Army to use new “Chris H.” robots to disarm, and dispose of bombs
The US Army will soon have a new fleet of explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) robots, and they go by a certain name: “Chris H.” Known as the Common Robotic System- Heavy (or “Chris H.” for short), the new robots will become a useful (albeit heavy) tool in the EOD... Read more
Trump pardons servicemembers in high profile war crimes cases
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump intervened in three war crimes cases Friday, pardoning a former soldier convicted of second-degree murder and an Army major charged with executing a man suspected of being a Taliban bomb-maker. Trump granted a pardon to Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, currently serving a 19-year... Read more
What war crimes?  Trump restores Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s rank, pardons two others
Wire Services The San Diego Union-Tribune President Donald Trump Friday afternoon restored Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s rank and pardoned two other service members accused of war crimes, overruling the military justice system that investigated them. Trump issued the order in the afternoon, using his ultimate authority over the military... Read more
This expensive new air base is now the hub for operations against terrorists in Africa

The government of Niger has invited the United States to set up a massive military presence in Africa- and the obscure (and expensive) base is the forward line in the quiet war against terror and near-peer threats in Africa.

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US urges S Korea to pay more for troops and ease tension with Japan
Seoul (dpa) – South Korea needs to pay more to support the presence of the United States military on its soil, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Seoul on Friday. Speaking alongside his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong Doo, Esper also called for a military agreement between South... Read more
Russia says it’s taken control of former US base in northern Syria

Russia announced on Friday that it has taken control of an airfield in war-torn northern Syria that US troops abandoned earlier this week.

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India circumvents potential US sanctions to obtain Russian-made S-400 missile defense system
The timeframe for the supply of S-400 missile defence systems by Russia to India remains on track with the latter having made the first payment of $850 million for the big-ticket defence deal worth more than $5 billion, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity. The payment,... Read more
Car bombing in Kabul kills 12, including three children
KABUL, Afghanistan – Twelve people were killed and at least 20 wounded Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the north of Kabul, shattering weeks of relative calm in the Afghan capital, officials said. The attack at 7:25 a.m. occurred near an Interior Ministry building, not far from the... Read more
Missing WWII submarine found after 75 years off the coast of Okinawa

A long-missing World War II-era US Navy Submarine has been found- and its long disappearance is due to a translation error.

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Ahead of meeting with Trump, Erdogan threatened to buy Russian jets
As Turkish President Erdogan meets with US President Donald Trump today, he brings with him some aggravating news- the Turkish military might be flying Sukhois and MiGs in the near future. In what has already become a contentious relationship between the US and Turkey, the Turkish government has now... Read more
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