The second-highest-ranking member of the Air Force's procurement office was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide, Air Force and police officials said Monday. The civilian official, Charles D. Riechers, 47, came under scrutiny
Russia will find it difficult to remain in a treaty on short and medium range missile unless it is expanded to include other countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. "We need other international participants to assume the sam
The U.S. Army met its recruiting goals for the last year but enlisted thousands of new soldiers with criminal records and fewer who have earned high school diplomas. The spike of new enlistees given "character" waivers for fiscal 2007 conti
After a series of tense meetings that began with a blunt rebuff from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared to have been unable to turn around Moscow's opposition to missi
In a tense start to talks on a range of thorny issues, President Vladmir Putin on Friday warned US officials to back off a plan to install missile defenses in eastern Europe or risking harming relations with Moscow. Addressing Sec of State
Here's a timeline of Blackwater from birth to the current abortion.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate "important individuals" such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents ob
Last month, six W80-1 nuclear-armed AGM-129 advanced cruise missiles were flown from Minot Air Force Base, ND, to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and sat on the tarmac for 10 hours undetected. Press reports initially cited the Air Force mistake of flying
DU is being blasted, burned, fired, and spewed all over our indigenous peoples, suburbanites, and city dwellers alike here in the AZ and throughout the USA.
A federal judge in Tacoma has delayed the court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a Fort Lewis Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq. "The court concludes ... that it has jurisdiction over the petition and the double jeopardy claim is not fr
A Fort Lewis soldier charged with refusing to deploy to Iraq asked a federal court Wednesday to bar his upcoming court-martial, saying the Army is violating his constitutional rights by trying him twice for the same crime.
Army admits to the contamination of Hawaiian islands with depleted uranium spotting rounds on Schofield Barracks, O'ahu and Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawai'i Island.
Russian warplane exercises around Alaska have become routine in the past few months, US military officials said Monday, as the former Cold War superpower steps up flights from its Arctic bases. Over the summer, Russian bombers have staged
US ground units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan are arriving ready to fight -- but just barely, according to the nominee to head the command that oversees the training of those forces. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James Mattis told the Senate Armed Servi
Thousands of US soldiers in Iraq -- as many as 10 a day -- are being discharged by the military for mental health reasons. But the Pentagon isn't blaming the war. It says the soldiers had "pre-existing" conditions that disqualify them
A US-based private security firm received a contract worth up to $92 million from the Dept of Defense amid hard questions about its involvement in two separate violent incidents in Iraq. "Blackwater has been a contractor in the past with the de
When Bush announced his intention to send five extra combat brigades to Iraq in a change of war strategy, he approved a plan to increase the size of the active-duty Army by 74,000 soldiers over five years - from 512,000 to 586,000 soldiers.
"If you chose not to participate, your child's name will also not be able to appear in anything associated with this school such as the graduation program, honor roll list, sports programs and the annual yearbook."
"Dear Parents/Guardians of Juniors and Seniors: Congress has passed two major pieces of legislatioin that require local education agencies (high schools) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to give
The M-16, the choice rifle of the US Armed Forces, turns 50 years old this month and is still plagued by many of the same problems it had half a century ago, putting American troops in Iraq at a severe disadvantage(Watch the video)
Boeing Co. delivered the first Super Hornet EA-18G aircraft to the US Navy on Monday as part of a $9.2 billion contract. Instead of carrying missiles or cannons, the so-called Super Hornet "Growler" is equipped with radar-jamming equipment
Russian Military Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that one of the United States most secretive spy satellites, the KH-13, targeting Iran was 'destroyed in its orbit' with its main power generator powered by the radioactive isotope Pu
The generals acted independently, coming in their own ways to the agonizing decision to defy military tradition and publicly criticize the Bush administration over its conduct of the war in Iraq.
Editor's Note: This is an edited transcript of the prepared testimony of Jeremy Scahill before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, September 21, 2007.
The military budget in question—not including any money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—totals $500 billion. Equal to the military budgets of all the rest of the world's nations combined. It is larger than the US military budget at the peak
If you or I made or bought some unregistered machineguns, we'd be at risk of prosecution. Things would be even worse for us if we exported them to people on the State Dept.'s list of terrorist groups. But if you're Blackwater, the U.S.
The US military has drafted a five-year plan(Soviet style planning) to develop the Iraqi Air Force. Under the plan, officials said, the Iraqi Air Force would more than double over the next year. In a Sept 17 briefing, US Air Force Lt. Col Greg Zehn
Iraqi forces have taken the lead for security in only eight percent of Baghdad's neighborhoods more than eight months after the start of the US troop surge, a senior US commander said Friday.
Silent Guardian is making waves in defense circles. Built by the U.S. firm Raytheon, it is part of its "Directed Energy Solutions" program.
The US Air Force established a provisional Cyber Command Tuesday as part of an expanding mission to prepare for wars in cyberspace, officials said. The move comes amid concerns over a wave of hacker attacks originating in China