President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea’s continued nuclear missile development program, a senior administration official told reporters Wednesday, with U.S. military preparations “underway” for potential action. “What the president has done is he’s made a decision for us to pursue a certain course,” the official told reporters in the White House briefing room, “and that course obviously has a number of options a...
(SEOUL) — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang’s follow-up act will be even bigger. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there’s a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of it...
(BETHESDA, Md.) — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan. “When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. He awarded the medal to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17. The White House did not release Barrientos’ hometown. It was T...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms. Gen. Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, said the attack Friday on a compound of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army left dozens of soldiers and other personnel dead or wounded. Reports conflicted on the death toll, but at least two sources within ...
Since first dropping his Military Sneaker in early spring of last year, Jerry Lorenzo and his acclaimed Fear of God imprint have done well to snag the attention of streetwear aficionados, sneaker heads, high-fashion enthusiasts and seemingly everyone in between. This new iteration of the sportswear/army-inspired mashup features a chocolate brown nylon finish, metal zip closures and a serrated outsole system. The new design is available now and is found exclusively at select IT locations. Click h...
(LEONARDTOWN, MD.) — Authorities say a military helicopter has crashed in southern Maryland. Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Davaughn Parker said a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Leonardtown on Monday afternoon. He says state police have sent two medevac helicopters to the scene to assist. Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, says he saw the helicopter “flying kind of low” and then “saw it spinning” b...
(CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea) — President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president visited a military base near the Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas a day after the North conducted a failed missile launch. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has called the failed missile launch “a provocation,” arrived at Camp Bonifas on Monday morning for a briefing with military leade...
The coin toss at the Nebraska spring game was about hugs and reunions rather than heads and tails. During the pregame ceremony at midfield Saturday, the Huskers staged a surprise for a military member and his family. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Hawke dressed in a full Huskers uniform and took the field for the coin toss in disguise. His family was there to do the toss, and one of his unsuspecting sons got to flip the coin right after realizing who one of the players was. Here’s the full video of t...
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to re-think on the issue whether paramilitary forces -- CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB -- can be given monetary benefits like the "organised services". The apex court was hearing a batch of appeals including one filed by the Centre against the Delhi High Court's September 2015 verdict asking the government to consider all paramilitary forces as "organised services". The high court had said officers of paramilitary forces s...
When the United States dropped “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan Thursday, President Trump said he had authorized “my military” to do so. But one former defense secretary was upset by the president’s word choice. “When it comes to the military, the military belongs to the country,” Leon Panetta, secretary of defense and CIA director under President Obama, said on MSNBC. “Our defense system belongs to the country. And it’s not the pres...
Not everyone has the work ethic to be an entrepreneur — the long hours, the commitment, the need to focus on the long game. But Travis Stanley-Jones thinks one segment of the population is particularly well suited to the startup grind: military veterans. “Veterans don’t have a 9-to-5 mentality. You’ll have months where you just work from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. on night ops. That is a normal course of business,” he said. “It’s not a 9-to-5 job, and entrepreneurship is not a 9-to-5 job. V...
NEW DELHI: The decision to award death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged spying is the result of the perennial tussle between political and military leadership in Pakistan besides Islamabad seeking to get a face saver from the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army last year in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.  Pakistani political leaders there have been issuing statements in the past suggesting there was no evidence against Jadhav. Jadhav’s initial statement...
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — A Somali military officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Somalia’s capital, killing at least five soldiers. Col. Abdi Hassan said the bomber dressed in a military uniform walked into the Somali military training camp on Monday morning and detonated explosives strapped to his waist near soldiers and officers. He said the bomber, posing as a military trainee, had crossed the gate checkpoint and targeted soldiers and officers r...
In 2014, the Office of Naval Research embarked on a four-year, $3.85 million research program to explore the phenomena it calls premonition and intuition, or “Spidey sense,” for sailors and Marines. “We have to understand what gives rise to this so-called ‘sixth sense,’ says Peter Squire, a program officer in ONR’s Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism department. Today’s Navy scientists place less emphasis on trying to understand the ...
NEW DELHI: Fifty-four lives were lost in accidents involving military aircraft including fighter planes since last four years, with 33 casualties in 2016-17 alone, the government said today. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State in the Defence Ministry, said 43 accidents involving military planes were recorded since last four years. In response to another question, 617 complaints were registered against army officers in 2015 and 594 in 2016. "...
(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot. Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor, Anatolii Matios, said on Facebook that the blaze, which erupted early Thursday at the depot in Balaklia, was sparked by an act of sabotage. He said there was no immediate information about any casualties. Ukraine‘s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has flown...
Donald Trump’s Inaugural parade could have been a whole lot weirder, according to documents obtained by the Huffington Post in a Freedom of Information Act request.  Trump wanted a full military parade during his Inauguration including, it seems, a number of “military vehicles.” Several media outlets reported in January that Trump had been considering having branches of the military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in a show of force normally reserved for third world dictator...
Back in the day, KBC used to be called Voice Of Kenya. (VOK) VOK was the only station in Kenya, both for radio and TV and we have unearthed a clip of how they announced the 1982 military coup. The 1982 Kenyan coup d’état was a failed attempt by Kenya Airforce Officials led by Hezekiah Ohuka to overthrow the then President Daniel Arap Moi’s government. On Sunday, 1 August 1982 at midnight, a group of soldiers from the Kenya Air Force took over the radio station Voice of Kenya and ann...
On Saturday, March 18, President Uhuru made a surprise visit to Somalia to meet Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The president donned military gear once again and we must say he always slays when he goes the army fashion way. Check out some of his photos: 1. Image: Facebook/Uhuru Kenyatta   2. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   3. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   4. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   5. Im...
NEW DELHI: All paramilitary forces personnel have decided not to celebrate Holi today as a mark of tribute to the 12 CRPF personnel who were killed in a Naxal ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.     The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has issued orders that no "regimental function related to Holi celebrations" will be observed at any field formation.      Personnel of sister forces like CISF, BSF, ITBP and SSB expressed their solidarity with the...