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German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:58
An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday.

Russian helicopter fires missile at spectators at drills

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:37
A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, injuring several people, news reports said Tuesday.

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:03
Senior military leaders are examining whether strict budget constraints have contributed to a recent rash of deadly training accidents and crashes across the armed forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

Military officials identify soldier killed in NY crash

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:55
Military authorities have released the identity of a Fort Drum soldier killed in a crash in upstate New York.

US military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:25
The U.S. military acknowledged it has closed an outpost in southern Syria in recent days amid reports that American forces and their contingent of Syrian proxies had pulled out from an important base in the area.

Trump, the ‘America first’ president, goes to the UN

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:06
Elected on the nationalist slogan "America first," President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat such as North Korea.

1 killed, 1 injured by blast in Czech military facility

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:01
The Czech defense ministry says an explosion in a military facility in the eastern Czech Republic has killed one and injured another.

Clashes erupt in Iraqi city of Kirkuk over Kurdish vote

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:38
Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said.

Fort Bragg’s wounded warriors compete in Warrior Games trials

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:43
Fort Bragg's wounded warriors and veterans are competing in the local Warrior Games trials in hopes of moving on to the regional-level competition. The winners at the regional level will advance to the Department of Defense Warrior Games competition in June in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:14
Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Japan deploys missile interceptor near recent flight path

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:43
Japan is moving a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.

Navy SEAL Ryan Owens' dog tags missing from memorial

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:38
Dog tags from a fallen U.S. Navy SEAL from Illinois went missing over the weekend, says the city's police chief.

US Marine charged on suspicion of felony murder in shooting death of estranged wife

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:34
A 26-year-old U.S. Marine was charged Monday, Sept. 18, with one felony count of murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife in California last week.

Dreamers in the military face more than DACA deadline

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:18
Several hundred dreamers who enlisted in the Army through a special program are worried that they will be deported before they get to serve.

Engineer who sold military secrets to phony Russian spy sentenced to 5 years in prison

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:42
A satellite engineer who sold military secrets to an undercover FBI agent he believed to be a Russian spy was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison.

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 22:13
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all."

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:35
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What would a Russia-NATO conflict look like? Russia is war gaming it right now

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:50
A revitalized Russian military on Monday sent tanks, paratroopers, artillery, antiaircraft weapons, jets and helicopters into frigid rains to engage the forces of a mock enemy called the "Western Coalition."

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:41
Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there.

Group sues over Navy's plans for training in national forest

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 19:24
A new lawsuit is challenging a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to let the Navy use Olympic National Forest for expanded electronic-warfare training exercises.