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It Appears Iran May Be Building An American-Like Ship Just So It Can Blow It Up

The New York Times | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that United States officials say may be intended to be blown up ...

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition to Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some people are under the impression that cutting unnecessary Pentagon spending is a non-starter with all Republicans, or almost all of them. But in the recent past, there has been a substantial group of Republicans in the House who were willing to vote to cut the Pentagon budget.

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

Iconic Naval Ship Scrapped For A Penny

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Navy has announced that it will scrap its iconic aircraft carrier the USS Forrestal, the first "supercarrier," at the cost of one cent. Wh...

Better to Be Respected or Feared?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Notwithstanding the Nobel Peace Prize handed to President Barack Obama for not being George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, the posture emerging from the U.S. of late suggests the judgment in White House precincts is more the latter than the former.

Welcome Proto-Skynet

William Bradley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

How do Americans feel about the fast-emerging world of which the Snowden revelations -- involving overly busy human analysts who might look at their personal data -- are only a part? Hard to say. After all, few know about it yet.

Harry S. Truman Still Gives 'Em Hell at Sea

Eric Gertler | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Eric Gertler

As our C-2A Greyhound transport plane landed on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier last week, our group had no idea what to expect for the next 24 hours we were spending aboard the nuclear-powered Nimitz carrier.

The Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize: One of the Last Great Aviation Firsts

Dr. Todd Reichert | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Dr. Todd Reichert

The problem, of course, is that the human body can produce, at best, about 1 horsepower for a one-minute flight. This is about half the power that it takes to run a good hair dryer! Is it even possible to build a helicopter that can lift so much weight on so little power?

John Celock

Doomsday Bill Faces Brutal Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Wyoming lawmakers on Tuesday voted down the state's "Doomsday Bill," which among other things, called for the state to explore buying an aircraft carr...

Aircraft Carrier Fashion

Eddie Parsons | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Working and selling fashion, we always discuss function vs fashion. The concept can be rather chicken and the egg...does the functionality of a garment influence the design or the fashion trend of the design influence the function?

China's Aircraft Carrier: Why It Matters

David Millar | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
David Millar

In the midst of last month's debt ceiling insanity, the Chinese Ministry of Defense quietly acknowledged what must be one of the world's worst-kept secrets: China is building an aircraft carrier.

China's Aircraft Carrier Ploy Pays Off

The Diplomat | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

For decades now, aircraft carriers have been the dominant symbols of military power and technological strength. Nations who develop them have the abil...

The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

Peter Winter | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Peter Winter

What do a rusting Russian aircraft carrier, two top-ranking military officers, mounting trade deficits and half a trillion dollars in potential oil and gas in the South China Sea have to do with world peace?

Aircraft Carrier Involved In Bin Laden Burial To Return Home

Coronado, CA Patch | Kimberly Cunningham | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

The USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to pull into its home port on Wednesday morning. The Coronado-based aircraft carrier and its nearly 6,000 sailors hav...

Chinese Aircraft Carrier

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Jeff Danziger

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Bin Laden Burial Ship Visits Hong Kong

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The aircraft carrier that handled Osama bin Laden's controversial burial at sea visited Hong Kong on Sunday amidst tight security. As the Wall Str...

Hawks Fighting the Wrong War on China

William Hartung | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
William Hartung

The hawks of the military-industrial complex who are hyping the Chinese threat to justify record military budgets are fighting the wrong war, to the detriment of our security.

The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

China On Verge Of Having Aircraft Carrier

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has taken a major step toward commissioning its first aircraft carrier by largely completing the restoration of a derelict ship ...

British Budget Collapse Foreshadows Cuts to Come in U.S. Defense Budget

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Just as massive deficits forced the conservative UK government to cut deep into its military programs, the United States will soon have to choose: Update its force structure or cling to obsolete Cold War posture?

USS George H.W. Bush: A Ship With a History

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

This Saturday the Navy will commission the aircraft carrier CVN-77, to be named the USS George H.W. Bush. They seem in a hurry to burnish the reputation of the elder Bush while his son is still in office.

Reading The Pictures: "Last Veterans Day Accomplished," November 11, 2008. / "Mission Accomplished," May 1, 2003.

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

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Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

Russian Jet Buzzed US Aircraft Carrier

McClatchy | Kevin Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Russian bomber flew at low altitude over a U.S. carrier battle group that was conducting exercises in international waters near Japan last weekend, ...