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Op-Ed: US to leave NATO in if Trump re-elected? Dumb as it gets.

Berlin - Noises have been coming from the administration regarding a United States exit from NATO. It’s not a good idea, and strategic relationships could be seriously damaged. Is it a real possibility?

Four Iraqi servicemen wounded in rocket attack at Balad Air Base

Tikrit - Four members of Iraq's military were wounded Sunday in a rocket attack targeting an airbase 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad that often hosts American troops, Iraqi security officials said.

Op-Ed: Australia and Asia re-evaluate as US-China policy fragments

Sydney - Living in this region, US policy looks like a true raffle in terms of intentions and future positions. It’s not just China that’s getting people edgy; United States policy is itself so often unimpressive and outdated.

US military has a climate crisis problem — heat-related injuries

At least 17 military personnel have died of heat exposure during training exercises at U.S. military bases since 2008, according to the Pentagon. Fort Benning, Georgia reports 1,500 heat-related injuries in the last five years.

Op-Ed: Is the US still the only superpower? Maybe, for a while

Washington - The world’s experts have come up with interesting, if somewhat predictable, findings that, “The United States is the only superpower, but..." The criteria for the various views, however, is pretty tacky and often dated, and as usual superficial.

Op-Ed: Robots and economics; the next trade war and real war?

Sydney - The theory goes that the U.S. must be able to manufacture everything required by the military for a future war. That means robots, and a reworked economy.

DARPA says it's one step closer to its hypersonic space plane

The Pentagon's research and development shop is moving one step closer toward building a hypersonic space plane that could shuttle satellites or people into space in record time.

U.S. military probes Syria mosque strike that killed 49 civilians

The U.S. military is formally investigating an American air strike that Pentagon officials said targeted al-Qaeda militants but which survivors, local officials and human rights monitors said killed dozens of innocent civilians in a mosque complex.

U.S. military lied, then admitted using depleted uranium in Syria

After initially promising not to use depleted uranium munitions against targets in Syria, the Pentagon has admitted thousands of DU rounds were fired by U.S. warplanes against Islamic State oil transport convoys on two separate occasions in late 2015.

One Town's Veteran's Day Celebration like so many across the USA Special

Sonoma - While the annual breakfast at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Sonoma was "first come first serve" basis, there was plenty of fresh made pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage to go around this past Friday Nov. 11.

The US military is developing a swarming army of drones

The term "science fiction" has been losing its meaning ever since the US’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) started to develop a new drone system.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

Saudi Arabia prepares for war

The Syrian civil war rages on after five years of intense fighting and has absorbed a wide variety of factions into the conflict, including the Kurds, Islamic State, the Syrian army, the United States and its allies, and Russia.

U.S. general admits no direct danger to troops when hospital hit

Kunduz - The commander of United States forces in Afghanistan has admitted that the military incorrectly reported that its troops were under direct threat when an American warplane attacked a charity hospital in Kunduz, killing at least 22 innocent civilians.

U.S. soldiers ordered to ignore sex abuse in Afghanistan: Report

Scrutiny mounts against a reported United States government policy of ignoring blatant acts of child sexual abuse among Afghan commanders of local police forces propped up by the American government to stave off Taliban advances in Afghanistan.

U.S. aims to have hypersonic weapons systems by 2023

The United States Air Force is looking to have unmanned aircraft that can go five times the speed of sound in the skies by 2023. These so-called hypersonic aircraft could potentially transform the nature of modern warfare.

Op-Ed: Congress must approve force, with ground troops, against ISIS

President Barack Obama wants Congress to vote to authorize U.S. military force against ISIS, and may ask for it as early as Friday, February 6. Why Congress must approve this request, including the use of boots on the ground.

Op-Ed: 'Abolish West Point' prof actually condemns all higher education

West Point - In a controversial article in Salon, a U.S. Naval Academy professor argues that we should end our current use of the U.S. service academies (the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy).

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.

U.S. military declares war on climate change

Speaking at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel outlined the challenges that climate change presents to the military and national security.

Op-Ed: LA gov. Bobby Jindal talks tough on defense in risky 2016 opener

As the crop of 2016 presidential election Republicans begins chest-thumping, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal appears to leap into the fray by criticizing President Obama's foreign policy and calling for increased defense spending. It's a risky opener.

Op-Ed: The Obama 'latte salute' debacle is overblown

Washington D.c. - President Barack Obama was captured on Instagram saluting a U.S. Marine...while holding a cup of coffee in the same hand. The photo has now wound up on the front page of CNN and is burning up the blogosphere.

Op-Ed: Top 3 guns for the U.S. Military's next service pistol

Recent reports indicate that the US Military could be choosing a new sidearm sometime in the near future. But what would be the best choice to replace the Beretta M9?

Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?

U.S Navy ship Mesa Verde arrives in Persian Gulf with 550 marines

The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde arrived in the Persian Gulf today with an estimated 550 Marines aboard increasing the U.S. naval force in that region.

US military plane comes under fire in South Sudan

An American military aircraft was fired on by suspected rebels in the South Sudan, leaving four service members wounded, with one of them in critical condition.

Google acquires military robot maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics and engineering company that developed the Cheetah, the world's fastest robot.

U.S. to develop autonomous assassin drones

According to several reports released in the media, the U.S. government plans to develop drones in the near future that are capable of autonomously neutralizing targets - assassin bots, in other words.

Obama issues video statement to US military amid shutdown

Amid the first federal government shutdown in 17 years, President Obama released a video to reassure the nation's military that it will have the resources needed to function.

US Military: Forget cold war — Here comes cyber war

This year, the US government formally acknowledged that state-sponsored hacking (aka cyber ware or information warfare) is of greater national concern than “conventional terrorism.”
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