The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is one of the eight U.S. uniformed services, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the U.S. Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.
The U.S. Army plans to deploy two specialized task forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against Beijing, a Pentagon official said on Friday. Reuters - Published
Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus on Sunday (January 5) said "it was impossible to overstate the significance" of the American airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General..
President Trump is reportedly considering inviting convicted or accused war criminals to join him on the campaign trail. Business Insider reports that The Daily Beast spoke to two sources who say they..
The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok. The move came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer raised national security concerns over the app’s..
The U.S. Army is not drafting young Americans - and definitely not doing so by text message - military officials said following a spate of hoax messages that sparked panicked phone calls and emails to.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and.. Reuters - Published
Freshman Congressman Max Rose, a Democrat from New York, talks about his service in Afghanistan in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, and the impeachment hearings, as well as his experience taking.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army.. Reuters - Published
“The uniform I wear today is that of the United States Army,” Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman told the impeachment inquiry. “We do not serve any particular political party; we serve the nation.” NYTimes.com - Published
The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led.. Reuters - Published
Military investigators are trying to find out what caused an armored vehicle to roll into water in Georgia, killing three soldiers. U.S. Army officials say the accident happened early Sunday during a.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper.. Reuters - Published
A former U.S. Army sergeant and Vietnam veteran became the first paralyzed American to successfully finish the New York City Marathon using ReWalk’s robotic exoskeleton device. Terry Vereline joined.. CBS News - Published
President Trump said planning for the raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and head of ISIS began two weeks ago. CBS News National Security Consultant and retired U.S. Army Colonel Jeff.. CBS News - Published
Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said. Reuters - Published
A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman.Even firearms that measure and record every movement, from the angle of.. Reuters - Published
Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russian's military general staff, on Monday conducted phone negotiations with U.S. Army General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Russian news.. Reuters - Published
Pledging to overcome a housing crisis on its installations, the U.S. Army is outlining new steps it is taking to provide better housing for families of service members while demanding accountability.. Reuters - Published
An Iraqi immigrant who worked as a U.S. Army interpreter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for dealing the powerful opioid fentanyl over secret online networks, leading to the drug death.. Reuters - Published
An Army soldier is charged with sharing bomb-making information on social media. The FBI was tipped off and moved in as the soldier allegedly set his sights on targets in the U.S. Jeff Pegues reports. CBS News - Published
On March 6, 1945 Clarence Smoyer, a Pershing tank gunner with the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Division, helped to capture Cologne, Germany's third-largest city. His bravery under fire was chronicled in a.. CBS News - Published
In an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the terror group ISIS is now more powerful in some places than it has been in years. As the U.S. works on.. CBS News - Published
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $492 million contract to produce launchers and support equipment for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon said on Monday. Reuters - Published
A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. "Ryan" Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a.. Reuters - Published
"48 Hours" goes inside the investigation into the alleged plot launched by two Houston doctors and their relationship with a former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take a hit job CBS News - Published
President Trump is set to impose new sanctions on Iran. This comes after the country downed a U.S. drone and allegedly attacked oil tankers in the Middle East. CBS News White House correspondent Ben.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from the confirmation process after accusations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Secretary of the Army Mark Esper will be taking his place... CBS News - Published