Chinese Navy expanding base in Africa, satellite images confirm
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has stepped up its operations at a base in Africa, as evidenced by satellite imagery. The images show a large increase in activity and construction in Djibouti, one of several African nations that have decided to take PLA expansion seriously in exchange for... Read more
Iranian navy accidentally shoots one of their ships with a missile, kills 19
Tehran (dpa) – 19 Iranians have been killed and 15 injured during military training exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. A support vessel, “Konawar” was involved in an “accident” on Sunday, the report said. The Konarak had been putting targets out in the water and remained too close to... Read more
U.S. military forces reports killing 132 civilians in 2019
STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. military forces killed 132 civilians and injured 91 others during operations last year in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, the Pentagon said. The Defense Department issued its annual assessment Wednesday on civilian casualties as mandated by Congress. The report did not identify any civilian casualties... Read more
75th V-E Day anniversary going virtual as military and WWII veterans mark milestone
Photo: U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, speaks at a honorary promotion ceremony in honor of Bob Dole at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 15, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke) STUTTGART, Germany — Seventy-five years ago, throngs filled the... Read more
Space Force unveils secret space vehicle that will launch this month in new recruiting video
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force unveiled its first official recruiting commercial Wednesday, featuring scenes from space, rockets launching, military troops in spacesuits and a glimpse of a secretive American space craft the service will launch this month.  In the short video, a young man looks longingly up at... Read more
Army wants soldiers to wear a device that can detect if they have coronavirus
The Army is seeking to rapidly field wearable coronavirus detectors, in a push to get an earlier warning of a virus that has infected nearly 5,000 service members. On Monday, the military put out a $25 million bid through its Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to develop the device. The... Read more
Boeing reveals its unmanned ‘loyal wingman’ aircraft
Boeing is showing off the wingman of the future, in the form of the Airpower Teaming System, or ATS for short. The ATS is designed as a flying “force multiplier,” allowing pilots to have many more combat-capable wingmen without putting more humans in harm’s way. Through the use of... Read more
Two former US special forces soldiers captured in Venezuela, involved in a plot against Maduro
Several former American Special Forces operators have been captured, according to reports from US sources and Venezuelan state-run media. The operators, several of which have been identified, were captured during an attempted coup over the weekend and were filmed being led away by Venezuelan security forces. “Among the terrorists... Read more
29 soldiers to receive Purple Hearts for injuries in Iranian missile attack
Twenty-nine U.S. soldiers are to be awarded Purple Hearts after sustaining brain injuries in the Iranian missile attack in January on al Asad Air Base in Iraq, U.S. Central Command announced Monday. Six of the medals have already been awarded in Iraq and Kuwait on Sunday and Monday, Navy... Read more
North and South Korea exchange gunfire across DMZ days after Kim Jong Un reappears
SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korean troops exchanged gunfire across the heavily fortified border Sunday, the South Korean military said, in the first shooting in the area in more than two years. The incident occurred a day after North Korea released photos of leader Kim Jong Un... Read more
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