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National Guard member's arrest marks fourth service member charged in Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A member of the Wisconsin National Guard was arrested Monday over his role in the Capitol attack. Abram Markofski is the fourth service member to face federal charges over the January 6 insurrection. A federal judge released Markofski Monday pending a virtual May 10 hearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities arrested a member of the Wisconsin Natio...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Defense, Trends, Military, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Madison, Justice Department, Nelson, Trump, Capitol, National Guard


The nation's top general is considering ending commanders' roles in reviewing military sex assault cases

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Gen. Mark Milley says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. He said sexual assault in the military continues to happen despite efforts to stop it. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Speed, Military, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Defense Department, Robert Burns


SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


A Pentagon panel recommended that commanders shouldn't get a say in whether service members are prosecuted for sexual assault

The Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military has recommended that the chain of command not apply when deciding if sexual assault cases should be prosecuted. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images A Pentagon panel recommends that commanders should not decide if service members are prosecuted for sexual assault. The independent commission said sexual harassment claims should be handled outside the chain of command. These recommendation could drastically change the way the mili...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Sexual Assault, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Military, Pentagon, Associated Press, New Mexico, Air Force


Preparing for a Storm

Operation Desert Storm had important implications for the Air Force, with the tenet of air superiority taking on new meaning as the air campaign became the initial phase of the war. During this time, the U.S. developed a new strategic concept for the use of airpower that continues to influence air operations today. The lessons learned from this conflict led to development of the modern Air Expeditionary Force which supports combatant commanders with theater airpower capability. ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Defense, America, Iran, Cnn, Afghanistan, Military, Nato, United Kingdom, Coalition


Navy Seabee died when military vehicles collided on 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton

A 26-year-old Navy Seabee attached to a Ventura base died in a crash on the 5 freeway Tuesday, March 2,  when five vehicles in a convoy collided, military officials said. The convoy carrying members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion was headed south on the freeway near Camp Pendleton’s northern end shortly before 7 a.m. when at least one of the five 7-ton trucks slowed for unknown reasons, causing the others to collide, California Highway Patrol officials said. Navy officials said the s...
Tags: News, Navy, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Taliban, California Highway Patrol, Ventura, Hornets, Mission Hospital, Camp Pendleton


Seabee died when military vehicles collided on 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton

A 26-year-old Navy Seabee attached to a Ventura base died in a crash on the 5 freeway Tuesday, March 2,  when five vehicles in a convoy collided, military officials said. The convoy carrying members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion was headed south on the freeway near the base’s northern end shortly before 7 a.m. when at least one of the five 7-ton trucks slowed for unknown reasons, causing the others to collide, California Highway Patrol officials said. Navy officials said the service...
Tags: News, Navy, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Taliban, California Highway Patrol, Ventura, Hornets, Mission Hospital, Camp Pendleton


Marine aviation marks history as last FA-18 Hornets land from deployment with USS Nimitz

Eleven F/A-18 Hornets launched from the deck of the USS Nimitz on Thursday heralding the end of an era for the famed fighter jets in the Marine Corps. The flight to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s tarmac marked the last time the Marines would deploy with Hornets on an aircraft carrier. By 2028, most pilots will fly the more stealth F-35 B fighter jets. A F/A-18C Hornet, from the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, launches off the flight deck of the USS Nimitz...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, India, Africa, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military


US airstrike in Syria kills 1, wounds several, says militia official

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, LOLITA C. BALDOR, and ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U...
Tags: News, California, Washington, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Austin, Britain, Soccer


Nearly 90% of military hazing complaints come from the Marine Corps

via U.S. Marine Corps An annual report on hazing in the military shows that the Marine Corps had the lion's share of hazing complaints and substantiated hazing incidents. The data is a troubling snapshot taken shortly after the Marines faced national scrutiny over hazing episodes at boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year after a Marine drill instructor was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for hazing Muslim recruits, th...
Tags: Bullying, Navy, California, Defense, Trends, Afghanistan, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Air Force, Defense Department, South Carolina, Coast Guard, Chu, US Marine Corps


