US military

Two US, one British personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack: officials

Two American personnel and one from Britain were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq`s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, US officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Mar 12, 2020, 07:24 AM IST

Pompeo says U.S. killed Iranian commander to prevent 'imminent attack'

A U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian commander aimed to disrupt an "imminent attack" that would have endangered Americans in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in television interviews on Friday.

Jan 03, 2020, 22:01 PM IST

US military issues warning as half a million Facebook users sign up for ‘Storm Area 51’ event

The Guardian reported that as many as 1.4 million people have RSVP’d as attending the plan to storm Area 51 in Nevada.

Jul 17, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

US military was cocked and loaded to retaliate, but 150 Iranian lives not proportionate to a drone, says Donald Trump

His statement comes hours after Iran claimed it could have shot down US Navy P-8 Poseidon with 35 on board, but chose drone to 'send a message to Americans'.


Jun 21, 2019, 23:16 PM IST

Pentagon extends mission to Mexico border through September

The deployment had previously been authorized through Jan. 31 by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Jan 15, 2019, 09:37 AM IST

US 'to pull 7,000 troops' from Afghanistan: Reports

Withdrawing troops from the region could recoil and pave the way toward a "second 9/11". 

Dec 21, 2018, 09:59 AM IST

Donald Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

"I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Oct 19, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

President Donald Trump orders US military to establish 'space force' in wake of competition from Russia and China

US military branches are the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

Jun 19, 2018, 20:04 PM IST

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia over ''westernising projects''

The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia and warned against "westernising projects" masterminded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

Jun 02, 2018, 09:50 AM IST

Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Trump has stepped up his immigration rhetoric in recent days and his administration has moved to further crack down on people who are in the United States illegally.

Apr 04, 2018, 00:01 AM IST

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports. 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Islamic State thriving in Somalia: UN report

An Islamic State faction in Somalia has grown significantly over the past year, carrying out attacks in Puntland and receiving some funding from Syria and Iraq, a report by UN sanctions monitors said Friday.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defences 

Oct 11, 2017, 07:10 AM IST

US military carries out more airstrikes against ISIS in Libya, several fighters killed

The US military has carried out more air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya, killing several fighters, the US Africa Command says.

Sep 29, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

IS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive: US commander

The IS militants, who swept into Iraq in 2014 against minimal resistance from the Iraqi army, still control a large area of eastern Syria along the border with Iraq, as well as parts of Raqqa, the capital of the group's self-styled caliphate.

Sep 01, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Donald Trump signs memo banning transgender recruits from US military

Last year, former US President Barack Obama had decided to allow transgenders to serve in the US military.

Aug 26, 2017, 10:12 AM IST

Donald Trump sends 'thoughts and prayers' to US sailors in crash

Columbia; US President Donald Trump late on Sunday tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to the sailors aboard a US destroyer that collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 missing and five in

Aug 21, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

US military chopper makes emergency landing in Austria

Austrian defence officials say a US military Blackhawk helicopter with seven people on board had to make an emergency landing west of Vienna after it flew too low during a storm and scraped against tree branches.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Donald Trump likely to ban transgender US military personnel, reversing Obama

The action, reversing Democratic former President Barack Obama`s policy, halted years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity

Jul 27, 2017, 06:28 AM IST

Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:26 PM IST