Defense giant KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday. . .a spokesman for the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill
The new blade shape is combined with another technology called Blue Pulse, which adds three flaps to the edge of the rotor blades. These flaps move up and down at 15 to 40 times per second, using piezoelectric motors that also help to reduce the blad
The U.S. military monitored Planned Parenthood and a white supremacist group as part of the government’s security preparations for the 2002 Olympics in Utah, according to new documents released by the Department of Defense.
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. Our workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the Uni
The MDA has fielded an initial capability to protect the U.S and our allies against limited ballistic missile attack. The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is becoming more integrated, robust, and global every day.
On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a weapons shipment using the name of a “South Park” cartoon character.
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - Security forces at Luke Air Force Base opened fire overnight after two suspects in a stolen car drove right through the gate. One of those suspects is now dead. Take a look at the photos - you'll see a car crashed insi
At the highest levels of the US military, a quiet discussion is going on about putting in place a legal framework that would permit the US government to strip American citizenship from terrorists.
Under the gun to destroy the US chemical weapons stockpiles — and now all but certain to miss their deadline — Army officials have a plan to hasten the process: Blow some of them up. The Army would use explosives to destroy some of the Cold War-era w
Compared to the M855, SOST rounds...have increased stopping power through “consistent, rapid fragmentation which shortens the time required to cause incapacitation of enemy combatants,”
Paul Akers was in his oncologist's office last summer when his daughter handed him a magazine with an ad from the Marine Corps, alerting former residents of Camp Lejeune, N.C., that if they lived on the base between 1957 and 1987, they might have bee
The U.S. shot down a ballistic missile with a high-powered airborne laser weapon, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced late last night. It is "the first successful test of a futuristic directed energy weapon," Reuters reported.
For a decade, war widows quietly and persistently have knocked on Capitol Hill doors seeking an end to the "widows' tax," a government policy that deprives them of benefits from their husbands' military service.
At issue is a 3-year-old federal law called the Stolen Valor Act that makes it a crime punishable by a year in jail to falsely claim to have received a medal from the U.S. military. It is a crime even if the liar makes no effort to profit from his st
The US will take on a broader range of military responsibilities, including defending space and cyberspace, in spite of growing pressure on budgets, a long-awaited administration report is set to conclude on Monday.
[Who will clothe our troops?] China suspended military exchanges with the United States and threatened sanctions against American defense companies, just hours after Washington announced $6.4 billion in planned arms sales to Taiwan.
The Pentagon will unveil initial steps next week to lay the ground for an eventual repeal of its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which permits gays to serve in uniform as long they hide their sexual orientation, officials said on Thursday.
n 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30% said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71% of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while se
What some participants in the simulation knew — and others did not — was that a version of their nightmare had just played out in real life, not at the Pentagon where they were meeting, but in the far less formal war rooms at Google Inc. Computers at
Federal agents repeatedly interviewed him or heard him speak to others. But when they read him his legal rights nearly 10 hours after the incident, he went silent. Lawmakers argue he should have been placed immediately in military custody, and the na
Martin Luther King, JFK, RFK and Malcolm X were murdered by an conspiracy involving the CIA, the US military and the Mafia under a four year reign of LBJ. An assassination COINTELPRO-like program? Jim Di Eugenio interviewed
This film, from director Amir Bar-Lev looks to be not only one of the better documentaries at this years Sundance, it looks to be one of the most moving films of the entire festival.
Increasing pressure on the overall US defense budget means the Navy must focus even more buying flexible and affordable weapons systems that can adapt to changing threats and needs, the Navy's top officer said. Calling himself "a capacity guy,"
The family of an Illinois National Guard soldier said he's been charged with possession of child pornography in Afghanistan over innocent snapshots of a 4-year-old relative in a swimsuit.
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
The Army said Wednesday it has filed criminal charges against a single-mom soldier who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last year, arguing she had no family able to care for her infant son.
The Rand Corporation was asked by the US Army to prepare a report recommending whether or not the US needed a National Stability Police force. Basically a call for American "Brown Shirts" Rand's answer was a resounding yes.
Israel is developing an army of robotic fighting machines that offers a window onto the potential future of warfare.
Now, the Navy’s looking to speed up the diagnosis of brain trauma, with a portable, weather-proof, multipurpose brain scanner.
Joseph Shoer, Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering, studying how modular spacecraft could be assembled, and hoping they will be the telescopes and human exploration vehicles of the future, and not for crushing the dreams of Martian colonists.