US Army

Trump Transgender Ban Is A Huge Step Backwards

Rhicha Kapila | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Rhicha Kapila

The US Secretary of Defence's recent announcement that transgender Americans will be permitted to continue serving in the country's military for the time being has come following a disastrous few weeks in the wake of President Trump's ban.

Chelsea Manning Has Proven Herself A Brave And Principled Whistleblower

Kate Allen | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Kate Allen

Manning will be free at last, closing one painful chapter on what has been an extraordinary and thoroughly disturbing saga. This brave, principled - but also vulnerable - person has been put through the ringer.

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

US Military Launches Huge Surveillance Balloon Near Baltimore

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- The US military has launched the first of a pair of surveillance balloons capable of spotting an incoming cruise missile above the skies o...

There's A $1,000 Bulletproof Blanket For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

A company in Oklahoma has created something that really shouldn't exist: a bulletproof blanket for kids in schools. The Bodyguard Blanket is essent...

America Built This Massive Pyramid To 'Track The End Of The World'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Library of Congress has released a dramatic and haunting set of pictures of a giant pyramid it once built to track the end of the world. The...

US Army Invents Immortal Pizza

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have invented a form of virtually immortal pizza which can stay fresh for years at a time, so it can be given to members of the military. ...

US Unveils Terrifying 'Roadmap' For Drone Warfare Up To 2035

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The US Department of Defense has released its 'roadmap' for bringing new and ever-more-subjectively-terrifying robots to the battlefield. The 'Unma...

Widow Weeps Over Coffin Of Husband Lost 63 Years Ago In Korean War

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This incredible picture shows 94-year-old Clara Gantt weeping over the remains of her dead husband who disappeared 63 years ago. Army Sergeant 1st Cla...

British Man Charged With Hacking Into Nasa

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A British hacker has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the US army, Nasa and other federal agencies. The 28-year-old, named a...

US Army's New Helmet Looks Like 'Halo'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Tech

Apparently inspired by its own promotional materials, the US Army appears determined to turn itself into a video game for real. Not only did it rec...

'Give Pupils Same Psychology Training As The US Army', Professor Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A professor has urged teachers to give pupils the same psychology training as the US Army as it would help develop mental and emotional resilience. ...

What Happened to the US Army's Chemical Weapons?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The US public's negative attitude to such weapons now made the chemical industry so nervous, they turned away from lucrative contracts. But the US Army continued pursuing stockpiles...

Chelsea Manning, Transgender People and the Army

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Male-to-female transgender people may be seeking the most rugged, stereotypically male profession or job they can find. Driven by these psychological impulses, transgender people not only become career military officers, but experts report that they also frequently request the toughest most dangerous missions they can find, because of this deep need to exaggerate the hyper-masculine gender role...

Same-Sex Marriages Need Equal Rights Before It's Too Late

Endeavour Press | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

We must all double our efforts to end DOMA and do whatever we can to accelerate the hands of time and ensure equal rights for all.

Women in Combat Won't Work? Where's the Proof?

Planet Ivy | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Being a good shot is not gender-specific, it's a skill. As are hand to hand combat and military tactics, disciplines in which 'small' can be trained to overcome 'big'. Just ask the Viet Cong.

US 'Planned To Blow Up The Moon'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

The United States reportedly planned to attack the Moon with nuclear weapons during the Cold War. According to The Sun and The Week, repeating clai...

US Army Wants To Make Video Game-Style 'EMP Grendades'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech

The US Army wants to create electro-magnetic pulse grenades to disable improvised explosives. The weapons - which as Wired points out sound like so...

Two Gurkhas Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on Brit...

British Army Afghan Deaths 'Not Friendly Fire'

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

An initial review into the deaths of a Royal Marine and an army medic in Afghanistan has revealed the killings were not caused by "friendly fire", the...

WATCH: Incredible Footage Of US Soldier In Firefight With Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Incredible first-person footage has been released showing a US soldier in a recent firefight in Afghanistan. With his chest heaving and bullets hit...

British Soldier Dies From Wounds Inflicted In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The serviceman, from 1st Battalion Grenadier ...

WATCH: US Army's Robot Cheetah Faster Than Usain Bolt

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Tech

Do you remember Big Dog - the US Army's prototype walking robot? If you do, you'll recall it was a slightly comical, slow and lumbering four-legged be...

US Troops Punished For Quran Burnings, Urinating On Corpses (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Nine American soldiers have escaped criminal prosecution over two separate incidents of burning Qurans and urinating on the corpses of insurgents in A...

US Soldier Facing Legal Action Over Controversial Bin Laden Book

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

An American ex-soldier, who was part of the crack special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden, is facing a two-fronted battle over his forthcoming...