Articles from The Guardian - US military

USS Bonhomme Richard fire: US warship rocked by explosion in San Diego – video

More than 20 people suffered minor injuries on Sunday after an explosion and fire on board a ship at a naval base in San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9am on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for the navy’s Pacific fleet. Four civilians and 17 sailors were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Raney said.

11 people injured after explosion on ship at US naval base

Investigation started into cause of fire on board USS Bonhomme Richard at its home port in San Diego

Eleven people suffered minor injuries on Sunday after an explosion and fire on board a ship at a naval base in San Diego, military officials said.

The blaze was reported shortly before 9am on USS Bonhomme Richard said Krishna Jackson, the base’s public information officer. Eleven people were treated for “non-life threatening injuries,” Jackson said.

Okinawa demands answers from US after 61 marines contract coronavirus

US military tells officials two affected bases have been put into lockdown and those who tested positive are in isolation

The governor of Okinawa island in Japan has demanded that a United States military commander take tougher prevention measures and have more transparency after officials were told more than 60 marines at two bases have been infected with the coronavirus over the past few days.

Top US general vows response if military confirms reports of Russian bounties

Gen Mark Milley tells lawmakers Pentagon is investigating reports Russia paid for attacks on US soldiers in Afghanistan

America’s top general has said military intelligence agencies are working to corroborate reports of Russia paying Taliban fighters bounties for killing US soldiers and vowed a response if they were confirmed.

Trump impeachment witness to retire from US military over 'intimidation'

Lt Col Alexander Vindman accused president of running a ‘campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation’ against him

Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel and national security aide who played a central role in Donald Trump’s impeachment case, announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the army, issuing a scathing statement that accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” against him.

Trump’s bond with veterans starts to fracture over Russian bounty plot

A series of military figures are lining up to condemn the president over his reported inaction after being briefed on the plot

Military veterans helped sweep Donald Trump to power in 2016, turning out in swing states like Ohio and Florida as Trump vowed to spend vast sums on defense. They have largely stuck with him ever since, even as Trump has repeatedly attacked venerated military leaders.

A 10% cut to the US military budget would help support struggling Americans | Bernie Sanders

If this horrific coronavirus pandemic has shown us anything, it is that national security involves a lot more than bombs

At this unprecedented moment in American history — a terrible pandemic, an economic meltdown, people marching across the country to end systemic racism and police brutality, growing income and wealth inequality and an unstable president in the White House — now is the time to bring people together to fundamentally alter our national priorities and rethink the very structure of American society.

Pages