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    More On: russia Graham accuses Biden of Putin ‘appeasement’ ahead of Geneva summit ‘We just want him home’: Parents of former Marine held in Russia speak out Biden aides lower expectations ahead of Putin summit Pompeo says Biden is playing with ‘self-dealt weak hand’ ahead of Putin summit Russian ships are conducting the largest military exercises since the Cold...
    CAIRO, EGYPT - Iran’s reported desire to purchase a Russian advanced satellite system is not “particularly concerning” to U.S. security in the region, according to the commander who oversees U.S. military operations in the Middle East.    In an interview with VOA, Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said Russia’s Kanopus-V satellite is not effective at targeting.  “You really can’t...
    CAIRO, EGYPT - Iran’s reported desire to purchase a Russian advanced satellite system is not “particularly concerning” to U.S. security in the region, according to the commander who oversees U.S. military operations in the Middle East.    In an interview with VOA, Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said Russia’s Kanopus-V satellite is not effective at targeting.  “You really can’t...
    GAZA -- The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza overnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, citing incendiary balloons launched from Gaza earlier in the day. According to reports in Israeli media, incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked multiple fires in southern Israel.WAFA, the official Palestinian News Agency also reported the airstrikes in Khan Younis and...
    A car bomb targeting soldiers exploded at a Colombian military base Tuesday, injuring at least 36 people, according to officials.  At least three of those injured are in critical condition.  Defense Minister Diego Molano described the blast as a "vile terrorist attack."  Soldiers listen to the news on a mobile phone near the military base where a car...
    THE US scrambled F-22 fighter jets and moved a carrier strike group to front up Russian war games ahead of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. The two leaders are set to meet in Geneva for a conversation for the first time since Biden was sworn in as president in January. 6A US carrier strike group headed...
    Washington (CNN)Members of the House Intelligence Committee will receive a classified briefing on Wednesday morning on one of the most controversial topics circulating in Washington today: UFOs. The briefing, which was confirmed to CNN by two sources familiar with the committee's plans, comes just weeks before the US intelligence community is scheduled to deliver an unclassified report on the matter...
    Three F-22 fighter jets were launched from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii by an apparent request from the Federal Aviation Administration, but the details are shrouded in mystery.  The military has remained tight-lipped about what prompted the patrol but did confirm it was not a training exercise and came at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration.  ...
    (CNN)The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza overnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, citing incendiary balloons launched from Gaza earlier in the day. According to reports in Israeli media, incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked multiple fires in southern Israel. WAFA, the official Palestinian News Agency also reported the airstrikes in Khan Younis and said...
    An investigation by the Associated Press determined that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, and a number of them were used to commit violent crimes afterward. A variety of weapons ranging from handguns and shotguns to automatic rifles have disappeared from military inventories, according to records from the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy...
    A top Army leader defended the Pentagon's response to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that the National Guard was delayed for hours because they had to properly prepare for the deployment and that senior military leaders had determined beforehand that there was "no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome...
    Washington (CNN)The US Navy's highest-ranking officer pushed back strongly against what he called efforts by two Republican congressmen to portray the US military as "weak" and "woke" in a hearing on Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday's comments came during a House Armed Services budget hearing as Reps. Doug Lamborn and Jim Banks questioned his recommendation of the...
    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday refused to condemn the conspiracy theory that white people created AIDS during a testy exchange with Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks over critical race theory (CRT) in the military. “Do you personally consider the conspiracy theory that white people started AIDS to be an extremist belief?” Banks asked Gilday. The question referenced a...
    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday on Tuesday defended putting Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be an Anti-Racist on the Navy’s list of books every United States sailor should read, under grilling from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) at a House hearing. Banks, a U.S. Navy reservist, began by asking Gilday if he agreed with Kendi’s past statements...
    More On: guns Disney World sees huge rise in concealed gun arrests Eric Adams vows to tackle gun violence on Day One if elected mayor Gunman opens fire outside Staten Island deli, new video shows Gun ditched outside Eric Adams’ campaign office after wild fight on bus In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press...
