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US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

The US military’s top officer, General Martin Dempsey, told lawmakers on Wednesday it was possible special operations forces could eventually be sent to Syria to back up American-trained rebels. But officials said Dempsey’s comment was addressing a “hypothetical” scenario for […]


China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military on Thursday with a 10.1 percent increase in 2015, as it is embroiled in a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to […]


Australia Tender Announced for Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project

Armidale class of fast patrol boat

Today, the Government announces the Request for Tender (RFT) for the replacement – Australian-made – Pacific Patrol Boats under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, Project SEA3036 Phase 1. This project represents a significant investment in Australian defence industry with the […]


Solarium 2015: Forcing multiple dilemmas on enemy

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno talks to 84 captains from throughout the Army during Solarium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 26, 2015. The focus of the discussions was "The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World."

One of the hoped for outcomes of the Army Operating Concept, or AOC, is “creating an atmosphere where we can create multiple dilemmas for the enemy in an environment where we feel very comfortable operating,” said Army Chief of Staff […]


Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study in Arctic extremes

For the second time in three years, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training. For the second time in three years, researchers from USARIEM traveled to […]


US Special Forces Soldiers train Honduran force

A Green Beret, from the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), observes Honduran Tigres as they assault a building that serves as their objective on an Eglin Air Force Base range, Feb. 27, 2015. The Tigres, a counter-narcotic and counter-trafficking force, were participating in culmination exercise testing.

A Honduran force skilled in combating criminal organizations and countering human and narcotic trafficking recently trained with Special Forces Soldiers on the ranges of Eglin Air Force Base, located in Northwest Florida. Green Berets, from the 7th Special Forces Group […]


U.S., Polish forces hone interoperability skills

Polish infantrymen, from 3rd Company, 1st Infantry Battalion, 12th Mechanized Brigade, egress from a UH-60 "Black Hawk" during medical evacuation training at the Drawsko Pomorski Land Forces Training Center, Feb. 26, 2015.

On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning’s frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk’s arrival and the beginning of medical […]


US Army engineers define future aviation fleet

An artist's conception of future Army rotorcraft is shown.

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its areas of technical […]


21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIS

21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIS

Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer adversaries to extremist groups that use both approaches, like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]


 
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