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Sep 2 2015

Britain's battleship of the future

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-09-02 06:12
Torpedoes that travel at almost 350 mph, an electromagnetic rail gun with the range of cruise missiles, a quad-copter that fires lasers, drones made on board and a holographic control room.
Sep 1 2015

New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-09-01 16:02
Gen. Mark Milley is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure—whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
Aug 29 2015

Diving researchers find sunken military vessel off coast of Hawaii

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2015-08-29 15:14
Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large US naval tanker that had been sitting unseen in 80 feet of water for nearly 60 years.
Aug 29 2015

U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

The New York Times - Sat, 2015-08-29 12:26
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United States to the punch.
Aug 29 2015

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Virginian-Pilot - Sat, 2015-08-29 00:22
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is funding a venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.
Aug 28 2015

Eisenhower sets sail after nearly two years of maintenance work

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:11
Nearly a year later than planned, the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower steamed out of Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth on Friday and out to sea for the first time in more than two years.
Aug 27 2015

More than 200 retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran deal

The Washington Times - World - Thu, 2015-08-27 15:16
The number of retired generals and admirals signing on to a letter to Congress urging rejection of the Iran nuclear deal continues to swell.
Aug 26 2015

U.S. plans more drills to counter China reclamation

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2015-08-26 05:32
The United States reportedly plans to increase military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea.
Aug 25 2015

Pentagon Investigates Allegations of Skewed Intelligence Reports on ISIS

The New York Times - Tue, 2015-08-25 18:57
The inspector general is looking into a claim that military officials reworked assessments about the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq against ISIS to be more optimistic, according to several officials.
Aug 25 2015

Take a look at the Navy's combat jets

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2015-08-25 11:38
It's not quite all of them, but Sploid has created a video featuring the Navy's combat jets. The 4-1/2-minute video features new and old planes, many taking off from or landing on carriers.


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