Rebuffing President Barack Obama’s latest plea, House Republicans June 3 proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by barring the administration from transferring its terror suspects to the United States or a foreign country such as Yemen.
Italian opposition parties and some lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party called on the government May 30 to abandon its plans to buy 90 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.
As defense spending shrinks, Arlington, Va.,-based ATK is finding growth in its sporting group, which sells ammunition and shooting accessories from holsters to scopes. Now the company is moving into the gun business with a new acquisition.
A federal judge has approved a settlement in which United Technologies Corp. will sell some of its assets as part of its $18.4 billion purchase of aerospace-parts maker Goodrich Corp., the largest merger in aircraft industry history.
Motion sensors and razor-wire coils ring the ammunition depot on this vast Marine Corps base. Sentries stand watch in the lobby of the headquarters complex. Military police officers patrol the barracks every few hours. But no building here boasts the defenses of the giant, government-run supermarket, whose bright, wide aisles are stocked with seemingly every brand of every food product available in America — Heinz ketchup, Oscar Mayer bacon, Lay’s chips — all sold at close to wholesale prices.
The cost of military pay raises and benefits programs, which have increased almost 90 percent since 2001, have become the fastest-growing part of the Pentagon’s budget and now account for more than a quarter of all defense spending. Here is a look at the types of compensation provided to active-duty troops and retirees, how those costs have grown and where they are headed.
Pete Hegseth leaned forward on the brown leather sofa in Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s office and began his rapid-fire pitch: Captain in the Minnesota National Guard. Served in Baghdad and Kabul. Now running an organization of veterans and families.
China will launch its next unmanned rocket in the middle of this month, carrying three astronauts to an experimental space module, state media said June 3, the latest stage of an ambitious plan to build a space station.
The European Space Agency is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Mars Express mission. Launched June 2, 2003, the probe went into orbit around the Red Planet in the December of that year.
Scientists now have definitive proof that many of the landscapes seen on Mars were indeed cut by flowing water. The valleys, channels and deltas viewed from orbit have long been thought to be the work of water erosion, but it is NASA’s latest rover, Curiosity, that has provided the “ground truth.”
What was it like to be the wife of a NASA spaceman? While their husbands hurtled through space on death-defying missions, for the astronauts’ wives it meant instant celebrity, taking tea with Jackie Kennedy at the White House and attending high society galas. They became fashion icons, smiling perfectly for Life magazine photo shoots, teetering under extravagantly lacquered rocket-style hairdos, twirling for the camera in intergalactic white vinyl Mary Quant miniskirts (to match their husbands’ gleaming spacecraft). If not for the wives, man might never have walked on the moon.
A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse took off early June 3 from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport bound for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The Pentagon has decided to leave a sophisticated missile defense system in Jordan after it is used in a training exercise there, officials said Monday, a move that could position the U.S. military to play a more assertive role in the outcome of Syria’s civil war.
NATO defense ministers concerned about the growing presence of al Qaeda-linked rebels in southern Libya will this week discuss the possibility of training Libyan security forces, U.S. defense officials said May 31.