The Warrior Games

200 expected to compete in the Warrior Games

Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought wounded, injured, and ill service members and veterans together to compete in various sports. The annual event aims to showcase the strength and resilience of those who have served in uniform. This year, more than 200 athletes are expected to compete in seven sports in Colorado Springs, Colo., from Sept. 28…

NATO Roundtable

What to look for at the NATO Summit

NATO members are gathering for their 2014 summit in Wales this week, and tensions are higher than usual. Topics are expected to include Russia’s destabilization of Ukraine, the Syrian Civil War, Islamic militants, and even aggressive territorial claims by China. Just in time for the summit, Vago gathered an expert roundtable to preview the discussions on Defense News…

USS NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784) prepares to get underway for sea trials in the predawn hours of an August morning. (General Dynamics Electric Boat/US Navy)

New US Ship News – Subs delivered and christened; big amphib on shakedown, new patrol boat handed over and more

USS NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784) prepares to get underway for sea trials in the predawn hours of an August morning. (General Dynamics Electric Boat/US Navy) It’s been a busy summer for US shipbuilders, with ships delivered or launched for the US Navy, Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command, and new research ships launched for academic…

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House on Aug. 28. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel and Kerry Need to Give Obama Suit-and-Tie Advice

Washington has been abuzz for the past 24 hours about President Obama’s suit choice during a rather important press conference Thursday afternoon that primarily focused on the threat posed by Islamic State militants. This town, right?!? The suit actually wasn’t a bad choice. After all, a tan-colored summer suit on one of the hottest days of the year is a good move.…

Defense News Roundtable of Experts

Roundtable Discussion: How To Respond to Islamic State Militants

Kurdish forces backed by US air power have halted Islamic State (IS) gains in Iraq. In response, the radical group has vowed revenge against the United States, and has beheaded an American reporter while also expanding its influence in Syria. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated last week that IS was beyond any terrorist group ever seen,…

Raytheon Photo

VIDEO: Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Factory

HUNTSVILLE, ALA — In a one-story gray building with a bright red pin striping about two-thirds of the way up its side, a nondescript 70,000 square-foot factory sits behind three 21-foot tall missiles. Tucked inside the fences of the Redstone Arsenal — a sprawling Army base just minutes from downtown Huntsville — is where defense giant Raytheon assembles ship-launched missile interceptors,…

ISS 00 S TANIN on 14-06-2014 at Kiel  (12)

Israel’s Deadliest Submarines Are Nearly Ready

Israel’s new Dolphin II-class submarines are the largest undersea craft built in Germany since the Second World War, and when they reach active service they’re expected to take their place among the world’s most effective subs. Three submarines are in various stages of construction at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, Germany – the TANIN, RAHAV,…