Tag: U.S. military

US soldiers on a Black Hawk helicopter in Rotterdam harbour

China Suggests Trump Resolve NATO Dispute by Cutting Defense Budget

China’s state-run Global Times was very taken with President Donald Trump’s declaration on Twitter that “NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS” because the current situation is “very unfair!” The United States spending less on defense sounds like a fabulous idea to aggressive expansionist China.

North Korean soldiers carry an aluminum casket containing remains of a U.S. serviceman killed during the Korean War toward U.N. Command soldiers, foreground, at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea in 1998. (AP)

U.S. Sends 100 Caskets to DMZ to Receive Service Members’ Remains

The U.S. military announced it moved 100 caskets to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Saturday in anticipation of North Korea’s release of the remains of U.S. service members who went missing during the Korean War in the 1950s.

The EU is looking at whether Google gives unfair prominence to its own apps such as maps or music streaming in deals with mobile manufacturers such as Samsung or Huawei

Chinese Phones Identified as Security Risk Sold at U.S. Military Bases

Stars & Stripes reports that smartphones made by the Chinese company Huawei are being sold to U.S. military personnel at exchanges on military bases in Germany. Defense officials explained that until Huawei products are explicitly banned by statute or regulation, they will remain available. A bill that would bar U.S. government contractors from using Huawei equipment is currently making its way through Congress.

U.S. Army flight crew chief Sgt. Robert Terrants is seen through night vision goggles as he stands in an opium field while waiting to medevac a lightly injured Marine in a helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment north of Sangin, in …

Report: Taliban Using Stolen U.S. Night Vision Goggles to Attack U.S. Troops

The Taliban is “increasingly attacking” U.S.-NATO troops and their Afghan counterparts with high-tech weapons like night vision goggles and lasers that were either stolen from the international coalition and local forces or purchased on the black market, the New York Times (NYT) has learned.

Soldiers of a Eurocorps detachment raise the European Union flag to mark the inaugural European Parliament session on June 30, 2014, in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.

U.S. Warns Brussels Not to Threaten NATO with EU Army

Brussels must be careful not to weaken or undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it builds a supranational European Union (EU) Army, American military leaders have told their EU allies.

FILE - This Tuesday, March 7, 2017 frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows U.S. forces patrol on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria. Rolling 200 Marines …

U.S. General: Troops Aren’t Leaving Manbij Whether the Turks Get Here or Not

U.S. Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk assured reporters on a visit to Manbij, Syria, that American forces would not leave the northern city even if Turkish forces attack it. Asked about concerns that Turkey would come into direct conflict with U.S. troops, Funk said, “it’s not in my job description to worry, my job is to fight.”

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Niger Attack Highlights U.S. War in Africa: 800 Troops and Counting

America’s little-known war on terrorists in Africa is becoming more perilous as the U.S. deploys growing numbers of troops to the continent’s most lawless regions, including the part of Niger where four special operations soldiers died in an ambush last week.

K-9 Medal of Courage Award Bestowed on Five Military Dogs

K-9 Medal of Courage Award Bestowed on Five Military Dogs

Five canines that served the U.S. military in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan were awarded the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage in recognition of their vital service saving American lives.