Military News

Missile threats surging worldwide, DOD study finds

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:46
Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don't carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report.

As VFW posts rapidly disappear, many seek ways to stay relevant in a changing world

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:39
Veterans of Foreign War posts – where members could socialize with other veterans – are rapidly closing across the nation as aging members die and younger veterans choose not to join.

Great Lakes museum exhibit celebrates Civil War hero

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:23
This July, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will host a temporary exhibit about the life of Colonel Schoonmaker, who is the namesake of the massive lake freighter that sits on the Maumee River, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker.

Sen. Corker to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:09
An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

The Senate at a deliberative crossroads

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:06
The release of the Senate Republicans’ draft health care measure, coming on the heels of the demise of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, provoked a spasm of hard feelings in the chamber and questions about whether senators could restore its now-quaint reputation as the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

Woman leads Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:58
A Canadian captain made history Monday by becoming the first female infantry officer to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:55
At least 44 people were detained during a march for LGBT rights that the governor of Istanbul had banned, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Monday, while Europe's top human rights organization criticized the country for barring the event for a third year running.

Japan mulls equipping F-35s with air-to-surface missiles

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:48
The Japanese government is considering equipping cutting-edge F-35 stealth fighters with air-to-surface missiles, which are capable of striking remote targets on land, and plans to deploy these fighters to the Air Self-Defense Force, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:40
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff's strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons.

Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:40
In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces.

Is there still room in Arlington for Rebel soldiers?

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:15
With today’s full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history, at least the tributes to the South’s heroes, perhaps some plots could be freed up by removing what some see as symbols of treason.

Mattis has power, but that’s not support

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:12
A foreign policy, like an economic policy, can succeed only if it has political backing. Difficult decisions will be accepted by the public only if they have political legitimacy.

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:59
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.

May seals billion-pound Northern Irish deal to stay in power

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:17
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May kept her grip on power by reaching a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, which will support her minority government in key votes in Parliament in return for extra funding for Northern Ireland.

‘Missing’ Shiloh sailor who launched three-day search now facing court-martial

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:42
A USS Shiloh sailor who sparked a massive three-day search after appearing to have fallen off the ship only to be later found in the ship’s engine room is now facing court-martial.

Rows of equipment lined up at Coleman Barracks to reassure allies

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:31
Following the Russian intervention in Ukraine in 2014 the United States has tried to make its allies, especially those in neighboring Russia in eastern Europe, feel less threatened through a program dubbed the European Reassurance Initiative.

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:07
Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison on medical grounds

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:03
China's only Nobel Peace Prize winner and famed dissident Liu Xiaobo was released Monday from prison on medical grounds to treat his liver cancer, his lawyer told The Washington Post.

Modi's 'no frills' visit to Washington masks a potential minefield

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:59
Audiences between the leaders of the world's two biggest democracies have not typically lacked for fanfare.

Professor who said 'clueless white male' Otto Warmbier got 'what he deserved' won't be rehired

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:56
The University of Delaware has cut ties with an adjunct professor who suggested that Otto Warmbier, the American student whose death last week after being imprisoned in North Korea drew worldwide attention, was a "clueless white male" who "got exactly what he deserved."
Syndicate content