    More On: tom cotton Sen. Cotton blasts Biden, NATO over statement that goes soft on China Tom Cotton asks Lloyd Austin if military is a ‘fundamentally racist organization’ Sen. Graham: Skeptics of Wuhan lab leak theory ‘were covering their ass’ Pentagon defends diversity training for military members A pair of GOP lawmakers who launched a whistleblower campaign last month...
    On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ABC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran reported that a former official in the State Department told ABC that the U.S. government knew of financial accounts tied to China’s military that were funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Moran said, “In January, the State Department issued a fact sheet on activity at...
    Monday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) raised the possibility of using military promotions, typically confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote, as a tool to halt the practice of indoctrinating military personnel with so-called critical race theory. “The secretary of defense last week acknowledged on the record that our troopers should not be indoctrinated...
    The green, metal box was stuffed inside a bright pink pillowcase and stashed in the bushes behind Christopher Zachery’s house. He hauled it out for a better look. Stenciled on the box: "Cartridges for weapons." Inside were 30 armor-piercing grenades. US AIR FORCE: WWII-ERA ORDNANCE FOUND IN UK IS LARGEST HAUL ON RECORD "I was scared," said Zachery, who runs...
    By KRISTIN M. HALL | The Associated Press The young barber was walking to the car after the first Saturday night party of the new year when a robber put a pistol to his head and demanded everything. Wallet, gold watch and jewelry in hand, the robber was hanging out on a dark Boston avenue when a police patrol car...
    By KRISTIN M. HALL, JAMES LAPORTA, JUSTIN PRITCHARD and JUSTIN MYERS | The Associated Press In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that’s certainly an undercount. Government records covering the...
    By JEANNIE OHM and KRISTIN M. HALL | The Associated Press Authorities in California’s agricultural heartland weren’t looking for a military assault rifle when they went to investigate the domestic assault case, but they found one. It was in the garage of a Spanish-tiled home in Fresno that police stumbled upon the AK-74. Its distinctively banana-shaped magazine — loaded with...
    RUSSIA has released footage of its latest war-games in a strong signal to the West ahead of talks between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva. The video comes a day before the two leader meet for a private conversation regarding cyber attacks and their countries' icy relationship. 8The 'Dagger' missile system in use on the heavy nuclear-powered missile...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — Government records covering the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic assault rifles have vanished from armories, supply warehouses, Navy warships and elsewhere. ♦♦♦ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On cbsnews.com ♦♦♦
    The Pentagon is to start training for service members leaving the military to prevent them being radicalized by violent extremists, as part of the country's first domestic terrorism strategy due to be unveiled on Tuesday. It follows a review that found the most dangerous elements of the threat today come from white supremacists and anti-government extremists. The strategy includes $100...
    In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government records covering the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic...
    In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government records covering the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic...
    Authorities in California’s agricultural heartland weren’t looking for a military assault rifle when they went to investigate the domestic assault case, but they found one. It was in the garage of a Spanish-tiled home in Fresno that police stumbled upon the AK-74. Its distinctively banana-shaped magazine — loaded with 20 rounds — was in a nearby storage container. READ MORE:...
    More On: middle east Israeli pols claim agreement to oust Netanyahu is in place Shattered rooms show Gaza war’s toll on children Dem rep: Calling Israel ‘apartheid state’ provokes anti-Semitism Mia Khalifa poses with Nazi-era champagne, bashes ‘apartheid’ Israel The Biden administration announced Monday it supports a House measure that would repeal the 2002 joint resolution authorizing the George...
    More On: china Death toll rises in massive gas explosion in China China nuke plant facing ‘performance issue’ after radioactive leak report NATO to brand China a security risk as Beijing cries ‘slander’ Biden pressed on China’s human rights abuses, G-7’s response ​NATO members vowed to engage with China to counter Beijing’s expanding military might around the world and...
