military http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21223/all en 6 US marines killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120120/6-us-marines-killed-helicopter-crash-afghanistan <p> The helicopter came down in Helmand province, where the marines maintain a substantial presence. There were no signs of insurgent activity at the time of the accident, officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120120/6-us-marines-killed-helicopter-crash-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War conflict zone military Conflict Zones Military War Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:25:40 +0000 Luke Browne 5688227 at http://www.globalpost.com Top-secret satellite launched by US Air Force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120620/top-secret-satellite-launched-us-air-force The US Air Force launched a top-secret rocket Wednesday carrying what is believed to be a spy satellite. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/120620/top-secret-satellite-launched-us-air-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military Science United States Military Science United States Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5708690 at http://www.globalpost.com 14 brazen examples of Iranian agents stealing technology from the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120716/iranian-agents-spies-steal-US-military-technology For the past five years, dozens of Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States with the intention to steal or sell weapons, aircraft parts, and precious information to Tehran.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120716/iranian-agents-spies-steal-US-military-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military spy Iran Military War Middle East Technology United States Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:06:00 +0000 Walter Hickey, Business Insider 5712026 at http://www.globalpost.com Worse than Mubarak: SCAF’s assault on Egyptian rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/scaf-egypt-rights ROME — The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which has governed Egypt in the 18 months since Hosni Mubarak fell and apparently wants to hold on indefinitely, can’t justify itself on its record.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/scaf-egypt-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt military Middle East Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:19:55 +0000 Daniel Williams 5712155 at http://www.globalpost.com British military fears irrelevance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120726/britain-military-budget-cuts <p>LONDON &mdash; Drastic cutbacks will see the legendary forces reduced to their lowest numbers in more than a century. Critics say that will erode Britain&#39;s ability to punch above its weight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120726/britain-military-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military Debt Crisis Military United Kingdom Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5713562 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Daoud military hospital scandal (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120728/afghanistan-daoud-military-hospital-scandal-vi Afghanistan: Dawood military hospital scandal (VIDEO)<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120728/afghanistan-daoud-military-hospital-scandal-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War military Military War Middle East Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:11:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5713978 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's army? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130125/france-military-mali-europe-africa <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">BRUSSELS &mdash; French military prowess isn&#39;t always fully appreciated in the United States.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">But there are few troops anywhere in the world better prepared for their task than the marines, foreign legionaries, and other elite French units rolling north to confront the Jihadist militants controlling much of Mali.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130125/france-military-mali-europe-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa military Conflict Zones Diplomacy France Military Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5739627 at http://www.globalpost.com World military spending dips in 2012, first fall since 1998 (CHART) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/130415/world-military-spending-dips-2012-first-fall-1998-chart <p>The world is spending less on its military but not for altruistic reasons. A bad economy is driving countries to cut their defense budgets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/130415/world-military-spending-dips-2012-first-fall-1998-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military Want to Know War Politics Global Economy Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:39:40 +0000 Reuters and Kyle Kim 5816038 at http://www.globalpost.com British court says dead soldiers’ families can sue government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130619/british-court-says-dead-soldiers-families-can-sue <p>LONDON &mdash; Families of soldiers killed in combat may sue the government for damages, Britain&rsquo;s highest court ruled Wednesday in a surprising decision that may have profound consequences for future military operations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130619/british-court-says-dead-soldiers-families-can-sue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military Want to Know Military Iraq United Kingdom Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:42:56 +0000 Corinne Purtill 5861421 at http://www.globalpost.com US Army likely to implement tough new tattoo restrictions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/130924/us-army-likely-implement-tough-new-tattoo-restrictions Tattoos may be something of a coming-of-age ritual for millenial youth, but those aspiring to military careers had better watch out: tough new restrictions on service members' tattoos are now only a signature away. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/130924/us-army-likely-implement-tough-new-tattoo-restrictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> military Want to Know Military War Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:44:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5943670 at http://www.globalpost.com This is what it takes to pack up the US war in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation <p>&quot;For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Home military Regions withdrawal Want to Know Asia-Pacific Military War United States Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:34:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6123083 at http://www.globalpost.com Miles of Russian armored vehicles are apparently heading to Ukraine's border (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140425/russian-armored-vehicles-ukraine-border <p>Time to crank up &quot;Highway to Hell.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140425/russian-armored-vehicles-ukraine-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home military Regions Russia Ukraine Want to Know Military War Europe Russia Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6130336 at http://www.globalpost.com