El Faro left Jacksonville for Puerto Rico on Sept. 29 with a crew of 33. All four Mainers on the ship are graduates of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. “Our community will grieve this together,” William J. Brennan, president of the school, said after Wednesday’s announcement that the search effort was terminated.
“We were called naval combat demolition units,” recalled Navy veteran William Dawson. “They realized that the units weren’t big enough, so they trained 80 men and 15 officers as underwater demolition teams.”
DARPA now represents close to 60 percent of all public funding in the synthetic biology field. If you add in all Department of Defense spending, then nearly two-thirds of all synthetic biology funding from the federal government has a defense industry tilt to it. That could be worrisome if you consider the prospects for the weaponization of synthetic organisms and the potential to create biological mayhem in countries that are not friendly to the United States.
The United States’ long and often troubled effort to train and equip foreign forces was thrust back into the spotlight Thursday, when House lawmakers weary of the Afghanistan war pushed back against calls to keep troops there.
A Green Beret who may be pushed out of the Army for beating up an alleged child rapist sees a parallel between the U.S. military's failure to stop child rape in Afghanistan and a scandal at home: The abuse of children in the Penn State University football program.
Russia's military moves in Syria are fundamentally changing the face of the country's civil war, putting President Bashar al-Assad back on his feet, and may complicate the Obama administration's plans to expand its air operations against the Islamic State.
The U.S. military aircraft that attacked an Afghan hospital over the weekend made at least five passes over it dropping explosives, even though two flags draped across the roof of the building marked it as a medical facility, hospital officials said Thursday.
U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans hailed as a hero after helping thwart a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August, was stabbed early Thursday morning in Sacramento, Calif., during an alcohol-related fight, police said.
House lawmakers weary of the war pushed back Thursday against the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who has advised the White House to keep more troops deployed there and abandon a plan to end the conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies.