US military

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Why is the US ramping up production of plutonium ‘pits’ for nuclear weapons?
The Pentagon is concerned about the the US nuclear arsenal’s viability, but critics worry about a renewed arms race

Edward Helmore

26, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Invisible Generals: the Black military pioneers hidden in US history
Benjamin O Davis Sr and Jr were high-fliers in every way, the latter commanding the Tuskegee Airmen. The author Doug Melville, a descendant, is determined to give them their due

David Smith in Washington

26, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘I wanted to do something useful’: the teenager who drew edible maps for Australia’s wartime pilots
Rulers and rice paper became tools of war for a young cartographer whose work is mapped out in a new collection donated to Queensland State Library

Rafqa Touma

25, Nov, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Invisible Generals review: vital story of Black US military heroes
Benjamin O Davis Sr and Jr suffered from heinous racism. Doug Melville, a descendant, is determined to do them justice

Charles Kaiser

25, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Family still wait for return of migrant worker’s body after unexplained death on UK-US military base
Relatives allege American contractor on island of Diego Garcia failed to get proper medical help for 33-year-old Saddam Ali

Katie McQue and Mark Townsend

19, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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US military identifies five troops killed in Mediterranean Sea helicopter crash
Military said MH-60 Blackhawk was conducting aerial refueling and crashed due to unspecified emergency

Guardian staff

13, Nov, 2023 @3:10 PM

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Five US special operation troops killed after aircraft crashes in Mediterranean
US European command says cause of crash remained under investigation, but there was ‘no indications of hostile activity’

Guardian staff and agencies

12, Nov, 2023 @11:44 PM

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‘Buying influence’: top US nuclear board advisers are tied to arms business
Nine of 12 members of the commission charged with avoiding nuclear conflict have financial ties to defense contractors

Eli Clifton and Ben Freeman

10, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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US forces targeted in broadest Iraq attacks since start of Israel-Hamas war
Armed drones attack two airbases and explosive device targets patrol in most widespread strikes in a single day

Reuters in Mosul

09, Nov, 2023 @7:15 PM

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China and US reportedly agree to rare nuclear arms control talks
Talks expected on Monday would be first since Obama administration and follow visit to Washington by Wang Yi, Chinese foreign minister

Staff and agencies

02, Nov, 2023 @2:47 AM

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‘We’ve uncovered some things’: Pentagon’s UFO online reporting tool launches
Move signals US government slowly opening up about what it knows, or doesn’t, about unidentified anomalous phenomena

Richard Luscombe

01, Nov, 2023 @8:26 PM

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Texts and letter show concerns Maine suspect would carry out shooting
Newly released text messages and letter show army reserve members believed suspect had ability to carry out mass violence

Gloria Oladipo

01, Nov, 2023 @6:54 PM

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