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Nearly 2,000 internally displaced persons in Azaz took part in Tuesday's rally to show support for the ongoing Turkish operation, which is being carried out in coordination with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). "We are here to support the Turkish military and the FSA and to demand the return of 250,000 civilians ...
The United States Army will receive increased funding in the President's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal as the service struggles to modernize while simultaneously fighting wars in current conflicts. The problem the army must solve is how to deter Russia and China while dealing with today's challenges.
Two weeks ago, the Trimulgherry football ground, which played a crucial part in shaping the careers of several football players including Olympians like Peter Thangaraj, D Kannan and T Balaraman, was taken over by the army. Although the land falls under the A1 Defence land category, the army ...
San Francisco -- One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate. The accounts addressed the news with the speed of a Cable News Network. Some adopted the ...
rights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country's north, where fighting has raged between government forces and armed Kachin rebels. Fortify Rights, a Southeast Asia-focused human ...
"The army's readiness to deploy has not improved in recent years, but instead has got even worse," parliamentary armed forces commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels said as he presented his annual findings at a press conference, pointing to "big gaps" in personnel and equipment. By the end of 2017, ...
"Peter Wang, an army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, had a lifetime goal to attend USMA and was posthumously offered admission for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018," the statement said. Wang was shot repeatedly while holding a door open to ...
The US military has long explored the idea of replacing its M-16 assault rifle with something newer and deadlier. From the 1990s onward, German arms giant Heckler & Koch was heavily involved in helping the US Army attempt to reach that objective, creating newfangled firearms that bear considerable resemblances to the ...
Later on the sidelines, sharing his childhood dream, the army chief said, "Yes, I always wanted to be in the army and serve the nation." Rawat, who was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, said, army life always fascinated him from very young.
"The U.S. Army's predilection for maneuver warfare, while turning a blind eye to the usefulness other forms of warfare, including positional and attrition warfare, has left the army looking like the German army after the toppling of Yugoslavia in Spring 1941. The U.S. army has chalked up many brilliant tactical ...
WASHINGTON -- The army sees a faster path to get a radar that can detect threats from 360-degrees to replace the current Patriot air-and-missile defense system's sensor and is funneling over a half a billion additional dollars into the program to move forward, according to fiscal 2019 budget documents ...
The U.S. Army is soliciting ideas for a single new howitzer to replace all of the towed 105mm and 155mm types in its Stryker-equipped and regular light infantry brigades. The service says it is particularly interested in upgrades for or modification to its existing weapons, especially lightweight 155mm ...
The Brazilian government has appointed an army general to oversee security in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in response to growing gang violence. President Michel Temer compared the violence to "a cancer" and said organised criminals had all but seized control of the state. Rio's governor issued an ...
After decades of research, the army has decided to do a wide rollout of active-protection systems for Abrams tanks. The systems are designed to thwart incoming antitank missiles and other projectiles. Such defenses have renewed relevance for the Pentagon, which is refocusing on potential large-scale conflict.
WASHINGTON - Being ready to go to the fight is at the top - the very top - of the list of things a soldier needs to be in order to be successful in the army. "The No. 1 responsibility as an individual is to maintain deployability," said Sgt. Maj. of the army Daniel A. Dailey, during a Feb. 8 forum at the Association ...

