Military News

Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:56
A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port.

Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:26
The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of David Gutierrez, a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties. Other charges were upheld.

Senior Pentagon official ordered to testify on why judges forced to move to Gitmo

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:20
Air Force Col. Vance Spath agreed to the testimony sought by defense lawyers for the alleged USS Cole bomber, who argue that the order for judges to move to Guantanamo amounts to unlawful command influence.

Obama open to changes to military authority against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:05
The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial proposal.

Then and now: A year after sniper fire tore through the crowds at Ukraine's Maidan protests

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:51
The "Heavenly Hundred" is what Ukrainians in Kiev call those who died during months of anti-government protests in 2013-14. The grisliest day was a year ago Friday - Feb. 20, 2014 - when sniper fire tore through crowds on the capital's main square, killing more than 50 people. A year later, so much has changed.

Young girl blows up in busy northeastern Nigeria market; 5 dead

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:47
A girl as young as 10 blew up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers.

Kayla Mueller's brother: Bergdahl swap raised Islamic State's demands

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:12
The brother of Kayla Mueller, an American woman who was killed after spending months as an Islamic State hostage, says her situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl.

Contracts for February 23, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:00
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
Categories: US DoD Feeds

Would-be terrorists face sentencing today in Calif.

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:45
Aspiring terrorists Sohiel Kobir and Ralph DeLeon are scheduled to be sentenced to federal prison this morning following their conviction last year for conspiring to travel to Afghanistan, join al Qaeda and commit acts of terrorism against American military targets overseas.

Japan's answer to security threats at the Tokyo Marathon? Make police run the race

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:45
Running police officers made sure the Tokyo Marathon went off without a hitch. They wore white vests bearing the word "POLICE." Each member ran about 10 kilometers while carrying anti-terrorism gear in small backpacks.

Iraq war veteran tells stories of WWII vets who joined the fight for civil rights

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:45
Black Southerners who served in the segregated Armed Forces during World War II came home to a segregated society where little had changed while they were gone. The vets, though, weren't the same.

Lost WWII airman from Pittsburgh to be buried at Arlington

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:42
The remains of a World War II airman from Pittsburgh who had been missing since 1944 will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery next week with full military honors.

‘Love America’ litmus test is lunacy

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:36
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one — Do you believe President Barack Obama loves America? — makes birthers seem witty.

US, Iran progressing toward historic nuclear compromise

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:34
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to strongly criticize the deal next week. Still, a comprehensive pact could ease 35 years of U.S-Iranian enmity — and seems within reach for the first time in more than a decade of negotiations.

Jordan assumes leading role vs. Islamic State militants

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:00
Jordan’s small air force has been playing an outsize role in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, not only flying more missions than any other partner nation but also opening its bases to other allies to allow them to mount more sorties.

Malls in Paris, London raise security after terror threat

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:35
Groups of police and soldiers, armed with FAMAS assault rifles and wearing bullet-proof vests, were patrolling the Le Forum des Halles mall in the heart of Paris Monday. Britain has been at the second-highest terrorist threat level since August, meaning an attack on domestic soil is highly likely.

Marine's long, strange tale is recounted in court-martial

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:10
Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 35, a balding former interpreter with a clipped mustache, has pleaded guilty to an unauthorized absence. But he says he is not guilty of desertion, larceny and destroying government property, charges that could result in up to 27 years in prison.

Army releases results of Fort Drum courts-martial

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:41
The following soldiers faced charges in recent court-martial proceedings on post.

VA secretary hopes Oscar-winning film raises suicide awareness

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:22
The HBO documentary “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” an about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 24-hour call center for troubled veterans and servicemembers, won the Academy Award on Sunday for best short-subject documentary.

In Kuwait, Carter meets with brass over Islamic State war strategy

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:57
As Iraqi troops fight to recapture the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi from the Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met Monday with U.S. troops and high-ranking officials in neighboring Kuwait to discuss the fight against the terrorist group.
Syndicate content