Cambodian politician denies being involved in US plot to overthrow government
Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits across from Kem Sokha, Acting President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party and the country’s opposition leader, at the Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 26, 2016, at the outset of a meeting following a series of conversations with national... Read more
Navy conducts first test flight of a “fleet-friendly” variant of the MV-22B Osprey
The US Navy is trying out a “fleet-friendly” variant of the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, in hopes that it can take over the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) role held by the venerable C-2 Greyhound. In order to meet Navy specs, the CMV-22B was fitted to house extra fuel, giving... Read more
ROK Army kicks out transgender after surgery for being a “person with a disability”
Seoul (dpa) – A transgender woman who started her military service in South Korea as a man has been dismissed after an army examination board argued on Wednesday that her recent sex change was grounds for dismissal. A military medical team had previously classified the woman as a “person... Read more
Marine special ops. ditching the M2 .50 cal. after 80 years of military use
Special Operations Marines are bidding farewell to the “Ma Deuce” .50-caliber machine gun, ending over 80 years of a long-lasting love affair for the gun in favor of something a little slimmer. The M2 machine gun is a fearsome beast that has been in service since the 1930s, and... Read more
In similar move to Japan, South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to Middle East amid U.S. pressure
South Korea’s military will send an independent contingent to the Middle East to help guard oil tankers amid rising regional tensions rather than participating in a U.S.-led coalition, the Defense Ministry in Seoul announced Tuesday, taking a page out of the Self-Defense Forces’ playbook. The decision by U.S. ally... Read more
Saudi military opens first women’s section as part of “empowering women initiative”
JEDDAH: Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces on Sunday. The director general of admission and enlistment, Maj. Gen. Imad Al-Aidan, explained the regulations of acceptance, and allocated locations where the female staff will be... Read more
Sikorsky releases new flight footage of their replacement for the Black Hawk
The potential replacement for the UH-60 Black Hawk family of helicopters is shaping up to be one fast-moving contender, reaching over 100 knots in testing and readying to break the proposed 250-knot speed in future trials. The Sikorsky SB-1 Defiant is preparing to challenge their main rival in the... Read more
Navy names aircraft carrier for Dorie Miller, black sailor and unlikely Pearl Harbor hero
WASHINGTON — The Navy plans to name its newest supercarrier for World War II icon Doris “Dorie” Miller, the mess attendant from Waco who became a surprise hero of Pearl Harbor when he manned a machine gun that he and other black sailors had been excluded from using. Acting... Read more
Army cancels $45 billion Bradley replacement bidding after only one bid qualified
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle may live to see another day after the Army canceled a competition to replace it. The reasons for canceling the competition, however, were not because the Bradley is particularly good enough to continue serving- instead, there was only one bid submitted that met... Read more
Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump, Pompeo ‘clowns’ during Friday sermon

Tehran (dpa) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called US President Donald Trump a “clown” as he delivered a rare sermon during Friday prayers in Tehran.

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