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by the way
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
10 hours ago
climate change
climate change

Rising Sea Levels Could Render 'Thousands' of Islands Uninhabitable Before 2065

A Pentagon-funded study found that thousands of islands could be uninhabitable by the middle of the century due to rising sea levels.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.30.18
early warning systems
early warning systems

Nukes in the Age of AI

A new report from the RAND Corporation explains how artificial intelligence might affect the risk of nuclear war.
Matthew Gault
4.25.18
Propaganda
Propaganda

YouTube's Scariest Genre Is Military Music Videos

The military-industrial complex knows how to rock.
Matthew Gault
4.16.18
videos
videos

Keyboards Are Rifles in This Absurd Video the Army Made to Promote its 'Cyber Ranger' Contest

It’s like those stock images of hacking in video form.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
sUASs
sUASs

Experts to US Army: Beware Swarming Drones

It doesn't help that many of the weapons the Army could use to shoot down small drones—guns, missiles and lasers—cost far more than a quadcopter does
David Axe
3.7.18
fish and ships
fish and ships

The Military Wants Genetically-Modified Sea Creatures to Snitch on Enemy Ships

Critics of the militarization of marine life say the problem with a new DARPA program is moral, not practical.
David Axe
2.22.18
Karaoke
Karaoke

The Pentagon Has the Worst PowerPoint Slides You’ve Ever Seen

The military is just like us—it can’t PowerPoint either.
Matthew Gault
2.20.18
camp century
camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
2.20.18
electromagnetic forces
electromagnetic forces

China's Navy Is Flexing Its New Railgun

But it's possible US naval planners are preparing an even greater surprise for Beijing.
David Axe
2.2.18
All Fronts
All Fronts

The Navy Can't Afford $1 Million 'Smart' Shells for Its $4 Billion Battleships

Meanwhile, its ultra-versatile new $440 million warship is frozen to a dock in Canada.
David Axe
1.29.18
preventable errors
preventable errors

The Navy's New $440 Million Warship Will Spend the Winter Frozen to a Dock in Canada

The USS Little Rock is likely stuck in Montreal until spring.
Michael Byrne
1.23.18