The Navy will christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the North Dakota, on Saturday at a ceremony in Groton, Conn.
A new treatment option soon will be available for service members and Tricare beneficiaries addicted to powerful painkillers.
Terrorists ‘found a second chance’ to thrive in Iraq, the nation’s prime minister said Thursday in asking for new U.S.
Before: M109 & M992(click to view full) The USA’s 155mm M109 self-propelled howitzers (SPH) were first introduced in 1962, as a form of armored mobile artillery that could stand up to the massed fire tactics of Soviet heavy artillery and rockets. They and their companion M992 Armored Ammunition Resupply Vehicles (AARV) have been rebuilt and upgraded several times, most recently via the M109A6 Paladin upgrade. In the meantime, the Army has re-learned a few home truths. Artillery arrives in seconds rather than minutes or hours, is never unavailable due to bad weather, and delivers a possible volume of explosive destruction that would otherwise require bombers and precision weapons worth hundreds of millions of dollars…
Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate heari
Back-to-back bombings at a car dealership in Iraq and other attacks killed at least 12 people Thursday, officials said, the latest militant assaults to strike the country.
Pakistan’s prime minister said Thursday that talks with the domestic arm of the Taliban have started, though he gave no details about who was taking part or what was on the agenda.
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier is set to be christened in early November.
NSA Euro Data Collection Flows Back to Local Deals, But Wait There’s More Le Monde somewhat backtracked [in French] yesterday on its accusations that the NSA had conducted mass data collection in France. On Monday an article in the German press claimed there was a deal in place between US and French authorities. This was not only asserted by NSA director Gal Keith Alexander during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, but Le Monde then got confirmation from an unnamed high-ranking French intelligence officer that the DGSE (roughly, France’s CIA) had indeed established a data-sharing protocol with NSA at the end of 2011. However another official denied that DGSE could/would transfer as high a volume of data as was reportedly collected by their American counterparts…
Agency mum on trip and San Francisco vessel’s purpose, citing ‘commercial confidentiality.’