Defense

Army Howitzer Trolls The World By Stamping Trump's Catchphrase On Its Gun

Defense | Amber Athey

It’s gone global…

This Is How Close That Russian Jet Got To A US Spy Plane

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A U.S. RC-135U flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 Flanker June 19, 2017. Due to the high rate of closure speed and poor control of the aircraft during the intercept, this interaction was determined to be unsafe (Photo: U.S. Air Force/European Command/Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr/Released)

‘This interaction was determined to be unsafe’

Two Lawmakers Have A Plan To Guarantee A 355-Ship Navy

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The littoral combat ship USS Independence sails in circles off the coast of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

‘We’re serious about doing this’

The Military Has Known About F-35's Oxygen Deprivation Problem Since 2011

Defense | Thomas Phippen
Two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets fly to the Avalon Airshow in Victoria, Australia, March 3, 2017. Australian Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

‘In all cases, pilots were able to safely recover’

Air Force Chief Doesn't Want Pentagon's Top Secret Bomber To Be Too Secret

Defense | Thomas Phippen
An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters

‘I know exactly how not to do this’

The Navy Wants Planes, Not Just Ships, In Next Year's Budget

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is shown in this March 2010 file photograph

If there’s any money, the Navy wants more F-35s

Trump's Troop 'Buildup' Includes Increases Passed Under Obama

Defense | Thomas Phippen
Cpl. Zachery Personett, an infantryman with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a thumbs up to a Royal Army of Oman soldier after he cleared a weapons malfunction during a combat marksmanship range as part of Exercise Sea Soldier. During the range, the Marines trained the RAO soldiers in the Marine Corps marksmanship techniques of standing, kneeling and prone firing positions. Sea Soldier 2017 is an annual, bilateral exercise conducted with the Royal Army of Oman designed to demonstrate the cooperative skill and will of U.S. and partner nations to work together in maintaining regional stability and security.

‘This is a ruse’

Trump Fired A Corrupt VA Official. Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast

Defense | Luke Rosiak
VA Director Dewayne Hamlin. US Government Photo: http://www.caribbean.va.gov/about/leadership.asp

Fired on Jan. 20, notoriously corrupt Veterans Affairs exec has been returned to work

Why Trump's Budget Only Called For One New Ship, Despite Campaign Promises

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The littoral combat ship USS Independence sails in circles off the coast of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

‘If they don’t grow next year, people should be really disappointed’

Sailors To 'Shoot Magical Spells' In Navy-Funded Video Game Training

Defense | Anders Hagstrom
Halo 3 - Tree Chief; Photo by Brian on Flickr (http://bit.ly/1L6FiCc)
Get into the Navy by playing more video games

US Army's Newest Anti-IED Weapon Is A Giant Microwave

Defense | Thomas Phippen
MAX POWER, a counter-IED microwave device, drives out the Carlisle gate of Kirtland Air Force Base. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Chandler Baker/released)

A billion times stronger than your household microwave

F-35 Ejection Seats Fixed, Will Not Snap The Necks Of Lightweight Pilots

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is shown in this March 2010 file photograph

‘this is the safest ejection seat I’ve ever flown’

Report: US Contractor Covered Up Crimes, Security Lapses At Iraqi Air Base

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. F-16 fighter jet arrives at a military base in Balad, north of Baghdad July 13, 2015. On Monday, a first batch of four F-16s landed at Balad air base north of Baghdad, an Iraqi air force officer said. Authorities said the planes would join operations in Anbar within days. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Stringer)

‘We knew too much’

Al-Qaida Claims It Has Teamed Up With US Allies

Defense | Will Racke
Pro-government tribal fighters patrol a street during a visit by a U.N. delegation in the war-torn southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen April 9, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub)

‘We fight along all Muslims in Yemen’

State Dept.: Trump Admin Reviewing Obama's Iran Deal

Defense | Kerry Picket

‘Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods’

Navy Pilots Resume Flying Jets With Broken Oxygen System

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A T-45C Goshawk assigned to the Eagles of Training Squadron Seven (VT 7) is prepared for launch off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

‘The pilots don’t feel safe flying this aircraft’

The Story You've Been Hearing About The 'Mother Of All Bombs' Is Totally Wrong

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft with the 107th Airlift Wing fires off flares during a night formation training mission. A flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure to counter and infrared homing (heat seeking) surface-to-air or air-to-air missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd)

‘Healthy bit of skepticism’

Trump To Keep Policy That Grants Citizenship Through Military Service

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. soldiers stand in line as they celebrate Thanksgiving Day inside the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq November 24, 2016. (PHOTO:REUTERS/Thair Al-Sudani)
'Recognize their contribution and sacrifice'

VA Tried To Pay $10 Million For 25 Parking Spaces, And 20-Year Official's Excuse Is That He's New

Defense | Luke Rosiak
Glenn R. Snider, Jr. of the Clarksburg, WV Veterans Affairs hospital / Government photos
Chief of staff promoted to director says things will improve now that they have a different chief of staff

How Does The Navy Dismantle Its First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Enterprise prior to the Inactivation Ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, December 1, 2012. The Enterprise, which was christened in 1960, is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun

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