America's nukes are in a shocking state of neglect. A recent Pentagon review found outdated equipment, weak leadership, and abysmal morale among the people responsible for maintaining and launching these massively destructive weapons. Billions of dollars will be required over the next five years to ensure its security… » 11/14/14 4:40pm 11/14/14 4:40pm

More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Don't Qualify for the Military

Calling it a "national security matter," the Pentagon says that 71% of Americans aged 17 to 24 would fail to qualify for military service owing to physical, behavioral, or educational shortcomings. Obesity is a big part of the problem, but it's hardly the whole story. » 6/30/14 10:43am 6/30/14 10:43am

Read The Pentagon's Official Guide To Fighting The Zombie Apocalypse

The Pentagon isn't letting a little thing like zombies not existing get in the way of their emergency preparedness. The US military has cooked up a plan that would come in handy if the dead happened to rise from their graves to attack the living. » 5/16/14 8:20am 5/16/14 8:20am

This Is How DARPA's Robotic VTOL X-Planes Will Dominate The Sky

The Pentagon's advanced concepts research wing has asked four companies to make "radical improvements" to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Revealingly, the initial proposals for these VTOL X-Planes consist entirely of robots. » 3/20/14 10:20am 3/20/14 10:20am

The Pentagon has created a database of every bomb they've dropped since…

For the past six years, the U.S. Air Force has been compiling an exhaustive list of every bomb their planes have dropped since World War I. » 8/01/12 11:53am 8/01/12 11:53am

Is the Pentagon ready for an alien invasion?

Foreign Policy has published an extremely cool overview of highly advanced military technologies currently under development — technologies that will soon be at the disposal of the U.S. military. It's written with tongue firmly in cheek, but there's still a hint of seriousness to the article as the FP reviewers… » 6/04/12 2:20pm 6/04/12 2:20pm

The Pentagon’s Real-Life Project ‘Avatar’: Same as the Movie, but With…

Soldiers practically inhabiting the mechanical bodies of androids, who will take the humans' place on the battlefield. Or sophisticated tech that spots a powerful laser ray, then stops it from obliterating its target. » 2/18/12 10:30am 2/18/12 10:30am

How will the new Pentagon strategy affect future military tech?

In early January, President Obama announced a new strategic direction for the U.S. military, slowing defense budget growth and shifting the military's focus to new threats. The novel strategy will shape military spending for years to come. How will it change the shape of future defense technologies? » 2/03/12 3:31pm 2/03/12 3:31pm

Pentagon’s lightning gun sold for scraps on eBay

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Pentagon sank tens of millions of dollars into remote-controlled lightning guns that it hoped would fry insurgent bombs before they killed any more troops. Now, disassembled parts from the one-time wonder-weapons are being sold on eBay. At least one buyer snatched up… » 8/07/11 1:45pm 8/07/11 1:45pm

The Pentagon is launching projects BaTMAN and RoBIN to create…

DARPA, the Department of Defense's R&D agency, has two new projects: BaTMAN (Biochronicity and Temporal Mechanisms Arising in Nature) and RoBIN (Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks). Their goals? To increase troop efficiency using quantum mechanics. They're making superheroes! » 7/06/10 9:03am 7/06/10 9:03am