For the first time, a female sailor has passed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman.
It took some enormous bribes and liquor, plus years of delays, for China to get its hands on what would become the aircraft carrier Liaoning.
The new fighter only exists on paper at this point, but the outlook could improve if foreign buyers show interest.
The AK-47 has become the most prolific infantry assault rifle on the planet. What many may not known is the AK-47 had a sequel of sorts in the AK-74.
The Chinese J-7 fighter jets used during an "island encirclement exercise" last month date to the 1960s and can be used as unmanned aerial vehicles.
The exercise was a High Altitude Low Opening, or HALO, jump, which are usually associated with special-operations units.
The Swedish sub HSMS Gotland didn't actually sink the USS Ronald Reagan, but it showed that it could be done.
Joint military exercises aren't inherently bad, but US participation in them should align with US strategic national security interests.
The 2020s will be a crucial decade for China as it readjusts to being richer, older, and more resource-deprived.
The US invasion of Grenada was conducted by highly capable units, but they were plagued by some very basic problems.
China is working overtime to build a modern military. Here's how its armed forces compare to the US's
The US military still ahead in several important areas, but the Chinese military has its own advantages and is only getting better.
Mass mobilization and far-flung battles during World War II introduced more Americans to sharks than any other event in US history.
Promotion for "Top Gun: Maverick" is starting to pick up as the November 2021 release date approaches.
The Air Force's latest rendering shows the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber at Edwards Air Force Base.
As the US, Russia, and China rush to modernize their nuclear arsenals, the world is witnessing a new, dangerous nuclear arms race.
A Lebanese general recently warned that the the country's financial crisis could "lead to the collapse of all state institutions," including the army.
4 years before the Navy started blasting its new aircraft carrier, this team started planning to protect nearby animals
A team of scientists and other specialists spent years working to minimize the impact of the Ford's shock trials on nearby marine animals.
Recent changes to ocean temperatures will affect the waters of the Kuroshio Current, which could be a key battlefield if China tries to invade Taiwan.
For the first time in decades no one is clamoring for a quixotic US-led effort to deliver a final status agreement.
The reason US forces are at risk of violence in the region is precisely because US forces are in the region.
Chinese Communist Party centenary celebrations feature largest ever display of J-20 stealth fighters
China has ramped up production of its J-20 fighters last year, but the stealth jet still hampered by problems with its engine.
US officials have said that Russia's first Yasen-class sub has already shown an ability to elude detection.
The Air Force says the moves will allow it to centralize close air support and rescue operations and to enhance training for fifth-generation jets.
The Netherlands is selling F-16s to a private company that provides 'aggressor' training for US pilots
The Dutch government has approved the sale 12 F-16s to Draken International, which flies aggressor missions in exercises with US pilots.
Enemy troops on the ground know to fear an A-10 attack, and rival pilots shouldn't rest easy either.
The troops who have fought America's wars did so for relatively low pay — when they got paid at all.
"It's cheaper to buy a rifle than to pay extortion," said one member of the producers' armed private security force.
China deploys stealth fighter jets to units monitoring Taiwan Strait in possible warning to US allies
The deployment is aimed at telling South Korea and Japan that China is strengthening its air defense, one observer said.
A number of modern military tactics and hardware emerged during World War I — including air-to-air combat.
It's been almost a decade since the US stopped building F-22s, and restarting production takes a lot more than flipping a few switches.
Paul Kern was a Hungarian fighting on the Eastern front. He came home from the war alive but not quite the same.
Two bills working their way through the Senate and the House present critical choices as to how extreme the turn in America's China policy will be.
The Air Force says it needs to cut flight hours for pilots because aircraft sustainment costs keep rising
The service wants to slash flight time by roughly 87,500 hours because those costs have risen to roughly $1 billion.
USS United States had an ambitious design, but the program was canceled just five days after the carrier's keel was laid down.
There has never been a peace treaty ending the Korean War, meaning the first armed conflict of the Cold War is still technically being fought.
The British government has denied that Russia fired warning shots at a British destroyer to force it away from Crimea.
Russia is looking to smaller, but more powerfully armed frigates to become the mainstay of its surface force.
Russia's navy and defense industry are steadily developing better and more advanced torpedoes to replace aging weaponry.
The Pentagon is adjusting as the war in Afghanistan ends and shifting its focus on major adversaries.
In the early 1980s, William McRaven was just a lieutenant assigned to the relatively new SEAL Team 6.
Russian warplanes are trying to keep tabs on HMS Queen Elizabeth's F-35 jets in a "cat-and-mouse" game, British naval commanders said.
Whether it's a marriage or geopolitics, the best bilateral relationships find areas of common interest while de-conflicting areas of dispute.
Regular viewers may not notice most of Hollywood's on-screen mix-ups, but there are some errors that veterans won't miss.
China's latest major military flight around Taiwan suggests Beijing is expanding its combat training
Chinese jets recently conducted their first flight around eastern Taiwan, home to major airbases that could play a key role during an invasion.
As a US Navy adversary squadron, VFC-12 flies jets with camo schemes that mimic those of Russian jets.
The four curiosities that Pablo Escobar brought to his ranch near Medellín in the 1970s have grown to a family of at least 120 hippos.
A Colombian soldier was in intensive care and two US military personnel had light injuries, Colombia's defense minister said Wednesday.
Months before the US entered World War II, the Navy knew its fleet carriers wouldn't be enough to fight Germany and Japan.
Drones will play an increasingly important role on the battlefield, but it'll be a very long time before they cand do what human pilots can do.