Senior military leaders are pushing for the U.S. to send more troops to Europe on a rotating basis in an effort to counter Russian aggression, they said at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California over the weekend.
The Pentagon identified the first U.S. servicemember killed in the fight against the Islamic State as Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler in a statement Friday morning.
Budget cuts have forced U.S. military forces in Europe to borrow British helicopters and use equipment from other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members during training exercises.
A Waffle House in Nicholasville, Kentucky, refused to serve an Army National Guard soldier when he entered the restaurant wearing his military uniform and carrying his gun in its holster.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) has successfully inserted an amendment in next year’s defense policy bill that could help prevent the closing of what military leaders say is a vital airlift wing for national security.
The U.S. Army is pushing to use robots to remove wounded troops from the battlefield and drones to deliver medical supplies to soldiers fighting near enemy lines.
If it weren’t for the large sample size, you would think that the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly have been accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 27% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 49% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey. Agreement with, “Overall my quality of life is good or excellent,” dropped from 91% agreement in 2009 to 56% in 2014, and President Obama’s personal approval rating was an eye-catching 15%.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces charges for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, will face a hearing Thursday on whether or not he should face trial.