Military News

Afghan officials see Taliban leader's death as a hopeful sign

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 12:14
The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike was greeted Sunday by Kabul's political leadership as a game-changer in efforts to end the long insurgent war plaguing Afghanistan.

Threat from Russian and Chinese warplanes mounts

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:58
Chinese and Russian warplanes have been increasingly aggressive intercepting U.S. military aircraft and patrolling near America’s West Coast, prompting the Air Force’s top combat officer to label their provocations one of his top worries.

US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:40
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.

North Korean diplomat mourned as serious loss for country

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:37
The North Korean diplomat who negotiated a 1994 deal to freeze the country's nuclear programs in exchange for aid was mourned at his state funeral Sunday as a serious loss for the country.

Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:18
Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or shoulders of some men. It's not a man-bag, exactly; it holds a small pistol.

Forecasters are thrown for a loop by Trump

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:15
Even though the forecasting models say this should be a Republican year, the polls don’t agree.

Can lightning rod energize fed-up voters?

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:12
If only by default, Clinton holds the higher ground. That even many Democrats find her unappealing is understood.

‘Perseverance’ in battling terrorists in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:35
America’s military strength remains overwhelming, even after the tests of the past decade, and the emerging campaign almost surely will gradually disable the Islamic State group.

At 80, shipyard skipper to step back after Zumwalt trials

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:14
Captain Earl Walker wasn't about to retire before seeing the Navy's futuristic Zumwalt destroyer safely down the Kennebec River to the Atlantic Ocean.

Senators link higher Tricare fees to health care gains

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 10:01
The Senate Armed Services Committee is embracing some Tricare fee increases proposed by the Obama administration, particularly for working-age retirees and their families. But it links those fee hikes to some surprising and long-overdue improvements in patient access and quality of care.

Protesters march to mark 2nd anniversary of Thailand coup

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 09:56
More than 200 people marched in Thailand's capital on Sunday to protest military rule on the second anniversary of the coup that toppled the country's elected government.

Israeli defense minister steps down

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 09:49
Israel's defense minister officially stepped down on Sunday, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post.

Turkish PM resigns allowing Erdogan ally to replace him

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 09:35
Turkey's prime minister formally submitted his resignation on Sunday, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who immediately expressed allegiance to the Turkish leader and vowed to follow his path.

Hillary says Bill won’t select the china. He should.

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:33
Maybe Bill could perform the traditional duties of a first spouse and also have a policy portfolio that included children’s welfare and the economy alike. Removing himself from feminized work in the White House would only reinforce gender divisions and stereotypes about women’s roles.

Words we won’t hear, but should, on Jan. 20

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:31
The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency will perhaps have a salutary effect. It might demystify an office that has become now swollen with inappropriate powers and swaddled in a pretentiousness discordant with a republic’s ethic of simplicity.

Rebels kill 6 Indian soldiers near border with Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:28
Heavily armed rebels ambushed and killed six Indian paramilitary soldiers, including one officer, on Sunday in the latest attack in India's insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering Myanmar.

Did bombing Hiroshima save lives?

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:26
“Yoshikado-sensei said, ‘They’re still there. Spear them! Spear them!’ and it was really fun. I was tired, but I realized that even one person can kill a lot of the enemy.”

High court hands religious liberty big ‘win’

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:24
Religious belief is under attack not only by an overly intrusive federal government but by an increasing level of misunderstanding, indifference and even hostility to religion from society at large.

No reason to hold Olympics when bad overwhelms good

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:22
A world without the Olympic Games might be a little less exciting every two years — and considerably more honest all the time.

Baggage policy key to safer skies

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 08:20
Safeguarding our homeland requires that even the airlines must be willing to carry their own business baggage. President Barack Obama and Congress must tell the airlines to end their fees for checked luggage.
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