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NASA’s Hubble Sees Cloudy Super-Worlds With Chance for More Clouds

NASA’s Hubble Sees Cloudy Super-Worlds With Chance for More Clouds

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have characterized the atmospheres of two of the most common type of planets in the Milky Way galaxy and found both may be blanketed with clouds. The planets are GJ 436b, located 36 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away in the constellation [...]

Cool Disregard Over Recent North Korean Threats

Cool Disregard Over Recent North Korean Threats

The most recent volley of threats issued by North Korea against South Korea and the United States has been met with cool disregard. The dictator-led North Korea has frequently been assuring allied nations that any war that erupts in the area will not be confined to the local area, but will be escalated to an [...]

Missile, Space Intelligence Center Saves Warfighter Lives

Missile, Space Intelligence Center Saves Warfighter Lives

Engineers, scientists and analysts of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center provide high-confidence assessments of foreign missile and space systems and other critical intelligence products that help to keep warfighters from harm. Spread out over some of the 38,000 acres of the Army’s Redstone Arsenal in the Appalachian highlands of northern Alabama [...]

Car Bomb Kills 42 in Karachi Pakistan, Injures 145

Car Bomb Kills 42 in Karachi Pakistan, Injures 145

A massive car bomb rocked the city of Karachi, Pakistan, killing 42 people and injuring as many as 145 more. The bomb was centered around a truck parked in an area mostly populated by Shiite Muslims, who appear to be the target of the attack. According to local authorities, the truck was loaded with 150 [...]

Somali Nationals Residing In U.S. Found Guilty of Supporting Terrorist Operations

Somali Nationals Residing In U.S. Found Guilty of Supporting Terrorist Operations

Four Somali nationals residing in the United States have been found guilty of supporting terrorist operations in their home country of Somali. Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, Ahmed Nasiri Taalil Mohamud, and Issa Doreh were found guilty of financing the Islamic terrorist organization, Al-Shabaab, on Friday, February 20, 2013. Al-Shabaab is an organization that [...]

Corker Returns from Trip to North and West Africa, Says International Coordination Needed to Confront Terrorist Threat to Region

Corker Returns from Trip to North and West Africa, Says International Coordination Needed to Confront Terrorist Threat to Region

At the conclusion of a trip to Senegal, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said confronting the terrorist threat to the region requires international coordination. “It goes without saying that the security situation in North Africa has substantially deteriorated in recent months. The [...]

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia

On Friday, February 15th, 2013, at approximately 9:20 a.m., a meteorite exploded over Russia, causing excessive damages to citizens and buildings. The meteorite was approximately 10 tons and 49 feet wide, according to NASA, and released as much energy as an atomic bomb upon detonation. The detonation is believed to have occurred 18-32 miles above [...]

Panetta Condemns North Korean Test, Calls Regime Danger to U.S.

Panetta Condemns North Korean Test, Calls Regime Danger to U.S.

North Korea is a threat to U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, U.S. allies in the region and to the American homeland, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today. Panetta condemned the “apparent” nuke test the North Koreans conducted Feb. 11 U.S. time. American experts still are collecting data to determine whether it was a [...]

Asteroid FlyBy On Friday

According to NASA, an Asteroid about half the size of a football field will pass incredibly close to Earth.  It will pose no threat, as the orbit of the large rock will fly by Earth at a distance of just over 17,000 miles away.

Islamic Movement Explosives Expert Arrested in Yangi Qal’ah

Islamic Movement Explosives Expert Arrested in Yangi Qal’ah

On February 8th, a coalition and Afghan security force arrested a leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The arrest took place during an operation in the Yangi Qal’ah district of Afghanistan’s Takhar province. The insurgent leader was an explosives expert who was involved with an impending high-profile attack in the area, as well as [...]

Airman Plans Journey to Top of World

Airman Plans Journey to Top of World

The Tibetans call it “Chomolungma,” meaning “Mother Goddess of the World.” GPS equipment measures its peak at 29,035 feet. If all goes well for Air Force Capt. Colin Merrin, Mount Everest soon will be a line on his mountaineering resume that can’t be topped. Merrin, a GPS operator from the 2nd Space Operations Squadron here, [...]

White Sands & Solar Panels

White Sands & Solar Panels

The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. “I came here about four months ago talking about how White Sands is a national [...]

ISAF Training Mission Bolsters Afghan Gains, Commander Says

ISAF Training Mission Bolsters Afghan Gains, Commander Says

As Afghan forces assume full security responsibility in their country, a “fundamental shift” in operations will occur, a senior NATO International Security Assistance Force commander said here today. Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commander of ISAF Joint Command, briefed Pentagon reporters on what the shift will look like and what role NATO forces will [...]

Official: Pentagon to Lift Rule Excluding Women From Combat

Official: Pentagon to Lift Rule Excluding Women From Combat

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are expected to announce the lifting of the direct combat exclusion rule for women in the military, a senior defense official said today. The policy change will begin a process in which the services will develop plans [...]

International Military Action in Mali

International Military Action in Mali

On Thursday, January 17th, French warplanes led multiple successful raids against Islamist militant targets in the African nation of Mali, marking the fourth consecutive day that airstrikes rocked the countryside. The strikes come in response to an international movement to aid Mali’s government in repelling rebel forces. The attacks have continued steadily since the initial [...]

U.S. Troops Man Patriot Missiles

U.S. Troops Man Patriot Missiles

United States troops arrived in Turkey on Friday, January 4, 2013, in order to man Patriot missile defense systems near the Turkey-Syria border. According to various Turkish news media, the troops number 27, and are to be under the command of NATO, though the Patriot batteries still fall under the direct control of the U.S. [...]

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