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The US Air Force wants to hire thousands of new people for its drone program

In a proposed plan released this week, the US Air Force says it wants to dramatically increase the scope of its drone program<i>,</i> the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports.<p>$3 billion proposal<p>If the $3 billion plan is approved by Congress, it would add 3,500 new pilots and other personnel, as well as add 75 …

China just tested another anti-satellite missile

The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test.<p>A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight …

Military

If Isis did target Russian plane, what does it mean for 'war on terror'?

Likely motivation for any Islamic State role would be Moscow’s action in Syria rather than move towards global terror strategy<p>If Islamic State did bring down a packed passenger jet over the Sinai desert, as many US and UK officials believe is a “significant possibility”, then the act would mark a …

U.S. completes complex test of layered missile defense system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Sunday hailed the success of a complex $230 million test of the U.S. missile defense system that it said showed the ability of the Aegis and THAAD weapons systems to identify and destroy ballistic and cruise missiles at once.<p>A Terminal High Altitude Area …

The Air Force's Future Starts Now

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon is expected to answer a question of vital importance to three big military contractors and of no small …

The U.S. War Casualties the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to See

Five Americans have been wounded in action while fighting ISIS in Iraq. But the U.S. military won’t say the first thing about who they are, or how …

North Korea’s Scary New Nuke Missiles Could Threaten the West Coast

South Korea could help the U.S. military block the KN-08, but will it?<p>In the wake of disturbing news about North Korean missiles, President Obama …

The military’s secret military: Green Berets, Navy SEALs and the special ops you’ll never know about

A handful of elite soldiers are carrying out hush-hush missions across the globe, and their numbers are growing<p>Nick Turse<p>September 27, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of …

National Security

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

The US is getting ready to unveil its next super bomber

Dubbed the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) program, the Air Force will in the coming weeks award the mega-contract to either Northrop Grumman or a team made up of Boeing and Lockheed Martin.<p>The program envisions the creation of between 80 and 100 strategic bombers to replace America's fleet of …

Aviation

Nintendo patent application shows no optical disc drive in new console

Nintendo has filed a patent application for a console that has no optical disc drive, kicking up all sorts of speculation among enthusiasts of what the company's next piece of hardware could look like or do.<p>The filing, made in February, was published on Thursday. Its schematic diagrom (pictured) …

Video of a PS Vita prototype shows sliding face, standard memory cards

Video has surfaced of a prototype PlayStation Vita, featuring a sliding face reminiscent of the PSP Go line of handhelds and a means of using generic memory cards. You can get a look at it, operating what appears to be a prototype of the PS Vita firmware, in the video by AssemblerGames above.<p>This …

Lili St. Cyr: Naked Angel

In heels, she stood nearly6feet tall. With platinum ____hair and green catlike eyes, she had a cold Nordic beauty that made men brawl over her. Her body was strong yet slim—the physique of a ballerina, not zaftig like most in her profession. For decades, she was America’s highest-paid burlesque …

Burlesque

Is Apple really one of the Dow's biggest losers?

“Apple is biggest superstar stock to collapse.”<p>That was the headline, accompanied by a stock fever chart of the “past few months,” of a Matt Krantz …