Category Archives: America

‘America is back’ — Biden vows close coordination with allies on security threats like ISIS, Afghanistan


In remarks to world leaders on Friday, President Joe Biden vowed that America remains committed to its foreign military alliances and promised to work closely with international partners in addressing the biggest security threats around the globe. “I know the past few years have tested our transatlantic relationship, but the United States is determined to […]

America sold $175 billion in weapons abroad in FY20


WASHINGTON — The U.S. sold $175 billion in weapons to foreign partners and allies in fiscal 2020, a 2.8 percent rise from the previous year’s total, according to a Friday announcement from the Defense and State departments. The total comes at the end of the Trump administration, which made increasing arms exports a key part […]

Here are the new grades for America’s military ― and the threats against it


WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump will leave office with a marginally stronger military than when he entered, but he is also leaving President-elect Joe Biden with a set of more potent threats. That’s based on the Heritage Foundation’s “2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength,” the conservative think tank’s annual review of the past year’s […]

‘America lost a son and patriot’: Marine killed in parachute jump found purpose in service


As a small-town high school sports star, Wolf Weninger left his native Ohio to play college football but by age 23 found himself searching for a purpose that would guide him through life. Weninger found that purpose when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Five years in, Weninger had emerged from uncertainty to join special […]