| Mar 21, 2013
Foreign policy is often a form of theater, with elaborate rituals and pretenses that no one takes too literally. But rarely have the gimmicks of stagecraft been as obvious as in the latest standoff between North Korea and the United States.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:03 AM
“The combat system is the brain that helps you fire ‘the bullet,’ which is actually an extremely complex missile,” Danielle Hilliard says of her highly technical job in air and missile defense.
She uses simple visual images to...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:53 PM
The Pentagon announced on Friday plans to strengthen its missile defense system with Ft. Greely on deck to see a significant increase due to the potential threats from North Korea.
Alaska’s D.C. delegation, Rep. Don Young and Sens. Mark Begich...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:51 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
The international rights group said the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Army is planning to move an over-the-horizon radar system, with more than 100 soldiers and a pair of giant, blimp-like aerostats that fly as high as two miles up, to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the fall, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said Thursday....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
One of the reasons Congress seems reluctant to stop budget sequestration ("The sequester stand-off," Feb. 7) is that few realize the real consequences of indiscriminately slashing spending in blind, indiscriminate fashion –– particularly for...
| Jan 27, 2013
The specter of federal budget reductions has meant hundreds of jobs lost at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Maryland, but as the defense contractor vies to build a key Navy radar system, that same cost-cutting pressure could boost the importance of Northrop's...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Friday defended the country’s weapons sales to Syria, saying the country is primarily providing defense systems that are in line with international treaties.
Responding to news reports that Russia has sent advanced...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:17 PM
The Navy announced the award a Connecticut shipyard a $2 billion award to research and develop the next class of ballistic missile submarines late Friday.
Groton, Conn.,-based General Dynamics Electric Boat will lead the Ohio-class replacement...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON — President Franklin Roosevelt was truly astonished when told by a reporter that Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, had been shot down by U.S. planes over a Pacific island after Americans decrypted Yamamoto&...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...