About the header imageA UH-60 Black Hawk from Task Force 34, 1st Battalion 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion flies over a mosque during a routine flight on Feb. 27. From US Army on Flickr.
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Monthly Archives: May 2014
When the next-generation aircraft carrier CVN 78 Gerald R. Ford takes to the seas later this decade, it will face one of the most dangerous threats to the U.S. maritime military behemoth—the Chinese DF-21 anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM). But U.S. … Continue reading
The U.S. military dispatched 1,000 Marines on an amphibious assault ship to the Mediterranean Sea as the State Department urged Americans to leave Libya immediately because of the worsening security problems. – Wall Street Journal (subscription required) The administration estimates that … Continue reading
44, declaring that it was “time to turn the page on a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” announced on Tuesday that he planned to withdraw the last … Continue reading
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops. – … Continue reading
The Navy has dispatched a cruiser to the Black Sea in the latest sign that Washington is ramping up pressure on the Kremlin’s power play in Ukraine ahead of a disputed referendum. – Military Times U.S. Special Operations Command may … Continue reading
The first launch of an anti-ballistic missile from a new shore-based version of the classic Aegis missile system was successfully carried out Tuesday night in Hawaii. – Defense News The United States is sending another warship to the Black Sea … Continue reading
Senate Armed Services Committee members have cobbled together a plan to keep the US Air Force’s A-10 attack planes flying for another year. – Defense News A US Senate subcommittee on Tuesday approved a portion of a defense bill that … Continue reading
Turns out a littoral combat ship will be headed to Hawaii this summer after all. Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, told an audience in Washington Monday that the Independence will operate off Hawaii as part of the huge … Continue reading
The Pentagon would be forbidden from using U.S. tax dollars on contracts with the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport under a new, bipartisan bill. – The Hill The high cost of the US Defense Department’s weapon programs threatens national security, the … Continue reading