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Message to the US Air Force: It Is Better to Be Feared Than Loved

Message to the US Air Force: It Is Better to Be Feared Than Loved

According to Air Force sources, the service is suffering from an inferiority complex. It doesn’t get enough respect and recognition for the things it likes to do – flying fighters and dropping ordnance – and receives too many demands for […]


China’s decision to replace IBM servers with domestic equivalents may boost national security

China’s decision to replace IBM servers with domestic equivalents may boost national security

The use of home-made servers in Beijing’s national banks may prevent inclusion of hidden backdoors that facilitate intelligence gathering by the US National Security Agency, according to expert in the US-China relations, RIA Novosti reports. Chinese government institutions, including the […]


Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent. The Army […]


New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents such as the deadly sarin gas, and have other characteristics that may make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing. […]


Cyprus settlement ‘worth 20 billion euros’

Cyprus settlement ‘worth 20 billion euros’

A Cyprus reunification deal would generate a 20-billion-euro ($27.2 billion) peace dividend for the recession-hit island, according to a study released Thursday. The study predicts an elusive UN-brokered peace deal would raise per capita incomes by approximately 12,000 euros, expand […]


F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Make CANSEC Debut

F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Make CANSEC Debut

The F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) will make its CANSEC debut this year in the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Booth 1103). The HMDS, manufactured by Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, provides F-35 pilots with unprecedented situational awareness for […]


Rheinmetall Wins Major Contract from Sweden for Military Trucks

Rheinmetall Wins Major Contract from Sweden for Military Trucks

Rheinmetall has just booked another big order for its state-of-the-art, high-mobility truck families. In the medium term, Norway and Sweden intend to buy as many as two thousand military logistics vehicles with a total value of over €1 billion. Following […]


Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Libya militia stole US weapons in raid: report

Militia fighters stole hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons and other equipment in a raid on a Libyan base where the US was training local forces, bringing an abrupt end to the secretive program, a report said Tuesday. Elite US troops […]


US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave […]


 
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