Helicopters are great. They’re maneuverable in very tight spaces, they haul heavy things relative to their small sizes — and, very importantly, they take off and land vertically, removing the need for a big airstrip or aircraft-carrier deck.
Moving around underwater in a diving suit is a lot less fun than it sounds.
President Hamid Karzai had ordered the Ministry of Defense to kick out the US Special Forces
Try to remain calm -- even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race.
The government says you can’t know how many people U.S. drone strikes have killed, because that’s a state secret.
Automatic budget cuts that could hit on Mar. 1 have top military leadership scrambling, with Army General Ray Odierno warning that they will reduce the service to a "hollow Army."
It’s a developing pattern of this Obama White House. Barack Obama cashiered yet another battle-seasoned American general Tuesday, even as the war in Afghanistan continues along with numerous other serious global threats to United States security.
February 23 marks the 1000th day in which alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower, 24-year-old US Army intelligence officer Bradley Manning, has been jailed by US authorities without trial.
Last week, Senators threatened to put a “hold” on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director over his refusal to answer questions about the use of drones to kill Americans on US soil.
Because the operational environment (OE) requires Army forces to operate in urban areas, commanders must have accurate information on the complex human elements, infrastructure, and physical terrain that make up the urban environment.
Can you really believe Korean People’s Army Air Force can reduce enemy to ashes? They seem to believe it.
Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan next year may see their war tours extended because budget cuts will drastically limit training for brigades to replace them, the top Army general said Friday.
"This study, released by the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center, is entitled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., talks about the two bills which will reintroduce the draft and require all women to register for Selective Service.
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do t
In an interesting piece by Flight’s Dave Majumdar, Bill Flynn, Lockheed test pilot responsible for flight envelope expansion activities for the F-35, claimed that all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter will have better....
"I'll never forget it. The bomb was on the right side of the Buffalo," Ryan Tomlinson, a former Marine corporal, told BI.
The Department of Defense announced the creation of a new medal to honor the actions of members of the military who directly affect the course of battle without physically being there—in other words, drone pilots, cyber warfare experts, and other rem
The U.S. government is developing new computer weapons and driving a black market in “zero-day” bugs. The result could be a more dangerous Web for everyone.
Do you have what it takes to join the U.S. Marine Corps?
The admiral in charge of the Navy’s drone development says there will be “no new weapons development program” for the drone the Navy wants to operate on an aircraft carrier.
In a short 5 years, North Korea has increased the yield of it's nuclear weapons 10-fold.
Unbearable emotional pain consumes them. Daily trauma builds. So does intolerable stress. Relief is desperately sought. Suicide is chosen. It's a last option. Others were exhausted. Preventable warning signs aren't heeded. They include depression, wi
A NATO airstrike killed 10 Afghan civilians, including five children, in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, local officials said, a toll that if confirmed is likely to raise tension between President Hamid Karzai's government and U.S.-led NATO forces.
Touré, co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC, took a hard line in favor of drones today.
Presidential Memorandum -- Presidential Determination Regarding Drawdown Under Section 506 (a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, for Chad and France to Support Their Efforts in Mali
The Electronic Frontier Foundation releases the Federal Aviation Administration's drone authorization list. See who's allowed to fly drones in your neighborhood!
US President Barack Obama will reportedly return to one of his key political points, nuclear arms reduction, in his State of the Union address.
The Pentagon may cut the size of its military forces for the second time in as many years if spending reductions of $470 billion over 10 years take effect, according to America’s top military chief. One third of the cuts would affect armed forces.
Cuts in government spending from the "sequester" may start to kick in on March 1st.