The Pentagon has done little to collect at least $100 million in overcharges paid in deals arranged by corrupt former officials of Kellogg Brown & Root, the defense contractor, even though the officials admitted much of the wrongdoing
Gen. David Petraeus told a House committee Friday that just trying to outrun or block pirates from boarding cargo ships isn't enough to deter sea bandits off the Somali coast who are becoming more aggressive.
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.
They have no fear, they never tire, they are not upset when the soldier next to them gets blown to pieces. Their morale doesn't suffer by having to do, again and again, the jobs known in the military as the Three Ds - dull, dirty and dangerous.
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.
"We follow the direction of our U.S. government client," said a Xe spokesman. Defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va., said of Iraq, "But let's face it, they're not entirely their own masters
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.Read Letter
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
To help reduce consumption, the Pentagon is using $300 million of the $7.4 billion it received from the economic stimulus package to accelerate existing programs for developing alternative fuels and saving energy.
There are only 21POWs from the first Gulf War in 1991, yet the VA is paying disability benefits to 286. Of about 550 VietNam POWs, over 960 are receiving payments.
The official said Capt. Richard Phillips is uninjured and in good condition, and that three of the four pirates were killed.
If we’re looking to blame someone for the impending bankruptcy of the United States of America, then the search for the culprits ought to begin on our own shores— and you don’t have to be a modern day Sherlock Holmes to know exactly where to find the
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
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
Corporate video from Lockheed
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**Q*
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
[I don't buy it.] "We will end production of the F-22 fighter," Gates announced matter-of-factly in the hushed Pentagon briefing room yesterday, dispatching Lockheed Martin's $140-million-a-pop aircraft without even a hint of regret
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
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
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.
The Black Hawk helicopter has served the U.S. Army well. But it’s been around since 1979. Time for a revamp, with advanced electronics, more-powerful engines, and various other tweaks.
A US sergeant became on Monday the second non-commissioned officer to be convicted of murder for the summary executions of four bound and blindfolded prisoners in Iraq in 2007.
The first F22 crash in history Edwards Air Force Base is the sight of the first F22 Crash. The F22 fell out of the sky killing the pilot on inpact. No word from the base why the plain crashed.Read Letter
A military commander at Fort Campbell in Kentucky demanded his soldiers give him the registration numbers of any guns they own privately and then reveal where they are stored.
Now that the Army has conceded that 22 military police soldiers were dispatched from Fort Rucker to Samson, Alabama, in the wake of the horrific mass murder there, local officials are coming out to take responsibility for inviting the military presen
The U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the streets of Samson, Ala., during last week's murder spree in that tiny South Alabama community. The use of the troops was a
The Army acknowledges that regular troops were dispatched to Samson, and says an inquiry is under way.
The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of mi
The Navy can spray recruits in the eyes with pepper spray, even though it has been linked to death and is banned during warfare by international law, a federal judge ruled Friday.Pepper spray is banned for use in war by Article I.5 of the Chemical We