From a fake Lady Gaga CD to a thumb drive that is a pocket-sized bombshell – the biggest intelligence leak in history
A group of military veterans are suing to get the CIA to come clean about allegedly implanting remote control devices in their brains. It's well known that the CIA began testing substances like LSD on soldiers beginning in the 1950s but less is known
Weapon hailed as a game-changer that can fire up and over barriers and down into trenches
Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain.
If North Korea’s going to flaunt its new uranium-enrichment facility to the world, South Korea isn’t going to sit back and take it. Seoul is considering a request for the U.S. to return tactical nuclear weapons for the first time in 15 years.
An unusual breed of Asian snakes can glide long distances in the air, and the Department of DefeMost animals that glide do so with fixed wings or a wing-like part. But not the "flying snakes" of Southeast Asia, India and southern China - at least fiv
Adding a face shield to the standard-issue helmet worn by U.S. troops could help protect soldiers from traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Building 561 is a secure two-story brick structure with an interior wrapped in copper sheathing that can block the most powerful transmissions of communications devices. The relic from the Cold War is the most secure facility in what was formerly
When an impressive contrail was spotted off the California coast last week, it sparked widespread reports of a mystery missile launch in the area – a theory the Pentagon squashed, but the odd contrail was even seen from space.
Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers' pet projects, known as earmarks, and fixing troubled arms programs. McCain told a
But don't worry, it will still be partly a death ray
Most of the robots currently serving in the U.S. military are simply mechanized extensions of soldiers; They can execute dangerous maneuvers and keep people from high-risk situations.
Review of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich
The Navy keeps pouring money into high-tech ships, next-gen communications gear — even a “death ray” pre-prototype. But if the sea service can’t get costs for the new gear under control, it’s putting itself at risk.
A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take out Iran's military capability.
Intelligent advanced aircraft is one thing, but if the Air Force wants to be in prime warfighting condition, its pilots had better come with advanced weaponry, too.
Cleaners at the Marine Corps museum near Quantico noticed spots on windows they thought were bird droppings. They turned out to be bullet holes. Since then, the same weapon has been used 4 more times to fire at military facilities in N. Virginia.
Authorities investigated a 4th nighttime shooting at a Washington-area military building, the FBI urged the unknown gunman to surrender before someone is hurt. "We appreciate that he is struggling right now," an FBI spokeswoman said. "This guy hasn
An overnight shooting at a vacant Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly this week has been definitively linked to two recent attacks on U.S. military buildings in Northern Virginia.
Protein tougher than metal could be used to print out body armor
Computer errors at an Air Force base in Wyoming took 50 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles -- one-ninth of the U.S. missile stockpile -- offline for an hour. Engineers believe the outage was caused by a hardware failure in a launch control c
The same gun was used to shoot at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Northern Virginia earlier this month, the FBI said. A third military office, a Marine Corps recruiting station was shot at overnight Monday; Marines who wor
The U.S. military said it did not under-report the number of civilian deaths in the Iraq war or ignore prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces, rejecting allegations arising from leaked U.S. documents.
Omar Khadr pleaded to 5 charges including murder for throwing a grenade that mortally wounded the soldier during a fierce raid on an al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan in 2002. The now 24-year-old defendant also admitted to planting explosive devices a
The U.S. military long has maintained that it does not keep an official death tally, but earlier this month following a Freedom of Information Act request, the Pentagon said some 77,000 Iraqis had been killed from 2004 to mid-2008 -- a shorter period
The U.S. Army is evaluating full-color flexible displays that can be worn on the wrist.
The US Defense Dept. is quietly taking on an expanding role in defending US critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. In a break with previous policy, the military will provide cyber expertise to other government agencies and private companies
At least three service members discharged for being gay have begun the process to re-enlist after the Pentagon directed the military to accept openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history.
Lasers can be powerful weapons — they can take down an aircraft at long ranges and in unstable conditions, for instance. But they are hampered by power and size limits, so they’re not widely used by the military (yet).
She was known as "the M&M lady," for decorating her office cubicle with keepsakes of the confection's advertising characters.