Military News

Unexploded ordnance at Yokota turns out to be old box of bullets

Stars and Stripes - 55 min 1 sec ago
Normal operations have resumed at Yokota in western Tokyo after unexploded ordnance found Monday turned out to be an old box of bullets.

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

Stars and Stripes - 3 hours 6 min ago
Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

Trump praises India’s Modi for purchases of US armaments

Stars and Stripes - 3 hours 13 min ago
President Donald Trump offered ebullient appreciation for Indian purchases of U.S military equipment as he welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday.

Colorado jury acquits Army Green Beret who killed intruder

Stars and Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
A jury in Colorado Springs has acquitted a U.S. Army Green Beret who shot and killed an intruder in his detached garage.

Judge suspends all Iraqi deportations in US for 2 weeks

Stars and Stripes - 4 hours 39 min ago
A federal judge on Monday temporarily suspended the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals in the U.S. while he determines whether his court is the proper place to consider their fears of physical harm if they're kicked out of the country.

House members want taxpayer money to hire personal security

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:31
House of Representatives lawmakers want $25,000 each to hire private security right away to protect them in their home districts, an unusually quick, bipartisan response to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a baseball practice.

White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:36
The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

Hawaii military child's death inspires national safety initiative

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:20
The death of a Hawaii boy who fell out of a window in a military housing unit has sparked a national initiative to prevent similar deaths at other military homes.

Supporters rally for Iraqi refugee amid deportation threat

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:39
About 300 people demonstrated outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Albuquerque on Monday to support an Iraqi refugee they say will face death if he is deported because he helped train U.S. soldiers going to Iraq.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:09
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:47
The Russian Foreign Ministry says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked Monday about the need to secure a cease-fire in Syria, fight extremist groups and prevent the use of chemical weapons.

First military case in 'Fat Leonard' Navy bribery scandal begins

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:46
While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday.

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:31
A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:02
Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:09
With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of attention to the Gulf federation as it wades into some of the region's messiest conflicts.

Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu to protest Western Wall decision

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:03
Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

ISIS launches counterattacks in areas of Mosul considered liberated

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:44
Islamic State fighters launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighborhood that had recently been declared free of the militant group, setting off clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said Monday.

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:41
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:41
British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Stars and Stripes - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:00
Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.