The Military's Newest Drone Can Roam Up to 1800 Miles From Home

The rapid exit of US ground forces from Afghanistan has caused an unforseen problem for forces in the region: Afghanistan's most remote regions are suddenly out of range of our conventional turbo-prop UAVs, making CIA interdiction against the Taliban nearly impossible. But a new generation of jet-propelled Predator… » 2/24/14 11:40am 2/24/14 11:40am

The Navy's Wooden Avengers Are Real-Life Mine Sweepers

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the most strategically important stretches of water on Earth. Though just 29 miles wide, it accommodates the passage of 20 percent of the world's oil. Were Iran to plant sea mines there (again), global trade would be severely affected. Luckily, the Strait is defended by the Avengers—not… » 5/23/12 1:40pm 5/23/12 1:40pm