U.S. Dept. of Defense

North Korea denounces US terror listing as a 'serious provocation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pyongyang has loudly denounced the decision by the United States to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, with a foreign ministry spokesman warning it was a "serious provocation."<p>In a report published on North Korean state media KCNA, the spokesman said his country had nothing …

North Korea

Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

HOUSTON — Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded …

Conservative View

Impeach Trump Billboards go up in Times Square

- Advertisement -<p>Image from Twitter User delexplorer<br>(Image by Twitter User delexplorer) Permission Details DMCA<p>American hedge fund manager, …

Liberal View

Israel's Greatest Fear: An Arms Race Sparked by the F-35

The release of F-35s to the Gulf states is a fundamental military game-changer.In a June 2017 article in the<i> National Interest</i>, I advocated that the …

Gulf States

Judge Napolitano: Should the government guarantee higher taxes for your children in return for lower taxes for you?

Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you?<p>If government’s moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence, can the …

Opinion

The Department of Defense Is Developing Plants That Are Spies

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to bioengineer plants so that the military can turn foliage into spies.<p>DARPA calls the <i>Black</i> …

U.S. Government

Montana Voices: Bad tax policy harms national security

When we saw the recent news that the House of Representatives had just passed a massive tax cut for multi-national corporations that would add over …

Missoula

Navy Recruit Graduation: November 22, 2017

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s …

Military

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Russia has taken several high-profile meetings with Syria, Iran, and Turkey in the most visible signs that the United States has lost relevancy in …

Liberal View

All Quiet on the North Korean Front?

It would be a mistake to interpret a lack of missile tests as a willingness to engage in denuclearization talks.<p>Joseph Yun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, remarked on October 30 that 60 days without North Korean missile tests would signal to the United States that North Korea is …

North Korea

Jimmy Carter once sent launch codes to the cleaner, and other scary tales of the ‘nuclear football’

Getting to know the president’s mobile missile command center<p>In the spring of 1988, President Ronald Reagan made a historic trip to Moscow to meet …

Culture

8 Fascinating Takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day” Experience

Fort Irwin recently immersed several civilians into their intense training world, giving them a glimpse of what military life is really like. <br>Read …

U.S. Government

More Training Won’t Reduce Your Cyber Risk

How many times have you had to watch your company’s latest cybersecurity training video? An entire industry now exists to train us humans to be smarter in how we operate computers, and yet the number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise. Are the hackers always one step ahead? Are we …

Cybersecurity

Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Fo

<b>IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p>Statement by Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White on Additional Remains Found in Niger<p>Press Operations<p>Alpha<p>Statement by Chief …

U.S. Government

Boy, Is This Stupid or What?

Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when President George W. Bush and his posse of neoconservatives …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Mattis Reveals the 'Big One' US Will Help Syria and Iraq With Once ISIS Fighting Is Over

As reports continue to emerge about ISIS losing strength and fleeing some of its strongholds, Defense Secretary and retired Gen. James Mattis urged …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Virgin Orbit Wins First Defense Department Launch Contract

<i>Updated 10:00 p.m. Eastern.</i><p>LUXEMBOURG CITY — Virgin Orbit announced Nov. 16 that it has received its first launch contract for a LauncherOne mission …

Exploration

US Plans $10B Sale of Missile Defense System to Poland

The U.S. plans to sell Poland more than $10 billion in missile defense technology, according to a recent government announcement.<p>The State Department …

War

Philippines' Duterte defends troops on looting in Marawi siege

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (Nov 21) rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Cmdr. Leslie Kindling

I’m a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and have always been interested in the military and in aviation. I started my undergraduate studies at Case …

Military

Apprenticeship program aims to assist veterans' transition into civilian life

For the men and women serving in the U.S. military, the transition to civilian life can be a battle of its own.<p>A pilot apprenticeship program sponsored by The Associated Builders and Contractors starting next year at Fort Drum in New York, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, looks to take …

War

Cyber coordinator Joyce: There is no stockpile of software weaknesses

The Trump administration is making what was a previously secret process for disclosing software vulnerabilities more transparent. Rob Joyce, the …

Cybersecurity

These Madmen Flew B-52 Bombers at Wave-Top Heights and Lived to Tell About It

<b>By David Axe</b><p>160 feet from tip to tail. 185 feet across. 240 tons of metal, fuel, bombs and human flesh traveling at 650 miles per hour. You wouldn’t …

Military History

James Clapper on Donald Trump, Russia, and the First Line of His Obituary

Election<p>As director of national intelligence, James Clapper was charged with protecting America’s secrets. But now he’s unwilling to keep silent—speaking out about Russia’s role in our politics and about Donald Trump, whom he calls “downright scary and disturbing.”<p><b>James Clapper</b> met Donald Trump for …

James Clapper

U.S. v China in the race to weaponize space

I spent two days last week traveling with Defense Secretary James Mattis. The most memorable moment: inside Cheyenne Mountain, a Cold War-era …

U.S. Politics

Defense Department contractor leaves spying program data exposed on AWS cloud

The details of a global spying operation headed by the Department of Defense have been exposed after security researchers discovered data pertaining …

U.S. Government

Zakharova: “U.S. forces in Syria are acting as occupants, American presence in Syria is considered hostile”

<b>The United States received no permission from the United Nations to intervene in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on</b> …

War

irreversible denuclearization of N Korea

<b>From the Pentagon - Defense.gov news</b><p><b>From Jim Garamone</b><p><b>WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017</b> — It is too soon to tell if there may be an opening for talks with …

North Korea

New military budget includes billions for submarine industry

Awaiting President Donald Trump's signature is a bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions for Connecticut's …

Business

Trump's showdown with Beijing has been delayed, not deflected

Donald Trump lavished praise on Xi Jinping during a recent visit to China and boasted of sealing $US250 billion ($330 billion) in deals, but nobody …

China