Austin Signs ‘Stand-Down’ Memo To Tackle Extremism In The Military

In an effort to root out extremism within the nation’s military ranks, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signed a memo on Friday that directed commanding officers and supervisors to hold a one-day stand down on the issue. [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, Defense, Military, Pentagon, Extremism, Lloyd Austin, Zoë Richards


Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military. The new order, which Biden is expected to sign in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Biden’s orde...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Defense, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Transgender, Soccer, Military, Muslim


Lloyd Austin confirmed as 1st Black secretary of defense

By ROBERT BURNS and ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday as the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. Biden is expected to win approval for other...
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35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


21st Century Deterrence

Since the employment of nuclear weapons to end WWII, deterrence has been a cornerstone of U.S. military strategy. The display of preeminent military power 75 years ago ushered in security to international order, enabled the economic prosperity of the United States and its allies and provided a strategic deterrence to prevent major power conflict. See more DETERRENCE photos on Flickr The Defense Department defines deterrence as, “the prevention of action by the existence...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Colorado, Navy, Washington, North Korea, Germany, Russia, Defense, America, Ukraine, Canada, Military, United States, Nato, South Dakota


"The disturbing breach of security at the U.S. Capitol is raising serious questions about the safety of lawmakers and staff who work there..."

"... and drawing criticism toward the security services who are meant to keep them safe. Images of a mob scaling walls, breaking down fences, and storming the seat of the country’s Democracy have led to criticism that the Capitol Police should have been better prepared for the possible assault. 'What the hell was law enforcement on Capitol Hill thinking by not having secured the Capitol today?' former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked on CNBC... 'Everybody knew that there would be a disturban...
Tags: Law, Police, Defense, Capitol Hill, Leon Panetta, Cnbc, Capitol Police, Capitol, U S Capitol, Ann Althouse, Capitol Hill Police, the Trump resistance


Petitions of the week: Federal funding for sanctuary cities and another dispute about the border wall

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to delve further into contentious issues of immigration policy. One group of cases challenges the Trump administration’s attempt to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities. Another case involves certain construction projects that are part of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. If the justices take up the border-wall case, it will be the second case added to the court’s docket this term involving the legality of border-wall construction. ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Mexico, Defense, San Francisco, City, Department Of Defense, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj


33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


31 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel


Top US military leaders volunteer to become guinea pigs for COVID-19 vaccine

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Top commanders in the US military will be publicly getting their COVID-19 vaccinations to encourage other service members to do the same. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman noted that senior leaders across the different branches and combatant commands will be volunteering to take the vaccine publicly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top commanders in the US military will be publicly getting their COVID-1...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Defense, US, International, Trends, Military, Pentagon, Vaccinations, Vaccine, Chris Miller, Defense Department, Hoffman, Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley


Like former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Biden's choice for Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, will require Congress to waive a law that excludes former military officers from serving in that position until they've been retired for 7 years.

"'The law was put in place to make sure there was a separation between the civil and military authority,' said Charles Allen, a retired Army colonel and scholar on civil-military relations at the Army War College.... [F]our years ago, Mattis was widely viewed as a necessary exception due to the concern that Trump and his team were inexperienced and the revered retired Marine would provide some stability. But the circumstances are different now. 'What I found distressing about Austin,' [said Pete...
Tags: Law, Congress, Defense, Gop, Ethics, Army, National Security Council, Air Force, Biden, George W Bush, Trump, Duke University, Charles Allen, Mattis, Lloyd Austin, Ann Althouse


9 incredible achievements of Chuck Yeager, the legendary Air Force pilot who first broke the sound barrier

Retired Air Force General Chuck Yeager answers questions from the media, during a press conference honouring the 50th anniversary of his first supersonic flight, October 14 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 in a Bell X-1 aircraft similar to the one behind him, nicknamed "Glamorous Glennis." REUTERS There has never been anyone quite like late US Air Force Brig. Gen. (ret.) Chuck Yeager, a truly legendary figure in aviation.Yeager, who died Tuesday ...
Tags: South Korea, Defense, America, Trends, Indianapolis, Nasa, Military, Air Force, Mach, Yeager, Isaac Brekken, Chevrolet Corvette, Chuck Yeager, Edwards Air Force, Jim Bridenstine, Military & Defense


