Articles from The Guardian - US military

Iran parliament brands US troops in Middle East as terrorist

  • Bill authorises Iran to respond to ‘terrorist actions’ by US forces
  • US designation of Revolutionary Guards as terrorist takes effect

Iran’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill labelling US forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after Washington’s terrorism label for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect.

Trans troops return to era of 'don't ask, don't tell' as Trump policy takes effect

Openly transgender people now banned from serving in the military as LGBT groups denounce ‘shameful’ rule

The US military is returning to the era of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policies, after new rules that ban transgender people from serving came into effect on Friday.

Fewer Americans want to serve in the military. Cue Pentagon panic | William M Arkin

Declining interest in service has reached levels that should alarm – or delight – those who care about the nation’s health

Donald Trump’s three-quarters of a trillion dollar defense budget request submitted to Congress last month contains a dirty secret, one that should make us all think twice about perpetual war and public support for it.

The youth of America don’t want to serve in the military anymore.

The rise of the killer robots – and the two women fighting back

Jody Williams and Mary Wareham were leading lights in the campaign to ban landmines. Now they have autonomous weapons in their sights

It sounds like something from the outer reaches of science fiction: battlefield robots waging constant war, algorithms that determine who to kill, face-recognition fighting machines that can ID a target and take it out before you have time to say “Geneva conventions”.

US forces evacuated from Libya as Haftar seeks military control

Fighting rages between UN-backed Tripoli government and self-styled Libyan National Army

US forces have been evacuated from the Libyan capital as fighting raged in the city between militia allied to the UN-backed government in Tripoli and the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leading military figure from the east.

Pentagon reallocates $1bn to help fund Trump's border wall

  • Money to be used for 57 miles of 18ft-high fencing, CNN reports
  • Democrats say transfer of funds is ‘theft’ from armed forces

The Department of Defense has redirected $1bn in funding to allow construction of some of Donald Trump’s border wall, it announced late on Monday night, in a move Democrats said would worsen existing “substantial shortfalls” in defense spending.

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