Medical staff test facilities and make the bed at Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital to make final preparations to admit patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 3, 2020.

The coronavirus crisis is putting China's military to the test

Even after decades of economic growth, China's civilian health system is not able to meet demand, one analyst says
Politics 2020-02-10T12:01:00Z
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Boris Johnson is deadly serious about building a £20 billion bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, which one engineer described as being 'as feasible as building a bridge to the moon'

One offshore engineer said that "no sane contractor or responsible government" would attempt to build such a bridge.
News 2020-02-10T07:29:38Z
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The number of coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan nearly doubles as passengers report going 'stir crazy' under quarantine

60 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on Monday. The ship was placed on a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Yokohama, Japan on February 3.
Military & Defense 2020-02-09T17:51:09Z

Iran tried and failed for the fourth time in a row to put a satellite into orbit

Iran, despite US opposition, has tried four times since January 2019 to put a satellite into orbit, but each attempt has been a failure.

How a crew flying the Air Force's biggest plane landed safely after amid aircraft warnings and a medical emergency

A crew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy tackled an unscripted chain of events and challenges during an unscheduled flight in January.
Military & Defense 2020-02-09T14:42:34Z

2 US troops killed and 6 injured in shooting on an Afghanistan Army base amid uncertain plans to withdraw troops

American troops killed the shooter after the Afghan soldier opened fire on the US servicemen at an Army base in Nangarhar.
Military & Defense 2020-02-09T12:41:00Z

I went to Saudi Arabia's national museum, and it's clear how proud the kingdom is of its longstanding, controversial alliance with the US

Saudi Arabia's national museum is littered with evidence of the US' role in the kingdom's oil industry and political sphere.
Military & Defense 2020-02-09T02:56:00Z

A Thai soldier has been shot dead after killing 21 people, including his commander, in an 18-hour attack briefly livestreamed on Facebook

The attack took place Saturday at a shopping mall in Thailand. Local media reported the suspect's name to be Cpl Jakrapanth Thomma.
Military & Defense 2020-02-09T01:47:10Z

There are multiple US casualties after troops were fired on during an operation in Afghanistan, US official says

Several US personnel were either injured or killed, but the exact number and other details were not provided, a US official told the Associated Press.
Military & Defense 2020-02-08T19:33:45Z

Two-dozen US Marines were discharged after an investigation over their alleged involvement in drug crimes and a human trafficking operation along the border

One of the ex-Marines will face time in military prison, others did not face judicial action after chargers were dropped following an unlawful arrest.

Why Trump's aggressive foreign policy hasn't backfired — yet

Backlash takes time to develop, which is why it's premature to say Trump has definitely avoided the worst-case scenario for his actions abroad.
Politics 2020-02-08T17:03:00Z

72 photos show all of the key moments from Trump's impeachment

The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump is over. On Wednesday, he was acquitted of both charges after a Senate trial.
Opinion 2020-02-08T13:35:00Z

Trump doesn't really respect members of the military. He uses them as props.

Trump loves to bask in the reflected glory of veterans, but he has no use for them once they don't conveniently fit in with his preferred narrative.
Politics 2020-02-08T13:00:00Z

Trump is losing the support of the United States' closest ally after the president slammed down the phone on them during an 'apoplectic' call

Donald Trump slammed the phone down on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who had accused the president of "failing to lead."
Science 2020-02-08T12:20:03Z

Americans quarantined at a US Air Force base over the coronavirus are teaching each other Zumba, boxing, and how to file their taxes

US citizens at March Air Reserve Base after flying from Wuhan described their lockdown experience to The Washington Post.
Tech 2020-02-08T12:00:00Z

The controversial facial recognition tech from Clearview AI is also being used to identify child victims of sexual abuse

A software startup?that scraped billions of images from Facebook, Google, and YouTube is helping to identify child victims of sexual abuse.
Politics 2020-02-08T10:35:00Z

Xi Jinping has turned invisible during China's coronavirus epidemic, likely to cover his back in case things go badly wrong

The Wuhan coronavirus is seriously testing China's Communist Party. Hundreds are dead and people have accused officials of withholding information.
Politics 2020-02-08T02:49:14Z

'He's trying to muzzle everyone': National security veterans were shaken by Trump's decision to 'purge' witnesses who testified against him

An FBI agent told Insider they found Trump's actions "appalling," adding, "He's trying to muzzle everyone who speaks out against him."
Politics 2020-02-08T01:35:20Z

Donald Trump Jr. just shattered the White House's flimsy justification for firing the witnesses who testified against Trump

President Trump is in vengeance mode and now wants people to "pay" for testifying against him.
Military & Defense 2020-02-07T23:15:18Z

Here's the Purple Heart award for Alexander Vindman, who was kicked out of the White House after testifying in Trump's impeachment inquiry

Alexander Vindman received a Purple Heart after he was injured in an improvised-explosive-device attack.

Russia is stalking US satellites in orbit, a NATO general warns

"Until now, space was considered by everybody as a safe haven," the general said said. "It's not the case anymore."
Military & Defense 2020-02-07T22:17:45Z

US Marine charged with human smuggling says he was offered $1,000 to help transport an undocumented migrant

The two US Marines who were arrested agreed to answer questions from Border Patrol agents without an attorney present.
Military & Defense 2020-02-07T22:15:03Z

The US Army wants its soldiers to be able to see enemies and other deadly threats through walls

The Army is trying to defeat battlefield unknowns by figuring out how soldiers can see through walls, a capability straight out of science fiction.
Politics 2020-02-07T20:17:17Z

Pete Buttigieg refused to answer The New York Times about how he'd handle Iran, North Korea, and other key foreign policy challenges

Every other 2020 Democratic candidate, except for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, answered all or the majority of the Times' questions.
Transportation 2020-02-07T19:15:00Z

Syria accidentally fired a missile at a civilian jet carrying 172 passengers?and forced it to divert into a Russian airport

The incident renewed fears that a broader conflict in the region could jeopardize the safety of air travel in an increasingly militarized area.

