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From gas to submarines, Great War was crucible for deadly innovation

From gas to submarines, Great War was crucible for deadly innovation

Fighter aircraft, tanks, submarines, heavy artillery: the horrors of warfare between 1914 and 1918 were a crucible for deadly technological innovation, including the poison gas that came to symbolize the barbarity of the conflict. When World War I broke out […]


Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Tens of thousands of people will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan. Ageing survivors, victims’ relatives, government officials and foreign delegates will attend the […]


New Book Explores Military Acquisition After World War II

New Book Explores Military Acquisition After World War II

A new book published by the Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense describes changes in military weapons systems acquisition during the 15 years following World War II. “Rearming for the Cold War 1945-1960″ by retired Air Force Col. Elliott […]


Seymour Johnson AFB Airmen launch F-15Es to honor WWII victory

Seymour Johnson AFB Airmen launch F-15Es to honor WWII victory

Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing honored their heritage by launching nearly 70 F-15E Strike Eagles in a Turkey Shoot training mission April 16 here. The Strike Eagles taxied one after the next down the base flightline before heading to […]


Tuskegee Airman laid to rest at Arlington

Tuskegee Airman laid to rest at Arlington

Family members, friends and fellow service members gathered Jan. 20 here to honor the life and contributions of an original Tuskegee Airmen. Retired Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, 90, a member of the 302nd Fighter Squadron during World War II, received […]


Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

More than 1,500 Japanese American representatives, including Soldiers, widows and family members associated with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442d Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service, collectively known as “Go for Broke,” will descend upon the nation’s capital this […]


Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

Astrium to Destroy World War I Chemical Weapons

The French Ministry of Defence has selected Astrium as prime contractor for the SECOIA program (French abbreviation for “destruction site for stockpile of old weapons”), which covers the design, construction and operation of a specialised plant for the destruction of […]


Russia flexes nuclear muscle on Victory Day

Russia flexes nuclear muscle on Victory Day

Some 20,000 soldiers and Russia’s most advanced missiles rumbled across Red Square on Monday in a parade marking victory in World War II and reinforcing the country’s belief in its Soviet-era might. But the lustre of the annual show of […]


Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Briton Claude Choules, the final World War I combat veteran, has died aged 110 in Australia, the last of more than 70 million military personnel mobilised during the conflict. Blind and almost totally deaf, Choules, nicknamed “Chuckles”, died at his […]


 
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