Military

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Earlier this month, the world reflected on the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe — when Hitler's Nazi army finally surrendered on what is now known as "Victor in Europe Day."<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed some of the most ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

Stealth Aircraft

I asked Navy SEALs what to do when things get chaotic at work, and they said the same advice works on the battlefield and in business

I recently had the chance to get up before dawn and spend a day learning about leadership from two former US Navy SEAL commanders, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.<p>Willink led SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second in …

Leadership

Step aboard the USS Kearsarge, the US Navy workhorse that takes Marines to war

In US Navy history, just four ships have borne the name Kearsarge.<p>The first, a Civil War sloop, sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of France in 1864.<p>The next one, a battleship, sailed around the world with Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet.<p>The third, an aircraft carrier, recovered astronauts …

Military History

Air Force Puts on Show of Force With A-10

The 23rd Fighter Wing, which oversees the largest A-10 fighter group in the Air Force, put on a show of force with its Thunderbolts on Monday, …

U.S. Air Force

A US attack on North Korea would be catastrophic — but the US might still do it

As North Korea draws ever closer to possessing a nuclear weapon that could hit the US mainland, President Donald Trump and his top military advisers must weigh whether or not they'd launch a preemptive strike on North Korea and risk potentially millions of lives in the process.<p>But even though a US …

North Korea

Is Boeing's New Missile Too Good for the US Navy?

For at least two years now, the U.S. Navy has been trying to pick a new missile: long-range, affordably priced, and key to the Navy's new doctrine of "distributed lethality." The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)is choosing among three separate systems to provide its Littoral Combat Ships with an …

Stocks

Russia Is Bring Back Its WWII 'Shock Armies'

During World War II, one of the weapons that the Soviet Union employed to destroy Nazi Germany was the “Shock Army.” These were reinforced army-sized …

Military History

JFK’s WWII boat may be at the bottom of the Harlem River

There may be an important part of World War II history at the bottom of the Harlem River.<p>William Doyle, author of the John F. Kennedy biography “PT …

Military History

Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The fabled World War II bomber Memphis Belle will finally go on public display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force alongside John F. Kennedy's presidential plane, an early Wright Brothers flyer and other national treasures.<p>The journey from the flak-ridden …

U.S. Air Force

Babcock hopes to land further deals to train European fighter pilots

Outsourcing and engineering group Babcock is in talks over £1bn worth of deals to support training fighter pilots for two of Europe’s biggest air forces.<p>The FTSE 100 company has been approached by senior officers from the European nations’ armed forces after landing an 11-year contract with France …

Armed Forces

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Puts the U.S. On Top of the World Again

America is reasserting its role as a dominant, deterring force on the international stage.

Military History

The Funny Thing About "Safe Spaces" On Memorial Day Weekend

A U.S. Army private is likely to be about the same age as a college freshman. After four years, the college kid should be ready to graduate. The U.S. Army private, meanwhile, who may or may not be in college, has likely become a sergeant or is about to become a second lieutenant. Now, which is more …

U.S. Military

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

WASHINGTON – The Warthog is sitting pretty.<p>Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had …

Aerospace

Memorial Day crowds gather on South Beach for the Air and Sea Show

1:15<p>0:34<p>United States Army Golden Knights<p>1:32<p>Welcome to the U.S. Military<p>1:08<p>Coral Gables police capture man accused of domestic violence and stalking<p>…

U.S. Military

WWII: America's First True Aircraft Carrier

When people talk about the aircraft carriers of World War II, some names jump out right away. Maybe the USS Enterprise (CV 6), both versions of the …

Military History

Zbigniew Brzezinski, ‘Limited’ Nuclear Warrior

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the U.S. national security adviser to Pres. Jimmy Carter, died on March 26, 2017.<p>A refugee from Poland, his family fled to …

U.S. Air Force

Memorial Day 2017: Lacombe VFW honors veterans by placing American flags in area cemeteries

Memorial Day 2017 commemorations started early on the North Shore. In Lacombe, 242 American flags were placed on the grave sites of veterans (May 26) …

U.S. Air Force

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

<b>At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.</b><p>At least two children were among the wounded, the information ministry said.<p>The attacker targeted police vehicles in the centre of Khost. So far no group has claimed responsibility …

Afghanistan War

Naval cadet Gudeppa Sooraj's suicide note names two senior cadets of INA, Navy orders probe

The details of the suicide note, said to be written by Naval cadet Gudeppa Sooraj who was found dead inside the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Kannur, …

India

Jaitley lauds scientists, engineers post test firing torpedo from Scorpene submarine

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday congratulated scientists and engineers involved in the successful test-firing of a torpedo from the …

Arun Jaitley

Fleet Week Festivities Continue At Manhattan's Intrepid Museum

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — New York City Fleet Week means New Yorkers have the chance to get up close and hands on with some very cool military …

New York City

Memorial Day: A look back on the history of the holiday that honors fallen soldiers

As another Memorial Day comes, it’s important to take a look at the history of the holiday and to clarify that no, it’s not the same as Veterans …

Military History

Russia is planning to build an Arctic military research center to further its polar buildup

The Russian Defense Ministry, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin, is planning to build a military research and testing center in the Arctic, Russian state-owned media outlet Sputnik reported on Friday.<p>The research center will be used for developing weapons and military logistics designed …

Russia

China's Military Suffers From One Big Problem

<b>By Elsa Kania, The National Interest</b><p>The People’s Liberation Army has not officially released a new generation of operational regulations (????)—which …

China

US to test ballistic missile defences amid rising threat from North Korea

A 'kill vehicle' will be launched to intercept a missile over the Pacific Ocean.<p>For the first time the United States will conduct a test to shoot …

War

Watch US Air Force members dance to Jump On It and do cartwheels during Arctic challenge drill

11 nations, including the US and UK, are participating in an interoperability training exercise in Finland.<p>It may be all work and no play during the …

Forget Supersonic. Hypersonic Is the U.S. Military’s New Speed - Bloomberg

In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. That’s one of the guiding …

U.S. Military

David and Goliath in Vietnam

There are some events that can be understood only with the perspective of time. The war in Vietnam is one.<p>It was June 21, 1989, and I was interviewing a diminutive man with four stars on the epaulets of his dark green uniform shirt. We were talking in what had once been the mansion of a French …

Military History

What's that drone flying in over the horizon? It's a scout from Islamic State

The silence was shredded by the rat-tat-tat eruptions of a single gun. More soldiers fired, their volleys coalescing into the grim music of war — a sustained snare drum roll soon interrupted by the bass thumps of the 50-caliber machine gun. All the barrels pointed at a speck tracing a line in the …

U.S. Air Force

The White House has a credibility crisis — and it's started to engulf one of its most independent voices

The White House's credibility crisis continues to deepen, and experts say it may now reach one of the few remaining independent voices in the Trump administration: national security adviser H.R. McMaster.<p>After former national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign in February when it …

H. R. McMaster