A soldier who recorded the terror of last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos. The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Has
Program re-ignites fears that active duty military are being primed to deal with civil unrest in aftermath of economic turmoil
US Officials to Meet With Pakistani Military Over Border Issues
The kidnapping of Linda Norgrove was seen as yet another deeply worrying example of the unravelling security in many parts of Afghanistan and the rising vulnerability faced by foreigners travelling in the country.
The Guardian has learned that a US special forces soldier who is believed to have accidentally killed Norgrove is likely to face disciplinary action after failing to inform his commanding officers that he had used a grenade until long after the event
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States military to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving. Injunction banning enforcement of the law and ordered the military to immediately “
A soldier's death brings more grief and anger at the folly of young lives being lost in Afghanistan
The futurists at Darpa are asking for algorithms to find and pre-empt anyone planning the next Fort Hood massacre, WikiLeaks document dump or suicide-in-uniform.
NATO will investigate whether a grenade thrown by American military forces killed a British aid worker during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan last week, an alliance spokesman said Monday. Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed Friday in the raid by U.S. f
Anyone trying to get onto the grounds of the Nevada National Security Site – the installation housing tens of millions of cubic feet of low-level radioactive waste and site of many nuclear weapons tests back when they were militarily fashionable
Pentagon Shrugs Off Killings of Pakistani Troops
US national security planners are proposing the 21st century's critical infrastructure -- power grids, communications, water utilities, financial networks -- be shielded from cyber marauders and other foes. The perimeters policed by the Pentagon and
A sniper crouches near an open window and zooms in on his target, who sits a half-mile away. He peers through a scope and holds his breath, preparing to squeeze the trigger. But it’s windy outside, and he can't afford a miss. What to do?
Results of the so-called "Climate Study" leaked to the press, and "353 cadets (almost 1 out of every 5 survey participants) reported having been subjected to unwanted religious proselytizing, and 23 cadets (13 of them Christians) reported living 'in
Suspected militants in southern Pakistan have destroyed at least 27 tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Soldiers firing concussion grenades and automatic weapons have rescued Ecuador's president from a hospital where he had been trapped by rebellious police for more than 12 hours. President Rafael Correa appeared on the balcony of the presidential pala
“The Pentagon has been incredibly negligent,” said Peter Leitner, who was a senior strategic trade adviser at the Defense Department from 1986 to 2007. “There are plenty of early warning signs that China will use its leverage over these materials as
Adm. Mike Mullen, the Pentagon's top officer, said Wednesday that the 'kill squad' allegations – that drug use could have been a factor in one unit's decision to allegedly kill Afghans for fun – raises questions about troops' use of hashish in Afghan
Without calling out any one particular university, Gates said he was disappointed in institutions that "used to send hundreds of graduates into the armed forces, but now struggle to commission a handful of officers every year."
NATO Confirms Apache Helicopters Launched Attacks Against Pakistani Territory
Today begins a wrenching legal process: The military trial of five soldiers in the murder of three Afghan civilians in Kandahar earlier this year. Already, there’s a shocking disclosure: There are photographs of the dead Afghans. And if the Army gets
Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
The nine-day exercise on Ft. Bragg's Sicily Drop Zone this month involved more than 2,000 paratroopers and airmen. Huge Air Force cargo planes dropped not only paratroopers, but also heavy vehicles and artillery pieces. It was the type of large-scale
As the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) drives an ever-increasing demand for effective identification technology, biometric systems are being used to deliver these capabilities to the battlefield. (An "Army Of One" for Satan)
Scanning prisoners’ irises is just Step 1. In Afghanistan, local and NATO forces are amassing biometric dossiers on hundreds of thousands of cops, crooks, soldiers, insurgents and ordinary citizens.
Did US soldiers create an Afghan killing club?
Not since the end of the Cold War has the Pentagon spent so much to develop and deploy secret weapons. But now military researchers have turned their attention from mass destruction to a far more precise challenge: finding, tracking, and killing indi
Grappling hooks attached to siphon electricity from low-hanging power lines. Computers mounted onto a commando’s chest plate. Communications gadgets small enough to fit into gear pouches worn around the waist. The Air Force is actually preparing its
In 2007, a list of 264 military service members, civilian employees and contractors for the Department of Defense who had used credit cards or PayPal to purchase access to a child pornography website.