The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say.
The internal watchdog for NASA says the nation’s space agency has doled out tens of millions of dollars in bonus money to its contractors without even first making sure whether they had done the work well or not.
The Defense Department has approved a deal under which the U.S. unit of BAE Systems would upgrade 134 older F-16 fighter jets for South Korea, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Nov. 25.
Germany’s powerful IG Metall labor union warned it may call on workers at EADS to take further industrial action to protest the European aerospace company’s planned restructuring.
After releasing several draft request for proposal documents over the past year, on Tuesday the Army finally released the final specs for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle’s engineering and manufacturing development phase.
The Defense Department has reached an agreement with the broadcasting industry on sharing some radio airwaves, making progress toward President Obama’s goal of clearing more valuable spectrum for mobile networks.
Stars and Stripes – the venerable military publication that has chronicled the heroism of America’s fighting men and women since the Civil War – could be on the budget-strapped Pentagon’s chopping block.
SpaceX had to postpone its latest launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Nov. 25.
A new image has captured the birth and death of stars in one of our closest galactic neighbours – the Large Magellanic Cloud. It also shows the remnants a supernova explosion caused by the death of a massive star that has run out of fuel.
A Russian Progress freighter has launched to the International Space Station carrying a pair of U.K.-built Earth observation cameras. One of the imagers is a high-resolution video unit that will return short snatches of the planet’s surface up to about 150 times a day.
Chinese officials say they intend to land the country’s first unmanned probe on the Moon next month. The probe has been named Yutu or “Jade Rabbit”, after the character that Chinese folklore says lives on the Moon’s surface.
China said Nov. 27 it monitored two unarmed U.S. bombers that flew over the East China Sea in defiance of Beijing’s declaration it is exercising greater military control over the area.
Susan E. Rice, the White House national security adviser, met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Nov . 25 in Kabul, while the Pentagon urged the leader to change his mind and sign a security pact that would allow thousands of U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond a 2014 withdrawal deadline.
John R. Bolton, ambassador to the United Nations in President George W. Bush’s administration, isn’t pulling punches about the United States’ forged agreement with Iran: It’s a poor deal.
China said the United States has no business butting into a territorial dispute it’s having with Japan, and that America better back off making “inappropriate remarks,” Chinese authorities warned.
“All warfare is based on deception.” – Sun Tzu. However, self-deception is not useful or desired – and yet that is what we see coming out of the Pentagon: a willful blindness on the need to reform and perform. And the mixed messages coming out of the Pentagon regarding readiness and the budget appear to me to be a symptom of self-deception.
In the fall of 1996, when I was at the Naval Academy, we had been rocked by scandal after scandal. Car theft rings. Drug rings. Child molestation. High-profile midshipmen indicted for sexual assaults. Killer cheerleaders. Even the perpetually perky Katie Couric grilled our superintendent, Adm. Charles Larson, in a national TV interview. After six months of this, we were worn down and hated the media for misrepresenting us at every turn.