Top Daily Stories

Sep 7 2015

France sending reconnaissance flights over Syria against Islamic State

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2015-09-07 05:53
France's president says the country will send reconnaissance planes over Syria beginning Tuesday to help in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Sep 3 2015

1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing in North Carolina

The Washington Times - Thu, 2015-09-03 07:41
One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a CH-53 helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Sep 3 2015

Australia keen to join India, U.S. naval drills

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2015-09-03 04:04
Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region grows.
Sep 3 2015

China building two aircraft carriers: Taiwan defense ministry report

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2015-09-03 03:50
China is building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-ton refurbished Soviet-era ship, according to a new Taiwanese Defense Ministry report.
Sep 2 2015

China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its army

USA Today - Wed, 2015-09-02 21:38
There are currently 2.3 million members of the People's Liberation Army.
Sep 2 2015

Chinese naval ships spotted near Alaska during Obama visit

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:56
Chinese naval ships have been spotted in the Bering Sea for the first time, according to the Pentagon.
Sep 2 2015

Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:20
Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday.
Sep 2 2015

Britain's battleship of the future

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-09-02 06:12
Torpedoes that travel at almost 350 mph, an electromagnetic rail gun with the range of cruise missiles, a quad-copter that fires lasers, drones made on board and a holographic control room.
Sep 1 2015

New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-09-01 16:02
Gen. Mark Milley is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure—whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
Aug 29 2015

Diving researchers find sunken military vessel off coast of Hawaii

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2015-08-29 15:14
Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years.


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