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Danger Room: Is this China’s First Killer Drone?

A pair of grainy photos shot at long distance could be the best evidence yet of Beijing’s first jet-powered and presumably armed drone warplane. Related posts: Danger Room: China’s Giant New Warplane Will Look Awfully Familiar to the U.S. Air Force Danger Room: Questions Abound as China Unveils Another Stealth Jet Danger Room: Navy Preps Killer Drone for First Carrier Launch

Danger Room: U.S. Kicks Drug War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan Poppies

ZARI, Afghanistan -- Because of the poppies, the raw material for most of the world's heroin, the list of things 1st Lt. Christopher Gackstatter and his 2nd Platoon can't do in Sartok is far longer than the list of things they can. Related...Show More Summary

Matt Bors in Columbia, S.C.

If you're within driving distance of Columbia, S.C., you've got a rare opportunity on May 14 to meet in person the best and funniest political cartoonist in America: Matt Bors. Related posts: Matt Bors: Drones for Chavez Matt Bors: Pentagon Budget Math Matt Bors: The Bin Laden Memos By the Numbers: Independent Afghan Security Forces

It's conventional wisdom in U.S. military policy circles that Afghanistan's security forces, specifically its national army and police, have become hopelessly dependent on the U.S.-led coalition for training, logistical and air support...Show More Summary Americans, Afghans and Battlefield Agility

April 23, 2012, Zari district, southern Afghanistan. The U.S. Army’s 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 3-41 Infantry — part of the Texas-based 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division — is setting up a patrol base for a two-day mission when...Show More Summary

Danger Room: Pentagon Lifts Veil on 7 New Obscure Chinese Weapons

Two new models of stealthy jet fighter. A new(ish) aircraft carrier. Separate ballistic missiles for targeting orbital satellites and ships at sea. A host of cyberespionage tools. Everybody's already heard about China's main new weapon...Show More Summary

In Blowing an IED, Third Time’s a Charm

Related posts: Photos of 3-41 Infantry Nork Hottie Brigade Danger Room: Darpa Finally Shrinks Massive Thermal Cameras Into Handheld Devices

Danger Room: Why Beijing Could Win The Great China-America Showdown of 2030

A Navy Hornet fighter takes off from the carrier USS John C. Stennis sailing in the South China Sea last month. Related posts: Danger Room: China’s Newest Stealth Fighter May Head to Sea, State Media Says Danger Room: China’s Newest Stealth Fighter Takes Flight Beijing’s Transportation Weakness

Getting High with Afghan Local Cops

Related posts: Danger Room: How a Chaotic Hostage Rescue Foreshadows Afghanistan’s Post-American Future Photos of 3-41 Infantry Ghost Recon: Future Soldier: Classic Weapons Get a High-Tech Makeover

That Bagram 747 Crash and Shifting Cargo

by DAVID AXE This April 29 crash of a chartered 747 freighter carrying U.S. Army MRAP vehicles at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan is being blamed on shifting cargo — and thus a shifting center of gravity. Three years ago I watched military and civilian crews pack and unpack MRAPs in a 747, illustrating the precautions normally [...]Show More Summary

AOL Defense: Army Releases the Kraken to Protect Foreign Fire Bases

On March 3, 2008, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a green truck packed with explosives barreled through the front gate of a small U.S. outpost in Sabari district, Afghanistan, and blew himself up next to the dining facility where American...Show More Summary

Photos of 3-41 Infantry

Photos from my embed with Bravo Company, 3-41 Infantry in Zari, Afghanistan. Related posts: Photos: The First Chechen War Photos: Army Robotics Rodeo Lockheed’s New Killer Drone

IED Goes Boom

    Related posts: Danger Room: Frack the Border: Cartels Using Oil Boom to Move Drugs Nork Hottie Brigade Danger Room: Darpa Finally Shrinks Massive Thermal Cameras Into Handheld Devices

C4ISR Journal: Army Seeks Spy Training for Soldiers

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN When the Pentagon announces a contract for training in “hostile environment tradecraft,” it means training soldiers how to spy in dangerous places and not get caught. In March, the Army made a little-noticed announcement: It would soon offer a contract for training along guidelines “taught by the Central Intelligence Agency.” The contract [...]Show More Summary

Danger Room: Darpa Finally Shrinks Massive Thermal Cameras Into Handheld Devices

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN If the U.S. military wants to spot an enemy creeping up at night using only his body heat, it relies on bulky thermal cameras that need to be lugged around in tanks, planes and helicopters. Only now the Pentagon’s far-out researchers think they’ve developed infrared cameras and targeting systems small enough to [...]Show More Summary

Peter’s Atlantic Round Up 4/13/13

by PETER VINE F-35 & Europe The beleaguered trillion-dollar plane faces challenges, of course, and not just from additional budget pressures in the United States. It’s also facing challenges from austerity in Europe. Faced with rising costs, Denmark has re-opened the tender process for its next-generation fighter. In other words: While Copenhagen has left the door open [...]Show More Summary

Danger Room: Top Docs’ (Partial) Cure for Nuclear Radiation: Bone Marrow Drugs

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Even if a nuclear bomb exploded far enough away for you to survive the blast, the radiation could still kill you. Now the U.S. government wants to find a cure for one the most vexing causes of radioactive death — starting with your bones. According to a research solicitation released this week [...]Show More Summary

Danger Room: Need Ships? Try a 3-D Printed Navy

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN If two junior Navy officers have their way, the warships of the future will be floating factories that create everything from food to robots and spare parts — all thanks to 3-D printers. Shipyards will use them on a vast scale. And when the ships need more raw materials, they’ll link up [...]Show More Summary

Peter’s Atlantic Round Up 4/2/13

There are increasing fears that the Russian government will begin to start enforcing a law known as the “foreign agent” law. Passed last July, it requires NGOs that receive funding from abroad to register as “foreign agents.” Related...Show More Summary

Reuters: Drone Coalition: Key to U.S. Security

The Pentagon’s biggest, most high-tech spy drone aircraft — one of the hottest items on the international arms market — is the key to a burgeoning robotic alliance among the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Related posts: Danger...Show More Summary

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