Afghan Air Force received its first Black Hawk Helicopters in Kandahar
KABUL – AFGHANISTAN: The Afghan Air Force took delivery of its first four U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, officials said. The U.S. plans to supply a total of 159 Black Hawks to Afghanistan... Read more
South Korea acquired outdated Chinook choppers for $130 Million
The South Korean administration of former President Park Geun-hye purchased more than a dozen CH-47D Chinook choppers at a hefty price tag of $130 million from the U.S. military. The Chinook choppers are 45-year-old models that were neither equipped with navigation nor missile warning systems. South Korean network JTBC reported... Read more
U.S. B-1B bombers, Japan F-35B fly over peninsula after N. Korea test
SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. supersonic bombers and four state-of-the-art stealth jets flew over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, officials said. It was the second time in less than two weeks that the United States... Read more
ISIS suicide bombers attack coalition Base in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition said in a statement that several ISIS suicide bombers have attacked one of its bases in northern Iraq, without causing any Iraqi or foreign casualties. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the coalition spokesman, says all the ISIS suicide attackers were killed, as they attempted to infultrate... Read more
Pentagon release on going strikes against ISIS inside Syria and Iraq
U.S. and coalition military forces release information on the continued attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The release by officials states that they conducted 28 strikes consisting of 33 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results... Read more
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley military options available for North Korea
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters on Friday that North Korea has been “strangled” by sanctions and that, while it is important to pursue diplomatic options, military options remain squarely on the table if sanctions are not effective. Nikki Haley, briefing reporters at the White House with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, said tough... Read more
North Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensions
North Korea fires an ballistic missile from its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korean and Japanese officials said Friday. North Korea fires reports of the fired missile prompted Japan to warn residents to take shelter, BBC News reported. “North Korea fires an unidentified missile from near Sunan, Pyongyang, around 6:57 a.m.... Read more
U.S. military captured an American Citizen in Syria fighting for ISIS
The U.S. military has detained an American citizen captured in Syria fighting for the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Thursday. The American citizen surrendered to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria on or about Sept. 12 and was transferred to U.S. military custody, said Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway,... Read more
Russian submarines fire cruise missiles at Islamic state in Syria
The Russian missiles were fired by the Russian Navy on Thursday fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria’s Deir al-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The Russian missiles were fired from two submarines in the eastern Mediterranean from... Read more
North Korea may have detonated 250-kiloton bomb
The most recent detonated satellite images of North Korea’s nuclear site taken Friday show a greater number of surface disturbances following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test than previous tests at Punggye-ri, U.S. analysts say. The detonated caving in of land at the site, however, may not have been the result of the... Read more