Both Barrels

A pair of Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment readies for a night fight in Afghanistan April 22.

Battleland Battleland

Rock Star

A U.S. soldier faces possible disciplinary action for allegedly throwing stones at a picture of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an eastern Afghanistan province several days ago.

The provincial government investigated reports …

One reason I am here is because I have pledged to the Foreign Service, as part of my campaign to be state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, that none of us should ever again experience what we went through in Tripoli and Benghazi on 9/11/2012.
— Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday. The panel is probing what happened in Benghazi last September 11 that led to the death of four Americans, including Hicks' immediate superior, Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
We'd like to think that the destructive power of our military forces, which is pretty significant, will resolve whatever conflict-of-the-day the nation faces -- end of destruction equals end of fighting, equals end of war, equals end of problem, though history -- and, of course, the last 12 years of war -- should teach us exactly the opposite.
— Retired Army lieutenant general James Dubik, now a senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, at a Center for Strategic and International Studies confab May 1 on the future of ground warfare.
Battleland Battleland

Carrier Landings For Dummies

Landing a warplane on the deck of an aircraft carrier – especially one underway at night in rough seas – isn’t something for the fainthearted to try.

But imagine doing it without a heart of any kind inside the …

$252,228.44

— The price, more or less, of an F-18 ejection seat, according to this recent contract announcement.
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