US military

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit: Overstepping China’s ‘red line’

US-China friction over Taiwan likely to have worrying impacts on global stability.

January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

US military strikes in Iraq stir regional hornet’s nest

The United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when it attacked an Iranian-backed militia on the weekend.

January 6, 2018
January 6, 2018

US biggest military spender in World, India in South Asia

The United States’ military spending has dominated the world for years, but recent data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India are other four biggest spenders on military.

August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

Eyeing Russia, US military shifts toward more global war games

The US military is moving toward more global exercises to better prepare for a more assertive Russia and other worldwide threats, a senior officer says.

July 26, 2017
July 26, 2017

Trump bans transgender people from the US military

President Donald Trump announces that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause.

May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016

US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa has imposed a midnight curfew and a ban on alcohol after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a Japanese woman.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Bangladeshi-origin man jailed for life

A Bangladeshi-origin British man who plotted an Islamic State-inspired attack on US military personnel based in England has been jailed for life and told he will spend at least 12 years behind bars.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

Up to $800m of IS cash ‘destroyed’

Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says.

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

Obama dismisses NKorea nuclear ‘offer’

US President Barack Obama dismisses North Korea's proposal to suspend nuclear tests if the US ends its annual military exercises with the South.

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

IS rocket expert 'killed by drone' - US

A militant from the so-called Islamic State (IS) believed to be responsible for a deadly attack on US troops in northern Iraq has been killed in a drone strike, the US military says.