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N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Seoul - North Korea's top military body warned Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of a UN resolution censuring its human rights record, as state media reported its leader presiding over a fresh military exercise.

Op-Ed: Sergeant’s wife surprises him on the other side of the country

A military couple’s surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears of joy right along with them, when you see what this wife did to her husband.

President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

Washington - Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.

Here's the army's plan for adapting to future threats

The US Army is seeking to reinvent itself in the face of a host of unprecedented challenges. Between tightening budgets, a shrinking military force, and a world of smaller and asymmetrical threats, the Army has released a new global strategy.

Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

Pyongyang - New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record.

Myanmar rules out constitutional change before 2015 polls

Inya - Myanmar's parliament speaker said Tuesday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be changed before elections in November 2015.

Myanmar army bristles against constitutional change for Suu Kyi

Yangon - Myanmar's powerful army has told parliament it opposes changing a junta-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, days after US President Barack Obama called for it to be amended.

Japan's Okinawa elects governor opposed to US base

Naha - Residents of Japan's Okinawa Sunday elected a governor who opposes plans to relocate a US military base within the island chain, a fresh setback in efforts to resolve a thorny issue in military relations.

Hagel unveils plan to boost military 'innovation'

Simi Valley - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday a technological innovation plan to ensure America's military superiority in the 21st century.

Ex-U.S. officials criticize Obama 'micromanagement'

Simi Valley - Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama's "micromanagement" of the military.

Japan's Okinawa 'elects governor opposed to US base'

Toukyo - Residents of Japan's Okinawa Sunday elected a governor who opposes plans to relocate a US military base, reports said, a fresh setback for efforts to resolve a thorny issue in military relations.

Japan island vote over U.S. base difficult test for Abe

- Okinawa's voters will deliver their verdict Sunday on a decision to press ahead with the long-stalled relocation of a U.S. military base, in an election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to win.

U.S. forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

Washington - U.S. military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

'Systematic problems' threaten US nuclear force: Hagel

Washington - The US nuclear force is plagued by low morale, manpower shortages and mismanagement that could jeopardize its safety and effectivenesss, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

Sweden confirms foreign submarine incursion

Stockholm - Sweden said Friday it had evidence that a mini submarine entered its waters in October, in a Cold War-style incident that triggering a week-long hunt fuelled by heated speculation of a Russian incursion.

Hagel to unveil reforms for troubled US nuclear force

Washington - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will unveil measures Friday designed to shore up the US military's troubled nuclear force after a spate of embarrassing incidents exposed management and morale problems, officials said.

Mexican military complains as troops face civilian trials

- On the frontlines of Mexico's drug war for years, the military is pushing back at attempts to put soldiers on trial for civilian charges as serious as murder.

Turkey frees 12 radicals after 'ugly' attack on U.S. sailors

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday freed without questioning or charges 12 radical nationalist protesters who attacked three U.S. sailors in the centre of Istanbul in an assault that alarmed the American military.

U.S. sailors hit by 'hood attack' in Turkey

Istanbul - A group of nationalist Turkish youths on Wednesday attacked three visiting U.S. sailors in Istanbul, trying to force sacks on their heads in an assault angrily condemned by the US government.

U.S. war against IS steadily escalates, raising stakes

Washington - U.S. military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria began on a small scale three months ago but has steadily expanded in size and scope, raising the stakes for Washington, experts say.

50 U.S. troops arrive in western Iraq: Pentagon 

Washington - U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq's frontline western province of Anbar for the first time in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, with 50 preparing the way for a larger contingent, the Pentagon said Monday.

Scandinavian jet 'nearly crashed into Russian warplane'

London - A Scandinavian airliner carrying 132 passengers nearly crashed earlier this year into a Russian warplane that was flying covertly, a study of Russia-West military incidents said Monday.

Obama doubles U.S. troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of U.S. soldiers in the country.

Obama doubles US troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama unveiled Friday plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of US soldiers in the country.

Former Navy SEAL comes forward as bin Laden shooter

Washington - A former US Navy SEAL who took part in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has broken cover, claiming to be the man who fired the fatal shot which killed the Al-Qaeda leader.

Bone by bone, Ukraine identifies its dead

Zaporizhzhya - Before the war, Oksana Biryukova's lab helped investigators connect criminals to crime scenes. Now her equipment is buzzing around the clock trying to identify the charred remains of Ukrainian soldiers.

New North Korean uranium plant in operation, report says

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday.

Mexico general fighting drug cartels shot dead

Monterrey - Gunmen killed a Mexican general sent by the government to tame violence in a northern state plagued by drug cartel crimes along the US border, authorities said.

U.S. Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

Washington - The commander of U.S. Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media.

Russian warplanes send 'great power' message: NATO

Washington - Russia's recent military flights into European airspace are meant to demonstrate to the West that the country is a "great power," NATO's supreme allied commander said on Monday.
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