Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Sep 17, 2016

Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country

Britain’s armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been “withered” by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. In a 10-page memo sent to Defence Secretary ...

Fire causes Sri Lanka ammo dump to explode; thousands flee

Jun 6, 2016

Fire causes Sri Lanka ammo dump to explode; thousands flee

A key military ammunition dump in Sri Lanka exploded Sunday, showering shrapnel over a large area on the edge of the capital and forcing thousands to flee to safety, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties at the Salawa military camp, where ...

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Feb 5, 2016

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. Riley died Wednesday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the U.S. Military Academy said Thursday. He regularly attended Army home games ...

Army turns out to aid rescue effort as severe floods swamp Britain

Dec 7, 2015

Army turns out to aid rescue effort as severe floods swamp Britain

Britain’s army was called in to help put down sandbags and evacuated people from their homes Sunday as stormy weather left the country’s northern towns and cities severely flooded. Storm Desmond’s torrential rain and strong winds swept across northwestern England and Scotland over the ...