Joseph V. Micallef
Betrayal of the Kurds Is a Stain on American Honor
The lesson underscored by the SDF-Assad alliance was not lost on the Middle East: Russia would stick with its allies.
The Hong Kong Protests: the Price of Democracy May Be Economic Prosperity
Civil unrest is nothing new to Hong Kong.
President Xi's Bluffs Have Been a Disaster for China
Judging by the current state of U.S.-China relations the Xi administration's ambitions have been a disaster for China.
Is Chinese Telecom a Threat to American National Security?
The administration argues that the use of Huawei’s 5G network could allow the Chinese government to conduct cyberespionage.
Why the Syrian Endgame Is Looking Like a Stalemate
The civil war is now largely stalemated, as are many of the secondary issues that were linked to it.
The Critical Role of the Arctic Convoys in WWII
The Arctic convoys would play an important role, especially in the critical months between July and December 1941.
From Genghis Khan to Belt and Road: The Uncertain Future of Central Asia
For the first time in two centuries, the future of Mongolia and central Asia is a blank page.
A Bodyguard of Lies: How the Allies Deceived Germany about D-Day
"While the intent to invade could not be concealed, the location had to be if there was going to be any chance of success."
While Hitler Snored: D-Day, Rommel and the Panzers
"The question is, would a different deployment of the Panzer units have affected the outcome of D-Day?"
Trump Administration Zeroes In on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
In targeting the IRGC, the administration is zeroing in on the organization most responsible for maintaining the regime.
Sri Lanka Attacks Show Continuing Threat Posed by the Islamic State
"ISIS may be more dangerous as a franchisor of jihadism than it was as an armed state."
NATO on Its 70th Anniversary: A Birthday Party or a Wake?
"As NATO moves beyond its 70th anniversary, there are four issues that it needs to address."
Russia Doubles Down in Venezuela
"In addition to mercenaries and Russian troops, the Kremlin has also publicly signaled its support for Maduro."
With ISIS Caliphate Defeated, Syrian Democratic Forces Begin a New Chapter
Its continuing actions and the legacy of its rule will continue to haunt the region for the foreseeable future.
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After Almost 5 Years, Army's 101st Airborne Will Return to Full Air Assault Power
U.S. Army aviation officials have launched an effort to restore full air assault capability to the 101st Airborne Division.
New Army Chief Wants to Let Soldiers Stay Longer at Favorite Duty Stations
Could soldiers be able to put off PCS moves for nine years?
Here's Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Bump
The 2020 military retiree, VA disability and social security pay increase is smaller than the one received in 2019.
Men and Women Seeing Different Failure Rates on Army's Gender-Neutral Fitness Test
The Army general in charge of the service's new combat fitness test said he's confident it will remain gender-neutral.
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Soldiers Will Test New Flame-Resistant Wool Pullover this Winter
Hundreds of soldiers will test a new lightweight shift designed to keep soldiers dry and warm.
Bullpup or Belt-Fed? Prototypes for Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapons Finally Revealed
Three competing firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at the 2019 AUSA conference.
General: Army's JROTC Needs Tech Programs, Diversity
The Army must invest in STEM education and interactive learning for its JROTC programs to succeed.
Navy's 'Doomsday' Plane Hits a Bird, Suffers $2M in Damages
An E-6B Mercury, a nuclear command-and-control plane, hit the bird at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Oct. 2.
Student Naval Pilot Was Flying at 15,000 Feet When Engine Caught Fire
A pilot and instructor were 30 minutes into a planned hour-long training flight when they got indication of an engine fire.
Air Force News
Full F-35 Production May Not Begin for More Than a Year, Pentagon Top Buyer Says
It's official: top Pentagon officials will not clear the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for full-rate production this year.
Air Force Denies Report More Security Forces Sent to Incirlik
The U.S. has not increased its security at Incirlik Air Base, which it shares with Turkish forces, Air Force officials said.
Air Force Nurse Pleads Guilty in Tricare Fraud Scheme
Federal prosecutors say Maj. Romeatrius Moss pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving a kickback on Tuesday.
Marine Corps News
Veteran Furious with CVS Manager's Handling of Military Photo; Manager Calls Police
When Regedanz went to the CVS, he said the manager said she couldn't sell him the reprint because of copyright infringement.
Marine Corps Announces It Was Wrong -- Again -- on Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo
Evidence shows another Marine long-believed to be in the famous photo from atop Mount Suribachi was misidentified.
Kyle Carpenter Is Still Refusing to Hide His Scars
It's been nine years since the Medal of Honor recipient hurled himself onto a live grenade to save a fellow Marine.
Coast Guard News
Charged with Killing His 'Best Bud,' Coast Guardsman Appears in Camp Pendleton Courtroom
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was arrested Aug. 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death.
Coast Guard Offloads $92 Million Worth of Smuggled Cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine -- worth an estimated $92 million -- on Wednesday.
Despite Hurricane Damage, Coast Guard Pressing On with Next-Gen Cutter Construction
Coast Guard's New Plan for Next-Gen Cutter Contracts Will Prevent Delays, Commandant Says