Articles about US Military

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

25 Apr 2022

World
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.

Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

09 Sep 2021

World
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.

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

31 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

28 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

27 Aug 2021

World
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.

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

28 Jun 2021

World
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

28 Apr 2020

World
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

18 Sep 2019

Technology
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.

AI robots can start global wars, former Google engineer warns

17 Sep 2019

Technology
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.

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

05 Aug 2019

Technology
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.

US Military soldiers could wear smart contact lenses on battlefield

06 May 2019

Technology
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.

Three reasons why Lacey Evans should challenge Becky Lynch

10 Apr 2019

Sports
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.

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

02 Mar 2019

World
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.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

World
State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

US airstrike kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

20 Jan 2019

World
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.

US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

07 Jan 2019

World
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.

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

27 Dec 2018

World
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.

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

24 Dec 2018

World
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.

Soon, US soldiers will use Microsoft HoloLens on battlefield

01 Dec 2018

Technology
Soon, US soldiers will use Microsoft HoloLens on battlefield

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

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

06 Oct 2018

Technology
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.

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

24 Mar 2018

World
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".

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

03 Feb 2018

World
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.

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

30 Aug 2017

World
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.

Trump restores ban on transgender troops from serving in military

26 Aug 2017

World
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.

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

27 Jul 2017

World
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

08 May 2017

World
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.

SpaceX's second attempt pays off, military satellite launch successful

02 May 2017

Technology
SpaceX's second attempt pays off, military satellite launch successful

SpaceX was finally successful in launching its super-secret NROL-76 US military satellite from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Former soldier who claims to have killed Laden recounts mission

01 May 2017

World
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'.

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

01 May 2017

World
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.

Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

22 Apr 2017

World
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.

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

22 Apr 2017

World
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.

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

10 Apr 2017

World
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.

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

09 Feb 2017

World
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.

President Obama to demolish visitor registry

24 Dec 2016

World
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.