U.S. contractor killed in suicide drone strike in Syria

On December 2, 2022, U.S. troops patrolled near the countryside in Rumailan, Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, near the border with Turkey. Dereel Suleiman | AFP | Getty Images Five U.S. service members and a U.S. contractor were wounded Thursday when a suicide drone struck a U.S. contractor alliance base The defense ministry said in … Read more

Kiev says top Ukrainian officials discussed military aid in phone call with U.S. defense officials

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Three senior U.S. security officials had a video call with a group of Ukrainian counterparts to discuss military aid to Kiev, U.S. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff said Saturday. “We discussed the further delivery of necessary assistance to our country, especially vehicles, weapons and … Read more

DeSantis has made the GOP primary all about him

CNN — ron desantis Not even a declared presidential candidate yet, but his skeptical stance exist ukraine war Means the Republican campaign is already built around him. Florida’s governor warned this week that the war was merely a “territorial” dispute and not a core U.S. national interest, forcing a response from his potential Republican rival … Read more

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin slams Russia’s downing of US drone as ‘aggressive’ and ‘unsafe’

CNN — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vowed on Wednesday that U.S. aircraft would continue to “fly and operate wherever international law allows,” a day after Russian jets hit american drone over the Black Sea, forcing it to be shot down in international waters. “This dangerous incident is part of a pattern of aggressive, dangerous and … Read more

Military academies see ‘alarming increase’ in sexual assault

CNN — Sexual assault incidents at U.S. military academies are at their highest level on record for the 2021-2022 school year. new report Posted on Friday. An 18% increase in reported sexual assault incidents across the three colleges in 2021-2022 compared to the 2017-2018 school year Military School Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Annual Report. … Read more

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes surprise visit to Iraq

CNN — Speaking during an unannounced trip to Baghdad on Tuesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said U.S. troops were “ready to stay in Iraq,” according to accompanying U.S. media reports. Austin is the highest-ranking cabinet official to visit the country since its founding biden In a statement, the government said he was visiting Iraq … Read more

Lloyd Austin: US defense secretary tells CNN military aid to Ukraine will ‘change’ war dynamics with Russia

You can watch the full interview with Lloyd Austin on “CNN This Morning” Friday at 6AM ET. CNN — The US believes the training and equipment it is providing to Ukraine will ‘change the dynamics on the battlefield’ war on russia And allowed Kiev forces to “break through Russia’s defenses,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said … Read more

Senate holds first hearing on suspected Chinese spy balloon

(The stream is scheduled to begin at 10:15AM ET. If you didn’t see the video above at that time, please refresh the page.) On Thursday, the Senate held its first hearing on the Chinese spy balloon that floated over the United States last week before being shot down over the weekend. The Senate Appropriations Committee … Read more

China refuses to talk to U.S. defense secretary after suspected spy balloon shot down

CNN — China rejects dialogue with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Shoot down suspected Chinese balloonthe Pentagon said in a statement Tuesday. The Pentagon submitted Austin’s request to speak with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe immediately after the U.S. fighter jets shot down the balloon Saturday afternoon. But China rejected the request, according to the … Read more

New photos show US Navy recovering downed plane off US coast

On February 5, 2023, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team 2 recovered a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photo: US Navy this us navy Photos released on Tuesday show the recovery of the wreckage Chinese spy balloon shot down over the weekend on the orders of the president … Read more