Review says Abbey Gate bombing wasn’t preventable

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed U.S. troops and Afghans in August 2021 was not preventable, and the “bald man in black” spotted by U.S. service members the morning of the attack was not the bomber, according to a new review by U.S. Central Command. The findings. released … Read more

Return of horse-drawn caissons to Arlington National Cemetery delayed

[ad_1] The return of horse-drawn caissons at Arlington National Cemetery is being delayed for months and maybe longer, the Army said Friday, as it struggles to improve the care of the horses after two died in 2022 as a result of poor feed and living conditions. Nearly a year after the Army suspended the use of the gray … Read more

To adapt command posts to modern war, Army wants more commercial tech

[ad_1] The U.S. Army must adapt, its chief of staff has said in speech after speech, to a battlefield in which drones, sensors, and satellites will track soldiers’ every move. Among Gen. Randy George’s most prominent targets for reform are command posts—formerly sprawling compounds that must now be transformed into small, roving, camouflaged centers capable … Read more

Guardians of the sea: Indian Navy has its job cut out in unstable waters

[ad_1] New Delhi: A dramatic intervention in the high seas, which saw the deployment of airborne troops 2,600 km away from the mainland to capture heavily armed pirates and rescue the crew of a merchant vessel, was a first of its kind operation conducted by Indian maritime forces. An Indian warship had disabled the merchant … Read more

Norway to massively increase defence budget by 2036

[ad_1] Norway has announced it will expand its defence budget to a total of NOK1.6 trillion (US$153 billion) in what has been called a “historic boost” for the Norwegian armed forces. The Norwegian government specifically reinforced its commitment to strengthening the navy, purchasing at least five new frigates with anti-submarine helicopters, five new submarines, up to … Read more