Archive for the ‘Service Ring’ category

  The U.S. Army wants to buy a clip-on thermal sight to help snipers see through heavy fog or sand storms to find and kill their targets. Snipers are already deadly because they can hide on the battlefield and pick off specific targets at will. There has been a dramatic increase in the weapons and equipment […]

  The Navy has deployed underwater drones beneath the ice in the Arctic Ocean to assess how quickly the ice is melting and understand how soon the U.S. and Russia will be competing for strategic waterways in the region. The drones are measuring the temperature and salt content to help scientists develop more accurate computer […]

   The Navy plans to put a new ship radar system on both next-generation carriers and amphibious assault ships as a way to reduce costs and increase commonality, service officials said. The new radar, called the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, or EASR, is slated to go on the Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the USS […]

   The U.S. Army plans to deploy more soldiers to Eastern Europe in a show of force against Russian military involvement in the Ukraine, a general said. Relations between the US and Russia have come full circle on the last fifty years. Both countries were squared off against each other for many years during the […]

     China’s Foreign Ministry expressed anger today after two U.S. fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the two F-18s landed at an air force base in southern Taiwan on Wednesday after experiencing mechanical […]

   Al-Shabab gunmen recently rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. The masked attackers — strapped with explosives and armed with AK-47s — singled out non-Muslim […]

    The United States, Iran and five other world powers have agreed on an outline of limits on Iran’s nuclear program that would prevent it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief. The United States, Iran and other countries involved in the effort each hailed the framework, which reached by weary but upbeat diplomats after […]

     The war in Vietnam was a puzzling war to our men and women who fought in it as well as to our politicians who had to deal with the situation. This was a war that we entered into halfheartedly. If our military had been allowed to do their thing and fight the war […]

Operation Desert Storm was probably the last war of an era. I believe that this war marked the place which was the beginning of a shift in military tactics, technology, and doctrine which will describe future wars. It is possible but that there may be one day another war that is very similar to that […]

     Operation Enduring Freedom began almost as soon as the terrorists bombed the twin towers in 2001. The United States Government recognized that steps had to be taken to stop al-Qaeda and other terror organizations from harming innocent civilians. The immediate steps were to identify the terrorists that attacked the twin towers and hit […]

    Normally when we use the term “Persian Gulf War” we are talking about the first war in Iraq which took place in 1990/1991. There have been several other conflicts since then and they all are rolled into the category of Persian Gulf Conflict. The term however did begin with the first invsion of Iraq. The […]

   Operation Iraqi Freedom was the war that displayed many of the lessons that we      learned from Operation Desert Storm. We learned for example that you don’t neccessarily need to overwhelm the enemy with manpower in order to win a war. Superior technology and tactics are enough of a force multiplier that they make it […]

    The Pentagon proved in a winter test that its guided small-caliber bullet could hit a moving target with accuracy. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a video Monday showing the smart bullet changing trajectory mid flight to track and hit a moving target. As far as I am concerned this is the best possible news […]

    Would it make sense to fly planes without pilots? Some experts say the answer is yes and I would have to agree to a certain extent. I have the fear that pilotless planes may be prone to error but the same thing is true of human pilots. “Planes can already fly themselves,” said Mary […]

   Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year. So now my answer to the self-imposed question in the title is an exuberant yes they will. ISIS will only grow as we use more of our […]