The Air Force for Christmas will deliver to Afghanistan the first of 24 new Hawker Beechcraft Corp. planes modified by L-3 Communications Holdings to support ground troops with video, still images and eavesdropping.
The detention in Thailand of a cargo plane transporting weapons and the arrest of its crew remain shrouded in mystery. The destination of the weapons and identity of their buyers is uncertain. American officials and analysts believe however,
A "bunker buster" bomb with more than 10 times the explosive power of its predecessor is to be put into service by the United States next December, six months later than previously scheduled, the Defense Department told Reuters.
Lawmakers funded 10 more Boeing Co C-17 transport planes than the Pentagon asked for, at a cost of $2.5 billion. Kept alive the troubled VH-71 presidential helicopter despite the Pentagon's objections. Includes 1,720 earmarks costing $4.2 billion for
South Korea's military says a suspected cyberattack that netted secret defense plans may have been carried out by North Korea. According to a Defense Ministry spokesman, the suspected hacking occurred late last month. He says a South Korean office
President Obama briefs the nation on his Afghanistan strategy on Tuesday evening from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Follow the events live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email
Since April, a steady string of reports have detailed sightings of a mysterious, unidentified UAV prowling the skies above Kandahar. Grainy, Loch-Ness-Monster-like photos revealed a flying-wing-type aircraft with stealth features. Now, the French
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A group of former Russian soldiers is involved in an intense military training program in preparation for Iraq. They believe they can compete with their British and American counterparts by adopting a unique approach.
A prototype track-mounted combat platform tailored to use Russian weapons has been unveiled at an arms show in Moscow. Producers say it beats the similar American bot widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
The shooting is shrouded in secrecy, whose label by the military has left one family desperate for answers.
President Barack Obama has no plans to join a global treaty banning landmines because a policy review found the United States could not meet its security commitments without them, the State Department said on Tuesday. "This administration undertoo
The United States has offered to add Israeli systems and munitions to a new [taxpayer subsidized] U.S.-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet and deliver it to Israel by 2015, provided a deal is sealed in coming months. Lockheed Martin Corp, maker of th
“I see the ugly,” Luther told Truthout. “I see soldiers beating their wives and trying to kill themselves all the time, and most folks don’t want to look at this, including the military.”
Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D. a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, has written on defense issues with a libertarian perspective for MilitaryWeek.com, hosts the call-in radio show American Forum, and blogs occasionally for Huffingtonpost.com and Liberty and
Not only does one country account for the overwhelming plurality of world military expenditures, but that nation also has troops and bases on all six habitable continents (as well as a 54-year military mission in Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze) an
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli called the Army's record suicide rate this year "horrible" and said the problem of soldiers taking their own lives is the toughest he has faced in his 37 years in service.
Our ruling elite has arranged things in such a way that they are always sending Americans to war. This requires a steady and growing supply of trigger-pullers and coffin-stuffers, and they are worried kids simply aren't fit for slaughter.
Be aware … prepare to accept it … America is going to be a country of Islam! Sumcad/11/14/09. Also read more the writer’s widely read column at NWS.com.
Dahr Jamail is the author of "The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan." / Military Religious Freedom Foundation Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein separating church and state in armed forces.
As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is mil
In almost every major mass shooting over the past two decades, since anti-depressant drugs became popular, the killer has been on SSRI’s – serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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An incident as this sure exposes the degree of the sad pathetic state of lack of critical thought among the American people.
An Army psychiatrist who opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others, was shot but captured alive, military officials said late Thursday.
A military mental health doctor, Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, facing deployment overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post, setting off on a rampage that killed 11 other people and left 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and the violence was
The developments come as the White House seeks grounds to establish a major military presence in Africa. Analysts caution that similar pretexts were used to justify the US invasion of Afghanistan, the missile attacks in Pakistan, and its waning mili
Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs have funded cluster bomb-makers to the tune of $5 billion in the past two years despite an international accord to ban the weapons. The banks loaned money to companies whose products i
Trumpeting a victory against careless spending, President Barack Obama on signed a defense bill that kills some costly weapons projects and expands war efforts. In a major civil rights change, the law also makes it a federal hate crime to assault peo