North Korea has become a common topic of conversation in the United States lately, as many fear their missile program and unwillingness to negotiate with the international community may result in a military standoff that could potentially turn nuclear. America has been at the forefront of this issue, but many other nations have voiced their support. Even North Korea’s primary … [Read more...] about Watch: North Korean national celebration culminates with video of ICBM strike on the United States
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U.S. military aircraft were scrambled twice to intercept Russian TU-95 Bear bombers flying off the coast of Alaska in less than 24 hours this week. This was the first such incident since July 4th of 2015 when Russia flew two similar bombers off the coasts of Alaska and California. U.S. military officials characterized the flights as safe and professional, with no aggressive … [Read more...] about Russian bombers intercepted off the coast of Alaska twice in a matter of hours
At 7:28PM on October 4th, 1957 a rocket screeched into the sky above the Soviet Union, releasing its payload into low orbit and granting the world its very first artificial satellite. Sputnik was revolutionary for any number of reasons – many of which we in America begrudgingly ignore, like successful Soviet trips to Venus, because we saw their victories as losses at the … [Read more...] about The biggest threat to future space missions may be our old junk, but there’s a way to mitigate the risk
A week ago, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group was being diverted from its scheduled operations in Australia to head directly for the Korean peninsula amid ever-increasing tension surrounding Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program. Reports substantiating his claim came in from the Pentagon, and media outlets … [Read more...] about USS Carl Vinson isn’t anywhere near North Korea: Incompetence or political theater?
Another recent ballistic missile test by Kim Jong Un’s North Korean regime ended in failure over the weekend, prompting another round of headlines poking fun at the reclusive state’s inability to make meaningful progress in building a missile with a high probability of success. Although it seems likely enough that the floundering economy and educational isolation that … [Read more...] about Could the U.S. have caused North Korea’s missile test to fail with a virus?
Steve Stephens, the Cleveland man who posted a video to Facebook of him murdering an elderly father on his way home from Easter dinner on Sunday, ended his own life after a brief pursuit with Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday. Pennsylvania State Police officers received a tip that his white Ford Fusion was seen parked outside a McDonald's in Eerie County. Over four … [Read more...] about Steve Stephens, Facebook Killer, shoots self after brief pursuit in Pennsylvania
On Tuesday morning, NASA, in conjunction with United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK, launched an Atlas V rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft loaded with more than 7,600 pounds worth of scientific equipment, crew supplies, and hardware destined for the International Space Station orbiting some 249 miles overhead. The launch was uneventful as we’ve come to expect out of NASA, … [Read more...] about Watch: NASA skips the press and brings its new rocket launch directly to you (with virtual reality)
As a young Marine, few potential duty stations come with more trepidation and anxiety than Twentynine Palms. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, or MCAGCC as it is sometimes called, is a sprawling military installation in its purest sense: while many military bases in the United States offer a pleasant and even domestic appearing façade throughout their “main sides” or … [Read more...] about OP-Ed: The Marine Corps is relocating more than a thousand desert tortoises, and I hate every one of them
The same day American Vice President Mike Pence offered North Korea a warning about their pursuit of nuclear weapons from the demilitarized zone separating it from the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has responded by announcing plans to ramp up their missile testing program. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," … [Read more...] about North Korean official says they’ll conduct missile tests weekly; threatens ‘all out war’ over interference
Vice President Mike Pence offered a new round of warnings to North Korea on Monday – this time directly from the Korean Demilitarized Zone dividing South Korea from its aggressive northern neighbor. In his remarks, Pence made it clear that President Trump will not employ a continuation of international norms established by his predecessor. "We're going to abandon the failed … [Read more...] about VP Pence delivers warning to Kim Jong Un from Korean DMZ
A manhunt spanning at least five states is underway for Steve Stephens, 37, after he posted a video on Facebook on Easter Sunday of him executing an elderly man who was reportedly walking home from Easter dinner with his family. Stephens, who reportedly had no relationship with his victim, uploaded a video to Facebook at around 2PM on Sunday, in which he holds a pistol up to … [Read more...] about Search for suspect that posted Facebook video of him executing an elderly man on Easter expands into 5 states
A bomb blast believed to be the result of a suicide bomber struck a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday. Reports thus far indicate more than twenty-four people were killed and dozens more were injured. The blast occurred as the buses sat waiting after an evacuation deal between the Syrian government and opposition forces was suddenly halted, … [Read more...] about Assad-friendly Syrian civilians killed in evacuation suicide bombing, Russian forces now ‘protecting’ rebels from retaliation