A video has been viewed more than a million times in multiple posts on Facebook which claim it shows Pakistani army officers winning a military competition against US army officers. The claim is false; this footage actually shows an event in the 60th W
A screenshot of an article claiming that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to invade the United States if President Donald Trump refuses to leave office has been shared more than a thousand times on Facebook. The claim is false; the repor
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election despite President Donald Trump's claims.
On November 11 2020, a screenshot of a purported article featured the headline “Mexico Planning Joint Military Intervention with Canada If Trump Refuses to Leave Office”: The screenshot showed a story dated November 9 2020, with NPR repor
A right-wing group based out of San Diego State University in California stoked more conspiracy theories around the 2020 U.S. presidential elections on Twitter, claiming that troops and operatives from other governments may get involved on behalf of i
Trump rejected a proposal to cut military health care by $2.2bn, though has pursued several policies which would arguably damage military health care
An American citizen kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighboring Nigeria, U.S. officials said.
They sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment.
The Trump administration has rolled back several rights and measures against discrimination that protected the transgender community.
A video of people watching weapons being fired has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Weibo posts that claim it shows live gunfire between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the ongoing 2020 military conflict. The clai
Social media posts with footage of onlookers gathered around an armoured vehicle claim it shows Islamist group Boko Haram’s newest military purchase for its ongoing insurgency in Nigeria. However, the claim is false; the video clip actually shows a c
The video of bikers kneeling to pray was shot in South Africa during a protest held on August 29, 2020.
The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other top military leaders are under quarantine after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus.
Quick Take The U.S. military may assist in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, but it will not forcibly administer vaccines, as a viral article shared on social media falsely suggests. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the Wh
During a September 2020 address, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over figures related to COVID-19 military deaths.
The U.S. Defense Department has announced that so far eight military service members have died due to the COVID-19, and 46,346 have been infected.
Did the FBI release a statement saying that "multiple" military mail-in ballots were found thrown away in a ditch in Pennsylvania? No, that's not true: First, the FBI never said anything about Pennsylvania ballots. The U.S. attorney for t
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly exaggerated the "depleted" state of the military when he took office.
A decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to make details public in an ongoing investigation drew strong rebuke.
A claim made by President Donald Trump has actually been on the internet for years.
A claim that the World Health Organization has ranked the Sri Lanka Army the world’s second best military force for emergency deployments has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts. The claim is false; the WHO said there was no
A handful of the group's participants claimed to be members of the U.S. Army.
Gen. Mark Milley's tone reflects the longstanding views of military leaders who insist that the nation's military stays out of politics and that troops are sworn to protect the country and uphold the Constitution.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Twitter in August 2020 alongside a claim that it shows Chinese military expert Zhang Zhaozhong dining with his family in the United States during ongoing tensions between the two countries. The cla
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows the preparation ahead of the hajj in 2020. The claim is false; the video actually shows a military parade held in Mecca ahead of the annual
A photo of a fighter jet in flames has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows an Indian military jet that was shot down after it flew into the airspace of neighbouring Nepal. The claim is false; the photo s
An image has been shared in a Facebook post that claims it shows Taiwan’s president inspecting Taiwanese troops conducting a drill in a swimming pool shortly after a fatal accident during a military drill at sea. The same image has been sha
Footage of helicopters flying low over a body of water has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts alongside a claim it shows Indian Air Force attack helicopters flying over Pangong Lake in Ladakh, an Indian border regi
President Donald Trump has falsely claimed his administration invested “$2.5 trillion in all of the greatest equipment in the world” for the military. That’s approximately the total for defense budgets from 2017 to 2020, but the cost
The president falls short in his persistent efforts to claim a “colossal rebuilding” of the military.
The president made misleading claims about his military budgets, the fight against the Islamic State and wars in the Middle East.
On June 4 2020, Facebook user Sam Wood shared a photograph of a broken military bench (archived here), alongside a lengthy rant insinuating that the damage it showed took place during June 2020 protests over the death of George Floyd: As of
Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?
Did the U.S. military rescue over 35,000 malnourished, caged children from U.S. tunnels? No, that's not true: The Pentagon denied the existence of the unit that purportedly carried out the rescues across the country over recent months. There i
Did Democrats want stimulus payments taken from Social Security and military? No, that's not true: This story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made-up stories that ar
Did the U.S. Navy send 100,000 military forces to the South China Sea in a move to increase its presence in the region, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic? No, that's not true. In an emailed statement and interview with Lead Stor
Is there already a vaccine for COVID-19 that the U.S. govenment is hiding in a wide plot to kill people off? And is the next-generation wireless technology 5G responsible for the novel coronavirus? Further, are the Illuminati also involved in
The Pentagon's role in responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began to rapidly expand as officials announced that two Navy hospital ships and two Army field hospitals were preparing to deploy to help overburdened regions.
More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights.
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