Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Friday, December 13, 2013. Washington Post: Obama the oblivious Washington Times: U.S. Army hails success with drone-shooting laser Washington...Show More Summary
The Army's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) has been under development for some years now, however until this point, it's been little more than a proof of concept. But thanks to a new upgrade to its firing system, the HEL MD can now burn most any incoming threat clean out of the sky. Read more...
Navy has beaten Army 11 straight times, but they covered the spread just four times during that run of domination. They lay 12.5 points in the annual clash that gets the full attention of college football bettors Saturday ahead of bowl season. Point Spread: Navy opened as 10-point chalk, but that number had been bet up to -12.5 by Friday afternoon. Show More Summary
DAMACUS, Syria (AP) — Ahmed Luay's second-eldest son, a soldier in the Syrian army, fell in battle with rebels just over a month ago. Three more of his sons are still on the front lines in the Damascus suburbs. Luay insists he's prepared to sacrifice them all in what he says is a war against a terrorist invasion.
On his "Pray in Jesus Name' program yesterday, former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt weighed in on last month's news of the gay, married Army couple that had been barred from attending a military marriage enrichment program at Fort Irwin, California....
Wal-Mart's well-oiled assembly line of conveyer belts and machines that pick, pack and sort items at its massive warehouses is mesmerizing to watch. The company has more than 130 distribution centers in the U.S. in addition to its 4,100 stores, both of which ship millions of items every year. Show More Summary
Beyonce assembled an army of R&B experts and pop luminaries on her self-titled fifth album. She reunited with producers who had a hand in some previous favorites (The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Ryan Tedder), linked up with new blood (Hit-Boy, Chairlift‘s Caroline Polachek) and brought on producers whose names you may not know but whose work you definitely... More »
DPMO has announced the identification of one US MIA from Korea. PFC Jerry P. Craig, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team (RCT), US Army, formerly of Panhandle, TX, was reported Missing In Action (MIA) on 2 December 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. PFC Craig’s remains were among those returned to […]
I’d like to imagine that whichever Kokomo, Ind. resident (not to be confused with the place the Beach Boys are singing about) who is dropping valuable gold coins into a Salvation Army kettle every year for the past five is the kind of person who lives in a ramshackle house on the edge of town where the kids can’t help … [More]
DENVER (AP) — The Army will provide full military honors and Air Force jets will perform a fly-over when a World War II pilot who died in 1945 is buried at a veterans cemetery in Denver.
Joann and Mark Windish didn't expect their son Matthew, a U.S. Army mechanic based in Korea, to come home until December 20th. But last night at the Philadelphia Flyers game, Matthew surprised his parents by showing up a week early. He did it in dramatic fashion — popping out of a life-sized G.I. Show More Summary
Boycott Army recruitment rallies: CPI (Maoist) RAIPUR: Outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) gave a call to youth to boycott Army recruitment rallies, claiming their efforts were on to make Chhattisgarh military and Air Force bases. In a message circulated to media, CPI (Maoist) spokesperson Uday said governments are deploying police and para-military [...]
DUBAI — A year ago, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) created what it called a “Supreme Military Council” under Gen. Salim Idriss to coordinate operations by moderate rebel groups. This week, that structure was rocked as the group’s U.S.-supplied warehouse in northern Syria was overrun by rebels from a rival Islamist faction — triggering a […]
There will be a lot of running at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the annual Army-Navy football game. I don't just mean in the general sense of the word either. Army and Navy have two of the best rushing attacks in the...Show More Summary
Paratroopers assigned to A Battery 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, part of U.S. Army Alaska, fire a 105mm Howitzer on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
On Tues / November 19, 2013, two Occupy veterans, Stephen Michael Clift (Army) and James Cartmill, (Navy), radicalized and humanized by their military service and their Occupy experience, began a self-described 'epic' 'Trans-national mission to wage peace,' Code Name: March Across America. Show More Summary
All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Indio, CA Josesito Lopez vs. Mike Arnaoutis -- Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. Army/Navy Classic -- CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. College Basketball Men's Elon at Colorado -- Pac-12 Networks, 8:30 p.m. Iowa...Show More Summary
Paul Whitehouse chanting "YID ARMY" and saying "Leave it you'll get Baddiel after you in a minute". Unreal #Yiddo — Ricky Harries (@RickyJH85) December 12, 2013 Tottenham fans had a moment to savour during the British Comedy Awards on Thursday night. Paul Whitehouse stole the show with a couple of hilarious gags on the night, [...]
The US Army has for the first time successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser that managed to shoot down incoming mortar rounds and drone aircraft, officials said Thursday. Installed in a dome-shaped turret atop a military vehicle, the high-energy laser hit […]
The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. The Army High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, or HEL MD, underwent multiple test events […]