Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 07:11
A trial has begun in Guatemala of two ex-military officers for human rights abuses against indigenous women during the country's long armed conflict. Francisco Reyes and Heriberto Valdez are accused of allowing the rape and abuse of 11 women at the Sepur Zarco military base in the 1980s.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 06:34
President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon, including $71.4 billion for research and development funding, $7.5 billion to fight the Islamic State group, $8.1 billion for submarines, and $1.8 billion on munitions.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 05:04
The Chilean Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security’s National Emergency Office (ONEMI, for its Spanish acronym) now has an Army satellite platform to ensure constant communication between zones affected by natural disasters and the government’s humanitarian aid agencies.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 05:06
Brazil's government says it will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus. The soldiers will go from home to home handing out leaflets on how to avoid the spread of Zika, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 06:47
Minister of the Interior, Basilio Monteiro, has denied that the former rebel movement Renamo is recruiting young Mozambicans into the ranks of its illegal militia. Speaking on Tuesday in the central city of Quelimane, and cited by the electronic paper “Diario de Zambezia”, Monteiro said talk of such recruitment was just “speculation by people of bad faith” who were trying to disturb public order and tranquillity.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:32

This hearing will serve to receive testimony on the role of the Service Chiefs in defense acquisition in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 06:40
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday disclosed new details of covert U.S. special operations commando activities in support of Syrian rebel groups fighting the Islamic State.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 07:06
If we truly intend to professionalize a foreign military force in support of a legitimate local government, it could take a long time, even decades, as it did in the Republic of Korea and Germany.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 07:06
Afghan forces are struggling to man the front lines against a resurgent Taliban, in part because of untold numbers of "ghost" troops who are paid salaries but only exist on paper.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 06:36
The Obama “scandal du jour” in the Israeli press focuses on the US president having turned down a $1 billion donation to Israel’s Iron Dome program that billionaire Sheldon Adelson offered in 2012.