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U.S. Navy to equip ships with AI-powered networks

The U.S. Navy is planning to equip some of its ships with networking technology that includes artificial intelligence capabilities. The Navy will expand its use of information processing as a way to identify threats, making its fleet more sophisticated.

Op-Ed: Technology and the art of modern warfare Special

As we humans have evolved, so has our technology. That's especially true when it comes to modern warfare. We now have DREAD guns, self-tracking bullets, cyborg insects, and laser avengers.

Microsoft announces $1,000,000 Call of Duty tournament

Microsoft has announced details of the largest Call of Duty Xbox gaming tournament ever, taking place this February and March and with a top prize of $1,000,000.

Op-Ed: The Mideast crisis continues as Iran celebrates nuclear weapons

The Mideast becomes increasingly dangerous. Iran continues pursuing nuclear weapons. Israelis encrypt UAVs as cyber-war widens. And Turkey fears the Syrian conflict will spill over into its country.

Russia and Iran continue to support crumbling Assad regime

The Assad Regime begins to crumble; Netanyahu says Assad is slaughtering Syrian civilians with the aid of Iran and Hezbollah; Russia delivers more arms to the Syrian regime; and Russian warships visit Syria with intelligence data.

South African Army shows off urban warfare skills Special

Carletonville - The South African Army demonstrated its urban warfare skills to lawmakers and the media with house-clearing, parachute insertion and helicopter fast-roping tactics among other things.

Op-Ed: The Imminent Water Wars

It takes 1000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain and agriculture consumes almost 70 percent of the world's water - though only less than 30 percent in OECD countries.

Op-Ed: Private Armies and Private Military Companies (PMCs)

The end of the Cold War spelled the termination of many an illustrious career in the military and the secret services - as well as the destabilization and disintegration of many states.

Op-Ed: Arab Spring, Israeli Winter

Jerusalem - Israel has witnessed and survived through many convulsions in the Arab street. Israel is a natural foe of progress and democracy in the region because it would like to maintain its monopoly on these important political currencies.

U.S. To Train Pakistani Forces in COIN Warfare Special

The United States and Pakistan have signed a little-known agreement whereby the U.S. will train Pakistani soldiers in counterinsurgency (COIN) warfare and supply them with long-requested special equipment.

Op-Ed: Military robots, the future of war where nobody needs to show up?

In military circles, and maybe cubes, a debate is getting personal. The rise of the armed robot. The robots make a lot of sense, in terms of IEDs and body bag shortages. The trouble is that they’re a whole new type of war.

White mineworker torched to death in South Africa

A white Afrikaner mineworker was dragged from his bed by two black men, tied to the car in his garage, and torched. Neighbours found Willie Klopper, 51, burning brightly on the road: he got lose from his bonds and fled, screaming 'come and help me'.

Perpetual Warfare

The war against all humanity which cannot be resolved. In places such as Sri Lanka, the Civilians & Government VS the Terrorists war will go on and on.

Op Ed: 'Go tell the Spartans:' The logic of suicide bombing

"Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie." Marker on the grave of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.

Iranian leader dismisses U.S. charge

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed accusations that Iran was arming Shiite militants in Iraq in an interview made public Monday and said Iran opposed any kind of conflict in Iraq.

Taiwan Boosting Submarines

Taiwan needs to upgrade its submarine capabilities to keep China out.

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Warning sign on Guinard Island.
Warning sign on Guinard Island.
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Photograph taken from a high-speed video camera during a record-setting firing of an electromagnetic...
Photograph taken from a high-speed video camera during a record-setting firing of an electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va.
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Gruinaard Island Anthrax Trials.
Gruinaard Island Anthrax Trials.
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Gruinard Island in Guinard Bay.
Gruinard Island in Guinard Bay.
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Electromagnetic (EM) railgun live-fire demonstration Centre at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren...
Electromagnetic (EM) railgun live-fire demonstration Centre at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren.
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