U.S. strategic missiles, bombers and submarines are old and operating beyond their technical life expectancies, and replacements and upgraded warheads are needed urgently to deter growing nuclear threats from China, Russia and North Korea, according to military and defense officials.
The Navy has changed the status of 13 World War II crew members of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis from “unaccounted for” to “buried at sea,” Navy officials announced this week.
The increasingly futuristic nature of war in the 21st century calls for a new generation of tools for the American military — from heat-sensing cameras that can detect enemy machine gun nests from miles away to cutting-edge inflatable boats that can be dropped from helicopters, and handheld underwater controllers capable of operating drones overhead.
Federal agents broke up an ISIS-led plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush in retaliation for the deaths of Iraqis during the U.S. invasion, authorities announced Tuesday.
U.S. President Biden and other leaders of the “Quad” strategic group with India, Australia and Japan issued a carefully worded warning Tuesday to China, which has triggered unease in recent years by building military bases on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
A submarine crash in October 2021 that injured 11 sailors was preventable and resulted from “an accumulation of errors and omissions,” according to a just-released report of a Navy investigation.