Homeland Security Agency Wants to Turn People Into Nuclear Tripwires
Geiger counter. Via wikipedia Homeland Security Agency Wants to Turn People Into Nuclear Tripwires You will become a walking radiation detector People will become human radiation detectors under a new Department of Homeland Security project called “Human Portable Tripwire.” DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office put out a request for... Read more
Greek Anarchist in Athens. Greekriots.com photo Weapon stashes, press crackdowns, militant manifestos and more riots The decline of the Greek economy has had polarizing effects on the nation’s political system—and tensions are running high. Now police in Greece are on high alert after a new anarchist group claimed responsibility for killing... Read more
The Air Force Wants a Laser Cannon for Its Fighters
Boeing yal-1 airborne laser. Via wikipedia The Air Force Wants a Laser Cannon for Its Fighters But the high tech weapons could fizzle The X-wing fighters from Star Wars seem a little more realistic as the U.S. Air Force looks to mount laser weapons on its aircraft. The Air... Read more
Anarchists Are Killing Neo-Nazis in Greece
Greek Anarchist in Athens. Greekriots.com photo Anarchists Are Killing Neo-Nazis in Greece  Weapon stashes, press crackdowns, militant manifestos and more riots The decline of the Greek economy has had polarizing effects on the nation’s political system—and tensions are running high. Now police in Greece are on high alert after... Read more
China’s First Stealthy Killer Drone Takes Flight
Sharp Sword in flight. Via Chinese Internet China’s First Stealthy Killer Drone Takes Flight We know next to nothing about Beijing’s ‘Sharp Sword’ Beijing’s prototype killer drone has flown for the first time. A photo posted to the Chinese Internet on Nov. 21 depicts the jet-powered robot lifting off... Read more
The Jesus Nut and Other Military Tech Wonders
the Jesus nut. Via wikipedia The Jesus Nut and Other Military Tech Wonders Hardware is magic in this tour of weird war engineering  In all my research for War is Boring, I’ve come across countless little gold nuggets of information too small to merit a full article but too... Read more
Tiny Gunships to Guard Italian Commandos
MC-27J mock-up. Flickr/Manx John photo Tiny Gunships to Guard Italian Commandos Rome to arm twin-engine cargo planes The Italian air force has signed a deal with Alenia Aermacchi to develop a gunship variant of its C-27J transport. It’s called the Praetorian, and it’s meant to blast targets while flying... Read more
Senators Fly to A-10’s Rescue
A-10s. Air Force photo Senators Fly to A-10's Rescue Lawmakers propose to block Air Force from cutting attack planes A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is co-sponsoring an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act to prevent the U.S. Air Force from prematurely retiring the A-10 Warthog attack... Read more
Climate Change Will Keep the U.S. Navy Busy With Disaster Relief
u.s. navy helicopter delivering aid to the philippines. Via wikipedia Climate Change Will Keep the U.S. Navy Busy With Disaster Relief Rising sea levels and bigger storms mean more humanitarian missions Climate change means the U.S. Navy needs to prepare to respond to a wave of natural disasters. That... Read more
In the Disaster Zone, Marine V-22s Finally Deliver on Tiltrotor Promise
U.S. Marine Corps v-22 lands on USS george washington to take on relief supplies. Department of defense photo In the Disaster Zone, Marine V-22s Finally Deliver on Tiltrotor Promise Controversial tiltrotors revamping their reputation in The Philippines A week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, 14 V-22 Osprey... Read more
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