Army’s Aerostat Ready for Overseas Deployment

If a US combatant commander stationed somewhere around the globe feels that the one thing the command is missing is the ability to detect missiles, airplanes and drones hundreds of miles away, the US Army has just what they’re looking for. Almost a decade after it first began development—and just two years after a 2012…

Medal of Honor Awarded Today, and Another Take on a Controversial Fight

Later today, former Army Capt. William Swenson will head over to the White House where president Obama will drape the Medal of Honor around his neck. Swenson earned the nation’s highest military honor for actions undertaken during a bloody and controversial 7-hour gunfight between about 60 Taliban fighters and a group of Afghan soldiers and…

UPDATED: Obama Cancels Huge Military Exercise in Egypt; Hagel Calls Cairo

                              US Marines during Operation Bright Star 2009 In another attempt walk the line between expressing his administration’s concern with the violence that the military-led government in Egypt has launched upon protesters in Cairo without taking any concrete punitive steps, President Obama announced today that the United States was pulling out of a biennial joint…

New Day Rising: Army Shipping Bradley’s Home, Landing Choppers on Ships

The Army, probably more than the other services, is currently lurching toward some serious changes in how it does business, especially if Congress and the White House remain unable to reach some sort of “grand bargain” that would reverse sequestration. But it’s not all bad news—unless you’re the Marine Corps as we’ll see in a…