Georgia's radars will probably be integrated into NATO's radar system by the end of this year, earlier than planned because of worries about Russian military flights, the Georgian Defense Ministry said. "Recent incidents prompted discuss
(Thanks to George Bush) Vladimir Putin announced amibitious plans to revive Russia's military power and restore its role as the world's leading producer of military aircraft yesterday. Speaking at the opening of the largest airshow in Russia
For years, the military has been warning that soldiers' blogs could pose a security threat by leaking sensitive wartime information. But a series of online audits, conducted by the Army, suggests that official Defense Department websites post mat
"It's a horrible game," said the Rev. Timothy Simpson of the Christians Alliance for Progress. "You either kill or covert the other side. This is exactly what the Osama bin Ladens of the world have portrayed us."
Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract to develop a mobile truck-mounted laser capable of destroying rockets, artillery shells and mortars, the US Army said. [Good for crowd control too.]
The Air Force is developing a "hypersonic" engine designed to fly bombs at Mach 6.5 speed, or more than 4,000 miles per hour, allowing commanders a chance to conduct long-range strikes on targets in a fraction of the time it takes now.
In recent months, the senior Marine commander on the West Coast has dismissed charges against 3 troops implicated in the deaths of 24 Iraqis and reduced the sentences of three others in the kidnapping and murder of an Iraqi man. Lt. Gen. James Mat
A South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over 6 years from the Pentagon for shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas, and $455,009 to ship 3 screws costing $1.31 each to Marines
In 1967, the Supreme Court cracked open the door to provide legal sanction to what police officers were already doing around the country in violating the Fourth Amendment (performing traffic stop seizures for non-criminal civil infractions).
No one looked comfortable at the sentencing hearing. Not family and friends who packed the US military courtroom's straight-backed benches. Not the rookie Army prosecutor in stiff dress greens who flushed with every "Your Honor." Not Ju
Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, who was censured for lying about the death in Afghanistan of former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, says he's being made the fall guy for the Army. And Mary Tillman, Pat's mom, agrees.
Official reprimands issued to three high-ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers. Tillman's direct superiors knew within hours of his April 200
In 1943, US servicemen statioined in Iraq were issued a pocket-sized 41-page book entitled "A Short Guide to Iraq." In straightforward prose, the book gave American soldiers a primer to help them through the cultural snarls and byways of t
America is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year. The White House and the Pentagon are understood to have drawn up
Official reprimands issued to three high-ranking Army officers are only mildly critical of their mistakes after the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman and at times praise the officers. The Army also said it would not include the reprimands in the
A British commander in Afghanistan has asked the US military to withdraw its special forces from his areq because the high level of civilian casualties they have caused are turning people against coalition soldiers. The International Herald Tribune
Russian bombers have flown to the island of Guam - home to a major US military base - for the first time since the Cold War in an exercise intended to show the Kremlin's resurgent military power, an air force general said Thursday.
Need a down-payment for your home? Seed money to start a business? The Army wants to help - if you're willing to join up. Despite spending nearly $1 billion last year on recruiting bonuses and ads, Army leaders say an even bolder approach
The Bush administration opposed a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official's comments last week. Senate Democrats, led by Virginia's Jim Webb, want the government to pay
This week the Russian and Chinese militaries are conducting a joint military exercise involving large number of troops and combat vehicles. The former Soviet Republics of Tajikistan, Kyrgkyszstan, and Kazakstan are participating.
An Army investigation has found no truth in a soldier's claims of inhumane conduct by US troops on the battlefield. But the magazine is standing by its story, and debate over Scott Thomas Beauchamp's honesty continues to rage in the blogosphe
US troop levels in Iraq hae hit their highest point of the more than four year old war, with the numbers swelling to nearly 162,000 because of overlapping unit rotations, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman
SECRETARY OF STATE Condoleezza Rice said the US wants to send $63 billion in weapons to the Middle East to "bolster forces of moderation and support a broader strategy to counter the negative influences of Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran.*
(Isn't this adminstration just grand) The Russian Navy plans to commision a new intercontinental ballistic missile next year after completing its tests, it chief said on Saturday. Adm. Vladmir Masorin said that the Navy was to conduct another t
(Hmmm, I thought they got rid of these) Read them and weep. 1,339 earmarks with over $3 billion in spending.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
The Pentagon's 2008 spending blueprint seeks $31.9 billion for classified programs, substantially higher than the $19.1 billion the US military was devoting to "black" initiatives in 2001, according to a new analysis. That's 18 per
When the US sells state-of-the-art weapons systems to Arab nations, it invariably provides even more lethal and sophisticated arms to its invariably ally, Israel, in order to help counter the firepower of its neighbors. (This is crazy)
Rep. Henry Waxman(D-CA) revealed in a Wednesday hearing that Lt. General Philip Kensinger, who was censured Tuesday by the Army for deceiving investigators regarding the announcement of the death of Army Spc Pat Tillman, has evaded a subpoena
The US government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, says the Government Accountability Office. According to its July 31 report, the military "cannot fully account for about 110,000 AK-47 assaul
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it will rotate 20,000 troops into Iraq at the end of this year but denied the troops would extend President Bush's troop "surge" through next spring. The AP reported Tuesday. CNN Pentagon correspond