An Army rapid deployment force will practice securing the Pentagon’s strategic missile defenses base in Alaska this week as part of annual exercises involving both conventional and nuclear forces.
U.S. soldiers preparing for deployment to Africa to combat Ebola are only given four hours of Ebola-related training, the Daily Beast reports.
In the summer of 2011, I was in Camp Pendleton in southern California participating in a training exercise when a bit of administrative business took a colleague and me to the West Coast headquarters of the Marine Special Operations Command. As we were leaving, my colleague spotted another Marine officer he knew in the parking lot. Walking over to say hello, I couldn’t help noticing that this officer seemed exhausted, as though he had just been through a tough workout in the gym, and that the effort to get into his car seemed to have taken even more out of him. A second or two later I saw the cause of his trouble: He was missing both of his legs.
China’s decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing’s favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a forthcoming report by a congressional China commission.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Saudi Arabia launched eight airstrikes on Sunday and Monday against Islamic State targets in Syria, including seven near Kobani, the U.S. military’s Central Command said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military conducted nine airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria during the past two days, including seven strikes near the border town of Kobani, U.S. Central Command said on Friday.
Two months ago, President Obama authorized bombing Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq. One month ago, President Obama authorized bombing Islamic State forces in Syria. His plan: couple American air power with indigenous ground forces.