A BBC correspondent aboard FN Charles de Gaulle displays something rare in British history: Envy of French seapower.
“It’ll be a decade before British pilots can land their jets like this.”
Ay, and more’s the pity.
While the rest of us spent the weekends reckoning the human cost of war over our country’s history, insiders in President Obama’s administration are toting up the cost of fighting today’s war in Afghanistan and finding it “unsustainable“:
Of all the statistics that President Obama’s national security team will consider when it debates the [...]
Navy is used to think in terms of tonnage when it considers its investment in capital ships. The trend these days, however, is to think in pounds:
“There are a lot of weapons in the military’s arsenal,” said Lt. Col. Brad Beach, an official who coordinates the Marines’ drone technology. “But what we don’t [...]
The Pentagon is mixing apples and oranges chainsaws:
The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.
The Pentagon’s first formal cyber strategy, unclassified portions of which [...]
When it comes – if it comes – it isn’t going to another 4th of July:
A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.
The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks [...]
Those of you with actual lives may have missed the story of Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), whose online privacy was ruthlessly hacked this weekend. Let Iowahawk bring you up to speed:
The Weinergate facts, as we so far know them: on May 28, @RepWeiner, the verified Twitter account of US Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), [...]
A company of the 1st Infantry Division stands athwart the simmering ethnic fault line of Kirkuk, providing training to an Iraqi army brigade as their mission winds down:
The Iraqi soldiers at Gaines Mills say all the things the United States wants to hear. The training has been valuable, says Major Thakir Muner Hassan, [...]
From the Chairman:
Back at Dover, the pitch-black night begins to yield to dawn, and the ramp lights fade behind a persistent mist. The flag-draped caskets are gone, and those in mourning retreat for a few short hours of rest before continuing their final journey home with their fallen loved one.
Nevertheless, the sun [...]