Tag: military

Jon Stewart: ISIS Is the New IRAQ

ISIS takes over the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offers the country less-than-supportive words. Jon Stewarts’ take on the hopeless situation in Iraq and the Iraqi army’s inability to stand up to ISIS, the vacuum will be filled, but don’t worry, Joe Biden made a phone call.

Russian Tried to Sell U.S. Military Tech

Dmitry Ustinov, 53, from Moscow, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to illegally export high-tech military night vision equipment from the U.S. Once released he will also have three years of supervision and will be deported. He was arrested in April 2013 in Lithuania. He tried to steal and sell 17…

Canada welcomes home last troops from Afghanistan

Eighty-four armed forces members were welcomed home marking the end of Canada’s participation in the Afghanistan war, a mission that spanned 12 years and marked the country’s longest ever military engagement. NBC News

US Army General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is set to enter the plea Thursday morning before opening statements are scheduled…

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted…

Four Marines killed in Camp Pendleton explosion

Four Marines were killed Wednesday during an operation to clear a range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, a Marine official said. The accident happened at 11 a.m. PST during a range maintenance operation at the San Diego County coastal base. The Marines were clearing the range of unexploded ordnance, and it…

Chinese Hackers Accessed F-35 Designs After Breaking Into U.S. Systems: Report

Chinese hackers have accessed designs for dozens of advanced U.S. weapons and stolen plans for Australia’s new spy headquarters, according to two separate reports from opposite sides of the globe. China has dismissed both reports. The Washington Post reported Monday that cyber-thieves broke into American systems and accessed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the U.S.…

6 US Marines Dead In Explosion At Nevada Facility

6 US Marines Dead In Explosion At Nevada Facility Six US Marines are dead and eight are injured after a Monday night live fire exercise at a US Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada. Officials say a 60-mm. mortar exploded as the Marines were preparing to fire it. The depot is used as a storage facility…

Families Of 17 Slain US Service Men Collect Damages From Iran

The families of 17 US servicemen killed in a 1996 bombing in Saudi Arabia linked to Iran can collect damages from Iran-funded accounts at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel in Manhattan ordered the bank, which did not oppose the motion, to hand over more than…