The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year as the provider of culturally-based foreign language education, training and sustainment for the Department of Defense going back to 1941. “Time and time again, the Nation’s leadership – military or civilian – must make informed decisions that rely on insight provided...

The South Korea government has said that its military is ready to help Nigeria train its troops in the area of counterinsurgency and capacity building with a view to wiping out extremism in the country as well as the West African sub-region. The Asian country has also said it will explore other areas of bilateral cooperation like technology transfer which...

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a "suicide drone" capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land. The new drone is primarily for maritime surveillance and "has not been designed to be armed with missiles," the Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Guards, reported. "(But) it can carry heavy payloads...

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Directorate for Force Management and Development (FMD), Joint Collective Training Office (JCTO) has the responsibility for planning, designing, coordinating, synchronizing and executing collective training and exercises across the USSOCOM Enterprise (including Theater Special Operations Commands, SOF Battle Staffs, Special Operations Joint Task Forces, USSOCOM Components, and sub-unified commands). FMD JCTO ensures USSOF...

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, has been a mainstay of surgeons for a very long time, and as technology continues to improve, robotic surgeries are becoming increasingly common. These procedures require systems that are quite expensive and surgeons to undergo a whole new kind of training. Until recently, any time an Air Force surgeon wanted to perform...

Tanzania and the Kingdom of Morocco yesterday signed 21 partnership agreements in various areas, including political cooperation, aviation, tourism, agriculture and oil and gas as part of renewed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The two countries have not had close relations since Morocco decided to quit the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the...

Russia's Makeyev State Rocket Centre has published the first image of the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile. The RS-28 Sarmat is the newest heavy liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missile currently being co-developed for the Russian military by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass. The beginning of Sarmat’s drop tests depends on the time of the reconfiguration of the...

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein (left in photo) and his wife, Dawn, visited Hurlburt Field Oct. 19 through 20 to attend the Special Tactics memorial dedication ceremony, meet with gold star families, engage with Air Force Special Operations Command senior leaders and staff, and tour the base. Goldfein started his visit with an AC-130U Spooky Gunship...

A lack of training time can be the biggest challenge faced by Army units shaking off the rust and returning to combined-arms operations, according to the chief of U.S. Army Forces Command. Soldiers now have less time in between deployments, which limits their training opportunities. While the goal is to give Soldiers twice as much dwell time so they can...

“To fail to plan is to plan to fail. You people here are the success of this summit,” said Malawi Defense Forces Col. Cleveland Kachala. Kachala opened the initial planning event for the African Land Forces Summit 2017 by welcoming planners from U.S. Army Africa and the Malawi Defense Forces in Lilongwe, Malawi, Oct. 18. ALFS is an annual, weeklong seminar...