For decades, the Israel-Palestine conflict has stood at the forefront of global geopolitical issues, with its roots twisting back into history for more than a century. Whether peace is possible in this intricate and enduring struggle — and the mean
Video shows a military chaplain praying, “Please get rid of Joe Biden and bring back the real president, Donald J. Trump.”
The invention of the folding chair possesses a rich and intricate history that spans several centuries and showcases the ingenuity of various cultures. This curious invention, which prioritizes convenience and transportability, started appearing in a
“Footage from Israeli helicopter shows the IDF killing many people at October 7 concert in Israel.”
Looking at “American aid to other countries … the vast majority of it is military aid.”
Former President Donald Trump has a new talking point in his rally speeches, claiming that the Biden administration is moving the military to all-electric-powered tanks. For Trump, the attack line is a trifecta: He’s making President Joe Biden seem
Did the United Arab Emirates (UAE) send eight planes to Israel, carrying military aid and equipment in the aftermath of the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel? No, that's not true: There's no proof to support that assertion. Addition
Did the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps place New York State Attorney General Letitia James under arrest for committing "treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors"? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer told Lead Stor
And why don’t senators ever try to sneak unanimous consent requests through the chamber?
Does a map published on social media claiming to show U.S. military bases around Iran accurately portray America's military presence there? No, that's not true: The map overestimates the number of U.S. bases in the region. U.S. Central Co
Did recently discovered New York Military Academy papers confirm in 2023 that former President Donald Trump's IQ was measured at 73 at the time? No, that's not true: The claim is a recycled rumor that has been circulating on the internet
Support to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan hangs in the balance.
Elon Musk shared the image on Twitter.
Did President Joe Biden announce the reintroduction of the draft? No, that's not true: A video showing such a purported announcement was created using artificial intelligence. An online outlet created this video using AI, describing the c
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
A video shows President Joe Biden invoking the Selective Service Act.
A debit card issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is being used to pay for a U.S. invasion.
The concept of an Iron Dome works differently in the U.S. than in Israel. The missile-defense technology has been deployed by the U.S., though for limited purposes. Here’s why.
Does a video being shared on social media show a Hamas military wing spokesperson thanking Iran for its support in October 2023, following the militant group's attack on Israel on October 7, 2023? No, that's not true: The video does show
CLAIM: The U.S. military is planning to reinstitute the draft. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Defense officials confirm the armed forces have made no such recommendation to Congress or the president, which are the entities empowered to authorize a draft.
Hundreds of civilians are among the dead and kidnapped.
Does a video show Hamas soldiers parachuting into Israel during the October 7, 2023, attack? No, that's not true: The footage is of a military exercise at a military academy in Egypt. The building the parachuters are shown flying around i
“Trump controls U.S. military.”
Is the United States "currently under a military occupancy" as of September 24, 2023, as proven by "bipartisan legislation"? No, that's not true: The claim cites unrelated materials that do not confirm the statement in question. The rumor
Does a viral video prove that Ukraine now employs bulletproof vests specifically made for "pregnant women fighters"? No, that's not true: The post on social media misleads audiences about the new body armor's design -- it was made not for
Military recruitment is low. But blaming “woke” policies overstates the impact and oversimplifies the problem. Experts say several factors contribute to low recruitment, including employment opportunities outside the military and a shrinking pool o
Is the blockade of confirmations and promotions hurting military preparedness?
Did the U.S. Army arrest U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen for committing treason? No, that's not true: The website where this claim was made has a disclaimer that states it publishes satirical content. The U.S. military is cur
CLAIM: There are more hunters in the U.S. than the world’s armies combined. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Partly false.
Was Russian President Vladimir Putin toppled, as of September 7, 2023? Did Dmitry Medvedev, a former president and prime minister, lead the coup, "acting in partnership with the United States"? Did Medvedev maintain close contact with the
Did the U.S. military place "Moderna chemist" Melissa J. Moore under arrest for developing a "mRNA clot shot" for the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer? No, that's not true: A Moderna spokesperson told Lead Stories that this claim is "false."