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US Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018.

The US military is moving towards cyborg super soldiers, but it’s ‘not ready’ for what that could mean

The fusion of man and machine will lead to enhanced warfighters, but raises a bunch of questions — many of which remain unanswered.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China arrive on their armoured vehicles at Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world in 2019 and there’s a clear winner — for now

Comparing the power of conventional military forces is complicated. But an annual ranking does just that — and these are the 25 most powerful.
President Donald Trump presents himself as a champion of the US military but his comments often show a lack of understanding of the way the military works.

Trump’s ‘killing machines’ comments show he fails to grasp the basics about the US military he leads

President Trump's comments about war crimes suggest he thinks the US military is like an episode of the TV show, "Vikings."
A still image from a video posted by US Strategic Command.

6 times the US military totally screwed up on Twitter

Every day, US military commands reach millions with Twitter and Facebook posts aimed to inform and inspire. But sometimes even these pros screw up.

Some US troops guarding oil fields in Syria are reportedly still waiting for military orders — including when and how they could attack the enem...

The confusion wrought from the abrupt military repositioning also comes shortly after artillery rounds landed near US troops.
An F-15 fighter and Apache helicopters defended a US position in Syria until American forces could leave.

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump’s hasty retreat

After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.
Russian Tupolev Tu-154M spy plane

A top Democrat is sounding the alarm that the Trump administration is considering pulling out of a vital treaty with Russia

"I don't see any practical value in pulling out," Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, told Business Insider.
U.S. President Trump departs for travel to Florida from the White House in Washington

Trump’s suggestion that troops at the border shoot migrants in the legs is illegal and ‘bats–t crazy’

An expert on the use of force said that President Trump's suggestion to shoot migrants in the legs is unconstitutional and "crazy."
The US Air Force has seen 78 suicides so far this year, 28 more than this time last year.

Suicide rate for active-duty US troops hits 5-year high, Pentagon reveals

Over the past five years, the suicide rate among active-duty US service members has jumped from 18.5 suicides per 100,000 people to 24.8.
Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019.

US is sending troops to Saudi Arabia after the devastating drone and missile strikes on Saudi oil fields

On Friday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Joseph Dunford the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, laid out the US response.