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  • As Another Bomber Crash Lands, Is Russia's Military Hardware Falling Apart?

    12/21/2019 7:51:09 AM PST · by tlozo · 33 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Dec 18, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    A Russian bomber crew successfully landed their stricken aircraft in a field after the one of the airplane’s engines failed. The Tu-22M3 bomber was put down away from populated areas and Russia’s air force is now trying to figure out how to recover it for repairs. The incident is just the latest in a long line of disasters—big and small—plaguing the Russian military as it tries to wring as much use out of old, outdated equipment. The incident, according to Russian state media outlet TASS, took place in southern Russia at the Chkalov State Flight Testing Center. The two-man crew,...
  • Democratic House Hurts Space Corps, Nuke Modernization, & Pentagon Topline

    11/11/2018 5:12:38 AM PST · by PIF · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | November 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM | By Mark Cancian
    WASHINGTON: The Democrats’ recapturing the House means three major impacts on the Defense Department: The odds are that controversial Trump priorities like new nuclear weapons and a Space Force will go nowhere, defense budgets will go down, and oversight will go up, up, up.

    06/25/2015 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies America Forward/ ^ | June 25, 2015 | Various/Melanie Morgan
    Troopathon VIII is today 6-25 1pm-7pm Pacific 4pm-10pm Eastern. It's an annual event to support the troops by sending them packages with essential and desired items of use to them while deployed in the Mideast. This year to save money the Troopathon will be broadcasting from the offices of Move America Forward in Sacramento, California. There are over 10,000 troops serving in Afghanistan (6,000+) and Iraq, 3,100-3500, plus a handful elsewhere in the middle east. Melanie Morgan will be the host again and there will be many guests we are all familiar with. Most will be by phone and internet....
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    08/26/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    August 26, 2014 | Jeanbl
    The LORD hath opened His armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of His indignation. . .Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of hosts is His name Jeremiah 50:25; 34
  • Decades-old military plane wreckage found in Alaska glacier, may give families closure

    06/28/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    The wreckage of a military plane found this month on an Alaska glacier is that of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952, killing all 52 people aboard, military officials said Wednesday. Army Capt. Jamie Dobson said evidence found at the crash site correlates with the missing C-124A Globemaster, but the military is not eliminating other possibilities because much investigation still needs to be done. Processing DNA samples from relatives of those on board the plane could take up to six years, Dobson said. "We're still at the very beginning of this investigation," she said. "This is very close...
  • The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face

    12/08/2011 11:31:17 AM PST · by OneVike · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/8/11 | E.D. Kain
    If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists. So much for innocent until proven guilty. So much for limited government. What Americans are now facing is quite literally the end of the line. We will either uphold the freedoms baked into...
  • Rep. Akin: DOD Instructing Military 'To Do Things Which Are in Fact Illegal to Do'

    10/04/2011 12:18:16 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/2011 | Pete Winn
    ( – Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) said the Obama administration was "bordering on lawlessness" with Friday’s Pentagon announcement that military chaplains may officiate in same-sex wedding ceremonies of service members in states where gay marriage is legal. “One of the things that’s increasingly alarming to many Americans is the nature of various agencies of the federal government that either make up their own laws or try to create their own law when they do not have law-making authority,” Akin told on Friday. “In this case, it appears that the Department of Defense under Obama – and probably at Obama’s...
  • Patriotic Pop: All American Girl Britney Spears gives lucky U.S. Marines the VIP treatment

    06/26/2011 12:49:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th June 2011 | N/A
    Britney Spears has proved that she's a pop star with a patriotic side. The superstar singer provided free tickets to her live show for a group of U.S. Marines after they made a YouTube video of her song Hold It Against Me, which became a huge internet hit. The singer, 29, even took time out to pose with a group after her show yesterday in Anaheim, California. 'So honoured to meet the marines of HMLA-169 'Vipers' who made that amazing HIAM video. -Britney,' she tweeted after the concert, with a picture attached. The video, which has had over three million...
  • Pentagon speeds up work on 15-ton bomb

    10/13/2009 11:14:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies · 907+ views
    AP/ ^ | 10/13/09
    The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete. Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected nuclear site deep inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom.
  • Russian defense industry on track for arms contract

    06/17/2009 8:19:58 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 192+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 17/06/2009
    MOSCOW, June 17 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry has received three strategic missiles, 20 combat aircraft, 20 tanks, three spacecraft and other military hardware since the beginning of the year under government defense contract, a senior military official said on Wednesday. "Under government defense contracts, we have taken delivery of eight Su-27 Flanker fighters, 12 MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, 12 antiradar missiles, one Soyuz space rocket carrier, two spacecraft, three strategic missiles, 21 surface-to-air missiles, 20 tanks, over 100 armored vehicles and some 2,000 trucks, mainly KamAZ and Urals," said Vladimir Popovkin, a deputy defense minister and head of...
  • Army reports alarming rise in suicides last month

    02/05/2009 10:56:52 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 17 replies · 689+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/2009 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON – The Army is investigating a stunning number of suicides in January — a count that could surpass all combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan last month. According to figures obtained by The Associated Press, there were 24 suspected suicides in January, compared to only four in January of 2008.
  • Serbia Hopes for Lazar APC Sales to Iraq

    02/02/2009 4:58:08 PM PST · by kronos77 · 9 replies · 2,327+ views
    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Serbia hopes to find an export market for its Lazar armored personnel carrier and believes Iraq may provide just such an opportunity, according to statements from the Serbian Defense Ministry. During a visit last week to Iraq, Serbia's Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac and his delegation took note of the enthusiastic response to a presentation concerning the Lazar APC. Serbia is keen on stressing close ties with the new Iraqi government and, in particular, reigniting its former relationship as a defense supplier to the country. Recent initiatives in the latter regard have come under scrutiny, as in the...
  • On Christmas, let's remember the Troops who make it possible...

    12/24/2008 6:09:46 AM PST · by · 35 replies · 476+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 12/24/08 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: I always like to take a breath during a holiday to step away from the banter and passionate debate about our politics and our history to recognize a very special group of Americans, our troops... We argue loud and strong everyday about our beliefs and we should realize that our ability to express our beliefs so freely is equally, if not more, important than the actual beliefs themselves... And the troops protect that cherished freedom that a lot of Americans take for granted. Let's look at some my favorite tributes and moments for our troops:...
  • WAITING TO STRIKE - Turkish Military Leaders Pushing For Invasion of Northern Iraq

    06/16/2007 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 16 replies · 664+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | June 08, 2007 | Jürgen Gottschlich
    The threat of an invasion didn't materialize, and yet the Turkish army's activities in northern Iraq Wednesday revealed that it is only waiting for the right opportunity to launch strikes against the Kurdish separatist organization PKK in northern Iraq. Emotions are running dangerously high. For several minutes every television channel in Turkey carried the same images: weeping mothers desperately throwing themselves onto flag-draped coffins, huge crowds waving flags and chanting slogans against the Kurdish separatist organization, the PKK, and officers offering their condolences to the grieving mothers. The funerals of seven young recruits killed earlier in the week in a...
  • Dan Reaver on 911

    02/18/2007 3:25:52 PM PST · by Swamiji · 2 replies · 353+ views
    John Hagee service 1/27/2007 ^ | 1/27/2007 | Video clip
    This is a video clip from John Hagee service from 1/27/2007 wher Dan Reaver a vet gives his testimony of the love of America!
  • Serbian troops in Lebanon

    1 September 2006 | 11:51 | Source: FoNet BELGRADE -- Serbian soldiers will take part in the peace missions in Lebanon and Afghanistan, the government has decided. The Defense Ministry has been given the task of determining the exact cost and details of the Lebanon mission. The Serbian Army medical corps soldiers are to be sent to Lebanon, while three officers are slated to travel to Afghanistan. A lieutenant and a captain will join a unit securing the Kabul airport parameter, while the third officer will join a Belgian logistics unit.
  • Kokoda Diggers born again

    08/08/2006 12:45:15 AM PDT · by Kiss Me Hardy · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/8/06 | Neil Wilson
    HISTORY has been turned on its head at the Shrine today with the re-birth of the famous 39th battalion in the Australian Army after 63 years. About 40 old Diggers proudly witnessed their volunteer unit returned to the army's order of battle on Kokoda Day, the anniversary of them taking on a huge Japanese force at that New Guinea village. They have lived to have the satisfaction of seeing the battalion, down to just 42 fit men after months of savage fighting, finally gain justice after high command abruptly disbanded it in 1943.,21985,20059157-661,00.html
  • US and Serbia seek to boost military co-operation

    07/05/2006 9:50:25 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 369+ views
    By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade – 05/07/06 Serbian soldier and a US Marine stand guard by the Serbian flag in front of Mig-21 airplane at the Batajnica military airport near Belgrade on 23 June. [Getty Images] Two US Air Force F-16s touched down at Belgrade's Batajnica military airport on 23 June, making an historic visit. It was the first time since World War II that American fighter jets have landed at a Serbian Air Force airport. According to the defence ministry, the event was part of efforts to improve military co-operation between Serbia and the United...
  • RUSSIA AND SYRIA - An Old Base (Friendship) Gets a Facelift

    06/23/2006 3:12:54 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 16 replies · 1,155+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 22, 2006 | Uwe Klussmann
    Harkening to days gone by, Russia's fleet is returning to the Mediterranean as the Kremlin sends military advisors and weapons to Syria. A mild westerly wind blows in from the Mediterranean onto the harbor of Tartus, where cube-shaped and weathered brownish houses sit atop Phoenician era ruins. A small mosque's minaret and a fish restaurant dominate the scene. But this idyllic image quickly disappears just a few minutes outside the town, where Russian soldiers have set up camp. Surrounded by olive groves and long greenhouses, and guarded by Syrian marines, Moscow's last remaining naval base outside of the post-Soviet Commonwealth...
  • MILITARY ROBOTS - The March of the Steel Soldiers

    05/16/2006 8:15:33 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 4 replies · 548+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | May 16, 2006 | Hilmar Schmundt
    The United States armed forces have been using robots in Afghanistan and Iraq for some time now. Now the German military, the Bundeswehr, is testing similar robots on a training ground near the southern city of Würzburg. Asendro sluggishly drags itself up the stairs until it stands in front of a closed door. Does the door conceal a bomb or a group of armed terrorists? It doesn't matter to Asendro, a fearless robot. It extends its arm, presses the door handle and opens the door into the unknown. In Afghanistan, the US used an iRobot surveillance robot to explore caves...