Military & Defense

  • Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.

    Associated Press
  • Tunisia troops kill gunman in polling station attack

    TUNIS (Reuters) - One gunman was killed by Tunisian troops and three others arrested after they attacked a voting station late on Saturday, hours before polls opened for a presidential run-off, a defense ministry official said on Sunday. The gunmen opened fire from a car on a polling station in the…

    Reuters
  • The week's best photojournalism

    Coast Guard members send up flares during training on Plum Island, Massachusetts. | (REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg/handout) Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser (center), a member of Sen. Patrick Leahy's (Vt.) office, as he disembarks from a government plane with wife…

    The Week (RSS)
  • The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce

    Essay : A World War I interlude among British and German troops shows how even the most bitter foes can work out rituals of cooperation.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Seoul, Toyko pledge to work with US to combat cyber crime

    South Korea and Japan on Saturday vowed to work closely with the US to combat cyber crime, after Seoul blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures. South Korea said it would share with Washington information "related to the cyber attack on Sony," which it said bore all the…

    AFP
  • Defense News: America's Submarines Could Soon Have Their Own Submarines

    The Navy's interest in robotic submarines just keeps growing. But which defense contractors will profit from it?

    Motley Fool
  • 1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

    An aerial drone testing program got off to a bumpy start Friday in Nevada, when the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without direct Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ...

    Associated Press
  • Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for first time since truce

    Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman in the Gaza Strip said there were no casualties in the air strike, which came just hours after…

    AFP
  • Raytheon wins $2.4 bln contract for Qatar Patriot system

    U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar, which is beefing up its defenses to counter a growing perceived threat from ...

    Reuters
  • Obama signs massive defense spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes, training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.

    Associated Press
  • Investigation into ex-POW Bergdahl over: US officials

    The US Army has wrapped up its investigation into how an American soldier was captured by Taliban insurgents in 2009, and now senior officers will weigh the findings, Pentagon officials said. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was held by militants as a prisoner of war after disappearing from his base in…

    AFP
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.

    Associated Press
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    Christmas comes early for military servicemembers

    Christmas is taken care of for hundreds of military servicemembers and their families.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Drones Over Asia: Northop Grumman Wins a Massive Military Contract

    What you've heard about South Korea's drone purchase is only half the story -- and the story could be twice as profitable as you've heard.

    Motley Fool
  • Did North Korea just blink over Sony's 'The Interview' hack?

    President Obama has promised a “proportional” response to what the FBI says was North Korea’s massive, costly, and threatening computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the corporation’s yet-to-be-released satire “The Interview.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defense and security

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine plans to spend five percent of its budget or 86 billion hryvnia ($5.5 billion) on the army and on law enforcement in 2015 and to reintroduce compulsory military service, a top security official said on Saturday. Pro-Russian separatism erupted in Ukraine's east in April,…

    Reuters
  • US drone strike kills five in northwest Pakistan

    A US drone strike killed at least five militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border on Saturday, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

    AFP
  • CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers…

    Reuters
  • Israel Resumes Airstrikes In Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in Gaza, its first strike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.The military says the airstrike early Saturday on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip…

    Huffington Post