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 Michael ...

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 into ...

Kashmir glacier avalanche hits Indian outpost; 10 soldiers feared dead

Feb 5, 2016

Kashmir glacier avalanche hits Indian outpost; 10 soldiers feared dead

Officials say 10 Indian soldiers are feared dead after an avalanche hit a military post on the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the families of the soldiers on Twitter Thursday night. The avalanche ...

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 weekend. ...

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Nov 28, 2014

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and four civilians were among the 10 dead, authorities said. The nine-hour exchange of firing stopped as night fell, but some militants were still believed to be holed ...

Aug 13, 2014

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq's incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing ...