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Here's The Military Exercise That Has North Korea Freaking Out

The annual drill, named Foal Eagle, runs from Feb. 24 to April 18 and features Marines from both countries.<p>North Korea views the drill as a possible threat and has responded by ratcheting up its own military rhetoric.<p>Further, The Hermit Kingdom has announced military drills of its own, and launched …

How The US Stopped Iran From Mining International Waters Without Firing A Shot

On Thursday, he told a story from his time at CENTCOM, which demonstrated how the military can complement foreign policy, often being used strategically to achieve objectives without ever having to fire a shot.<p>"The military overseas can do more than simply reinforce foreign policy," Mattis said. …

Eisenhower's military-industrial warning rings truer than ever

On 17 January 1961, the outgoing US president, Dwight D Eisenhower, went on TV to deliver his valedictory address to the American people. Ike had been a relatively uncontroversial president. He had overseen a period of astonishing prosperity and economic growth. He had impeccable military …

Littoral failure: Navy hedges bets on high-tech littoral combat ships

DoD looks for alternatives to modular ship that are less likely to be cannon fodder.<p>The Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS) was supposed to be the ship …

F-35 fighters plagued with delays, cost overruns, federal report says

The development of the ballyhooed F-35 fighter jet faces new delays and is over budget, a new report from the Government Accountability Office has found.<p>The F-35s are “fifth-generation” fighter jets, and are designed to be the U.S. military’s new primary fighter aircraft. The Department of Defense …

The Navy Just Turned Seawater Into Jet Fuel

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Anti-Dropbox protest fires up after Condoleezza joins board

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a polarizing figure.<p>In some circles, she's portrayed as a fiercely intelligent and loyal person who broke glass ceilings to become the first black woman to serve as secretary of state. In other circles, she's seen as a dishonest politician who …

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Public Cloud Instance Pricing Wars - Detailed Context and Analysis

As part of my opening keynote at Cloud Connect in Las Vegas I summarized the latest moves in cloud, the slides are available via the new Powered by …

Software-based routers on x86 servers are becoming reality

The $20 billion router market is poised for disruption by lower cost, more flexible software-based routers. Routing...<p>software and x86 hardware have …

Is the software defined data center a security project?

Can security be the catalyst for the software defined data center (SDDC)? Security may be one of the one areas of information technology that’s easy …

Amazon ups its game in cloud cost tracking

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>One of the issues Amazon Web Services customers cite is how difficult it can be to track and project their …

Dropbox Sets Google and Facebook in Its Sights With a Slew of New Apps

Dropbox is going head-to-head with some of the largest companies on the net.<p>This morning, the San Francisco startup unveiled several additions to its …

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