WorldViews: military

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

A three-chart summary of global military spending in 2013

Global spending drops, but most regions spent more.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charts, Military, SIPRI

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Amazing details from the drunken Moscow bender that got an Air Force general fired

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey drank heavily and often on his official trip to Russia.

By Max Fisher  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, U.S. Military

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Highlights from Duffle Blog, the site that satirizes all things U.S. military

The site has attracted a loyal readership by being funny as well as conveying grievances and contrarian views widely held among those in uniform.

By Ernesto Londo o  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Military

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/17/2013

The Air Force blew up this tiny ‘pirate boat’ with a 2,000-pound smart bomb, because America

The Air Force got a little overzealous in selling its fancy GBU-10 bombs as anti-piracy weapons.

By Max Fisher  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Military

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The U.S. military is scrapping up to 2,000 of its mine-resistant vehicles, which cost $1 million each

The Pentagon is disposing of as much as $7 billion worth of hardware that's too expensive to ship home.

By Max Fisher  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Military

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Stanley McChrystal says the U.S. should reinstitute the draft

It's an argument more associated with opponents of U.S. wars than with the generals that led them.

By Max Fisher  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Military

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Tampas military social scene was backdrop for Petraeus scandal

Two top generals are now marked by scandals that link back to the same socialite couple that plays such a large role among top MacDill officers.

By Max Fisher  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Military

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2012

What if Americas trust in military leadership erodes?

The country's most trusted institution is facing significant personal scandals among its top officers.

By Max Fisher  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Military

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Indian military marches on New Delhi? Government says no

The story reflects the country’s military-government divide.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, military, government, V.K. Singh, Manmohan Singh

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah jailed for defying military court

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Adbel Fattah has been jailed for 15 days for refusing to be interrogated by a military court.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, SCAF, Alaa Adbel Fattah, Baha Saber, blogger, military trials

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Don’t ask don’t tell: Marriages, coming out mark the occasion (video)

After years of debate, the military can no longer prevent gays from serving openly in its ranks as of this morning at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, DADT, army, military, gay

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Military retiree benefits may be cut as Congress struggles to reduce debt

The Pentagon must find billions in reductions. Military retiree benefits are vulnerable.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; veterans; military; pension benefits; health benefits; Leon Panetta; Pentagon