Sec. Carter: US will 'sharpen military edge' in Asia

The US will "sharpen our military edge" in the face of Chinese territorial expansionism and other regional threats as it embarks on the next phase of its pivot to Asia, the US defense secretary said Thursday. The "rebalance" to the Asia-Pacific region would ensure that the US "remains the region's strongest military and security partner of choice," Pentagon chief Ash Carter told US Navy sailors in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. The dec ... More

Studies show concussions linked to PTSD diagnosis

By Military1 Staff Though research has always suspected a link between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, recent studies of returning combat veterans from the Middle East confirm the connection. According to an article on NPR, researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) conducted a study using 1,600 Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton three months before and after deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan. “At one point we got this battalion ... More

Congress votes to override Obama veto of 9/11 lawsuit bill

By Tom Brune Newsday WASHINGTON — Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow survivors and families of 9/11 victims to pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court against Saudi Arabia for alleged complicity in the terrorist attacks. The veto override -- the first for Obama -- won 97-1 in the Senate and 348-77 with one present in the House despite second-thoughts by some lawmakers and intense lobbying against the legislation by the Obama adminis ... More

Remains of 11 American soldiers coming home after 170 years

By Andy Sher Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. NASHVILLE — One hundred and seventy years after their deaths in the Mexican-American War, the remains of 11 American soldiers, some of whom may have been Tennesseans, are finally returning today to American soil, according to two congressmen. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., said a several-year effort that involved the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, culminates today as Mexican officials repatriate the remains o ... More

Army tweets, deletes negative Trump post

By Military1 Staff The Army went on the defensive this week, after a post on their official Twitter account seemed to disparage the GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump, according to WFTV9 in Florida. The tweet, which has been removed, included a link to an article titled, “Donald Trump lied 87 times last week—or once every 3 minutes, 15 seconds.” According to subsequent tweets by the Army, the offending tweet was posted by an employee who meant to post the article to their personal T ... More