U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

Apr 15, 2017

U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

The 11-ton “mother of all bombs” dropped by U.S. forces on Islamic State-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialized weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against Nazi targets in World War II. The 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43 (Guided ...

Apr 11, 2017

Laser weapons edge toward use in U.S. military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the U.S. military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than in the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in the fictional ...

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Mar 21, 2017

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen launched the island’s first ever homegrown submarine project Tuesday in the face of what the government says are growing military threats from China. The move comes after China sent its only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait in ...