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"To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military."
North Korea's Kim Jong-un continues his confrontational course. After conducting his nation's fifth nuclear test, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared it to be a "direct challenge to the entire international community."
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was elected playing the tough guy. Since taking office he has encouraged the lawless killing of accused drug dealers. Then he threatened a "reckoning" with China over the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Now he sounds like a peacenik.
[10] United States Census Bureau, "Trade in Goods with Djibouti," accessed 3/27/2016. USAID, "Food Assistance Fact Sheet
Thousands of service members no longer have to hide their gender identity.
Obama's miscalculation in Syria, however, would have the most devastating consequences. Open American intervention in Syria
Arsenal planes will be directed and controlled by stealth fighters, flying out of sight and many miles away. For all intents
The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less on the military.
Western governments that loose the dogs of war should stop assuming that their own people will not be bitten. Being a liberal democracy does not turn bombing and killing into an act of immaculate conception. Instead of pretending that their nations enjoy immunity from the inevitable horrors of war, Western officials should make the case to their people that the likely costs are worth the benefits. In this case that includes the possibility, perhaps likelihood, of terrorist attacks at home. There are no certainties even for America, which has done surprisingly well since 9/11. Which brings up the obvious question, why are the U.S. and its European allies involved "over there" -- and, in fact, currently intensifying their intervention?
The force could total up to a couple hundred troops.
On the Japanese island of Okinawa, a majority of residents aim to uphold the Japanese constitution as they vigorously protest construction of a new U.S. military base.
America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.
This annual gathering of the leaders of national defense past and present is a one day post-graduate education on the current state of U.S. military policy.
An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn't shown the necessary "good cause" to do so.
Carter's outline of the new U.S. approach came under attack by Republicans on the committee.
Biden: What the hell, I'm not running like Colonel Sanders. All reputations matter. Wallace: That's a neat expression. Wallace
WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it expected to hold new talks with Russia's military on pilot safety