Jan 17, 2014 6:52pm

U.S. in Talks About Training Iraqi Forces

The Pentagon is in “discussions” with Iraq about training possibilities of Iraq’s security forces, but it appears U.S. military trainers would not be involved.  The United States is also processing a new request from Iraq for additional small arms and ammunition in the wake of… Read More »

Jan 16, 2014 3:24pm

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Army Nightstalker Helicopter Crash

One soldier was killed and two others were injured Wednesday night in the  hard landing of their Special Operations Blackhawk  helicopter at Hunter Airfield in Georgia. The crash victims were members of  the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, known as the “Nightstalkers”. Nightstalker pilots are… Read More »

Jan 15, 2014 8:10pm

Air Force Reveals 34 Nuclear Officers Involved in Cheating Scandal

The Air Force’s nuclear force is once again drawing negative attention after 34 launch officers have been stripped of their authority to control and launch nuclear-armed  Minuteman III missiles because of their role in a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Investigators became… Read More »

Jan 15, 2014 4:13pm

New Video of POW Bowe Bergdahl Surfaces

A new video has surfaced of prisoner of war Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held captive by the Taliban in Pakistan since June 2009.  It is the sixth video since then showing the only American military service member to ever be captured by… Read More »

Jan 14, 2014 8:08pm

NSA Review Panel Defends Its Recommendations

Curtailing the scope of the NSA’s controversial data mining won’t impede national intelligence gathering, a presidential panel told lawmakers today. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss its 46 recommendations that limits the National Security… Read More »

Jan 10, 2014 8:23pm

U.S. Military Advisers Deployed to Somalia: First Time Since Blackhawk Down

A small team of U.S. military advisers is now operating in Somalia, the first time that U.S. military personnel have been deployed to that country since 1993.  That was the year that 18 Americans were killed when two helicopters were shot down by Somali fighters… Read More »

Jan 9, 2014 8:15pm

3 Americans Killed in U.S. Military Plane Crash in Afghanistan

A U.S. military plane has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of three Americans.  There are no indications that the aircraft was brought down by enemy fire, said a defense official. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following… Read More »

Jan 9, 2014 6:42pm

In Settling Scores, Bob Gates Trips Over His Own Words

When Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars” came out in 2010, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged there had been strong debate within the Obama national security team but did not provide any details. Instead he said the team had moved forward to implement the debate and described… Read More »

Jan 7, 2014 7:30pm

Gen. Ray Odierno Says Fallujah Fighting Is ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Concerning’

Gen. Ray Odierno, the former top U.S. general in Iraq, said today the current deterioration of security in that country is “concerning” and “disappointing to all of us.” Iraq’s security forces have struggled this week to retake the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi,… Read More »

Dec 23, 2013 6:47pm

150 Marines Sent to Horn of Africa in Case Needed for South Sudan

About 150 Marines have been dispatched to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in case they’re needed to help evacuate more Americans from South Sudan, U.S. military officials said today. The move comes days after an unsuccessful attempt to evacuate 15 American civilians trapped in… Read More »