Pakistani Taliban hint at attacking aid workers
The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country’s history, saying their presence was “unacceptable.”
Army Cancels GCV Competition
Is going to change the RFPs and will re-start within a few months.
The China Gap
The US may be in a military airpower race with China, but only one side is racing.
Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine
Cheap and powerful.
Carrier Enterprise braces for hurricane
In the path of Danielle
HMS Astute commissioned into navy
The Royal Navy gets the first of its new nuclear attack subs.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Announces Employment Reduction in Mississippi
Don’t need so many shipbuilders when the Navy isn’t going to buy so many ships.
AF looks to automation to help monitor UAVs
One combat patrol by a Predator or Reaper flying over Iraq or Afghanistan currently requires 174 airmen.
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Lack of skilled workers threatens recovery
Workers with specialized skills like electricians, carpenters and welders are in critically short supply in many large economies…You mean shop class (when it’s still available) isn’t just for dumb hicks?
The Vulnerable Humvee
A PDF showing the trials and tribulations of the Humvee in Iraq. It’s wrong about the Army starting to field more up-armored Humvees only after the soldier asked Rumsfeld about it, though.
Lawyers want dismissal in Hadithah trial
But I was assured that all of these men were “cold blooded killers.”
Navy admiral emphasises new urgency on carrier-based attack UAVs
Roughhead says 2018 is not soon enough.
Boeing again delays first delivery of 787
787 delivery now expected in the mid-1st-qtr 2011, following 2 years of delays
Trident and its infamous past
A thoughtful and logical opinion piece from Air Commodore Alastair Mackie, vice-president of the UK’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Report: Taxpayers duped on stadium deal, Marlins’ profits came at taxpayer expense
The public was mislead about funding for a sports stadium? That doesn’t even seem believable.
25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch
Like all such lists, everyone will have opinions about movies on the list or left off of it. But it’s a decent overall collection, though a few of them could hardly be considered “classics.”
Screw Burning Man: This year’s greatest desert festival is a three-day Mad Max reenactment!
Mad Max Reenactors. That cracks me up.
In the Living Room, Hooked on Pay TV
Some find it’s not easy to give up the programming that is not available online.
Carnival of Homeschooling
The panorama of homeschooling