The Islamic State is a unique hybrid of terrorist group and nation-state that has shown remarkable strategic clarity and organization. But its threat to the America – and America's options for dealing with it – remain limited.
Two crew members jumped out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft that had experienced engine difficulties while operating in the North Arabian Gulf. One crew member was rescued. A search is underway for the second.
After announcement of first Ebola case in US, Pentagon aims to tamp down fears that US troops are at risk in Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Africa. US troops are getting trained on 'personal protective equipment.'
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday signed off on a policy of 21-day quarantines for all troops deployed to West Africa on Ebola-related missions. It speaks to the military's 'ultra-cautious' culture.
The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating, after a risque video for a calendar was shot in part on military property in Utah and featured at least two National Guardsmen in their uniforms.
Hindu devotees pray while standing in the Arabian Sea as they worship the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival 'Chatt Puja' in Mumbai, India. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and the society during the festival.
Airstrikes alone will not be enough, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. The fight in Syria against the Islamic State promises to be particularly complex, with a need for as many as 15,000 trained rebel fighters.
The assassination and intimidation campaign waged by Islamist militants, as well as the cronyism practiced by the former Iraqi prime minister, have led to an erosion of confidence, says the retired general who took command of the training effort for Iraqi security forces in 2007.
Fully half of all current Iraqi security forces 'are not trainable,' because they are too sectarian, says Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno. And it could take years to win back the trust of Sunni tribes.
When an atheist enlisted man scratched out ‘So help me God’ on his reenlistment document, the Air Force said he couldn’t reenlist. That decision was quickly reversed when embarrassment and the threat of a lawsuit based on the US Constitution followed.
A Senate investigation focused on the ‘sophisticated’ cyberincursions into the computer systems of contractors for US Transportation Command, which plays a crucial role in the military’s response to global crises.
Command Sgt. Major Bennie Adkins was wounded 18 times and killed up to 175 enemy soldiers. Spc. Donald Sloat was killed in 1970, saving his fellow soldiers' lives by picking up a live enemy grenade and drawing it to his body.
An atheist airman scratched out ‘So help me God’ on his Air Force reenlistment document. The Air Force alone among US military services requires that phrase, which has raised legal questions about freedom of – and from – religion.
Two days after Navy jets crashed in the Pacific, the result of an apparent mid-air collision, one of the pilots remains missing. Navy officials have yet to reveal any details about the accident involving two F/A-18C Hornet fighters.