US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Sgt Liam Flynn (33), originally from Clane in Co Kildare, was killed on March 10th when the military helicopter he was travelling in crashed in a coastal area near Pensacola off Florida’s Panhandle. Photograph: Reuters

An investigation has found that pilot error caused a Black Hawk helicopter to crash off the Florida coast, killing an Irish member of the US Marines a(...)

US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1st, this year in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Over the past decade, the NFL has incorporated more and more overt militaristic pageantry into its games. Air Force jets scream past stadia, trailing (...)

A UH-1Y huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali army has been told a missing US marines helicopter with eight on board may have come down in a river.  Photograph: Thor J. Larson/Reuters/US Marine Corps/Handout 2:32

Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll(...)

Nepalese civilians and police personnel clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu on May 2nd, 2015, one week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal’s earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives. Photograph: Menahem Kahanem/AFP 1:23

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake was being held up at the country’s only international airport because of (...)

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(...)