President Trump says U.S. will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and part... Read more
Pentagon praises $80 Billion B-21 bomber program for meeting cost goals
The Air Force’s classified next-generation bomber program began with a solid plan for meeting cost goals and warfighting requirements, which include an option to fly unmanned missions, according to a newly declassified audit from the Pentagon’s inspector general. The early praise for the $80 billion B-21 program came about... Read more
U.S. Military to Strengthen European Reassurance Initiative Presence
On 14 November, the US House of Representatives passed a compromise defense policy bill covering $692 billion in military spending for the fiscal year 2017-18. There is also $60 billion in the budget for conducting war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, as well as other countries. But also allocated... Read more
South Korea warns North ICBMs may reach and hit the U.S. by year’s end
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely. No sign of an imminent nuclear test had been detected, though the North’s... Read more
Border agent dies after being injured near the US-Mexico border in Texas
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas’ Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent’s injuries... Read more
State Department approved possible $10.5 billion Patriot sale to Poland
(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in... Read more
Coalition Forces Killed 9 ISIS members in Tanf Garrison Southern Syria
Coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria, killed nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters and destroyed several ISIS vehicles, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. The Maghaweir al Thowra, a fighting force native to southern Syria, engaged and defeated an attempted ISIS... Read more
U.S. Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Search
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy’s submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters. The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are operated... Read more
President Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery. The move is an attempt by the U.S.... Read more
13 NATO nations participate in a joint military operation exercise in Germany
HOHENFELS, Germany — “It’s very important for us to train together with our partners,” said Col. Arturas Radvilas, the commanding officer of the Lithuanian army’s Motorized Infantry “Griffin” Brigade. “For us, this is the most important thing because it’s a multinational exercise,” Radvilas added. Radvilas is talking about Allied... Read more