Tag: Military

North Korean Missile Launch Fails ‘Almost Immediately,’ U.S. Military Says

North Korea attempted a missile launch early Sunday local time but it failed “almost immediately” according to U.S. and South Korean military officials. The launch was attempted from Sinpo, some 400 miles from Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command, and came hours before Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea on a planned visit. […]

U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

The U.S. military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago. The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this […]

Syria: UK rules out military action after chemical attack

Downing Street has downplayed any plans for military action in the aftermath of the deadly toxic gas attack in northern Syria, which the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said bore the hallmarks of an attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Asked about any prospect of military reprisals, Downing Street officials travelling with the prime minister in […]

Top U.S. Commander: Iran’s Heightened Threat Since Nuclear Deal May Require Military Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. needs to consider military action to disrupt Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, which have intensified since the Islamic Republic signed a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, a top American commander warned American lawmakers. Former President Barack Obama and other supporters of […]

US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy

In the five months since the Mosul offensive began, the US-led coalition has carried out more than 2,100 air strikes against Islamic State. Nearly 600 ISIS buildings and facilities have been hit, as well as 614 bunkers, 451 mortar positions and 273 boats and barges. These are the numbers that represent the slow and steady […]

White House considering direct military action to counter North Korea

In a dramatic shift from traditional policy, an internal White House review on North Korea strategy revealed that the option to use military force or a regime change to curb the threat of North Korean nuclear weapons was on the table, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. This review comes at the heels of […]

Army places Muslim chaplain in charge of ministering to 14,000 troops

In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone […]

Israeli PM says Palestinians should self-govern but without military power

Speaking at a news conference in Sydney with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Benjamin Netanyahu says while he supported self-government for Palestinians, any solution must not be a threat to the state of Israel. ‘Let them govern themselves but let them not have the military and the physical power to threaten Israel,’ Netanyahu tells […]

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days,” General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force’s ground units, told a news […]

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days,” General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force’s ground units, told a news […]