An Army project begun in 1945 to develop missiles for air defense. Several Nike missiles were developed and deployed, including the Nike-Ajax and Nike-Hercules. The project delivered the first operational anti-aircraft missile system in 1953.
The number of journalists killed so far in 2013 is up to 45, according to the latest information from the Committee to Protect Journalists. … [Read More...]
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When writing about the aircraft carrier, USS George Washington, supporting relief efforts in The Philippines, drop the standard PAO response that it carries "more than 80 planes." … [Read More...]
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Freedom's crew cut cake Nov. 8 in Singapore celebrating its fifth year of being commissioned. Two days later, the mechanically plagued ship was still sitting dockside because of electrical problems with its propulsion … [Read More...]
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