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Thomas Knapp / C4SS

What do you get for your “defense” dollars? A lot of stuff you don’t need or could get more cheaply elsewhere. A lot of other stuff which makes you more, not less, vulnerable to attack.

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Wall Street Journal

Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project -- the Defense Department's costliest weapons program ever -- according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks.

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 The War  Dept has pulled the plug on the F22. But the F35 is still going well. I was not told why but after the F22 crashed at Edwards AFB in Calif. the Air Force canceled the contract.

Letters to the Editor • Global
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Washington Post

U.S. military observers believed that Phillips was about to be shot. SEAL snipers, who were positioned on a deck at the stern of the Bainbridge, an area known as the fantail, had the three pirates in their sights. The on-scene commander gave the SEAL

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Reuters

A U.S. Navy warship arrived off the Somali coast, where the captain of a U.S.-flagged freighter has been taken hostage by pirates. The ship was briefly hijacked by pirates but the crew of 20 Americans had retaken control of the vessel and were trying

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YouTube

Hubo FX-1 by Humanoid Robot Research Center of South Korea. HUBO-FX1 is the human-riding robot having 12 DOF. The development concept is that the robot can walk naturally with carrying a person or a load of 100kg

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Discovery

The HULC is easy to put on. It arrives folded into a small package. The soldier stretches a leg out and steps into foot beds underneath the boot. Straps wrap around the thighs, waist and shoulders. The foot pads ensure the weight from the soldier

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arclein

This article on the utility of the Carrier fleet challenges navel doctrine by playing up the apparent vulnerability of carriers. To the degree that the concerns have any merit whatsoever, it is totally true that any carrier is easily destroyed if it

News Link • Global Reported By robert klein
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arclein

The new munitions will have two crucial advantages over previous e-bombs: they are small, and should not cause electronic "friendly fire" casualties hundreds of meters away. And because they still have the same blast, fragmentation and armo

News Link • Global Reported By robert klein
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CNN.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- For the first time since media coverage was banned in 1991, the return of the body of a fallen member of the U.S. armed forces was opened to news outlets late Sunday. The U.S. Air Force informed media on Sunday that the family of

News Link • Global Reported By Lauren Roseman
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Washington Post

A war that ended three years ago and involved not a single U.S. soldier has become the subject of an increasingly heated debate inside the Pentagon, one that could alter how the U.S. military fights in the future.

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