His memo comes in the wake of a stinging 400-page independent commission report that concluded the military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and that National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need fo
Every two years, if the commander-in-chief/elect says he wants to throw more troops into an unwinnable war for no clear reason other than his political advantage, panderer-in-chief Robert Gates will shout “Outstanding!”
In October of this year, Salon revealed that the two men had in fact been killed by friendly tank fire. Now, Salon has found that the documents related to the men's deaths were shredded just hours after the story was published.
After investing in a fleet of over 10,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the Pentagon is preparing to buy more -- lots more.
This would be an unusual turn of events. Israel has sold arms to Russia in only a few limited instances. And as Ha'aretz notes, Russia supplies weaponry to Israel's arch-enemies, Syria and Iran:
Give the boys in the Pentagon credit; they've got chutzpah.
“The extensive body of scientific research now available consistently indicates that ’Gulf War illness’ is real, that it is the result of neurotoxic exposures during Gulf War deployment, and that few veterans have recovered or substantially improved
NorthCom is being shy about giving out additional information about Vigilant Shield '09. When I called for a fact sheet on it, I was told there was none.
The Air Force general who runs the Pentagon's missile defense projects said American interests would be "severely hurt" if President-elect Obama decided to halt plans developed by the Bush administration to install missile interceptors
Pyongyang was enraged by a major military exercise carried out by South Korean and US troops from November 2 to 8, in which more than 8,000 marines and 27 ships and 30 helicopters landed at the south-eastern port of Pohang.
The Supreme Court lifted restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast, a defeat for environmental groups who say the sonar can harm whales. The court allowed the Navy to conduct realistic training exercis
US Special Operations Command secret military forces are receiving their first robotic whisper-mode helicopters. The you-never-saw-us-we-aren't-even-here brigade will receive 10 Boeing A160T "Hummingbird" droid kill-choppers
We all complain about politics, but have you ever wondered what makes a person pick up a gun and start violently resisting the government? That was one of the questions I wanted to answer when I started writing The Army of the Republic.
One Army recruiter has picked up a new tool to attract applicants: President Obama.
The Pentagon's all-too-lifelike four-legged robot may be about to get a whole lot bigger, stronger, smarter and tougher to slow down.
Competition down to three lucky finalists. Yesterday, three teams made it to the finale: BAE Systems and Navistar Defense; General Tactical Vehicles, a joint venture between General Dynamics and AM General; and Lockheed Martin.
Everyone from Darpa to the National Security Initiative seems to be dangling pots of cash in front of inventors, entrepreneurs and scientists to come up with innovative new ideas for defense and national security. Here's another contest to watch.
One theory was that the amnesia was a result of the brilliant flash experienced when the electron beam struck the retina. And, indeed, it turned out that it is possible to produce amnesia in rodents using a flash of light:
U.S. Special Forces soldiers freed a kidnapped American working for the Army Corps of Engineers during a nighttime mission last week — a rare hostage rescue in a country where ransom abductions have become increasingly common.
PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct 20 (IPS) - Veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Iraqis, Afghanis,... converged in this west coast city over the weekend to share stories of atrocities being committed daily in Iraq
Officials learned of the latest when Spc. Robert Hull Marko, 21, led investigators to the body of 19-year-old Judilianna "Judi" Lawrence. He told investigators he had violent sex with her before slitting her throat and leaving her to die in
The US economic crisis could well make life easier for US military recruiters, who have struggled in recent years to meet their services' enlistment goals in a time of war.
An investigation by the military has concluded that American airstrikes on Aug. 22 in a village in western Afghanistan killed far more civilians than American commanders there have acknowledged, according to two American military officials.
Rep. Brad Sherman says Congress threatened with Martial Law if BAILOUT bill is not passed
An increasingly large number of supposedly military-grade electronic components are turning out to be counterfeit commercial-grade hardware that, in some cases, is decades older than the manufacturing label indicates.
Defense analysts said they expected no big change in spending on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, billed as part of the war on terror. "There wouldn't be an appetite to cut back on the pursuit of an important objective to the US
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, att
A US missile strike destroyed a house in a North Waziristan village today, killing at least 21 people according to a senior Pakistani official. Of the 21, a local official said 16 of them foreigners.
The US Africa Command, the Pentagon's first effort to unite its counterterrorism, training and humanitarian operations on the continent, launches amid questions at home about its mission and deep suspicions in Africa about its intentions.
Those hostilities almost turned lethal last week when Pakistani troops shot at two clearly marked US helicopters, and the two sides then traded fire.