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Training Photo: Rope Climb

An Air Force pararescueman climbs a rope ladder back into an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a tactical training mission on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 27, 2012. Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group practiced and certified members on… Full Story


DARPA And Boeing Unite For ‘FAST’ Project

DARPA’s new “FAST” program is aiming to develop a new, ultra-lightweight High Power Generation System (HPGS) that can generate up to 175 kilowatts, which is more power than is currently available to the International Space Station. When combined with electric… Full Story


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Syrian Civil War: Map image

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), Syria’s main rebel group, has officially abandoned its failed ceasefire with government forces. This nominal change of stance has been presented as a response to continued massacres of Syrian civilians, for which government-supported militias are apparently to blame.… Full Story


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Syrian rebels aim to use chemical weapons, blame Damascus

The armed Syrian opposition has got their hands on chemical weapons, the report by DamPress claims the opposition group in possession of the weapons is being trained in its use inside Turkey. No further detail on the alleged conspiracy is… Full Story


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Syria Profile

Once the centre of the Islamic Empire, Syria covers an area that has seen invasions and occupations over the ages, from Romans and Mongols to Crusaders and Turks.

A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home… Full Story


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A View of What’s Missing in the Classroom

The Advertising Council and the United States Army, hoping to lower absenteeism in schools across the country, are introducing a public service campaign aimed at helping parents keep track of their children’s absences.

The ads are targeted to parents,

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At G-8 summit, Obama to seek support for action on Syria

A police boat patrols the waters near the Stockholm Royal Palace, background right, in Stockholm on Tuesday, ahead of the scheduled visit by President Obama on Wednesday and Thursday.

As his administration tries to rally support in Congress for military… Full Story


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Military using inflatable tank technology

When U.S. Marines assaulted Pacific island strongholds during the last years of World War II, they relied on amphibious tractors capable of swimming with their tank treads. Today, the U.S. military has begun testing inflatable tank treads to carry supplies… Full Story


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MBDA Introduces Futuristic UAV Weapon Approach

MBDA recently unveiled a new member of its ‘Concept Vision’ system ideas, a futuristic weapon systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) the company’s scientists consider could mature in the next 20 year timeframe. The innovative concept MBDA presented today is a concept… Full Story


New Breed of High-Tech Taliban

Once seen as thugs, the Taliban are producing dangerous new fighters who use the latest digital technology to plan and publicize attacks against NATO and Afghan forces, analysts say.

The militants recently released a video of a June… Full Story