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Douglas Ernst

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Articles by Douglas Ernst

An artist's rendering of what Boeing's Phantom Swift X-Plane will look like upon completion. (Image: Boeing)

Pentagon developing mysterious hovering plane

The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago. Published September 2, 2014

** FILE ** Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Associated Press)

McChrystal marches into midterm battles, endorses Mass., Colo. Democrats

Retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal's criticism in Rolling Stone of the Obama administration's Afghanistan strategy may have been the impetus for his resignation as the leader of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2010, but these days Democratic candidates are welcoming his words. Published August 28, 2014

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an APC near the village of Sakhanka, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Separatist rebels shelled a town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Putin's stealth war causes retreat by Ukrainian soldiers

Russian President Vladimir Putin's stealth war of attrition may be paying off. As evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists are being supplied with new weapons from across the border, some Ukrainian soldiers are now refusing to fight. Published August 27, 2014