Brand new 2nd Lt. Allen Robertson proposes to his girlfriend, Chelsea Campbell, May 10, 2017, immediately after his Clemson University Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning ceremony. The two met while they were students at Clemson and both graduated in May. Robertson earned a degree ...
"According to intelligence inputs, 20 casualties have been inflicted on the Pakistan Army this year," said sources, adding that as a result there is a state of high alert on the Pakistan side of the LoC. The Pakistan army's 10 Corps Commander based at Rawalpindi has been frequently visiting areas along his ...
US Army aviators have been putting the new Joint Air-to-Ground Missile through its paces, as the program works its way to its next milestone, a low-rate initial production decision. The JAGM is meant to provide precision standoff-strike capability to target high-value fixed and moving targets, both armored and unarmored, ...
A soldier with the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team trains Feb. 5 for an upcoming deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Scaling back the army's mission in Kuwait is on the table as the service considers how to decrease operational tempo in order to reach a deploy to ...
The army awarded a major prototyping effort to a team consisting of SAIC -- the team lead -- as well as Lockheed Martin, Moog Inc., GS engineering, Inc., Hodges Transportation Inc. and Roush Industries in October 2017. The army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, ...
But in January, according to a Wednesday release from the XVIII Airborne Corps, the army updated that regulation to allow commanders to waive one of ... During fiscal 2016, according to the army, 780 soldiers missed a required jump and had to pay back more than $500,000 -- up to six months' worth in ...
A retired lieutenant colonel and Senior Executive Service civilian in the army's inspector general office is facing punishment after an investigation found that ... The Defense Department IG stepped in after an army Criminal lnvestigation Command cleared him of breaking any laws, army spokesman Lt. Col.
Islamabad, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani Army said Sunday that at least three civilians, including two women, were injured in Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir. Indian army "initiated unprovoked firing" along LOC in Battal, Hot Spring and Khuiratta sectors, a statement from ...
The ideological origins of the Pakistan Army can be traced back to what is known in British histories as the 'The Indian Mutiny.' Its objective was to reinstate to power in Delhi the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah. This was India's First war of Independence and was mainly fought by Muslims, although many ...
Egypt says it has killed 16 Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai in the north-east of the country. Dozens of targets including weapons dumps, motorbikes and cars were also destroyed, a statement from the military says. Four militants and 30 suspects were arrested, it adds. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the ...
Srinagar, India -- A brazen weekend attack by heavily armed militants who stormed an Indian army base in the Jammu region killed at least 10 people, including five soldiers, army officials said on Sunday. It was one of the deadliest attacks on the army in recent years, and Indian officials quickly blamed ...
Textron Systems has created a new kind of cartridge and weapons to lighten the load and reduce recoil on machine guns and rifles. Military Times ground combat reporter Todd South breaks it down. While the Marines love their M27 rifle, it's not good enough for the army -- they're building their own.
BUKAVU - DR Congo's army claimed Friday to have "annihilated" a rebel group in the country's chronically troubled east, killing at least 48 insurgents, capturing 150 others and winning back key territory. The offensive against forces loyal to William Amuri Yakutumba, a deserter fighting President Joseph ...
U.S. Special Forces can relax now that the army has officially unveiled a beret for combat advisors that is absolutely not green. At an activation ceremony Thursday at ... Mark Milley quickly concurred with those who lobbied for a different color, an army official told Task & Purpose. The unit patch was also ...
The army Rapid Capabilities Office is delivering some of its first electronic warfare capabilities to soldiers in Europe. soldiers in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Infantry Division are the first to receive prototype systems that fight against adversaries on the electromagnetic spectrum.
The army and the Marine Corps have both been looking for new small arms, and while the Marines have decided to give the M27 to a wider portion of the force, the army says it will forge ahead with the development of a totally new, next-generation rifle. The army ditched plans for a interim replacement for the M16/M4 ...
About 15 years ago, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, was a brigade commander in the 10th Mountain Division and was tasked to do an advisory mission in Afghanistan. The job was to advise and assist Afghan troops. "My brigade was all broke apart to do that," Milley said. "I thought at that ...
In a historic first, the army conducted a live fire exercise with a remote-controlled ground combat vehicle armed with a .50-caliber machine gun. It plans to conduct more exercises with more heavily armed ground robots within the next couple of years. The demonstration was part of the annual Northern ...
Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Ryan D. McCarthy speaks during the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) quarterly public meeting. McCarthy is spear-heading, along with the army vice chief of staff, the standing up the service's new Futures Command that will rely on innovation to tackle the army's most ...
Tom Note: I offer this note here from my friend, army Maj. D.J. Skelton, because I have learned a lot from following his ups and downs as he deals with the multi-year consequences of being grazed in the head by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq. My apologies for my silence/absence for awhile.
BERLIN -- The U.S. Army says a soldier who was deployed to Europe as part of a mission to reassure eastern European allies has been found dead in Germany. The Atlantic Resolve mission said Tuesday that 1st Sgt. Nicholas S. Amsberry was found near a train station in the German town of Parsberg, and ...
Spreading clashes between the Myanmar army and an ethnic armed group in eastern Myanmar's Shan state have forced more than 150 residents of the town of Kutkai to flee to safety to Theinni town, local lawmakers said Tuesday. Ongoing hostilities between the Ta'ang National Liberation army (TNLA) ...
Training foreign partners to help fight and meet other security challenges has long been central to the American way of war -- so important, in fact, that the U.S. Army has become accustomed to dispatching entire brigade combat teams to do the job. But this is neither the most efficient use of combat forces nor the most ...
whistleblowers can be the most annoying people -- self-styled Jeremiahs that drive supervisors crazy. But if they're right, they're right. And bosses have to deal with what they say. Teresa Gilbert is apparently such a case. She was a civilian infection control analyst at the Womack army Medical Center at ...
There wasn't a straight line for when the navy was fully integrated, or when the army or Air Force gave full opportunity. There were political pressures due to the inane feeling of superiority by some people because of the color of their skin. That made politicians and the people who they designated to run the ...
Editor's Note: This is the second of two essays on the challenges facing the U.S. Army. Don't miss the first, "Learning from the 1970s." In military operations after 9/11, U.S. conventional warfighting dominance was on full display. The Taliban and Saddam Hussein's military were quickly routed. However, the ...
Among the latest moves is the roll out of more cold-weather gear among the US Army and Marine Corps, underscoring the military's growing concern about its ability to operate in extreme environments outside the Middle East. For the last several years, the army has been looking to update its gear for extremes, mainly ...
Last night senior sources at Marlborough Barracks, Hampshire, said that reserves currently make up more than 25 pr cent of the staff in army Headquarters. "We have for many years taken on a small number of reservists into full time contracts but the current list is exceptionally large," said a senior officer.
Pfc. Connor T. Brown, 19, of Indiana, was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Authorities are investigating the incident. Brown joined the army in June 2016 and was later assigned to the Fayetteville post. "Connor Brown was among the young men and women who volunteered to serve his ...
The British Army's new recruitment adverts have caused a bit of a stir by targeting minority groups with their more 'touchy feely' message. The intent was clearly to appeal to an audience that might have reservations about a career in the army. But there's also another message: The British Army's changing.
College sophomores who are interested in ROTC and the army can receive a $5,000 bonus for joining. ... For the first time, the army is offering a $5,000 bonus to sophomores who join Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC. ... Chris Belcher, a U.S. Army Cadet Command spokesman, told army Times.
The army began issuing the M17 handgun, the newest addition to its soldiers' gear, in late November, distributing them among members of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. The new sidearm is only the third handgun the army has fielded widely in the past century. It will replace the M9 pistol and will ...
Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir - Ganawpora is in mourning. The small village in the southern part of Kashmir's Shopian district has lost five young men, including a rebel, in less than a week. One of them, 19-year-old Javaid Ahmad Bhat, was a big cricket fan. On the morning of January 27, he spent ...


 

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