US Military: News

12 Jul 2024

Robots

General predicts robots becoming 33% of US military by 2035

Retired US Army General Mark Milley, former chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has forecasted that robots will comprise up to one-third of the US military within the next 10-15 years.

15 Jun 2024

China

US military ran secret anti-vax campaign during COVID-19 pandemic: Report 

The United States military launched a secret operation during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to stymie China's increasing influence in the Philippines, which was badly affected by the virus, Reuters reported.

09 Jun 2024

China

China's Shenlong spacecraft releases mysterious object into orbit, puzzles scientists

China's experimental reusable spacecraft, Shenlong, has reportedly released an unidentified object into a low-Earth orbit, approximately 600km above the Earth.

Pentagon poured $53 billion into tech companies; backing AI innovations

The Pentagon is significantly investing in Big Tech and emerging Silicon Valley companies, specifically targeting artificial intelligence (AI) innovations.

US Army analyst arrested for selling military secrets to China

A United States (US) Army intelligence analyst was apprehended on Thursday for allegedly selling national defense data to China, the Justice Department stated in an official release.

17 Jan 2024

OpenAI

OpenAI to make cybersecurity tools for US military 

OpenAI, the brains behind ChatGPT, is joining forces with the US Defense Department to create open-source cybersecurity software for the Pentagon and military.

What we know about US soldier 'defecting' to North Korea

A United States soldier, Private Second Class Travis King (23) has been detained in North Korea after he crossed over to the country from neighboring South Korea without authorization, the US military said.

18 Jul 2023

Mali

How this email typo put US military secrets at risk

Sensitive information associated with the US military has reportedly been sent to Mali for over 10 years. Suspicious, isn't it?

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

Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan

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

Google

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

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

WWE

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

Afghanistan

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

Somalia

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

Yemen

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

Microsoft

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

Google

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

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

Afghanistan

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.