19 unforgettable images from the Pearl Harbor attack 79 years ago

The USS West Virginia burns in Pearl Harbor. US Navy The devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began at 7:48 a.m. on December 7, 1941, and it drew America into World War II. The attack killed some 2,400 Americans and wounded many others, while sinking four battleships and damaging many more. Here are photographs from immediate aftermath. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. December 7, 1941, began as a perfect Sunday morning for the troops serving the US fleet at Pearl...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Congress, Navy, Defense, US, International, America, West Virginia, Trends, Ap, Features, Marine, Military, Army, World War Ii


Trump toadies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie added to Defense Business Board after Pentagon purge

Donald Trump and his administration have effectively enacted a purge in the Defense Department, in the last 45 days of his term. On Friday, the Pentagon announced that two of Trump's longtime loyalists, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, have been appointed to the department's Defense Business Board. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Defense, US news, Military, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Coup, Corey Lewandowski, Defense Business Board, Cronyism, David Bossie


The New Normal

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2019, the Honorable Dana Deasy is the Department of Defense chief information officer. With more than 38 years of experience leading and delivering large-scale information technology strategies and projects, Deasey serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology and information assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation and timi...
Tags: Australia, Washington, Nsa, Defense, Department Of Defense, Dhs, People, Military, United States, Bradford, Pentagon, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Kennedy, Stonewall, Hunter


UK to invest in AI and cyber as part of major defense spending hike

The UK has announced a massive boost in defense spending — £16.5 billion ($21.8BN) over four years, the biggest such spending bump for 30 years — in what prime minister Boris Johnson has described as a “once in a generation modernization” of the UK’s armed forces and “the end of the era of retreat” on funding for defense. Overall the UK prime minister said the spending hike will create 40,000 jobs, adding that it will cement the country’s position as the biggest military defense spender in Europ...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, Scotland, Russia, Defense, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Britain, Military, Drones, Labour, Nato, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson


Trump orders the Pentagon to pull thousands of US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan

Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army US Army Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced Tuesday afternoon that the US is withdrawing thousands of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. By Jan. 15, there will be 2,500 troops in Iraq...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Military, Middle East, Mitch McConnell, National Security, Pentagon, Chris Miller


Biden expresses 'deep condolences' after 6 American troops killed in helicopter crash while Trump trashes Fox News

Ceremonial Guardsmen fold the American flag U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller Six American troops, as well as two foreign military personnel, were killed when a helicopter assigned to an international peacekeeping force crashed off the coast of Egypt. President-elect Joe Biden issued a statement on Twitter extending "deep condolences to the loved ones of the peacekeepers." President Donald Trump, on the other hand, appears to have not yet said anything about the crash,...
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, Defense, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, Egypt, Fox News, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Sharm El Sheikh


Biden expresses 'deep condolences' after 5 American troops were killed in a helicopter crash while Trump trashes Fox News

Ceremonial Guardsmen fold the American flag U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller Five American troops, as well as two foreign military personnel, were killed when a helicopter assigned to an international peacekeeping force crashed off the coast of Egypt. President-elect Joe Biden issued a statement on Twitter extending "deep condolences to the loved ones of the peacekeepers." President Donald Trump, on the other hand, appears to have not yet said anything about the crash...
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, Defense, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, Egypt, Fox News, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Sharm El Sheikh


Military is wary that shakeup could make services too political

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The words spoken by America’s top military officer carried a familiar ring, but in the midst of a chaotic week at the Pentagon, they were particularly poignant. “We are unique among militaries,” said Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We do not take an oath to a king or a queen, a tyrant or a dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual.” Milley was speaking Wednesday at the dedication of an Army museum in a week...
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