Military History


UN Rescinds Invitation to Iran to Attend Talks

A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer under intense U.S. pressure after the opposition threatened to boycott.… Full Story


Bills Open Military to Some Illegal Immigrants

Lawmakers meeting with military recruiting officials on Thursday said they support efforts to open up the armed services to men and women who were brought into the country illegally, but as children.

Reps. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif.,… Full Story


TBI Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death

People who survive six months or longer after suffering traumatic brain injuries continue to remain at risk for premature death long after their injury, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Medical Association.

The risk of premature death… Full Story


LCS 1 Conducted Operational Missions in South China Sea

The Navy’s USS Freedom conducted several operational patrol missions in the South China Sea while on a 32,000-mile, 10-month long maiden deployment through the Pacific region, service officials said.

As a first-in-class vessel, the USS Freedom or Littoral Combat… Full Story


In Christmas Tradition, Obama Honors US Military

President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make during the holidays and throughout the year.

After a morning… Full Story


Army to Field New Type of Parachute

The U.S. Army and other services will soon begin fielding the first new type of parachute in decades, the service said.

The product is known as the Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, or RA-1. In coming months, it… Full Story


Prisoners Accuse Poland of Complicity In Rendition

Two men who were subjected to extraordinary rendition and torture by US intelligence services in Poland a decade ago have accused Poland of being complicit in the abuse. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian national of… Full Story


“Minority Report” Software in Development

The software behind the film “Minority Report” — where Tom Cruise speeds through video on a large screen using only hand gestures — is making its way into the real world.

The interface developed by scientist John Underkoffler has been… Full Story


Iraqis Joyful For Withdrawal But Wary Of Leaders

Iraqis expressed joy at the news that US forces had completed their withdrawal on Sunday, but voiced doubts their politicians could come together to rebuild the violence-wracked country.

“I am proud — all Iraqis should be proud, like all those… Full Story


Iran and Hezbollah’s terror escalation against Israel

After a series of failed or foiled terror attempts against Israeli targets this year, Iran and Hezbollah finally staged a “successful” attack. The suicide bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian citizen, and wounded some 30 Israelis.… Full Story