Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Military News

Mounting toll of Turkey's 'martyrs' stirs controversy

Istanbul - It has become a familiar scene in Turkey over the past month. Another soldier is laid to rest, parents grieving as the coffin is draped with the Turkish flag under the merciless glare of television cameras.

China, U.S. officials hint at underlying tensions in talks

Bejing - US President Barack Obama's key national security aide and China's top foreign policy official hinted at tensions that divide them on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with South Korea

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured this week's "landmark" agreement with South Korea, as he dismissed a number of officials from a top military decision-making body.

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

Tbili - NATO on Thursday opened a training centre in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.

N. Korea negotiator hails 'turning-point' for ties with South

Seoul - One of the two North Korean negotiators involved in recent crisis talks with South Korea spoke Thursday of a "dramatic turning-point" for relations between the two countries.

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

Berlin - More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.

Military may have skewed IS analysis: Report

Washington - The Pentagon is investigating whether military officials have improperly rewritten intelligence assessments to give a more optimistic view of the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

South Korea, U.S. say North military easing off war-footing

Seoul - The North Korean military is slowly easing its battle-readiness posture, South Korean and US officials said Wednesday after Seoul and Pyongyang secured a deal allowing them to step back from the brink of an armed clash.

S. Korea silences loudspeakers after deal with North to end crisis

Seoul - South Korea switched off loudspeakers blasting propaganda messages into North Korea after the two rivals reached a compromise deal Tuesday and stepped back from the brink of an armed clash.

Koreas agree to defuse crisis after marathon talks

Seoul - North and South Korea wrapped up marathon talks Tuesday with an agreement on a series of measures to defuse a crisis that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

Russia launches military drills in Arctic

Moscow - Russia launched military exercises in the Arctic on Monday as it seeks to bolster claims to the region's vast hydrocarbon and mineral wealth.

S. Korea's Park vows 'no retreat' in standoff with North

Andong - South Korea's president vowed "no retreat" Monday in a tense military standoff with North Korea, and insisted Pyongyang apologise as the two rivals struggled to negotiate their way out of the crisis.

US military depot blast, steel plant blaze hit Tokyo

Sagamihara - A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post on Monday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a steel plant, in separate accidents around the Japanese capital.

No end to marathon Korean crisis talks

Seoul - Top-level North and South Korean negotiators talked through the night with no sign of an agreement Monday to exit a high-stakes standoff that has pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

Pentagon confirms blast at U.S. military post in Japan

Toukyo - A blast ripped through a US military post near Tokyo early Monday, triggering a fire, the Pentagon confirmed, noting that no injuries had been reported.

Turkish soldier slams government at slain brother's funeral

Istanbul - A Turkish soldier whose brother was killed in an attack by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched a stinging attack Sunday on the government's "anti-terror" campaign at his funeral.

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

S. Korea slams North over submarine, artillery deployments

Seoul - North Korea has mobilised dozens of submarines and doubled its artillery units along the border, South Korea said Sunday, accusing Pyongyang of undermining top-level talks aimed at averting a military confrontation.

Koreas in marathon talks to end military standoff

Seoul - Top-level North and South Korean negotiators talked through the night with no sign of an agreement Monday for ending a military standoff that has threatened to boil over into armed conflict.

Iran shoots down suspected spy drone near Iraq border

Tehran - Iran's military shot down a suspected reconnaissance drone in a province on its western border with Iraq, a military official said Saturday.

U.S. military top officer pledges to defend S. Korea

Washington - The United States is committed to defending close ally South Korea, its top military officer has said, amid another spike in tensions between Seoul and North Korea.

Korean talks on averting conflict push past midnight

Seoul - The highest-level talks between North and South Korea in nearly a year continued past midnight Saturday as the two sides sought to wind down an escalating crisis that pushed them to the brink of armed conflict.

North Korea at UN threatens 'strong military counteraction'

New York - North Korea threatened Friday to launch a "very strong military counteraction" if South Korea refuses to halt propaganda broadcasts, in a warning delivered at the United Nations.

