The rapidly emerging AI arms race to create autonomous killing machines is Technocrat insanity at its highest peak. To the Technocrat mind, every problem has a scientific solution; so why not let an armed and lethal AI robot do all the work of human
At a moment the US carrier strike group ordered deployed to the CENTOM Persian Gulf region area of command has traversed the Suez Canal, and as multiple B-52 bombers have also landed in Qatar in response to "troubling and escalatory" threats by Iran
Textron Systems' Fleet-Class Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) has been the drone boat of choice for the US Department of Defense's first CUSV program.
My Grandfather Leo Alphanso Stedman talks about enlisting in the Navy to escape the extreme poverty of the Great Depression of 1929. He talks about the how broke and in bad shape the US Navy was before World War II (via 1930's). Leo also shares his m
Is President Trump about to invade Venezuela? His advisors keep telling us in ever-stronger terms that "all options are on the table" and that US military intervention to restore Venezuela's constitution "may be necessary."
In spite of China's carrier program remaining a state secret, and with no official confirmation of its extent, new satellite images published by Reuters reveal that China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is being built at the Jiangnan shipyard o
Though the US military has repeatedly insisted that its 'freedom of navigation' operations in the South China Sea were totally disconnected to trade talks with China, the timing of the latest operation in which two American destroyers sailed within 1
Last month, we reported that the US Army was considering whether it should purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace its aging fleet of Boeing AH-64 Apache and Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters.
Top officials hold closed-door meeting on potential attack
In the aftermath of a faltering opposition uprising in Venezuela, the Trump administration is looking at imposing new individual sanctions against the Maduro government and also scrambling for ideas that can have a greater impact on the ground, inclu
U.S. Air Force says a ground-based laser downed multiple test missiles over New Mexico.
Juan Guaido has initiated a violent uprising in an attempt to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, and it appears that the U.S. may be preparing to intervene in the conflict militarily.
The U.S. Navy has drafted a procedure to investigate and catalogue reports of unidentified flying objects coming in from its pilots. But the service doesn't expect to make the information public, citing privileged and classified reporting that is typ
The commander of U.S. forces in Latin America told Congress Wednesday that the military is developing plans to be immediately ready for any contingency if Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó ousts dictator Nicolás Maduro from power.
State Dept: Nations support 'orderly' withdrawal of foreign troops
What is it about the U.S. military and TomDispatch?
A US Navy ship has been quarantined at sea for months due to a mumps outbreak. This is in spite of a 100% percent vaccination rate against it.
It is depressing to observe how the United States of America has become the evil empire.
A former US Marine was arrested in connection with an "especially violent" raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid, Spain.
China's China Central Television has briefly revealed the country's new hypersonic aircraft under development. According to the report, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is currently working on a hypersonic vehicle, which is
The recent decision by the Hague-based International Court of Justice that the Chagos Islands -- with its huge U.S. military base at Diego Garcia -- are being illegally occupied by the United Kingdom (UK) has the potential to upend the strategic pl
China is testing a railgun on Type 072II Yuting-class tank-landing ship, called the Haiyangshan.
HELIOS will be capable of downing drones and "burning boats".
In the hundred-and-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers:
The Swiss-made Brugger and Thomet APC9K is the Army's first official subgun since World War II.
Tucker Carlson delivered an epic monologue on Tuesday night highlighting how Max Boot and permanent Washington support "sending somebody else's kids to a foreign country" to fight in neocon wars but are vehemently opposed to sending troops to o
In April 2016, Heckler & Koch confirmed their G-28 rifle had won the U.S. Army's Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) to replace the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System.
"The next major conflict may be won or lost in space," Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday. "We must confront reality. Weapons are currently deployed by our competitors that can
Autonomous and semi-autonomous weapon systems shall be designed to allow commanders and operators to exercise appropriate levels of human judgment over the use of force. ~ Department of Defense Directive 3000.9 (May 8, 2017)
It begins: unprecedented tit-for-tat formal "terror" designations exchanged between Washington and Tehran on Monday could soon enter a hot war on the ground. A mere hours after President Trump formally designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards C