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    US Marine captain writes stinging op-ed: 'We lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan'

    An active-duty US Marine captain wrote a stinging op-ed for the Marine Corps Gazette, going through all the problems he sees with the Department of Defense and the Marine Corps in addition to recent failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The biggest problem, according to Capt. Joshua Waddell, is...
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    Russia Charges Show U.S. Intelligence Compromised Top Cyber-Cops

    Prosecutors in Moscow suspect that U.S. intelligence compromised one of Russia’s most senior cybersecurity officials and have charged him and at least two others with treason in the case, according to a lawyer involved. The three were detained in December and include Sergei Mikhailov, who was a...
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    Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam: sources

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The program, "Countering Violent...
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    As U.S. issues warning to Iran, Persian Gulf cyberwar takes on new meaning

    As U.S. issues warning to Iran, Persian Gulf cyberwar takes on new meaning For anyone wondering what cyber warfare might look like, the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia provides an ongoing example. Since 2012, the two nations have been lobbing digital artillery fire at each other in a...
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    Relatives accused of abandoning Calif. man with dementia in UK parking lot

    Relatives accused of abandoning Calif. man with dementia in UK parking lot http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/30/relatives-accused-abandoning-calif-man-with-dementia-in-uk-parking-lot.html Roger Curry. (West Mercia Police) An American man with dementia allegedly was flown to Britain and...
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    Track Trump website focuses on president’s first 100 days

    If you want to follow what Donald Trump administration’s does in its first 100 days, there’s a website for that. Track Trump, backed by Silicon Valley’s Sam Altman of Y Combinator, aims to track the promises that the new president has made and what happens to them. The promises are drawn from...
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    Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

    So long fillings! Researchers from King’s College London have developed a method for stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in teeth, using a drug developed to help with Alzheimer's. Dentistry has come a long way since the bad old days when they’d whip out all your teeth at the slightest...
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    Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis AFPJanuary 23, 2017 At least 66,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, alleging rape, murder and torture at the hands of security forces (AFP Photo/STR) Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the...
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    The most elite special operations forces in the US

    Ever since the Osama bin Laden raid, America has gone bonkers for US Navy SEALs and Military Special Operators in general. Putting 100 thousand troops and countless private support personnel on the ground in any given country — sometimes referred to as "nation building" — is a costly strategy...
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    Scientists Turn Back The Clock On Aging

    It’s mind bending. Scientists believe it is now possible to wind back the biological clock. Aging would not only stop. It would reverse. Last month, researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California published a ground breaking study in the medical journal, Cell. Using genetic...
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    Law of the jungle takes over: How Hindu supremacy is poisoning the Indian military

    The politicization of the army poses a threat to democracy TEESTA SETALVAD, ALTERNETSKIP TO COMMENTS TOPICS: ALTERNET, HINDUISM, HINDUTVA, INDIAN MILITARY, PAKISTAN, RELIGION, SOCIAL NEWS, NEWS, POLITICS NEWS An Indian artisan puts the finishing touches of paint on an idol of elephant-headed...
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    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades. 14 Dec 2016 12:09 GMT Religion, Islam, Christianity, History Part one looked at the First Crusade and the conquest of Jerusalem. In part two, we explore the birth of the...
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    Mosul Dam collapse 'will be worse than a nuclear bomb'

    Warnings by scientists and environmentalists about an imminent collapse are dismissed by As Iraqi forces continue their military operation to take Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), another equally important battle to save the Mosul Dam, located...
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    Boeing wants to build Super Hornets in India. Should St. Louis worry?

    The hubbub last week over President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of Boeing and the cost of Air Force One overshadowed a potentially thornier issue for a leader who has pledged to keep jobs in America: Boeing wants to build F/A-18 fighter jets in India. St. Louis is now the only place where...
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    Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

    With pinpoint accuracy, this electronic warfare drone can black out opposing forces at will. Rich Smith (TMFDitty) May 24, 2015 at 9:13AM BOEING'S "CHAMP" (COUNTER-ELECTRONICS HIGH-POWERED MICROWAVE ADVANCED MISSILE PROJECT) IS A ONE-MISSILE, FLYING BLACKOUT. IMAGE SOURCE: BOEING. Born into...
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    Netgear users advised to stop using affected routers after severe flaw found

    Anyone can exploit the flaw after the exploit code was published. By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | December 9, 2016 -- 19:11 GMT (03:11 GMT+08:00) | Topic: Security Two leading Netgear routers are vulnerable to a severe security flaw. (Image: Netgear) An advisory posted on Friday in...
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    Trump & Boeing: It's not about Air Force One, it's about China

    Boeing executives were blindsided by Donald Trump's Tuesday comments about the cost of Air Force One, but those weren't the tweets that worried America's largest exporter. Many former and current Boeing executives say they're far more worried about Trump's antagonism toward China, the largest...
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    Microsoft's new Minecraft tutorial wants to program a generation of coders

    Tech giant Microsoft wants to encourage more children to develop an interest in coding. It's pitch? Try an hour-long online coding tutorial developed by the team behind the popular game Minecraft. The free online tutorial, called Minecraft Designer, allows a user to program their own Minecraft...
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    How a $2.2 Billion Solar Plant Became a Money Pit

    One of the largest solar plants in the world could soon be shut down, and the reasons why offer investors a valuable lesson. Travis Hoium (TMFFlushDraw) Apr 2, 2016 at 11:45AM IMAGE SOURCE: CRAIG BUTZ VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. A few years ago, there was a lot of enthusiasm about a new kind of...

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