Articles from The Guardian - US military

Army and navy academies investigate possible 'white power' hand signals

  • Sign similar to ‘OK’ seen in stands at Army-Navy football game
  • Anti-Defamation League says sign has become extremist meme

The US army and navy academies are investigating hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power“ and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said.

Afghanistan papers detail US dysfunction: 'We did not know what we were doing'

A key theme of the trove of documents published this week was the lack of coherence in Washington’s approach to Afghanistan from the outset

In the midst of Barack Obama’s much vaunted military surge against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2010, Hayam Mohammed, an elder from Panjwai near the Pakistani border confronted an officer from the US 101st airborne who had come into his village.

House approves $738bn military bill with money for Trump's Space Force

  • Measure is expected to be passed by Senate
  • Bill increases defense spending by 2.8%, or $20bn

The US House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738bn military spending bill setting policy for the Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets – and the creation of a “Space Force” that has been a priority for Donald Trump.

Pentagon suspends military training of Saudi students after Pensacola shooting

  • Decision grounds more than 300 military aviation students
  • Three US military members were killed in shooting Friday

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice in the wake of the deadly shooting by a Saudi air force officer.

Trump called for Seoul evacuation at height of North Korea tensions, new book says

President’s diktat was ignored by his top officials, Peter Bergen writes in Trump and his Generals: The Cost of Chaos

Donald Trump called for the population of Seoul to be moved during an Oval Office meeting when tensions between the US and North Korea were at their height, according to a new book about the president’s relations with the US military.

US lies and deception spelled out in Afghanistan papers' shocking detail

The tranche of documents show that in trying to paint the best pictures, those involved delivered the worst

During the Vietnam war, the daily US military briefings were known to journalists as the Five O’ Clock Follies, described by one of the AP reporters who attended them as “the longest-playing tragicomedy in south-east Asia’s theatre of the absurd”.

US defense secretary orders security review at military bases after Pensacola shooting

Mark Esper said he also instructed US armed forces to screen for foreign solders who come to the US for training

The defense secretary, Mark Esper, said he has instructed the US armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the US for training.

Donald Trump has destroyed American leadership – I'll restore it | Elizabeth Warren

The president’s behavior at the Nato summit in London was as appalling as it was typical. Our next commander-in-chief will have important work to do

For seven decades, America’s strength, security and prosperity have been underpinned by our unmatched network of treaty alliances, cemented in shared democratic values and a recognition of our common security. But after three years of Donald Trump’s insults and antics, our alliances are under enormous strain.

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