    A composite image showing a Falcon 9 rocket booster lifting off and a few minutes later landing back near the launchpad.SpaceX The next SpaceX launch will feature a milestone, as the Pentagon is allowing Elon Musk's company to send a national security satellite to orbit with a reused rocket for the first time. SpaceX is set to launch the GPS...
    Two paratroopers have been found dead in their barracks room at Fort Bragg Army Base - and investigators believe they were killed by illegal drugs.  Spc. Joshua Diamond, 35, of Plymouth, MA and Pfc. Matthew Disney, 20, of Aberdeen, MD were discovered unresponsive in their room in the North Carolina military installation on Friday.  Matthew was last seen alive on...
    UKRAINE has entered the NATO military alliance against arch-enemy Putin after Joe Biden promised to defend its new ally against Russia. President Volodymyr Zelensky said he welcomed a statement confirming his country's entry into the alliance. 5Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he wanted a 'yes' or 'no' from Joe BidenCredit: AFP 5In April, Vladimir Putin sent troops near UkraineCredit: Reuters...
    WASHINGTON - A new effort to track the extent to which extremists have infiltrated the U.S. military may be in trouble even before it has the chance to produce any results.  Lawmakers created the all-new deputy inspector general for Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM) as part of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act...
    (CNN)The House is voting Monday evening on a bill to repeal the 2002 US war authorization in Iraq, with Democrats hopeful that the White House's backing will give them newfound momentum to finally revoke the nearly 20-year-old authorization.The White House's Office of Management and Budget on Monday issued a statement supporting the House's legislation, a move that's likely to boost...
    A giant Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag was allowed to be prominently displayed at the barracks of a U.S. naval installation in Africa, according to an allegation by a military whistleblower to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). The complaint was submitted through a whistleblower complaint page set him by the senator and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for service members to report...
    By Grant Peck | Associated Press BANGKOK — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains and cement the military’s power. Suu Kyi’s prosecution poses yet another major setback...
    BRUSSELS - Joe Biden took his ‘America is Back’ message to Brussels, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in his first NATO summit as U.S. president Monday. “I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The United States is there,” Biden said in his meeting with NATO Secretary...
    BRUSSELS - Joe Biden took his ‘America is Back’ message to Brussels, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in his first NATO summit as U.S. president Monday. “I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The United States is there,” Biden said in his meeting with NATO Secretary...
    (CNN)Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday, more than four months after the country's military seized power in a coup.The court, in the capital Naypyidaw, heard the first criminal cases against the deposed leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Suu Kyi's lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said she appeared unwell throughout the hearing.The trial addressed three...
    ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The United States is not planning to support Afghan forces with air strikes after the U.S. troops withdrawal is complete, and counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan will be limited to instances when attack plans have been discovered to strike the U.S. homeland or the homelands of our allies, according to the top U.S. commander in the Middle East.  “That would be the reason for any strikes that...
    More On: china Biden pressed on China’s human rights abuses, G-7’s response At least 12 killed in massive gas line explosion in China Biden, G-7 nations pledge $100B to poorer countries to curb global warming Wild elephants back on the move in China after 300-mile trek NATO leaders are expected to brand China a security risk to the Western...
    ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The United States is not planning to support Afghan forces with air strikes after the U.S. troops withdrawal is complete, and counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan will be limited to instances when attack plans have been discovered to strike the U.S. homeland or the homelands of our allies, according to the top U.S. commander in the Middle East.  “That would be the reason for any strikes that...
                      by Eric Lendrum  Joe Biden signed an executive order updating the United States’ list of blacklisted Chinese companies, dropping the ban on at least one company that was originally put on the list by President Donald Trump, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Biden lifted the blacklist on the company Sugon, which was...
    ROME, Italy – The Catholic bishops of Myanmar have urged the military to stop targeting places of worship, which have suffered repeated attacks in past weeks. In a June 11 statement, the bishops asked that international norms of sanctuary in war times be observed, by which “churches, pagodas, monasteries, mosques, temples, including schools and hospitals, are recognized as neutral places...