Military

Debris from two planes that crashed during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport lie on the ground.

6 Killed After Vintage Aircraft Collide At Dallas Air Show

Several videos on social media showed a fighter plane appearing to fly into a bomber, causing them to quickly crash to the ground and catch fire.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A mural depicts mercenaries of Russia's Wagner Group.

How Mercenaries, Wagner Group Are Shaping Ukraine Invasion

Mercenaries and private security have been in the spotlight after a viral video showed Russian prisoners being recruited to join war efforts.

 | By Newsy Staff

A plane is Afghanistan is shown.

A Year After U.S. Pullout, Afghan Interpreters Are Still Stuck

Last year, the U.S. promised to evacuate all military interpreters, but the country's chaotic exit left most of them behind.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Smoke rises from a fire in a trash burn pit at Forward Operating Base Caferetta Nawzad.

Senate OKs Enhanced Benefits For Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

The military routinely used open burn pits set ablaze with jet fuel to dispose of tires, batteries and medical waste.

 | By Associated Press

Members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945

Black Female WWII Unit Recognized With Congressional Honor

The unit was credited with solving a growing mail crisis and served as a role model to generations of Black women who joined the military.

 | By Associated Press

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon.

U.S. Puts 8,500 Troops On Heightened Alert Amid Russia Tension

The troops are prepared for potential deployment to Europe as Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to de-escalate military pressure on Ukraine.

 | By Jason Bellini and Associated Press

Soldiers sit on the grass.

Ukraine Receives Supplies From Allies As Russia Amasses Weaponry

Russia's advanced hardware is adding to a military imbalance between Russia and Ukraine that was already severely lopsided in Russia's favor.

 | By Jason Bellini

Ethiopian government soldiers ride in the back of a truck on a road near Agula.

What's Happening In Tigray?

The Ethiopian government has been fighting the Tigray rebels since last November when the TPLF attacked government bases.

 | By Newsy Staff

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy surrounded by servicemen as he visits the war-hit Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.

President Biden Warns Russian President Against Ukraine Invasion

U.S. intelligence officials said Russia is planning to deploy 175,000 troops near Ukraine in preparation for a possible invasion.

 | By Sasha Ingber

Protesters hold a poster depicting Vanessa Guillen.

Push For New Legislation For Military Sexual Assault Survivors

The battle for for compensation for military sexual assault survivors has made its way to the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

 | By Terace Garnier

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi watches the vaccination of health workers at hospital in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Myanmar To Prosecute Suu Kyi Over Alleged Election Fraud

Widespread electoral fraud allegations were the main reason cited by the military for its Feb. 1 seizure of power that toppled Suu Kyi's government.

 | By Associated Press

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

General Milley Defends Calls To China At End Of Trump Presidency

Milley reportedly made two calls to a Chinese official to assure him that the U.S. was not going to go to war with or attack China.

 | By Associated Press

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington.

Pentagon Announces How It Will Address Sexual Assault

Plans include establishing special-victim prosecutors, bringing on sexual assault prevention workers and hiring response coordinators and advocates.

 | By Simon Kaufman and Associated Press

image taken from video provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry

North And South Korea Launch Ballistic Missiles Hours Apart

North Korea fired two weapons off its east coast. Then, South Korea says it fired the nation's first submarine-launched ballistic missile.

 | By Associated Press and Katherine Biek

President Joe Biden

President Biden Decides To Stick With Aug. 31 Final Pullout From Kabul

NATO partners and other countries say they will have to shut down their own evacuations if the U.S. withdraws.

 | By Associated Press

Soldier smile in a photo

The Push For Transgender Rights In The Military

For the first time, the VA plans to cover sex reassignment surgeries for members and veterans.

 | By Scripps

South African Defence Force soldiers on patrol.

South Africa Deploys 25,000 Troops To Quell Rioting, At Least 117 Dead

Weeklong riots were sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma for refusing to comply with an investigation into alleged corruption.

 | By Associated Press

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.

Pentagon Leaders Defend Military Efforts On Racism, Extremism

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley denied accusations that the military's approach creates division.

 | By Simon Kaufman

U.S. Capitol Police officers hold off rioters loyal to President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington.

Military Leader Defends Jan. 6 Response

A House panel hearing took place to examine unanswered questions about insurrection.

 | By Robin Dich

Graffiti depicts Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban d

CNN Report Says U.S. Begins Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Biden wants troops out by Sept. 11.

 | By Austin Kim

U.S. Starts Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Some details of the departure may remain under wraps, since the Pentagon is worried the Taliban may target remaining personnel.

 | By Kamil Zawadzki

The Pentagon in Washington. U.S.

Panel: Have Independent Review Of Military Sex Abuse Cases

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to seek input from military leaders on the decision.

 | By Simon Kaufman

Police keep a watch on demonstrators who tried to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.

Inspector General Says Capitol Police Need to Change "Culture"

He told a House panel USCP needs to improve its operational planning, intelligence gathering and training.

 | By Lauren Stephenson

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

New Defense Secretary Tours Afghanistan Amid Military Exit Pressures

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin didn't confirm an exit date for U.S. troops, but did say an announcement would come from President Biden.

 | By Antoinette Miller

Former President Barack Obama walks with then Col. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost

President Nominates 2 Women Generals For Promotions

Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson will take on new assignments to four-star commands.

 | By Newsy Staff

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Orders Pentagon Board Members To Resign

Austin said the review will assess whether each board provides value and make sure its focus aligns with "our most pressing strategic priorities."

 | By Newsy Staff

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby

Pentagon Reviewing FEMA Request For Help With Vaccine Rollout

"We are actively considering support for the vaccine effort and are prepared to certainly do so," a Pentagon spokesperson said.

 | By Robin Dich

National Guard troops reinforce security around the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration

FBI Vetting All 25,000 Troops In D.C. For Inauguration

The military screens its own members on a regular basis, so these FBI checks are really just additional layers of security for this specific event.

 | By Katherine Biek

National Guard troops reinforce security around the U.S. Capitol ahead of expected protests leading up to the inauguration.

What Defense Officials Are Looking For In Potential 'Insider Attacks'

One security concern is a possible attack by armed individuals.

 | By Katherine Biek

Analysts Say Growing China-Russia Alliance Presents New Threats

Evolving military and technology cooperation between Beijing and Moscow is raising concerns in Washington.

 | By Sasha Ingber