Uranium, the feedstock for nuclear reactors, is finally making its move...
A new report from a highly influential group of scientists is urging the Department of Defense to begin collecting and mapping the full genome of all military personnel.  Pentagon officials believe gene-mapping all military personnel could lowe
Even as we imagine the day when robots finally turn against us, scientists are at work on how best to control them
From the pages of the fantastic imagery of a 1980s style science fiction story comes a futuristic nightmare. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has embarked on a feverish new project to create cyborg battle bugs programmed for warf
The Navy brusquely fired the captain of the USS Enterprise on Tuesday, more than three years after he made lewd videos to boost morale for his crew, timing that put the military under pressure to explain why it acted only after the videos became publ
China’s first known stealth aircraft (maybe) appeared across the Web over the past week or so in a series of pictures depicting what appear to be high-speed taxi tests at Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield.
DARPA has awarded BAE systems $8.4 million to develop its BLADE program (for Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare), a system of algorithms that can automatically identify and jam threatening wireless communications.
The US military will never leave Afghanistan if Sen. Lindsey Graham has his way.
The Army entered the new recruiting year in October having fulfilled 50 percent, or half its targeting goals for next year. The number is a near record for the Army. The last time in recent decades the waiting list was so long was 1996, when the
Each year the column Dispatches From The Edge awards news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of “Are you serious?” Here are 2010’s winners.
The official performance results aren’t available yet, but General Atomics confirmed this afternoon that it’s next-gen aircraft carrier launch system successfully launched an F/A-18E Super Hornet on Saturday
Manned jets continued to dominate, culminating in today’s mammoth, $300-billion F-35 program.
We need new solutions to ensure the Anglo-American axis remains on top.
Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can’t answer basic math, science and reading questions...
The Department of Defense has announced that it will explore the opportunities of adapting battlefield robots to enable consumption of bio-mass material. In layman's language, the military is investigating the possibility and benefits of creating co
Congress repealed the ban against gays serving openly in the military, a major victory for President Obama who had promised to end what his liberal supporters said was an outdated and discriminatory policy. Obama intends to sign it into law next week
Once exclusively within the world of classic science fiction novels—like Robert A. Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"—the United States' Navy has brought the electronic railgun into the world of reality. The technology for the railgun was
Russia on Friday called on South Korea to halt plans for a military exercise in the Yellow Sea that it said could escalate tensions with North Korea.
Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia
An investment group with ties to the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater announced Friday that it has bought the security firm, which was heavily criticized for its contractors' actions in Iraq. USTC Holdings said in a statement th
For the second time this year the House voted to dismantle the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, giving the Senate a final shot in the waning days of this Congress at changing a law requiring thousands of uniformed gays to hide their sexual
But with each passing month under Petraeus’ leadership, the shift to a more violent strategy becomes more apparent. By November, one U.S. military official was boasting about America’s “awe, shock and firepower.”
A military court was set to hear the case of an Army doctor charged with refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he says he doubts whether President Obama was born in the U.S. and therefore questions his eligibility to be commander in chief.
Court-martial for Army doctor who refused to deploy without seeing Obama's birth certificate
Sexual assault pervades the military, but the Pentagon refuses to release records that fully document the problem and how it is handled, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups said in a federal lawsuit that seeks access to the records.
On the Rise of Authoritarianism and How US Law Enforcement Can Take a Stand for Freedom
Lt Eric Shine - Martial law and Coast Guard
Lt Eric Shine - Martial law and Coast Guard
Senator Joseph Lieberman and other lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone to publish the name of a U.S. intelligence source, in a direct swipe at the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.
Update on the super space weapons being created--or already deployed--by the US and its adversaries. Includes a look at Russia, China and DARPA's aptly named "MAHEM" (Magneto Hydrodynamic Explosive Munition)...