(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...
The US Army has been rolling out various initiatives to make its ranks more inclusive to women and people of color. But, according to Fusion, it’s not nearly enough to make up for all the horrible things the military does. In a new video from Fusion, which is owned by Univision, the media company satirizes the Army’s diversity efforts and condemns the military for just turning everyone into a “killing machine.” “We don’t want to leave anyone out. Whether y...
NEW DELHI: Anticipating violent summer season as the encounters between security forces and terrorist are rising, India on Thursday conveyed its concerns to Pakistan about increased movement of militants on the Line of Control (LOC). Putting their concerns on official plateform, the Director General of Military Operations Lieutenant General AK Bhatt on Thursday morning spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on the hotline, while informing repatriation of two Pakistani nationals apprehended after Ur...
(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States on Wednesday rejected China’s proposal for a halt to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises if North Korea suspends its nuclear and missile activities. It called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un irrational and demanded “positive action” before the U.S. can take his regime seriously. In Washington, U.S. State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said, “At this point we don’t see it as a viable deal.” A Pentagon ...
Police have begun trawling a landfill site in their latest attempt to find a missing member of Britain’s military who vanished six months ago. Specialist search teams are expecting to spend up to 10 weeks searching through the 10,000 sq ft tip – which is 25ft deep in places – sifting 8,000 tons of material as they try to find Corrie McKeague. RAF gunner Mr McKeague, 23, went missing on September 24 last year after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds, eastern England. He disappe...
(KABUL, Afghanistan)—Gunmen stormed a military hospital Wednesday in a neighborhood in the Afghan capital that is also home to a number of embassies. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a Defense Ministry spokesman, said an unknown number of gunmen entered the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital after an explosion and gunfire. The 400-bed military hospital is located near two civilian hospitals in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul. “The attackers are in the second and third floors of the hospital, ...
IT HAS been a long time since anyone associated Sweden with military might. After 200 years of peace, the country is best known for its official neutrality and international mediation efforts. The conservative Moderate Party, which led coalition governments from 2006 to 2014, cut the military budget so sharply that its own defence minister, Mikael Odenberg, resigned in protest. By 2015 defence spending had fallen to 1.1% of GDP, down from 2.6% in 1988.Russian aggression and American disengagemen...
Robots are the future of most industries, and nowhere is that more apparent than the military. From tiny spy drones, to robotic firefighters, to armed robo-tanks, here are some of the coolest military robots in existence. The post 9 military robots that are totally terrifying … and oddly adorable appeared first on Digital Trends.
A military drone took a 600-mile joyride before ending its freedom by crash landing into a tree. The army lost track of the $1.5 million drone during a routine training exercise from Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona on Jan. 31, according to a report this week by military publication Stars and Stripes. A hiker found the aircraft 10 days later near Evergreen, Colo., broken in a tree. The drone, a AAI RQ-7 Shadow, normally has a range of 77 miles. But it was somehow able to stay aloft for its 600-...
WASHINGTON: In a show of inter-faith unity, Muslim military veterans in the US have offered to guard Jewish sites amid a spike in bomb threats against Jewish centres and vandalism targeting the community's cemeteries. Many Muslim US military veterans have tweeted their support for Jewish people in the wake of threats and vandalism targeted at the community. In a tweet, a former Muslim marine, Tayyib Rashid, pledged, "If your synagogue or Jewish cemetery needs someone to stand guard, c...
Earlier this week the Trump administration announced it would seek a $54 billion increase in defense spending in an effort to make good on the president's campaign promise to restore American military dominance. This additional funding is sorely needed to repair military readiness and fund critical modernization initiatives, both of which have suffered under spending cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011. Yet this defense buildup, while necessary, is hardly the "historic" increase...
THE budget plan Donald Trump will send to Congress, proposing to boost defence spending by $54bn next year, is less transformative than the president appears to believe. As John McCain, the chairman of the Senate armed services committee, swiftly pointed out, the 10% increase is about $19bn more than forecast by the outgoing Obama administration (out of a total annual spend of close to $600bn). It would not provide anything like enough money for the 350-ship navy, additional fighter planes and e...
Swedish teens just got served. The country announced Thursday it will reintroduce compulsory military service starting this summer to respond to global security challenges including from Russia. “The government wants a more stable staff supply system and to boost its military capability because the security situation has changed,” Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told TT news agency. The Scandinavian nation, which has not seen armed conflict on its territory in two centuries, ended...
It's hard to imagine that the YEEZY SEASON 5 presentation concluded only about two weeks ago. It was without-a-doubt one of the most talked-about shows during New York Fashion week. But after any collection goes down the runway, a label must now move on with the task of getting retailers to carry its new season's range -- enter the showroom. Kanye West's label's showroom is located in Paris and some shops such as Riveneuve were able to get an initial look at the newest line. One of the items t...
THE budget proposal that Donald Trump will send to Congress, proposing to boost the Pentagon’s spending by $54bn next year, is less transformative than the president appears to believe. As Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate armed services committee, swiftly pointed out, the 10% increase is only $19bn more than that forecast by the outgoing Obama administration (out of a total annual spend of close to $600bn).Mr Trump’s conviction that this will ensure America wins its future war...
Kyocera claims its new flip phone meets 18 U.S. military standards, including water and dust resistance, survival in extreme temperatures, meter-high drops, and prolonged exposure to humidity and solar radiation. The post Military grade: Kyocera’s Torque X01 may be one of the toughest phones ever made appeared first on Digital Trends.