Military And Defense

Russia slams US arguments for low-yield nukes

Apr 29, 2020

The Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected the U.S. arguments for fielding low-yield nuclear warheads, warning that an attempt to use such weapons against Russia would trigger all-out nuclear retaliation

11 Philippine troops killed in clash with Muslim militants

Apr 17, 2020

Philippine troops have clashed with dozens of Abu Sayyaf militants allied with the Islamic State group in the country’s south in fighting that left 11 soldiers dead and 14 others wounded

Former White House doctor Jackson goes to Texas GOP runoff

Mar 4, 2020

Former White House physician and one-time nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs Ronny Jackson has advanced to a runoff in the Republican primary for a rural Texas congressional seat

Cancer-linked chemical found inside Kansas aircraft hangar

Feb 21, 2020

Dangerous levels of a compound linked to cancer were found last year inside an aircraft hangar at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, and a memo warns more than 50 personnel may have been exposed to it

Payment dispute keeps vet from using prosthetic legs

Jan 10, 2020

An Army veteran in Mississippi who served in Vietnam and Iraq says a dispute over payments has left him unable to use a pair of expensive prosthetic legs

US official confirms airstrikes at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops

Jan 8, 2020

US official confirms airstrikes at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops

US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

Jan 7, 2020

United States officials are braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Jan 6, 2020

Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton says he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial

Trump warns of sanctions if Iraq tries to expel U.S. troops

Jan 6, 2020

President Donald Trump has warned that the U.S. would levy harsh sanctions if Iraq expels American troops in retaliation for a U.S. strike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian official

US strikes hit Iraq militia blamed in contractor's death

Dec 29, 2019

The U.S. says it has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor