US Military: News

AI-controlled drone 'kills' operator during simulation test: What went wrong

In a simulation test carried out by the US military, an AI-operated drone turned against its operator, to the point of killing the controller.

25 Apr 2022

India China Border

At $76.6B, India's 2021 military expenditure third-highest in world

India in 2021 became the world's third-highest military spender, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday.

09 Sep 2021

al Qaeda

Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the al-Qaeda extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack the US 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power.

31 Aug 2021


Last US troops leave Afghanistan, ending 20-year war; Taliban celebrates

The last of US soldiers have left Afghanistan, finishing a complicated withdrawal and bringing an end to America's longest-running war.

28 Aug 2021


US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

The United States military said on Friday it has carried out a drone strike against a "planner" of the Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the group which has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Afghan capital Kabul.

27 Aug 2021


Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

Two explosions struck the heart of Kabul on Thursday, killing dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 US service members.

28 Jun 2021

Joe Biden

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

The US military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, conducted airstrikes on Sunday against what it said were facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups near the border between Iraq and Syria.

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

In a major development, the Pentagon has declassified three videos showing unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

US Navy confirms leaked UFO videos are real

Back in 2017, a series of declassified clips purporting to show unidentified flying objects, aka UFOs, went viral on the internet.

17 Sep 2019


AI robots can start global wars, former Google engineer warns

While discussing AI and its development, we all worry about the 'doomsday' scenario, where intelligent machines could go rogue and turn against humanity.

05 Aug 2019


Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

Amid privacy-related debacles, the Pentagon is testing a new technology for mass-surveillance - balloons.

06 May 2019

Augmented Reality

US Military soldiers could wear smart contact lenses on battlefield

Last month, a group of French researchers developed a revolutionary connected lens to augment human visual capabilities in more ways than one could imagine.

10 Apr 2019


Three reasons why Lacey Evans should challenge Becky Lynch

Raw and SmackDown are two of the most popular shows due to the surprise elements they put, following the chaos at the grandest stage, WrestleMania.

02 Mar 2019


Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as fighting continued during a pause in peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators.

20 Jan 2019


US airstrike kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

The US military yesterday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.

07 Jan 2019


US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A US military spokesman confirmed that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaeda operative accused of involvement in an attack, nearly two decades ago, on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors.

27 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

24 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump said he discussed Syria and "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.

01 Dec 2018


Soon, US soldiers will use Microsoft HoloLens on battlefield

Soon, US Military soldiers will use Microsoft's HoloLens headsets on the battlefield.

06 Oct 2018


Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discreetly met with a group of civilian and military leaders in the Pentagon in a bid to ease tensions over Google's withdrawal from Project Maven.

24 Mar 2018

White House

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".

03 Feb 2018


Syria secretly developing new chemical weapons: Trump's admin officials

Syria is secretly developing new, sophisticated chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to end such programs, said senior Trump administration officials.

30 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Trump reverses Obama's ban on military gear for police forces

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order lifting restrictions imposed by his predecessor Barack Obama on the acquisition of military-style equipment to the police.

26 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Trump restores ban on transgender troops from serving in military

US President Donald Trump has signed a memo that reinstates a ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military, which his predecessor Barack Obama had lifted.

27 Jul 2017

Donald Trump

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

US President Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve in the US military.

US military's top secret X-37B space plane returns from orbit

After a record 718 days in orbit, the US Air Force's X-37B space plane has returned to Earth by landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.

01 May 2017

Pakistan News

Former soldier who claims to have killed Laden recounts mission

Robert O'Neill, former US Navy Seal who reportedly killed Osama bin Laden, has described the moment when he shot him dead in his new book, 'The Operator'.

01 May 2017


US' anti-ISIS operations civilian death tally lower than outside groups

The US military said anti-ISIS airstrikes by the US-led coalition have likely killed at least 352 civilians in Iraq and Syria since the operation started three years ago.

22 Apr 2017


Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

In one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan airbase, Taliban militants disguised as military killed at least 140 soldiers in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Several others were wounded.

22 Apr 2017


Taliban strikes: Dozens killed in attack on army-base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants disguised as Afghan soldiers attacked a key army base in Northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing dozens of soldiers.

10 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Osama's head had to be pieced together: Ex-Navy SEAL

Accounts from the ex-Navy SEAL who claims to have shot Osama, revealed, the Taliban leader's head, shattered by bullets had to be pieced back together for identification.

09 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

Self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad wrote to former President Barack Obama telling him that 9/11 was a direct result of the American foreign policy.

24 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

President Obama to demolish visitor registry

The Obama administration is going to dismantle USA's dormant national registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups.