U.S Military

America Built This Massive Pyramid To 'Track The End Of The World'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Library of Congress has released a dramatic and haunting set of pictures of a giant pyramid it once built to track the end of the world. The...

'Classified Military Jet' Spotted Over Texas

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech

Three military bloggers are convinced they have evidence of a top-secret military aircraft flying in the skies above Texas. Steve Douglass and Dean...

Giant Solar Panels In Space Could Power Entire Cities (Or Wars)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Solar panel satellites, built in space by robots that beam power down to Earth - sound like science-fiction? Well, even the team behind the idea ad...

Obama: 'We're Building Iron Man'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's official: America is building Iron Man. Well, kinda. President Obama recently said it - but as we know, in politics that's rarely a guarantee ...

Iraq Pictures Allege To Show US Marines Desecrating Corpses Of Iraqi Insurgents

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Graphic pictures have emerged that allegedly show US marines in Iraq burning the corpses of insurgents. The 41 photographs, which were acquired by...

WATCH: Machine Gun-Armed Robot Fired For US Military

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech

A robot equipped with a working machine gun has been fired in a demonstration to the US military. The MG-240 machine gun with which the robot is eq...

Syria To Allow UN Weapons Inspectors To Visit Attack Site

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

The Syrian government has said it will allow UN weapons inspectors to examine the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. A team ...

'The Regime Has Something To Hide'

The Huffington Post | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

David Cameron and Barack Obama have moved the West a step closer to decisive intervention in Syria, pledging a "serious response" if Bashar Assad's Sy...

US Weighs Military Options In Syria, Moving Naval Ships Closer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

The US is weighing up its military options in Syria in the aftermath of a deadly chemical weapons strike, with American naval forces moving closer to ...

Chelsea Manning's Transgender Dilemma in the US Military - A Secret That Needed to Be Told?

Anne Speckhard | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Anne Speckhard

Our military does not value the service of its transgender members enough to allow them to serve openly. And this causes a great deal of pain to those who having found their careers in the military as they must also hide their true identities while serving - as Chelsea Manning did... US transgender service members may be willing to take a bullet for their country - but the country is not willing to meet their medical needs.

Bradley Manning Term 'A Tactical Victory'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Julian Assange has spoken out following the sentencing of Bradley Manning, the American army private who disclosed more than 700,000 confidential docu...

Robot Does Parkour...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Tech

The DARPA-funded RHex has been around for a few years now but it's getting more talented as time goes on. Now it's taken up parkour - and looks wei...

General Sir David Richards' leadership will be missed on both sides of the Atlantic

Luke Coffey | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

Many in the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces found his level of ambition to be intimidating. For others, his leadership style was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale department. Nevertheless it was this ambition, and his leadership abilities, that brought him to the very top of his profession.

The First Day of My Hunger Strike

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

Today is the first day of my hungerstrike. While we have agreed that it can be done in simple solidarity with all the detainees - currently more than 100 are on strike, and at least 48 are being force fed - the alternative is to 'Adopt a Hunger Strike', where you choose to do it in sympathy with a particular prisoner. I was in Guantánamo visiting my clients last week, and I promised Shaker Aamer that I would do the next few days (as long as I can last) adopting his strike.

Atrocity in Public Relations

Julian Stallabrass | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Stallabrass

The Vietnam War is, of course, in retrospect seen as a PR disaster for US power: the spectacle that eventually emerged of the world's greatest military force applying its full weight and technological prowess against peasants and the very land on which they lived was an ugly one.

US Scramjet Reaches An Insane Mach 5.1

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

The American military has successfully tested a 'scramjet' powered aircraft that reached the insane hypersonic speed of Mach 5.1 (4828 kmh). Unnerv...

WATCH: US Navy Destroys Drone With Mega Laser

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Tech

The US Navy has demonstrated a deadly 'mega laser' which can blow drones out of the sky. And their new toy is apparently so effective it's coming t...

An Armed Peaceful Rise

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Coming after the U.S., China is not only the second biggest economy but also the second bigger military spender. It would appear that military spending parallels economic might.

This House Would Fight for Queen And Country

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

It is not sufficient to say 'I would die for a country', for it is never a country that sends people into battle. It is politicians - people - who are often immoral and frequently incorrect.

Review: Unhitched - The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour

Andrew Doyle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Andrew Doyle

Towards the end of the ninth century, Pope Stephen VI had the body of his predecessor Formosus exhumed, dressed in its sacerdotal attire, and propped ...

Same-Sex Marriages Need Equal Rights Before It's Too Late

Endeavour Press | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

We must all double our efforts to end DOMA and do whatever we can to accelerate the hands of time and ensure equal rights for all.

Women in Combat Won't Work? Where's the Proof?

Planet Ivy | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Being a good shot is not gender-specific, it's a skill. As are hand to hand combat and military tactics, disciplines in which 'small' can be trained to overcome 'big'. Just ask the Viet Cong.

US Military Tested 'Tsunami Bomb' As Alternative To Nuclear Weapons

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech

The United States once tried to build a "tsunami bomb" designed to wipe out coastal cities by triggering huge underwater explosions. The tests were...

US Foreign Policy: Big Brother Should Befriend Not Bully

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

For decades America has waged war on weaker nations on the pretext of maintaining global peace. The time has come for the most powerful nation on this planet earth to give the Gandhian principle of non-violence for settling disputes an honest chance.

US 'Planned To Blow Up The Moon'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

The United States reportedly planned to attack the Moon with nuclear weapons during the Cold War. According to The Sun and The Week, repeating clai...