No weapon is more important to tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than the carbine rifle. And for well over a decade, the military has relied on one company, Colt Defense of Hartford, Conn., to make the M4s they trust with their
Psssst ... Hey, you over there! Yeah, you. Wanna buy some F-14 components? No? How about some night-vision goggles? According to the GAO, such purloined military equipment can be found online at eBay or Craigslist. Seems like it was a week for wild-a
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged Congress to grant the Pentagon permanent authority to train and equip foreign militaries, a task previously administered by the State Dept., and to raise the annual budget to $750 million, a 250% increase.
Ground-crawling US war robots armed with machine guns, deployed to fight in Iraq last year, reportedly turned on their fleshy masters almost at once. The rebellious machine warriors have been retired from combat pending upgrades. [ooops!]
"VA remains opposed to becoming a voter registration agency pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act, as this designation would divert substantial resources from our primary mission," Veterans Affairs James Peake told two Democratic
U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of forces in Iraq has made it harder for the military to fight conflicts that could arise elsewhere.
"The Defense Department says the portable device isn't perfect, but is accurate enough to save American lives by screening local police officers, interpreters and allied forces for access to U.S. military bases....
U.S. Special Operations Command in 2006 recommended "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers" in order to promote messages favorable to the military. It also raised the possibility of altering an "enemy blog" by hack
The high-tech planes and ships commissioned for trillions of dollars to defeat an enemy with no navy, air force or army, and using $3 knives as its weapons arsenal, was a gift to the military-industrial complex that will go on giving for decades to c
The US military mistakenly shipped 4 fuses for nuclear missiles to Taiwan in 2006, the Pentagon said, adding that the parts have been returned. The military was supposed to ship helicopter batteries but instead sent fuses used as the trigger mechanis
The Right went apoplectic at the skepticism that greeted Gen. David Petraeus’s recent testimony about the success of the military escalation in Iraq. As though a member of the military was incapable of engaging in spin to support his commander in chi
The troops who entered My Lai village had been led to believe that everyone in the village should be killed. Testimony before the Peers inquiry showed platoon leaders involved in the operation had been given that same message by 2 company commanders.
Released Tuesday, the report from the Government Accountability Office offers a sobering assessment of the ambitious effort to deliver a modern series of aircraft known as the F-35 Lightning II to the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
A U.S. study shows increasing evidence that the high rates of illness among Persian Gulf War veterans can be explained by pesticide and nerve agent exposure. The study analyzed evidence regarding the class of chemicals acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
A new article on CENTCOM commander Adm. William Fallon confirms his public statements ruling out war against Iran were not coordinated with the White House and landed him in trouble with President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
The Iraq War will prove even more deadly years after the last bullet leaves the barrel of a GI's rifle. Thousands will lose an emotional battle within themselves and choose death. Over 150,000 troops from Vietnam committed suicide. Here's w