Military News

Argentina dismisses navy chief amid submarine investigation

Stars and Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
Argentina has dismissed the head of its navy as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a submarine with 44 crew members aboard last month.

Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales

Stars and Stripes - 2 hours 26 min ago
A South Korean-born Sydney man was charged Sunday with acting as an economic agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles.

Wreaths Across America at Antietam: A special honor for 6 Civil War soldiers

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:26
In the back corner of Antietam National Cemetery, a good 25 yards from any other plot, are six graves. They are the final resting places of African-American soldiers who died in the Civil War Battle of Antietam — segregated even in death. Saturday afternoon, they were first to be honored during the cemetery's Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Inside the race to deport a 94-year-old Nazi guard

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:51
The last surviving Nazi collaborator ordered to leave American soil lives in a redbrick Queens rowhouse on a bustling stretch of 89th Street, just around the corner from a Chipotle with a distant view of the Manhattan skyline.

Sanctions are hurting aid efforts - and ordinary people - in North Korea

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:21
Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean regime are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is harming ordinary North Koreans.

Volunteers place wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:41
A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

BLM investigator alleges misconduct by feds in Bundy ranch standoff

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:34
A scathing memo from the lead investigator who assessed how federal officers handled the 2014 armed standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy accuses agents of far-reaching misconduct, recklessness and unrestrained antipathy toward the family.

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:26
Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into "a ghost town" as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

DOD's cyber offensive against ISIS could shape future for US forces

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:22
The U.S. military has conducted cyber attacks against the Islamic State for more than a year, and its record of success when those attacks are coordinated with elite Special Operations troops is such that the Pentagon is likely to carry out similar operations with greater frequency.

Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:10
Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

Bangladeshis worry they'll pay price for NYC subway bomb

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:02
When an immigrant from Bangladesh set off a bomb in New York City's subway system this week, he was the only person injured. But New York City's vibrant Bangladeshi community is worried that it, too, may ultimately get hurt by the attack.

Pentagon spent $22 million on UFO research, reports say

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:31
The $22 million Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program began in 2007 after its funding was pushed by Sen. Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat who retired this year, according to The New York Times. Reid has long had an interest in the phenomenon of UFOs.

A decade into Mexico's deadly drug war, lawmakers vote to give the military more power

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:55
Thousands of protesters marched against it. Hundreds of human rights groups implored lawmakers to reject it. Even the United Nations warned of its dangers.

Search for soldier who went missing in Korean War continues

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:43
The Saturday before Veterans Day, on a glorious autumn day when Boiseans were honoring veterans with a festive parade, Jorja Reyburn wasn't there. Instead, she was in a quiet meeting room with officials from the Department of Defense who were reporting their painfully slow progress to families of service members who have never returned from war.

Inmates are part of an army of firefighters battling a 'monster' that just keeps growing

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:30
For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the backcountry to thwart the fire's sudden rushes at homes.

A day in the life of a WWI military medical examiner

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:22
A reporter spent the day watching two Fort George Wright doctors examine dozens of army recruits for potential defects. He said the doctors had an uncanny feel for the job.

Trump’s visitor logs remain secret

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:09
President Donald Trump is expected at his Winter White House in Palm Beach for the holidays, but records showing who will be visiting him at his Mar-a-Lago Club aren’t available to the public.

Setback for sexual harassment claim filed by woman heading Wis. American Legion

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:56
Amber Nikolai – fired by the state Department of Veterans Affairs in September and hired a month later to lead the 53,000-member Wisconsin American Legion – may go to court to pursue a sexual harassment claim rejected earlier this month by the state Equal Rights Division.

How an informant anchored a takedown of a Virginia gang

Stars and Stripes - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:42
The stakes were so high for one suspected dealer that he chewed off his own fingerprint to keep investigators from using it to unlock his phone, court filings state. More than a dozen targets of the takedown appeared in federal court in Alexandria on Dec. 11 and were held without bond.