The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

Takeshi Onaga (centre) and his supporters celebrate his election as Okinwas governor. He has promised to block construction of a US military base backed by Tokyo and Washington. Photograph: Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

With his strained, unsmiling features beneath a salt-and-pepper toupee, Takeshi Onaga inspires unexpected passions. As news arrives that he has won th(...)

Chester Nez, who has died aged 93, was the last survivor of 29 Navajo Americans who developed an unbreakable code that helped Allied forces win the se(...)

Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty 3:17

‘Okay, you knuckleheads,” the drill instructor shouts at three recruits lined up outside the company commander’s office. They jump to attention as (...)

Marine Patrick (‘Bob) Gallagher from Ballyhaunis Co Mayo who won the Navy Cross for bravery, believed to be highest medal awarded an Irishman on US service in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967

An online campaign is under way to have a US Navy destroyer named in 2017 after a young Mayoman who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. It would mar(...)

The photos were sent to the US defense department last week by the entertainment Web site TMZ, which said it had been told the pictures were taken in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004

The US marine corps is investigating a series of photos depicting what appeared to be a marine pouring flammable liquid on dead bodies in an unidentif(...)

 In this handout provided by the Fort Worth Police Department, Aaron Alexis poses for a mug shot after being arrested on September 4, 2010 for discharging a firearm inside city limits.

The US Navy today ordered a review of security at all of its facilities as questions arose about how a former serviceman with a history of violence an(...)

Two US fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong, it has emerged.The t(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military. Eight Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army to fight militants in the country’s north. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

Col Mamadou Mangara has one of the toughest jobs in Mali – and one of the most dangerous. As regional governor of Timbuktu, not only does he have t(...)

A US Marine Corps handout photo from 2010  shows marines blowing a hole in a fence during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Photograph: Reuters

A mortar explosion at a US army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured eight other servi(...)