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What Does the Intercept of a U.S. B-52 Bomber Tell Us About Russia?

It says more about them than it does about us.<p>Somedays, our good friends at the Kremlin branch of the Alt-Right Propaganda Machine formerly known as <i>Russia Today</i> tell us more than I suspect their bosses would really like us to know. Or perhaps they have just gotten so used to putting anything and …

Military

D-Day: The greatest day of the 20th Century

For years, George refused to talk about it. Whenever I pressed him, I would be met with silence, or a brief outburst of nothing more than staccato words: bangalores, shingle, terror, dead men everywhere. George, you see, as a young US Army officer, landed on Omaha Beach during the famed D-Day …

World History

Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than $380 million, …

Military

USS Gerald R. Ford eclipses Navy’s supercarrier fleet

The United States Navy received the most powerful addition yet to its fleet of aircraft supercarriers Thursday, the USS Gerald R. Ford.<p>After 12 years of construction and $12.9 billion, the new carrier was delivered to the Navy from Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday morning. The ship is nearly …

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NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Israel Is Testing An Air-To-Air Variant Of Its Dolphin-Nosed Stunner Missile

Stunner's small frame, blistering speed, dual mode seeker, high maneuverability and hit-to-kill concept could make it the air combat missile to …

Here's What Military Personnel Have to Say About Vox's "Toxic Masculinity" Article on the Marine Corps

<i>Note: Those interviewed for this article expressed opinions that are theirs alone.</i><p>On Memorial Day — the national holiday dedicated to honoring those …

Watch 2 US Navy carrier strike groups conduct a massive show of force toward North Korea

The Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups steamed along side by side Thursday near North Korea in the biggest show of U.S. naval force since the regime stepped up its missile program.<p>Photos and video released by the Navy shows the aircraft carriers with their accompanying destroyers …

As Trump pushes school choice, Heritage wants to let 800K military kids use public dollars for private education

The conservative Heritage Foundation is pushing to allow 800,000 military children to use federal tax dollars for private education, a proposal that comes as President Trump seeks to make good on his promise to dramatically expand school choice nationwide.<p>Under the Heritage proposal, military …

Education

Trump is assembling all the pieces he needs to go after Iran

It is not always clear what President Donald Trump is thinking on any particular issue.<p>On Iran, however, Trump appears to have decidedly hardline leanings.<p>He repeatedly called the nuclear deal "the worst deal ever negotiated" while on the campaign trail, where he also said Iran was "the number one …

Watch a Navy robot submarine launch a drone

The future of war is robots ordering robots to send video to humans.<p>On the water’s surface, a robot talks to an underwater robot and tells it to launch a flying robot. Together, the three autonomous machines scouted for the U.S. Navy in a demonstration, showcasing autonomy, communication, and …

Drones

A hardline ‘chain-smoking convert to Islam’ was just named the CIA’s Iran Chief

The CIA just appointed a hardline "chain-smoking convert to Islam" as its new chief of Iran operations, possibly signaling that the agency could take an even harder stance against the regime in Tehran, according to The New York Times.<p>Michael D'Andrea, known internally by his nicknames "Dark Prince" …

US, Germany, Norway conclude anti-submarine warfare drill in Norwegian Sea

zoomUSS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) sailors conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German replenishment ship FGS Bonn (A 1413) during Eastlant 2017. Photo: …

Wary of Chinese action, India opts out of joint naval exercise with Australia

India has rejected an Australian request to take part in joint naval exercises with the United States and Japan for fear of antagonising China, which …

Russia's New Hypersonic Missile Is Capable Of Travelling At 4,600mph

One expert described it as 'unstoppable'.<p>Russia has reportedly developed and tested a hypersonic missile that can travel at a staggering …

First indigenous submarine Kalvari to be inducted in Indian Navy by July-August

<b>New Delhi</b>: The first of the indigenous Scorpene submarines, Kalvari, is likely to be inducted in the Indian Navy by July-August, Navy chief Admiral …

Military

The Army is eyeing a personal hoverboard that can reach 10,000 feet

Combat soldiers could one day take be taking their exploits to new heights - literally.<p>The FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard that can fly its operator in the sky at 10,000 feet — more than seven times the height of the Empire State Building, was recently on display at Lake Havasu in Arizona, where its …

A showdown could be looming between the US, Iran, and the Assad regime at the Syria-Iraq border

In April, Syrian rebel fighters and their US special-forces trainers repulsed an ISIS attack in an hours-long battle marked by suicide bombers and coalition airstrikes.<p>The battle took place at al Tanf near the Syria-Iraq border, and the camp there is still used by US and UK personnel to train …

The Air Force is Reactivating the Giant C-5 Galaxy

The planes, retired in a cost-cutting move, are roaring back.<p>The U.S. Air Force is bringing back C-5M Super Galaxy transports recently mothballed due to budget cuts. The gigantic planes, sent to an early retirement in a cost-cutting move, are being brought back as money flows back into the …

US Military Releases Video of Yesterday's Successful Missile Destruction Test

The US military shot a missile out of the sky over the Pacific Ocean yesterday, in a successful test of America’s controversial ballistic missile …

The US Air Force Wants Cheap, Disposable Killer Drones

The LCAA would be a fraction of the cost of current military drones and be able to go on more dangerous missions than manned aircraft.<p>The future of air combat is small, cheap and disposable. That is, if a bunch of US Air Force scientists get their way.<p>In early May 2017, the Air Force Research …

India's indigenous submarine Kalvari successfully test-fires torpedo; Arun Jaitley congratulates team

<b>Mumbai:</b> The country's first indigenously built Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari has conducted successful test-fire of a torpedo.<p>File image of INS …

India

Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

<b>The pride of Japan's naval defence, the JS Izumo, is making an unprecedented journey through Asian waters over the next three months.</b><p>The Izumo is the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of World War Two - and she looks very much like an aircraft carrier. She has already participated in …

China

Navy parachutist plunges to death after mishap with chute

A Navy SEAL and elite parachutist was fatally injured Sunday afternoon during an event for Fleet Week in Jersey City, after his chute apparently …

The U.S Will Attempt To Intercept An ICBM For The First Time Ever

The United States will attempt to intercept an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile during a missile defense system test Tuesday, the first time such a …

S-500: Is this Russia's Plan to Make Stealth Obsolete?

<i>The fielding of an effective antiballistic S-500 would complicate Putin’s objections to the U.S. deployment of THAADS systems near its territory.</i> …

Microsoft HoloLens takes augmented reality to next level for warfighters

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality system is scoring victories with the U.S. military, which means the goggle-eyed headsets are more likely to …

Russian Lawmaker: We Would Use Nukes if US or NATO Enters Crimea

<b>BRATISLAVA, Slovakia</b> — Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member …

The Navy wants to recruit you — with Virtual Reality

NEW YORK — I’m on a covert Navy mission driving a special operation craft on a secluded river. I'm charged with helping to extract a SEAL team pinned down by enemy fire. The boat is outfitted with extreme firepower, but it is left to my fellow crewmen to fire the guns, launch the grenades and …

Virtual Reality

Lockheed Martin Drops LRASM Out of Littoral Combat Ship, Frigate Missile Competition

A July 2016 test of the LRASM from a MK-41 launcher on the Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship. Lockheed Martin Photo<p>Lockheed Martin has elected not to …

Military