Missing North Carolina man’s boat found off Portugal coast

The boat of a retired US Army Special Forces soldier who vanished seven months ago has washed ashore on the Azores Islands – nearly 3,000 miles across the Atlantic, police said. The vessel belonging to Joseph Matthew Johnson, who was reported missing in November, was located last week on the island of São Jorge, about … Read more

N. Korea’s talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to its frontline army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a suggestion the country may want to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border . The discussion comes as South Korea officials said North Korea … Read more

Leviathan: China’s new navy | Military

The Chinese navy, under instruction from President Xi Jinping, has undergone a modernization and expansion program that is nothing short of spectacular. Friday’s launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials underscores just how far it has come, and how fast. The first two carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, … Read more

US service member may have planted explosives in inside attack at Army base

An inside attack on a US military base in Syria that injured four soldiers might have been carried out by a fellow service member, Army officials said. The potential suspect is back stateside as the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division and Air Force Office of Special Investigations probes the April 7 attack on the base called … Read more

China wants closer security, trade links with the Pacific | Politics News

China will reportedly seek a wide-ranging security and economic deal with 10 Pacific states during Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s trip to the region this week, according to the Reuters news agency. Wang is due to land in the Solomon Islands on Thursday at the start of a 10-day tour that will also take him to … Read more

What Congress learned in its first public hearing on UFOs since 1966

Congress held its first public hearing on unidentified flying objects in decades on Tuesday, centering on investigations about reported military encounters with unexplained objects. By the numbers: A database tracking unidentified object sightings has grown to roughly 400 reports. Sightings “are frequent and are continuing,” witnesses said. The hearing follows a US government report on … Read more

US Army identifies Seth Plant as soldier who died after Alaska bear attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The US Army on Thursday identified the soldier who died this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska. The Army in a statement said Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage following the … Read more

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The US Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile, infantry unit better suited for the frigid fight, according to Army leaders. … Read more

Kim renews call for N Korea military to ‘bolster their strength’ | Nuclear Weapons News

North Korean leader made call as he praised ‘modernity and heroism’ of country’s armed forces after massive parade on Monday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called on the country’s military to “bolster up their strength in every way to annihilate the enemy” as new satellite imagery showed increased preparations for a possible nuclear … Read more

Putin gets what he didn’t want: Ukraine army closer to West

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longer Ukraine’s army fends off the invading Russians, the more it absorbs the advantages of Western weaponry and training — exactly the transformation President Vladimir Putin wanted to prevent by invading in the first place. The list of arms flowing to Ukraine is long and growing longer. It includes new American … Read more