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Military & Defense a彩平台-06-03T14:57:14Z
a彩平台In this June 1, a彩平台, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington.

Trump's Pentagon chief opposes Insurrection Act, says sending in active-duty troops to tackle unrest should be 'last resort'

Esper said sending in the active-duty military should only be done "in the most urgent and dire of situations."
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-03T14:16:54Z
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Here's the route of US Navy P-8A patrol plane that was 'unsafely' intercepted by Russian fighters off Syria

The US Navy surveillance aircraft was shadowed by the Russians as it flew over international waters off the coast of Syria.
News a彩平台-06-03T14:06:05Z
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'The Germans are openly done with this president': European security officials are aghast at the way Trump is handling the George Floyd protesters

"Tell me again how the president of the United States is better than Putin?" asked the official.
Politics a彩平台-06-03T13:00:54Z
News a彩平台-06-03T11:33:52Z

Trump is talking about using tanks to quell the George Floyd protests, but the Pentagon is getting cold feet

Pentagon officials said Defense Secretary Mark Esper's urgings that states "dominate the battlespace" was more a show of loyalty.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-03T07:20:48Z

The world's largest free-flying American flag has been ripped in half after a thunderstorm

This American flag is 100-feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs in at 340 pounds, according to the company.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-03T03:52:50Z

The US military moved 1,600 soldiers into positions outside the nation's capital and has them on alert to respond to protests if necessary

The Pentagon says these troops, which include a quick-reaction force, were brought in as "a prudent planning measure."
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-03T02:32:57Z

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he 'didn't know' where he was going when he walked with Trump through a park aggressively cleared of protesters moments before

Esper said he thought he was going to look at a vandalized bathroom in the park and had 'no idea' protesters had been forcefully removed.
Politics a彩平台-06-03T01:40:03Z

'I wish you the best': US military adviser resigns after Trump's controversial photo op at church

"You may not have been able to stop President Trump from directing this appalling use of force, but you could have chosen to oppose it," he wrote.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-03T00:28:51Z

Trump officials reportedly asked top military officials to remain quiet about George Floyd protests

"Our Air Force is a reflection of our society, so, by extension, this is an Air Force issue," one Air Force official said on Facebook.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-02T22:28:44Z

'Lay down your arms, uphold your oath': Former military leaders and lawmakers resoundingly blast Trump's idea of deploying US troops on American streets

"I call on all our proud young men and women in uniform ... to lay down your arms, uphold your oath, and join this new march for freedom."
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-02T22:06:26Z

The US Air Force's top general says all Americans 'should be outraged' by George Floyd's death and the actions of the police

"There is no room for bigotry, hatred or small mindedness in our force. Period. Every member of our team needs to know we have their back," he said.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-02T22:00:10Z

'We don't know any more than you know': Lawmakers in the dark about how Trump is using military against protests

The White House and the Pentagon haven't explained how the US military will be used in response to nationwide protests, a top Democrat said Tuesday.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-02T20:17:33Z

Army researchers say it's 'reasonable to expect' some form of coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year

It's "reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine that could be available," a senior Army vaccine researcher said Tuesday.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-02T18:16:18Z

Pentagon officials try to distance the military's top leaders from Trump's controversial photo-op and the forceful clearing of protesters

A senior official reportedly said Esper and Milley thought they were going out to see troops when federal police forcibly cleared demonstrators.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-02T18:04:02Z

Militarization has created a police culture that sees protesters as 'the enemy'

Police departments' increasing adoption of military gear and tactics has fostered a mindset that the public are their adversaries.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-02T16:58:52Z

Russian fighter jets intercepted a British spy plane over the Black Sea while US bombers were in the same area

A video has emerged of Russian Flanker aircraft intercepting a British Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea on May 29.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-02T14:06:22Z

In their first flight with Ukrainian fighters, US B-1B bombers trained to launch long-range anti-ship missiles

The Air Force is making its supersonic heavy bombers more visible and getting back into the habit of having them practice stand-off precision strikes.
Politics a彩平台-06-02T11:04:14Z

Iran and Chinaa彩平台 are using the George Floyd protests to undermine US criticism of their own authoritarianism

Iran and Chinaa彩平台 are gloating and accusing the US of hypocrisy for its criticisms over how they treat citizens and react to protests.
Politics a彩平台-06-02T03:15:08Z

Air Force's top enlisted leader writes passionate post revealing greatest fear is waking up to find a black airman was killed by police

"I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes," Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright wrote.
Politics a彩平台-06-02T00:40:06Z

'Exactly what President Trump wants': Democratic governors are shunning Trump's calls to 'dominate' protests using military forces

"Society that's about dominance and aggression — this is what you get," California governor Gavin Newsom said.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-01T22:26:05Z

Pentagon chief urges governors to 'dominate the battlespace' to end unrest as thousands of National Guard troops take to the streets in US cities

"The sooner that you mass and dominate the battlespace, the quicker this dissipates," Esper said, referring to US cities consumed by protests.
Politics a彩平台-06-01T22:12:11Z

Trump's praise for Chinaa彩平台 over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests

Trump in 1990 praised Chinaa彩平台 for showing the "power of strength" via its notorious massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-01T20:01:38Z

The world's 2 biggest countries are locked in another showdown high in the Himalayas

Thousands of Chinese and Indian soldiers have been facing off just a few hundred yards from each other on a disputed border in the western Himalayas.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-01T17:44:05Z

10 tips to survive Navy SEAL training's 'Hell Week'

Hell Week is a rite of passage for all Navy SEALs, and for all Navy SEALs, it's a grueling, debilitating, soul-crushing experience.
Military & Defense a彩平台-06-01T15:15:14Z

Minnesota National Guard deletes tweet saying it won't send tanks to cities because it caused 'more confusion'

The Guard wrote in the deleted tweet that an M1 Abrams tank "is a tracked vehicle that we would never drive in the city as it would damage the roads."
Tech a彩平台-06-01T14:58:00Z

How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to monitor protests and track people across the US

Emerging technology is giving police departments new ways to prevent crime. It’s also rapidly expanding the scope of police surveillance of civilians.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-01T14:08:12Z

The US military says Russian fighter jets in Libya are part of a bigger and more worrying plan for the region

US Africa Command says the 14 aircraft reflect Russia's longer-term goal to establish a foothold in the region that could threaten NATO allies.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-01T13:50:16Z

Chinaa彩平台 has been planning for a South Chinaa彩平台 Sea air defense identification zone for a decade

Plans for airspace controls over one of the world's most disputed waterways have been in the pipeline for a decade, a Chinese military insider says.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-06-01T00:01:01Z

4 times former Army Green Berets took on some 'extracurricular' missions

Even as civilians, Army special operators are more than capable of offering their unique skills set to some interesting operations.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-31T17:00:41Z

The National Guard says 5,000 troops have been activated to respond to unrest in 15 states and DC with thousands more ready to go

"The situation is fluid so those numbers can change rapidly," the Guard said as troops respond to unrest following George Floyd's death.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-31T16:50:30Z

Russia is getting more than it bargained for in Libya and Syria

Recent events in Libya and Syria suggest that Russia may not soon be able to count real wins from its investments in the Middle East and North Africa.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-31T14:30:00Z

The new House coronavirus relief bill has billions for defense contractors hidden in it

Inside the HEROES Act is a section that will funnel public money to defense and intelligence companies.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-30T14:00:00Z

'It's an awesome gun': US snipers are pumped to get the new rifle soldiers, Marines, and special operators all want

"I never saw anything on that gun that I didn't like," an expert US Army sniper said of the new rifle that fires 3 different caliber rounds.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-30T06:41:35Z

Pentagon orders US Army to prepare its military police for Minneapolis protest duty, according to report

The Minneapolis protests demanding justice for George Floyd turned violent when rioters set a police station on fire.
Education a彩平台-05-30T03:12:33Z

Trump quietly vetoes measure that would have made it easier for defrauded students to obtain debt relief

Trump said he was putting the "needs of students first." But his veto makes it harder for those defrauded by their schools to obtain relief.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T22:29:00Z

Customs and Border Protection flew a Predator B drone over Minneapolis as protests rocked the city

The drone flight came amid intense protests in Minneapolis following the death of a black man after a police officer knelt on his neck.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T22:24:33Z

'Ignore the president's unlawful order': Democrats and military veterans are up in arms after Trump suggests National Guard troops may shoot looters

"He's literally suggesting shooting those protesting the senseless death of a black man," Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a former US Army pilot, said.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T19:29:51Z

The US military is practicing fending off enemy bombers threatening the a彩平台land with fighters and an aircraft carrier in a major exercise

The large-scale exercise is a first-of-its-kind event that will bring together a number of different military capabilities for a彩平台land defense.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T19:26:12Z

Under rising pressure from Chinaa彩平台, Taiwan is stocking up on naval weapons

Taiwan's government says it plans to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles for coastal defense as part of a broader military modernization effort.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T18:46:07Z

Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid says 'Batman and Superman are not coming' in a speech advising college graduates to become their own heroes

"Batman and Superman are not coming to save the world," Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven said. "It will be up to you."
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T18:16:35Z

US B-1B bombers made another trip to Eastern Europe, where they flew with Ukrainian jets for the first time

B-1Bs went to Europe for the second time in three weeks, a flight that included their first integration with Ukrainian fighters and Turkish tankers.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T16:31:44Z

'I needed to do something': Hero soldier talks about stopping an active shooter by ramming him with his truck

Master Sgt. David Royer stopped an active shooter by slamming his truck into him and then went a彩平台 to mow the lawn and spend time with his family.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T16:12:21Z

Watch an F-35 nearly plummet into the ocean during a test launch from an aircraft carrier

The jet takes a dramatic dip toward the ocean after takeoff in what was likely a test to see the minimum power needed to launch from a carrier.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T14:41:14Z

The Air Force punished black airmen more and covered it up, report says

The Air Force failed to fix disparities in its justice system that led to disproportionate punishment for black airmen, an advocacy group says.
Military & Defense a彩平台-05-29T14:17:42Z

The Army's new adviser unit is supposed to help fight drug cartels in Colombia, but some think they're being deployed to send a message to neighboring Venezuela

The Security Force Assistance Brigade is deploying to Colombia as drug production rises there and as the US butts head with neighboring Venezuela.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T13:40:45Z

The Marine Corps is preparing for a redesign, and some Marines will have to find new jobs

The Marine Corps is getting rid of or reducing seven job fields as it undergoes a force-wide reorganization to take on new threats.
Military & Defense Contributors a彩平台-05-29T13:08:01Z

The US's old Cold War playbook won't work against Chinaa彩平台

During the Cold War, the US used economic influence to isolate and weaken the Soviets. But now, facing off with Chinaa彩平台, the system is much different.
Politics a彩平台-05-29T08:00:32Z

Video shows a protester in Denver getting hit by a car during a mass demonstration over George Floyd's death

"I was absolutely shocked by video evidence of a motorist attempting to run over a protester," Colorado's governor said.
News a彩平台-05-28T22:10:52Z

Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd

Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, said Thursday he was declaring a "peacetime emergency" in response to rioting and looting.
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