South Korea gets new set of stealth fighters thanks to the U.S.
dpa, Hamburg, Germany South Korea has for the first time publicly put on display some of the 40 stealth fighter jets it had ordered from the United States, which have been severely criticized by North Korea. The presentation of four F-35A fighter jets and other weapons took place on... Read more
Medic!  Army testing airdrops of plasma to save wounded soldiers
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The Army is testing airdrops of freeze-dried plasma as a way of getting it closer to the battlefield to help improve the survival rate for wounded soldiers, it said in a statement released this week. Soldiers from the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 432nd Blood Support... Read more
China celebrates 70 years of communist control and ‘peace-keeping’ military
The military arm of the Chinese Communist Party was on full display Tuesday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping displayed his armed forces and promised that “no force can shake the status” of the world’s largest authoritarian nation. The perfectly-manicured and choreographed military display was part of China’s 70th anniversary... Read more
No more blue: Navy dropping ‘blueberry’ camo uniforms for good
Joshua Karsten Stars and Stripes Sailors’ last day to wear a blue camouflage uniform beloved by some and derided by others is here. The Type I Navy Working Uniform, dubbed the “blueberry,” will no longer be authorized for wear as of Tuesday, according to a timeline sent out by... Read more
Army releases new fitness test requirements, will go in effect next year
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes To ace the new Army Combat Fitness Test, a soldier would need to deadlift 340 pounds, launch a medicine ball 12.5 meters backwards, complete 60 hand-release pushups, finish the new sprint-drag-carry event in 1:33 minutes, execute 20 hanging leg tucks and run two miles... Read more
After several breaches, Navy picks new CIO of cybersecurity
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes Aaron Weis on Thursday was named the Navy’s new chief information officer as the service looks to clamp down on leaks in its cybersecurity following several breaches that resulted in the loss of classified and sensitive information. The breaches forced Navy Secretary Richard... Read more
Seven Senators want to investigate Pentagon after DoD money for Ukraine was delayed
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes Seven senators are calling on Defense Department investigators to determine whether Pentagon officials were involved in an alleged scheme by President Donald Trump to use security assistance to Ukraine as leverage for targeting a domestic political rival. The senators, all Democrats, sent a letter... Read more
Testing location, dates set for new B-21 stealth bomber
The Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force has announced that the new B-21 stealth bombers will be built in the Golden State, providing California industry with more money and responsibility toward America’s defense. The Raider bombers will be “born” at the Northrop Grumman Facility in Palmdale, California, the... Read more
Weapon of choice: Report says more than 90 countries use combat drones
Drones are now used by over ninety-five militaries around the world, according to a new report on UAVs- a telling tale concerning the use of unmanned vehicles in modern warfare. The Drone Databook, released by the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone, revealed that there are... Read more
“Unprecedented security risks,” Military officials say climate change is the top national security threat
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes A group of former top military and national security officials on Tuesday called for President Donald Trump to establish a sweeping plan that treats climate change as a major national security threat. The Climate Security Plan for America recommends the creation of a White... Read more
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