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US Navy deploys laser weapon to Persian Gulf for first-ever combat mission
The US Navy has deployed its first ever combat laser. The futuristic weapon has boosted the arsenal of the Fifth Fleet’s command vessel in the Persian Gulf. The laser is said to be effective against numerous small targets, such as Iran’s gunboats.

14.11.2014 21:02

US to increase nuclear weapons spending – Pentagon
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.

14.11.2014 15:10

Beijing chides American spy flights during military talks - Pentagon
China criticized US military spy flights near their territory during military discussions this week between the two nuclear powers. However, US officials said their reconnaissance missions in international airspace would continue.

14.11.2014 06:20

US Navy to kill, injure ‘thousands’ of whales, dolphins during drills – activists
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii over the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.

11.11.2014 00:23

Navy SEALs publicly clash over who killed bin Laden
Two former US Navy SEALs that took part in the raid at Osama bin Laden’s compound three years ago have told opposing versions of who ultimately killed the Al-Qaeda founder. The dispute over events is now materializing as both seek the spotlight.

07.11.2014 15:31

US knocks down ballistic, cruise missile targets in complex Aegis system test
The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”

07.11.2014 01:28

UK defense cuts will harm next govt’s military capability, forces chiefs warn MPs
Cuts to the defense budget will harm the UK’s military capability, armed forces chiefs have warned. Senior military officials believe the next government in 2015 will not be able to maintain British deployments if current budget cuts are implemented.

06.11.2014 14:27

Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden reveals himself despite Pentagon fury
Against the wishes of the Pentagon, the US Navy SEAL who shot dead Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, has revealed his identity.

06.11.2014 15:02

​Submerged Russian nuclear sub test-fires strategic Sineva missile
The Delta IV-class submarine Tula has successfully test-fired a Sineva strategic SLBM in a latest of a series of tests of Russian nuclear weapons arsenal.

05.11.2014 10:35

Iraq Inquiry to cost taxpayer £10mn
The Inquiry into the invasion of Iraq in 2003 will cost the taxpayer £10mn, peers have been informed. Ongoing since 2009, the Chilcot Inquiry has already cost £9mn and has faced mounting criticism for its late publication.

04.11.2014 16:23

‘Landmark event’: F-35C successfully lands aboard aircraft carrier (VIDEO)
The US Navy’s most expensive plane, the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, has finally made its first ever recorded landing on an aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz in San Diego, the military has announced.

04.11.2014 04:29

North Korea launches upgraded Soviet-era ballistic missile submarine - report
Pyongyang is modernizing once obtained decommissioned Soviet diesel submarine capable of carrying ballistic missiles either for active service or as a test bench for constructing a similar sub of its own, South Korean government sources say.

02.11.2014 07:43