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The danger of hired guns

Private security contractors are set to make up half of the military presence in Afghanistan, but has the US lost control of them?

Not Just Drones: Militants Can Snoop on Most U.S. Warplanes (Updated)

Tapping into drones’ video feeds was just the start. The U.S. military’s primary system for bringing overhead surveillance down to soldiers and Marines on the

The fallacies of military intervention: Obama on Afghanistan and Vietnam

Yet this argument [the similarity of Vietnam to Afghanistan] depends on a false reading of history.” President Barack Obama

Afghanistan Hub Gets Half-Billion-Dollar Facelift

Southern Afghanistan is the initial focus of the military’s rapid, six-month troop buildup. And in recent months, Kandahar Airfield, the main logistics hub in southern

All Blacks to mark Remembrance Sunday with poppy

The All Blacks will mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend by wearing red poppies embroidered on their jerseys for the Test match against Wales at Millennium

Airbags vs Rocket-Propelled Grenades

Airbags have saved countless lives over the years in car crashes. Now they’re set to save lives in another way: by stopping rocket propelled grenades.

China’s Unmanned, Knock-Off Air Force

America’s robotic air force gets all the attention — especially with U.S. drones continuing to blast suspected militants in Pakistan. But China is developing