Tag: Military

For These Veterans of U.S. Military, ‘Free’ Health Care Is a 5-Hour Flight Away

Ovenny Jermeto was on a combat tour 7,000 miles away from his island home in the Pacific when a bomb blew up his vehicle in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. He survived and completed his deployment, but later lost feeling in his right foot and struggled with anxiety and depression. He returned to the […]

Ukraine’s First Lady Visits Seoul, Requesting Nonlethal Military Aid

Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, met with President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea on Tuesday to request nonlethal military aid, using a visit to Seoul to stress the need for “something more radical” than just humanitarian support to end Russia’s invasion of her country. Ms. Zelenska thanked Mr. Yoon for the humanitarian and economic […]

Facing China, the Philippines and U.S. Join in Biggest Military Drill Yet

When China’s foreign minister visited the Philippines last weekend, he had a stern message for President Ferdinand E. Marcos Jr. of the Philippines: It was vital that Manila “properly handle issues” related to Taiwan and the South China Sea, and follow through on its earlier commitment not to choose sides, he said. On Wednesday, Mr. […]

Fighting Rages in Sudan as Rival Military Factions Battle for Control

NAIROBI, Kenya — Fighting raged on Saturday across the capital of Sudan and in a handful of other cities as months of rising tensions between rival factions of the armed forces suddenly spiraled into an all-out battle for control of one of Africa’s biggest countries. Clashes at a military base in the capital, Khartoum, quickly […]

China Brandishes Military Options in Exercises Around Taiwan

China sent fighter jets, naval ships and an aircraft carrier near Taiwan on Monday in the final day of military exercises choreographed to raise pressure on the island while stopping short of an escalation that could set off a conflict. China has said the three days of drills were retaliation against a visit by President […]

China to Do Military Drills Around Taiwan

China announced on Saturday that it would conduct three days of military drills around Taiwan, days after the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, met with the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, in California. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, had condemned the meeting. It is the highest-level government reception a […]

Myanmar’s Military Regime Disbands Aung San Suu Kyi’s Political Party

The political party of Myanmar’s imprisoned opposition leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been officially dissolved, in yet another blow to the Southeast Asian nation’s democracy, two years after the military staged a coup. The party, the National League for Democracy, was disbanded by Myanmar’s military-appointed election commission, state media said late Tuesday night. […]

To Combat Food Shortages, North Korea Deploys the Military

Hundreds of thousands of North Korean troops are mobilizing to help plant and harvest crops. The country’s military is ​rejiggering some of its munitions factories to produce tractors and threshing machines, while also ​converting some airfields ​into greenhouses. Soldiers are reportedly being asked to extend their service by three years and spend them on farms. […]

At U.S. Base in Germany, Ukraine’s Military Conducts War Games

WIESBADEN, Germany — With winter almost behind them, senior American generals hosted Ukrainian military officials this week for a set of “tabletop” exercises designed to help Kyiv map out the next stage of its battle to reclaim territory from dug-in Russian troops. During a war-game session at the headquarters of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, […]

U.S. to Boost Military Role in the Philippines in Push to Counter China

The United States is increasing its military presence in the Philippines, gaining access to four more sites and strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s role as a key strategic partner for Washington in the event of a conflict with China over Taiwan. The agreement, announced on Thursday, allows Washington to station military equipment and build facilities […]

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