Military & Defense
Politics 2019-11-12T05:28:01Z
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

New book claims that Trump was 'surprised' when Nikki Haley confronted him over his head-scratching Helsinki summit with Putin

Haley told Trump that she was "very uncomfortable" with his press conference with Putin where Trump skirted questions about Russian election meddling.
H-6 bomber China

China's new supersonic arsenal could give its H-6N bomber force greater reach

China's new supersonic weapons could stretch the maximum strike range of the H-6N bomber to more than 3,700 miles, according to military experts.
Air Force Fuel Tanker refuel

4 reasons the Air Force has a fuel problem — and how it can fix it

The Air Force has made some relatively small investments to modernize how it plans and delivers fuel, but more must be done to keep a strategic edge.
Military & Defense 2019-11-11T20:54:32Z

Trump used his Veterans Day speech to honor Gold Star families, even though he's publicly feuded with them

"To every Gold Star family, we will stand by your side forever," Trump said in prepared remarks on Veterans Day.

Why a former Army officer and West Point instructor feels only dread when watching students go off to fight the same wars he did

For retired Army Maj. Danny Sjursen, who taught at West Point, each year's graduate ceremony is marked by a sense of dread.
Military & Defense 2019-11-11T19:14:39Z

How a former British paratrooper prepared actors in '1917' to fight WWI's devastating battles

Paul Biddiss, a former British paratrooper, brings his expertise to movie battle scenes past and present.
Politics 2019-11-11T18:42:00Z

The US is scrambling to invest more in Asia to counter China's 'Belt and Road' mega-project. Here's what China's plan to connect the world through infrastructure is like.

Supporters say it's a way for China to invest in emerging markets. Critics say this is a way for China to use money to leverage political gains.

Turkey is headed for trouble with its allies, but Erdogan has a Plan B

Ankara's increasingly acrimonious relationship with the West will hurt the Turkish defense sector, but it will not cripple it.
Tech 2019-11-11T17:05:22Z

A professional hacker reveals why so many companies are falling victim to data breaches, and the one thing every company should do to avoid getting hacked

Companies need to better scan and secure servers being used to store sensitive information, says a professional white-hat hacker.
Military & Defense 2019-11-11T17:02:08Z

The Marines are talking about building big robots to clear mines in the surf for beach assaults

The robotic assault breacher vehicle would be the first such vehicle able to effectively defeat threats to follow-on forces in the turbulent surf.
Life 2019-11-11T15:42:00Z

Eerie photos of an abandoned airport that hasn't been touched in 25 years

The airport in Abkhazia — a disputed region of Georgia — was built in the 1960s, but was abandoned after a violent war in the early 1900s.

The Air Force wants the F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters to talk to the secret X-37B space plane

Connecting the X-37B to the fighters would show "the ability to operate from all domains," an Air Force official said.

Trump will give deliver a message 'very clearly' to Erdogan over Turkey's purchase of Russia's S-400 air-defense system

The US could impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not "get rid" of the S-400, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday.

6 simple reasons the North won the Civil War

There were some things the South lacked that the North had in massive amounts — things you need to fight a war.
Military & Defense 2019-11-11T13:02:03Z

Video shows Hong Kong police officer ramming into protesters with a motorcycle, on day of violence that saw another protester get shot

The incident took place Monday morning local time as demonstrations turned violent, and one protester was shot at point-blank range by police.
Politics 2019-11-11T06:49:24Z

Trump hits back at Iran after it admitted for the first time that it has an 'ongoing' court case against a missing FBI agent

Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent, went missing from Kish Island in Iran in 2007. He is considered to be the longest-held hostage in US history.
Military & Defense 2019-11-11T04:53:07Z

Video shows Hong Kong police shoot protesters at point-blank range during early-morning rush-hour clashes

This is the third time the police have fired live rounds at crowds since protests began in June. Protests have now entered their 24th straight week.
Tech 2019-11-11T01:43:42Z

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'a mistake' by the Saudi government

The Uber executive made the comments during an interview with "Axios on HBO" but later clarified that Khashoggi's murder "should not be forgotten or excused."
International 2019-11-10T21:57:00Z

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after weeks of protests over disputed election

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he would submit his resignation as the South American country's leader after the military suggested he step down.
Military & Defense 2019-11-10T19:22:00Z

Meet the Night Stalkers, the pilots who fly SEALs and Delta Force to their most dangerous and secretive operations

"Night Stalkers Don't Quit!" is the motto of this community of the world's most elite aviators, who fly the most secretive and dangerous operations.

7 pro athletes who also served in the US military

Some of the US's most high-profile professional athletes have also served in the armed forces.
Military & Defense 2019-11-09T19:10:00Z

Trump plan to save Syria's oil is shaping up to be a public-relations dumpster fire

"Telegraphing to the world that your only interest in the Middle East is protecting oil is bulletin-board recruiting material," a US senator said.
Opinion 2019-11-09T13:44:00Z

For the good of America, Mike Pompeo should step down as secretary of state

Mike Pompeo has played fast and loose with the truth as secretary of state and politicized the office. It's time for him to step down.

The Air Force's new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is working overtime in Afghanistan

The AC-130J has the standard 105 mm cannon and an additional 30 mm cannon, as well as wing pylons for both Small Diameter Bombs and Hellfire missiles.

A rare insider's look at the once top-secret Navy SEAL mini sub, the shadowy SDV

The fact that the Navy put the Mark 8 Mod 1 SDV on display likely means that Navy SEALs now have an even better mini sub for covert operations.
News 2019-11-08T19:51:00Z

35 unexpected places the Berlin Wall ended up around the world

After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, pieces of it scattered around the world. These photos show the surprising places the pieces ended up.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T19:46:00Z

These are 10 of the toughest and most important battles US Marines ever fought

The US Marines have waged war in just about every corner of the world. Here's the incredible stories behind 10 of their hardest battles.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T19:12:00Z

The US Marine Corps turns 244 — check out these awesome photos of the Devil Dogs in action

The US Marine Corps, famous for being "first to fight," is another year older. These incredible photos show the Marines in action.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T19:07:54Z

7 never-before-seen artifacts from the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden are now on display at the 9/11 Museum

A new exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum shows artifacts from the hunt for the al-Qaeda leader and opens Nov. 15.

Lithuania just changed its laws to allow for a possible three-way spy swap with Russia and Norway

Lithuania's parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could pave the way for a possible three-way spy exchange with Russia, and Norway.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T17:30:00Z

Inside the factory where army veterans make 7 million poppies every year

The factory employs army veterans to make poppies that are worn every year to remember those who have given their lives in the armed forces.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T16:55:26Z

US Army plans for a new network are in danger as the service faces an extended continuing resolution amid hang-ups in Congress

New US Army systems depend on an upgraded network, and an extended continuing resolution could toss a big wrench into the service's plans.
Politics 2019-11-08T16:54:27Z

Trump might attend Russia's Victory Day military parade, which would be a huge win for Putin

Trump's attendance at the parade in Russia would be highly controversial given the historic level of animosity between Moscow and Washington.

How the shadowy Wagner Group and its mercenaries help Putin expand Russia's influence

The recent deaths of Russian security personnel in Mozambique appear to indicate a new job for the shadowy Wagner Group.
Politics 2019-11-08T16:18:59Z

You can still see the divide between West and East Berlin from space

Thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell, the city's night glow still shows signs of its division from east to west.

Why the cartel killers who ambushed a Mormon family in Mexico may walk free

The brutal killing of women and children from a Mexican-American family may draw attention to a less noticed part of Mexico's crime problem: impunity.
Military & Defense 2019-11-08T15:09:14Z

Here's what the Pentagon is telling firms worried about meeting the new cybersecurity standards that will decide who does business with the US military

The Pentagon is preparing to radically overhaul its cybersecurity standards for contractors, which will soon be required for many contracts.

A major US partner wants to buy more F-16s even as it goes after Russia's Su-35 fighter

Indonesia already operates a mix of Russian- and US-made fighter jets, and it wants to add more from each to its inventory.
Politics 2019-11-08T14:22:00Z

21 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago

The Berlin Wall came tumbling down on November 9, 1989, reuniting East and West Germany, and foreshadowing the fall of the Soviet Union.

The Air Force's first stealth aircraft, which was retired a decade ago, was spotted flying over Nevada again

The F-117, the Air Force's first stealth aircraft, was retired in 2008, but the service keeps a few around, and they're still spotted in the air.
Politics 2019-11-07T22:30:00Z

One of Trump's most damaging witnesses is on the frontlines of Ukraine's war, only days before his public impeachment testimony

Bill Taylor, a career diplomat and Vietnam War veteran, will provide the first public testimony in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday.
Military & Defense 2019-11-07T22:10:59Z

US diplomat says that Trump’s Syria policies fueled the ‘catastrophic sideshow’ that led to war crimes against US allies

"One day when the diplomatic history is written, people will wonder what happened here," the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition wrote in a memo.
Tech 2019-11-07T22:06:35Z

Saudi Arabia reportedly paid Twitter employees to spy on users. Cybersecurity experts say insider spying is an issue that goes beyond Twitter.

Two former Twitter employees are accused of spying on Twitter users on behalf of the Saudi government — and experts warn that it could happen again.
Military & Defense 2019-11-07T21:04:21Z

The US Army is bracing for 'severe impacts' to billions of dollars in planned spending as Congress struggles to pass a budget

The Army is expecting to "experience severe impacts in all six modernization priorities," documents listing the endangered projects revealed.
Military & Defense 2019-11-07T21:01:19Z

Lawyer for an accused Green Beret is thanking Trump, saying he's about to throw out the Army's war crimes case

An attorney for Green Beret Maj. Mathew Golsteyn said that President Trump has "committed" to ending Golsteyn's prosecution for war crimes.

The US and Russian militaries are heating things up on one of the world's coldest borders

The rising tension is unsettling many Norwegians in the town of Kirkenes, who for three decades have been trying to foster cooperation with Russia.
Tech 2019-11-07T19:37:19Z

Obama's former cybersecurity adviser thinks lawmakers are right to treat TikTok as a security threat

TikTok is drawing increased scrutiny from US lawmakers who worry the Chinese-owned app's rising popularity could constitute a security threat.
Military & Defense 2019-11-07T19:32:58Z

Facing an extended continuing resolution, the Pentagon says these US military programs will take a hit if Congress can't pass a budget

A continuing resolution could affect Army helicopter and armored-vehicle programs and cripple Air Force munitions procurement.

5 of Hollywood's best depictions of life in the military

A common gripe among those in the military is that there aren't enough accurate representations of them in film and on television.
Military & Defense 2019-11-07T18:25:03Z

Video shows 16 US Marines being arrested during formation in connection with a human smuggling ring

Thirteen lance corporals from the 1st Marine Division were said to face charges related to human smuggling, larceny, drunkenness, and perjury.
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