:00Z

Military police responded to reported active shooter and gunshots at California Marine Corps base

The Marine Corps said that military police responded to reported gunshots at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center - Twentynine Palms early Tuesday.

A missile packed with swords won't end the US's war on terror

A narrow focus on technology can overlook the assumptions baked into years of war, writes defense journalist Kelsey Atherton.
Premium Tech 2020-07-07T15:30:00Z
Military & Defense 2020-07-07T14:52:14Z

Inside the special relationship between Putin and the man responsible for a string of assassinations in Europe

Intelligence officials told Insider why Putin tolerates the killings. Their answer: Putin can trust Kadyrov implicitly because of the power structure between them.

China's rise as a global power is entering its riskiest phase yet

China has moved beyond its walk-softly-and-bide-time approach, but it also knows it's not ready to take on the role of a global leader.
Politics 2020-07-07T14:17:00Z

Trump's White House press secretary invoked the 'Armenian genocide,' but the US government has never officially recognized it and this could anger Turkey

McEnany's comments could put President Donald Trump in an awkward position with the Turkish government.
Military & Defense 2020-07-07T11:33:50Z

The US violated international law by assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, top UN human rights investigator says

The UN Human Rights Council report was damning, but Trump is unlikely to face ramifications as the US has dropped out of the body.
Tech 2020-07-07T10:29:30Z

Here's how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and TikTok are reacting to Hong Kong's harsh new national security law

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other major tech companies have announced they're pausing data-processing requests from authorities in Hong Kong.
News 2020-07-07T06:24:34Z

Melbourne is reentering lockdown as the number of new coronavirus cases in the Australian city continues to spike

The Australian city of Melbourne has seen a significant increase in its number of new coronavirus cases, leading it to reenter strict lockdown.
News 2020-07-07T06:01:54Z

Pompeo tells Fox News the US is 'certainly looking into' banning TikTok over privacy concerns

Pompeo told Fox News that Americans should be wary of using TikTok unless they want their private data "in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."
Military & Defense 2020-07-07T05:15:12Z

'Walk a mile in my legs': Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News' Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson made flippant remarks about Sen. Tammy Duckworth's military service and called her demeanor "unimpressive."
News 2020-07-07T04:44:23Z

TikTok says it is ceasing operations in Hong Kong 'in light of recent events'

TikTok, one of the most downloaded phone apps in the world, is owned by Chinese company ByteDance.
News 2020-07-07T00:55:06Z

ICE says international students taking online courses have to transfer or leave the US, as dozens of schools shift to remote learning in response to COVID-19

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Monday that it will no longer issue visas to students enrolled in only online courses.
Military & Defense 2020-07-06T23:03:06Z

Black US Army cadets say they were called the N-word and 'shunned' for reporting discrimination at West Point

"I was told that I was going to rob someone because I was Black," one West Point cadet wrote. "A student made a noose ... as a joke."
Military & Defense 2020-07-06T22:30:08Z

Georgia's governor is deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops after deadly shootings in Atlanta over a violent Fourth of July weekend

Dozens of Georgians were shot over the weekend. Five people were killed, including an eight-year-old girl.
Military & Defense 2020-07-06T20:59:38Z

US military apologizes to South Korea after its troops fired fireworks and reportedly brawled in the streets

Over 70 police reports were filed and 200 police officers were deployed, according to South Korean news reports.

Why women absolutely belong in the US military's special operations forces

Opinion: Operating environments are evolving, and the military's special-operations forces must evolve too.
Military & Defense 2020-07-06T17:37:32Z

Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activity

Residents were told they are living in the "danger zone" and were given the opportunity to evacuate the before the military starts its work nearby.

A stealth fighter jet that China's air force doesn't want may end up on Beijing's new aircraft carriers

The plane's size and weight may make it a good candidate for adaptation for naval use after the Chinese air force declined to commission it.

Indian troops who died in brutal fighting in the Himalayas were unarmed, outnumbered by Chinese, families say

Families of Indian troops produced death certificates listing horrific injuries suffered in a nighttime clash 14,000 feet up remote, barren mountains.

A former Air Force fighter pilot gives you a tour of an upgraded F-15 cockpit

Retired US Air Force Col. Andrea Themely earned over 3,400 flight hours in her 23-year career, including 1,100 flight hours in the Eagle.
News 2020-07-06T13:27:55Z

Hong Kong activists are holding up blank signs because China now has the power to define pro-democracy slogans as terrorism

At least 200 people with white signs amassed in malls across Hong Kong on Monday. China unilaterally passed a harsh new law on the city last week.
Military & Defense 2020-07-06T13:13:15Z

US Navy says it's 'not intimidated' by China's missiles as Beijing bristles over US aircraft carriers in South China Sea

As Chinese media boasted about its "carrier killer" missiles, the US Navy responded that it is "not intimidated" by China's arsenal.
News 2020-07-06T10:50:08Z

Trump spends most of his time in the Oval Office watching TV instead of listening to his advisers, John Bolton suggests

The president trusts "a combination of television and listening to people outside the government" over his advisers, the former adviser said.
News 2020-07-06T09:00:45Z

Israel's prime minister wants to annex parts of the West Bank, a controversial scheme encouraged by Trump but hated by everyone else. Here's what his plan is.

The West Bank is a disputed, landlocked territory both Israelis and Palestinians assert claims to. Benjamin Netanyahu's plan is deeply unpopular.
News 2020-07-06T06:22:17Z

Australia is closing the border between its two most populous states for the first time in a century as coronavirus cases rise

Australia is trying to quell a new outbreak of coronavirus cases in Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria.
News 2020-07-06T03:29:53Z

Remains of missing Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen have been identified, family lawyer says

Human remains were found last week near the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, where Guillen disappeared April 22.
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