Military

NEW YORK | Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

NEW YORK — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world’s largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor and one of the top 10 globally. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

NEW YORK | Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

NEW YORK— A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

WASHINGTON | 1 US military member killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON— The U.S. military says one service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The announcement Thursday from Kabul provided no details. It said the matter is under investigation. In line with standard practice, the name of the person will not be officially released until 24 hours after family members have been notified. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 1 US military member killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy News: Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command orders all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Bravo

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command orders all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Charlie, Sept. 7. Ships will make final preparations this weekend in anticipation of getting underway Monday. The setting of Sortie Condition Charlie does not mean the actual sortie is inevitable. Should weekend weather forecasts indicate … Continue reading U.S. Navy News: Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command orders all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Bravo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US military video purports to show arms smuggling off Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US military video purports to show arms smuggling off Yemen

SAO PAULO | Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans

SAO PAULO— Brazilian President Michel Temer announced Tuesday that he’ll deploy the military to restore order in a state at the heart of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, as new data showed a surge in killings that meant the state now has the highest homicide rate in the country. Between January and June, there were 27.7 … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans