The U.S. military could have prevented one wave of the deadly attack on American personnel in Benghazi if fighter jets had been promptly deployed, a top diplomatic official who was in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 assault told congressional investigators.
The U.S. navy posted the final rules for a long-delayed, multibillion dollar competition for a new fleet of presidential helicopters, saying it planned to award a contract about a year from now despite looming defense budget cuts.
The Pentagon’s biggest bunker-busting bomb has been upgraded with one task in mind: taking out suspected Iranian nuclear facilities built deep under the mountains of the Islamic Republic’s northern region.
Army contracting officer Robert Egan gave contractor KBR Inc. a rare ultimatum: Provide a firm, fixed price on remaining work to close out the largest government services contract in U.S. history. Or else, he added, he was finished talking.
The Pentagon for the first time used its annual report on China to directly assert that Beijing’s government and military have conducted computer-based attacks against the U.S., including efforts to steal information from federal agencies.
It’s been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth and President Barack Obama cited the cost last week as one of many reasons to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which burns through some $900,000 per prisoner annually.
The latest outing for Europe’s new small satellite launcher, Vega, has been postponed until an unspecified date because of bad weather conditions.
American astronauts could be forced to fly on Russian spacecraft beyond 2017 if Congress continues to cut funding for private crewed vehicles, NASA chief Charles Bolden says.
A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the United States. Solar Impulse, as the vehicle is known, took off at dawn from San Francisco, Calif., May 3 and landed in Phoenix, Ariz., some 18 hours later.
Military strategists love a neat metaphor and today’s defense white paper from the Gillard government has given us a fresh one to bandy about.
The smile on the face of the test pilot as he completed a successful vertical landing of Britain’s newest generation of fighter jets said it all. “This is simply a phenomenal flying machine.”
by Jerry Boykin and Ken Allard, The Washington Times
President Obama’s supporters were outraged when the actor portraying Satan during the recent TV miniseries “The Bible” had more than a passing resemblance to Mr. Obama. Now, however, those same supporters seem determined to remove all doubt about the anti-religious bigotry underlying this administration’s every official pronouncement.
by Peter Hartcher, The Sydney Morning Herald
U.S. military dominance of Asia rests on the power of its navy, and at the center/ of its navy sits the mighty aircraft carrier, the queen of the ocean. And, like a queen, each one travels with an entire court – dozens of smaller vessels, scores of aircraft and at least one submarine.