To help with the problem of blood loss from traumatic wounds, the military has started field-testing a device more Mandalorian than M.A.S.H.: a plasma knife.
For the first time, sophisticated U.S. military surveillance drones capable of carrying missiles have begun patrolling waters off Somalia in hopes of stemming rising piracy. Three ships have been seized in a week off Africa's lawless eastern coast
The Navy's need for speed is being answered by a pair of warships that have reached freeway speeds during testing at sea. Independence, a 418-foot warship built in Alabama, boasts a top speed in excess of 45 knots, or about 52 mph, and sustained 4
...both the press and community relations offices develop a "hot list" of analysts who could dependably "carry our water" and provide them with ultra-exclusive access that would compel the networks to "weed out the less reliably friendly analysts" on
Bryan Whitman, the current deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations, was an active senior participant in a Bush administration covert Pentagon program that used retired military analysts to generate positive wartime news coverage.
Weeks after the US pulled the plug on a Poland-based missile defense system, Vice President Biden traveled to Warsaw to assuage angry officials and emerged with an agreement that Poland will get an upgraded element of a missile defense.
The U.S. military needs better dialog with China to avoid "mistakes and miscalculations" given an unprecedented military expansion stoking uncertainty in the region, top U.S. defense officials said. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking days befor
But now, after nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise within the military.
President Barack Obama won a modest victory in his effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, with a Senate vote that allows the government to continue to move detainees at the facility to the U.S. to be prosecuted. The measure passed the
I just thought the WRSA [Western Rifle Shooters Association] and the Sipsey Street boys might like to see what we are wearing while over here in Iraq. We . . . know what the deal is, and when the time comes (which it will), we know where we stand an
The United States government is forking over $100 million to build new military bases in Bulgaria and Romania.
I find this very disturbing. A link to this commercial was sent to me I have the video below. If they are Americas Navy I believe they should only be used for the protection of Americans. Why are we expected to be the policeman of the world?
New York Times Magazine takes a look at the current commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal's Afghanistan war recommendation and notes the "magnitude of the choice" now facing President Obama "is difficult to oversta
The Pentagon pays an average of $400 to put a gallon of fuel into a combat vehicle or aircraft in Afghanistan. The statistic is likely to play into the escalating debate in Congress over the cost of a war that entered its ninth year last week.
Molycorp Minerals... why does that sound familiar. Ah, yes, it's the rare-earth mining company partly-owned by Goldman Sachs (GS), which just got a $3 million Congressional earmark, ostensibly because the menace of Chinese hoarding was grave enough t
It was chaos during the early morning assault last year on a remote US outpost in Afghanistan and Sgt. Phillips' M4 carbine had quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed didn't work either.
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan is in "serious jeopardy" and needs more troops to turn the tide against an increasingly potent Taliban insurgency, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday, putting her at odds with an influential Demo
...referring to the Oath to SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION - like Public Officeholders...
McKinnon, who suffers from a form of autism, could spend life in prison if convicted by a US court of gaining access to 97 computers in 2001 and 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
While most of political Washington has been consumed with the debate over how to make health care more accessible to low-income Americans, the government unexpectedly raised rates by more than 20 percent on the in-patient co-payments that must be pa
The top Senate Democrat says lawmakers of both parties assured President Barack Obama on Tuesday that they will rally behind whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan.
Former Darpa director Tony Tether is joining a Washington-area lobbying firm best known for its influence on Capitol Hill. But Tether — who served for more than seven years as the head of the Pentagon’s premiere research arm — says he won’t be doing
President Barack Obama will focus "at the right time" on how to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, his national security adviser said. "I don't think it's going to be — it's not years, but I think it will
Top U.S. military officials may retire or resign unless President Obama quickly sets forth a clear plan on winning the war in Afghanistan, including whether to send more troop to stop insurgents, says Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican.
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be ci
AN AMERICAN PATRIOT TAKE Why the Missile Defense Change Isn’t the Larger Issue By : Stephen Estes 18 September, 2009 On September 17, 2009 President Obama under Direction from US Defense Secretary Robert Gates opted to shift gears with regar
Business is just fine for those clinging to the flabby skin of expanding government And talk about the Military-Industrial Complex: ....
The Defense Dept's request last week for congressional approval of the sale of $8 billion worth of PAC-3 missiles to Turkey was the latest victory for a disparate group of interests including defense contractors, finance and energy corporations, trad
In a move raising eyebrows among civil liberties advocates, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would give so-called local and state “fusion centers” access to classified military intelligence in Pentagon databases.
It doesn't look good folks, for our military to be risking themselves to warn us we should take heed. Phoenix 1.5 document shown at end.