The Pentagon has told Congress that the US military killed almost 500 civilians and injured a further 169 in 2017. The civilians were killed in operations around the world, from Somalia to Yemen to Syria.
An American soldier has been found guilty of sabotage and destruction of US Army property after an investigation determined he had cut the parachute straps of three Humvee vehicles that were destroyed in a 2016 training exercise.
The next US ambassador to Australia and the current Pacific Command (PACOM) Admiral Harry Harris addressed Congress with a hardline proposal to deter China’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
A military security system, which would include Russia, should be set up instead of NATO, Sahra Wagenknecht, leader of the German Left party said in an interview, echoing Trump’s recent statements on NATO.
After the US blacklisted seven North Korean citizens, leader Kim Jong-un's sister among them, Pyongyang’s news agency advised Obama to “make good arrangements for packing in the White House,” also calling the US a “tundra of human rights.”
The technical superiority of the US military is at risk if the Pentagon's future leaders do not incentivize technology innovation among potential partners in Silicon Valley and other public and private benefactors of Pentagon cash, a report says.
November 11 is designated Veterans Day in the US, a nation with almost 19 million military veterans. President-elect Trump has promised to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has struggled to meet the needs of war-weary former troops.
The US Air Force says it will switch to an "environmentally responsible" foam used to extinguish fires, as testing shows the current foam contains contaminants associated with cancer and has soiled drinking water near military sites.