More than 10,000 Navy "individual augmentees" deployed around the world, of which 7,000 are in the US Central Command's combat zones, the Navy is training its sailors like soldiers more than ever before. "You take a sailor and all
Just six months after the Pentagon agreed to reimburse soldiers who bought their own protective gear, the Army has banned the use of any body armor that is not issued by the military. Any soldier wearing it will have to turn it in and have it replace
Desmond Doss, a Christian pacifist who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics as an Army medic on Okinawa in World War II, died at his home in Piedmont, Ala. He was 87. A devout Seventh-day Adventist, "Doss did not believe in using a gun or
Military investigators will not file any charges after completing their investigation into an incident in Iraq in which a group of Marines had been fired on by US security contractors who were then held by Marines for 3 days in a insurgent holding f
The war on terror will continue long after Iraq and Afghanistan are stable, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. "We are talking about years and years to come of vigilance," said Pace, "Today's tactical victo
But one of plutonium's most unusual characteristics is that while the plutonium atoms are decaying, another process is under way, called self-annealing. This process repairs the atomic structure, making the plutonium more stable.
Radioactive plutonium used in nuclear weapons could have a far longer useful life than previously estimated, raising questions about the need for an expensive Bush administration program to build more than a thousand replacement warheads.
“It wouldn’t have taken a brain surgeon to find me any time. It must be to send a message to the young guys in Iraq not to desert. Why else would they suddenly be chasing down old men?” Mr McQueen is not the only Vietnam deserter arrested wh
A former federal employee says intelligence data was deliberately falsified over several years in order to justify the purchase of certain US military weapons systems. "Your job is to do what you're told. Your job is to support the Army'
A US Army dog handler was found guilty of abusing detainees by terrifying them with a military dog, allegedly for his own amusement, at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and faces over 8 years in prison, an Army spokeswoman said.
The US military consumed 144.8 million barrels of fuel in 2004, spending $6.7 billion, according to Defense. In 2005, it consumed only 128.3 million barrels, but spent $8.8 billion, as the average price/ barrel rose by almost 50% to more than $68.
President Bush’s fiscal year 2007 budget request reaffirms his commitment to deploying an array of anti-missile systems, including to Europe , despite continuing uncertainty about whether they work. The roughly $11.2 billion request for missile defen
2 US Navy warships exchanged gunfire with suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, and 1 suspect was killed and 5 others were wounded, the navy said. 7 other suspects were taken into custody after the early-morning shootout.
The southern Japanese city of Iwakuni overwhelmingly rejected the relocation of a US naval air wing, in a nonbinding vote that has emerged as a symbol of opposition to the proposed realignment of US forces in Japan.
The US military now wants to develop technology that can be implanted into living insects to control their movement and transmit video or other sensory data back to their handlers.
Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, the head of the North American air defense command, ordered the internal review that flagged the public hearing's transcript as problematic and led to its deletion from a government Web site. "Freedom and security
2 key senators have asked the Army to postpone the retirement of Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who oversaw detention operations at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prison. “... Miller’s decision to exercise his right to remain silent raises issues regardin
A vocal critic of Pentagon policies on religion in the ranks filed court papers alleging that an Air Force recruiter in New Mexico was asked "to use Jesus Christ as a recruiting tool."
Last June, the U.S. Navy signed on too, awarding ISS a $50 million contract to be the “Husbanding Agent” for vessels in most Southwest Asia ports, including those in the Middle East, according to an unclassified Navy logistics manual, for the Fifth F
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and other high-ranking officials were involved in steering the contract toward a Pennsylvania company whose senior partners included a recently retired four-star Air Force general. $25 million higher t
The Army said it will launch a criminal investigation into the death of Pat Tillman, former professional football player who was shot to death by fellow soldiers in Afghanistan in what previous Army reviews had concluded was an accidental shooting.
US MARINES stationed in Iraq are complaining that the US government is restricting access their access to websites too much.
Governors of both parties said that Bush administration policies were stripping the National Guard of equipment and personnel needed to respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, forest fires and other emergencies. Governors normally command the G
A prosecutor said he's reviewing how information is exchanged with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after learning a cadet who admitted sexual misconduct wasn't prosecuted but kicked out of school last year.
Lockheed Martin is now testing Cormorant, a stealthy autonomous spy jet that starts and ends its mission 150 feet under water.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was mistaken [lying, sic] when he said twice last week that the US military had stopped the controversial practice of paying to plant stories in the Iraqi news media, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.
Series of close-up photos of B-2 stealth bomber at air show from take-off, mutiple flybys with various functions exposed, and landing. Good narration.
Rene needed a wheel chair for her son, a Vietnam Vet who is confined to a care facility because he is a paraplegic. The Veterans Administration told Rene they could get her a wheel chair she could lift. It would just take five years. Five years be
The F-14 "Tomcat", the fighter jet that soared into the national imagination in the movie Top Gun, has flown into the danger zone for the last time. The Navy announced that the last F-14 combat mission was completed Feb. 8, when a pa
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 5, 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected to develop "military-grade," solid-state laser technology that is expected to pave the way for the U.S. military to incorporate high-energy las