US Special Operations Command is looking for light attack aircraft to keep watch on ground troops

US special operators want aircraft to provide close air support, precision strikes, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Politics 2020-02-07T17:19:00Z

The US has reportedly held up roughly $30 million in arms sales to Ukraine, and no one knows why

It's a mystery as to why at least six sales of arms and ammunition to Ukraine have been held up by the US, according to a new report.

Meet the 'Backbone of the Navy': The sailors who keep things running aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln

There are hundreds of jobs aboard an aircraft carrier, but there's one group of sailors who make many of them possible.
Military & Defense 2020-02-07T16:35:08Z

The US Navy is learning how to operate in the Arctic, and more ships may not be the answer

Norway's ambassador to the US says these are some of the essentials troops need for Arctic missions.

7 helpful habits you lose as soon as you leave the military

The regimented lifestyle of the military doesn't last long when troops go back to life in the civilian world.
Transportation 2020-02-07T15:33:00Z

This $93,000 vintage military Mercedes-Benz can be dropped from a helicopter

The restoration is done by New Jersey-based Expedition Motor Company which sources the vintage 1991 G-Wagens from Germany.
Tech 2020-02-07T15:15:00Z

All it takes to fool facial recognition at airports and border crossings is a printed mask, researchers found

Researchers said they fooled facial-recognition tech across three continents but were unable to fool some software, including Apple's Face ID.

US Air Force special operators went to Alaska to practice refueling F-22s in extreme cold weather for the first time

Using FARPs, as they're known, at airfields in austere or remote locations, can increase the Air Force's ability to operate in contested environments.
Politics 2020-02-07T11:52:36Z

Chinese citizens are furious at the death of the whistleblower doctor censored for talking about the coronavirus. His mother said she couldn't even say goodbye.

Li Wenliang died of the Wuhan coronavirus on Friday. After he tried to warn colleagues about it in December, police had him admit to lying.
Politics 2020-02-07T10:21:23Z

Trump slammed the phone down on Boris Johnson after an 'apoplectic' call with the prime minister

President Donald Trump was "apoplectic" during the call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has now delayed his planned trip to the US.

Trump announces that a US operation has killed the al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting

"We will continue to protect the American people by tracking down and eliminating terrorists who seek to do us harm," Trump said.

The number of US troops who say they've seen racism in the ranks jumped to more than one-third in 2019

Troops polled by Military Times?saw white nationalists as a greater threat than domestic terrorism with a connection to Islam or immigration.
Military & Defense 2020-02-06T21:53:38Z

A renegade Air Force base is 'liking' Trump's 2020 campaign?tweets that disparage Bernie Sanders and Democrats

The Twitter account for the military base "liked" tweets from Trump's 2020 campaign, including messages that disparaged Democrats.
News 2020-02-06T21:04:00Z

People in Gaza can hardly afford fish —?and Israeli restrictions are making it even harder for farmers

The Israeli navy imposes limits on where people from Gaza can fish for security reasons, pushing fish farmers inland to keep their trade alive.

The Marines are looking at a new laser-guided artillery round that can hit moving targets

Raytheon added a semi-active laser seeker to its new Excalibur S round in order to target moving targets on land and water.

US troops have been squaring off with Russian contractors in Syria

Russia has violated de-confliction agreements in Syria, and the encounters are raising concerns about sparking a broader war.
News 2020-02-06T18:09:15Z

The Kremlin is checking the temperatures of Putin's media visitors amid coronavirus fears

"These are just precautionary measures," a Kremlin spokesman told Russian media after the press pool had their temperatures checked.

US soldiers put their tanks to the test on rain-soaked terrain in Germany

"The mud was a big obstacle, but luckily we didn't throw or break a track," one tank driver after the exercise.
Military & Defense 2020-02-06T15:47:02Z

US taxpayers have reportedly paid an average of $8,000 each and over $2 trillion total for the Iraq war alone

The human costs of war are often huge and crippling — but the financial costs are, too.?US taxpayers have paid an estimated $8,000 each.

The US is ramping up its challenges to China's claims in the South China Sea

US warships have been sending China a message in the South China Sea, and 2019 was their busiest year yet.

The 3 most confusing days of your military career

There are certain days in a military career that will always be shrouded mystery and confusion.
Military & Defense 2020-02-06T13:28:24Z

An anti-Putin blogger had his throat cut in a French hotel, and the killing has the hallmarks of the Russian hit squad causing chaos in Europe

Imran Aliev, 44, a Chechen blogger who opposed both Vladimir Putin and Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, was found dead in Lille, France, last week.
Politics 2020-02-06T12:45:00Z

Boris Johnson, Trump's closest foreign ally, is distancing himself from the president whom he says is 'failing to lead'

Donald Trump's closest foreign ally says the president is "failing to lead" and "letting the air out of the tires of the world economy."
Military & Defense 2020-02-06T02:48:11Z

A new US hostage was reportedly taken by a Taliban group in Afghanistan

"The welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State," a State Department official told Insider.
Military & Defense 2020-02-06T00:21:43Z

One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army generals likened Republicans and Democrats to a 'Trump cult' and a 'clown car'

Retired US Army Gen. McCaffrey had harsh words for both political parties after Trump's 2020 State of the Union address on Tuesday.
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