First women graduate U.S. Army's Ranger School

Fort Benning - They hiked for miles across mountains and jungle with 90-pound (40-kilogram) packs, jumped out of helicopters and worked 20-hour days on the US Army's most grueling training course.

Russia, China start joint air and navy drills

Moscow - Russia and China on Friday started joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan, Russia's military said.

China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: U.S.

Washington - China has reclaimed more than 2,900 acres of land from the South China Sea in less than two years in an intensive island-building campaign in the disputed Spratly Islands, a new Pentagon report says.

Peru permits military to down drug trafficking planes

- Peru's Congress unanimously has approved a bill reauthorizing its air force to shoot down planes linked to drug trafficking.

Timeline of tensions between the two Koreas

Seoul - In the 60 years since an armistice was signed ending hostilities in the 1950-53 Korean War, numerous incidents and clashes -- most instigated by North Korea -- have threatened the official ceasefire.

First women to pass U.S. Army's Ranger School speak out

Fort Benning - The first women to pass the grueling training course at the US Army's elite Ranger School said they hoped their success would open doors for women seeking jobs in frontline combat.

North Korea's Kim puts troops on war footing with South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his frontline troops onto a war footing Friday to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the border or face concerted military action.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 40 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Military


Military Image

Lt. Gen. James T. Conway  34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (2006 - present).
Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (2006 - present).
U.S. Navy
Vietnamese soldiers
Vietnamese soldiers
GoGap
Air Force crews offload Southern California Edison power repair equipment from a C-5 Galaxy on Stewa...
Air Force crews offload Southern California Edison power repair equipment from a C-5 Galaxy on Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, NY, Nov. 1, 2012.
U.S. Department of Defense
A UK soldier in afghanistan
A UK soldier in afghanistan
British Forces Afghanistan
Therapy dogs are regularly used in military applications. Are therapy ducks a practical solution as ...
Therapy dogs are regularly used in military applications. Are therapy ducks a practical solution as well?
The U.S. Army
A flotation inner tube aboard the USS Iowa
A flotation inner tube aboard the USS Iowa
Recruits who have completed their Basic Military Training.
Recruits who have completed their Basic Military Training.
Janet Szabo
Israeli soldiers
Israeli soldiers
delayed gratification
A soldier from Afghanistan offers support as a dead soldier returns to Canada
A soldier from Afghanistan offers support as a dead soldier returns to Canada
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323  with fou...
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323, with four months remaining in the year. The number surpasses the previous record of 317 for all of 2009.
U.S. Army
ACK TO AIR: An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet takes off on a test flight from Texas. The armed servic...
ACK TO AIR: An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet takes off on a test flight from Texas. The armed services have lifted their ban on deployment of the fighter-bomber that cost $400 billion to develop -- so far.
US Government/Wikimedia Commons
NERVE CENTER:  U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in the O...
NERVE CENTER: U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in the Oval Office in 2009.
Pete Souza-White House/Wikimedia Commons
Blood cell saver. A machine used in bloodless medicine to save blood that would otherwise be lost. I...
Blood cell saver. A machine used in bloodless medicine to save blood that would otherwise be lost. It is washed by the machine and then pumped back into the patient, eliminating the need for blood transfusion.
Screenshot NJN Public Television/YouTube video
A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
A boy on a military tank in Cairo during recent protests
Erik - parked in Cairo these days
Canada - Molson
Canada - Molson
Part of a battalion of US Army howitzers are shown at the military base at Fort Hood  Texas.
Part of a battalion of US Army howitzers are shown at the military base at Fort Hood, Texas.
Defenseimagery.mil/Wikimedia Commons
Soldiers featured in a YouTube video about the Chinese military
Soldiers featured in a YouTube video about the Chinese military
YouYube video
U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakh...
U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Pfc. Joshua Kruger, U.S. Army
The latest revelations come just weeks after a video emerged of Indonesian soldiers torturing two Pa...
The latest revelations come just weeks after a video emerged of Indonesian soldiers torturing two Papuan men. ©Survival
OCCUPY: Demonstrators rally in support of jailed transgender whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning in Be...
OCCUPY: Demonstrators rally in support of jailed transgender whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning in Berkeley in 2012.
Bradley Manning Support Network