United States

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

Name-change to Indo-Pacific Command underscores the growing importance of India to the Pentagon.

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

The Listening Post

Pro-war pundits on US airwaves

What's behind the constant presence of former military and intelligence figures in the US news media?

Reporter's Notebook

My week with Trump's top general in Afghanistan

Sue Turton returns to Afghanistan to shadow US General Nicholson as he pursues the Trump administration's new counter-insurgency strategy in the war-torn country.

People & Power

Afghanistan: The General

We meet John Nicholson, Trump's top general in Afghanistan, to find out if the conflict can ever be brought to an end.

Inside Story

Why is the US reactivating its Second Fleet?

The United States Navy is reviving its naval operations in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Opinion

Is Chiwenga on a path to transform Zimbabwe into Sisi's Egypt?

The primary beneficiary of the post-Mugabe order seems to be Zimbabwe's military complex led by General Chiwenga.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Opinion

Across the world, militaries have a sexual violence problem

From Pakistan to the US, it is still very difficult for military women to speak of sexual assault and seek justice.

Quratulain Fatima

by Quratulain Fatima

Quratulain Fatima

War & Conflict

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

'Defence of our islands has become a critical mandate,' said Tomohiro Yamamoto vice defence minister.

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

Qatar

US denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

CENTCOM calls reports suggesting that Washington is getting out the two bases 'false and without merit'.

US denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

Egypt

Report: Western states aided Egypt's military power consolidation

Defence monitor report says Egypt's military has received Western security aid without 'meaningful transparency'.

Report: Western states aided Egypt's military power consolidation

US & Canada

Trump's military parade to go ahead, but without tanks

According to a Pentagon memo, tanks will not be included to 'minimise the damage done to local infrastructure'.

Trump's military parade to be held in November, but without tanks

Japan

Okinawans: Ban US military from flying over schools

Recent 'mishaps' have amplified calls to ban military aircraft from flying over educational institutions.

Okinawans demand end to US military flights over schools

Amnesty International

Egypt told to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Rights group issues appeal after analysis of video showing use of 'indiscriminate weapons' during military operation.

Egypt urged to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Opinion

When a toy soldier president wants a parade

The US establishment and media's reaction to Donald Trump's military parade plans are nothing but hypocritical.

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

Donald Trump

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia

The enormous increases in military spending agreed to by legislators on Friday go beyond what Trump ask for.

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia