Congress attempts to clap a stopper over the ballooning acquisition costs of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:
Future Pentagon purchases of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin will have to be based on fixed-price contracts under a defense authorization measure approved on Monday by a joint congressional panel.
The provision, part of [...]
Back in the days when it was a discussion worth having, some critics of feminizing the US armed services worried that sexual tensions and jealousies might adversely affect unit cohesion. Others worried about privacy in the field, special needs, and the value added from a strictly military perspective. Still others worried – albeit less [...]
Things have been going “boom” with some regularity over in the Islamic Republic of Iran these days. Another event in Isfahan today:
An explosion rocked the western Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that the blast was heard in several parts of the city.
According to reports, [...]
I prefer college basketball to the professional variant, the former being comprised of aspiring young athletes that play both ends of the court, and the latter – to my way of thinking, anyway – consisting of 10 overpaid guys that jump into the air every 22 seconds. But I typically don’t spend much time [...]
Featuring furrin delta-winged aircraft, an earlier version of which has lately been much in our attention, courtesy of occasional reader Ryan.
I sorta found myself wondering how the two Mirages doing the high speed scissors at time index 1:38 could be conning while the photo aircraft was not.
Democratic supporters of President Obama’s signature health care legislation make an unexpected discovery:
The report (former Wisconsin Governor Jim) Doyle ordered before leaving office certainly reveals something about how the law will affect hundreds of thousands of individuals in the state he used to govern, it’s not all flattering. Indeed, it’s telling that despite [...]
Here at home, Americans are thoroughly discontent with the political class. Overseas Iran is accelerating its nuclear weapons program. China patiently builds its military power. Pakistan is one big riot away from kooks with nukes.
But Europe is where the compelling action is this week, as the German constitutional court sits to decide the [...]
Flying over the United States from west to east at night, you see large a more or less continuous glow from the coastal cities and suburbs of California which only starts to peter out north in Oregon. As you head further east you see splashes of ground-based lighting separated by relatively vast swathes of [...]
We are nearing the half-way point of our scheduled seven-month deployment, and have been on-station on the North Arabian Sea flying combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for over a month now. A routine has developed. For aficionados of Bill Murray films, this routine is commonly referred to as “Groundhog’s Day”. It [...]
NSA is going to Las Vegas in search of a few good men hackers:
The NSA is expanding its fold of hackers, but George said there is a shortage of those skills. “We are straining to hire the people that we need.”
It might seem to be an odd-couple fit – strait-laced government types [...]